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Online courses may make graduation too easy

Russell Rumberger, a scholar with an encyclopedic grasp of the drop-out issue, has doubts about the latest, hottest cure — online credit recovery. That means letting struggling students take courses on a computer without the annoyances of listening to a teacher or doing homework. Read full article >>
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Schools Add Online Courses to Save Money

Technology : Shelly Palmer Digital Living (3 years ago)

Schools across the country are adding online courses to their curriculum, some saving up to $1,500 a year per student. While online courses let students work at their pace, a study found that 2010 test scores for cyberschool student... Read Post

D.C. public schools may drop U.S. government requirement

Industries / Education : The Answer Sheet (2 years ago)

In the you-can't-make-up-this-stuff category: The public school system in the nation's capital may let high school students graduate without taking a high-school-level course in how their country's government works. Read full articl... Read Post

New online H.S. biology, chemistry courses

Education / Education Tech : Techlearning (4 years ago)

 PLATO Learning today announced the introduction of new content for two of its existing high school science courses. The online courses are designed to meet the needs of both credit recovery and first time students seeking semester ... Read Post


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