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Online Learning in the K-12 Classroom

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Virtual high school enrollment has been steadily increasing in the past number of years. According to a 2011 report from the Evergreen Education Group there has been 25% increase in enrollment between the 2010 – 2011 school year. While there are advantages to online education like remote access, earning college credit, and creating self-starters, there are also specific groups of students that can benefit from the online format.

Dr. Kathleen Tate, program director of the M.Ed. in Teaching at American Public University, outlines these students in her recent interview on K-12 online education. Do you know any advanced learners, athletes, or students that travel frequently? They’re a few of the types that she outlines as being able to benefit from the online format. Check out the rest of the list at OnlineSchools.com.

By J. Mason

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