Electronic School, September 2001
The Midland (Pa.) School District has created an immensely popular virtual school, the Western Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School. In fact, it's so popular that it attracts students from across the state. However, that attraction has now thrust Midland into a controversy over funding for the school which threatens to shut down the program and perhaps chill support for similar programs elsewhere in Pennsylvania and across the nation.
Western Cyber is not a physical school with a computer-oriented program attached to it. It...