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20 Outrageous School Horror Stories, or Why You Should Consider Online Classes

20 Outrageous School Horror Stories, or Why You Should Consider Online ClassesWe’re not saying that brick-and-mortar schools are a bad choice for your education, but there are certain sticky situations that can be avoided if you were to choose an online school… (more…)

High School Students Required to Take Online Classes to Graduate

Online classes aren’t just for the higher education crowd; an increasing number of high school students are taking courses online, and in Alabama, online education will become mandatory next year. Starting in the 2009-10 school year, Alabama high school students will be required to take at least one distance learning course in order to graduate. (Michigan already has such a requirement.) The mandate grew out of the popularity of online classes with students in small schools that don’t offer the classes that students want to take, and with Alabama typically ranking in the lower tier of state educational rankings, any option to improve the resources available to students seems like a good idea. In Alabama’s case, the classes are free and take place after normal school hours. Students can work from home, but tests must be overseen by facilitators in school. (more…)