Students who must stay at home during the school day don't have to miss out on their education. For homebound learners in the Hillsboro, Ore., Public School District, the school's new web-based Net School provides elementary and secondary school course work to area home schoolers and drop-outs.

The Hillsboro School District approved the program in July, agreeing to provide funding for teacher salaries, equipment, and technology upgrades.

"We've had a very positive response from the home schooling population," said Net School Principal Marcia Arganbright, "and we're happy to support what they are doing."

Most of Net Schools' students are home...

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