Wyoming considers new model for online K-12 education

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Department of Education is looking at a new model for student's options for distance K-12 education.

    

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/1N8ql4s) that the department's Distance Education Task Force is recommending new models that would allow students in brick-and-mortar schools to take single courses online if they are not offered at the student's school.

    

The new model would also allow students enrolled full time in online schools to take single courses offered only at brick-and-mortar schools, such as art, band and welding.

    

Other changes suggested by the task force include renaming distance education "virtual education" and tracking how much time students spend logged into online course.

    

The Department of Education will present its findings to the Legislature's Select Committee on School Fiance Recalibration Nov. 16.

    

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Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle, http://www.wyomingnews.com

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