High school students in Mississippi could be spending more time on their home computer and less hours in the classroom as part of an experimental program planned for next fall.

The course, Research Tools for the 21st Century, is a project of the state Department of Education in conjunction with classroom teachers and Connected University, a computer-course division of Classroom Connect.

"I endorse this," said Biloxi Schools Superintendent Larry Drawdy, a member of the state Commission on School Accreditation."Students could go to school three hours a day and do much of their classwork this way. They might get...

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