Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Florida Students Allowed On-line Courses

The US state of Florida has passed legislation removing restrictions on online courses for school students (CS/HB 7029 2013). There are sixteen pages of amendments to existing education legislation. These remove restrictions on using on-line courses from outside the state, limits on class size and times when courses can be delivered

There is also a requirement for auditing of the "Florida Virtual School" (FVS).  This seems to have been an earlier initiative to provide on-line courses across the state and also teacher training. The tone of the Act suggests the legislators are not happy with the performance of FSV.

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