October 17, 2011

Ask the Expert: Social Tech Questions


One of my daughter’s classmates did not return to school this year – instead she is attending a virtual school. Is this the same as home schooling?



Response: While some kids will ride the bus to school this fall, almost a million students will arrive to class through an Internet connection as they log into their new academic year at a virtual school.


The only thing similar between a virtual school program and a home school program is that a large part of the learning occurs outside of a traditional classroom. Unlike home schooling programs, virtual school lessons are assigned by certified teachers, there is a principal and administration at a virtual school, students must meet... Read more...


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