Education leaders in Arizona have approved the creation of five new virtual schools as part of a pilot program that allows elementary school children to attend class through a home computer.

Members of the State Board for Charter Schools selected the five schools from a field of 19 candidates.

"We've been working on this for two years," said Damian Creamer. Creamer runs the Primavera Technical Learning Center in Chandler, Ariz., which was among the schools to receive board approval on July 21 to launch internet learning. "We have a desire...

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