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Document Number: 3739

Considerations for Planning a State Virtual School: Providing Web-Based Courses for K-12 students - This brief from the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) explores the key policy issues that must be addressed when planning to deliver K-12 courses over the Web. The questions include: (1) What courses are needed? (2) How should the state work to eliminate policy barriers to online learning? (3) Should the state coordinate or manage efforts of school districts? (4) Should the state lease or create courses? (5) How will the state’s program for online courses be funded? One major recommendation is that leasing or purchasing courses is the best option for developing programs, since it is less expensive than creating and maintaining a course. (William R. Thomas, SREB, March 2002)...

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