Georgia Senate passes virtual learning mandate
from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Online learning would become a requirement for graduation in schools across Georgia under a bill passed by the Senate, despite objections from some lawmakers who said it chipped away at local control. Starting next year, Senate Bill 289 would require school systems to allow all students access to online instruction from kindergarten to 12th-grade. Ninth-grade students starting in 2014 would have to take at least one online course before graduation, according to SB 289. The bill would also require schools to give all end-of-course assessments online starting in 2015.
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