Better research and clarification of funding models needed for virtual schools to improve.

Some article excerpts:

  • Although virtual schools continue to grow each year, more research and accountability is needed to foster and support effective online educational environment

  • Full-time online schools have gained 50,000 more students in the past year alone

  • Two small scale studies found that online students actually had higher rates of academic growth

  • Educators should demand better research and information about how much money it takes to provide a virtual education, how virtual schools are funded, and where that money is going

Posted from Diigo.