USA Today reports that Missouri lawmakers have approved the creation of a virtual school that would begin offering classes in the 2007-2008 school year. The school would link students to teachers and schoolbooks by computer, rather than through the traditional classroom. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education would oversee the school, and predicts that it will start small with around 500 students to start, then gradually increase the number of students served. The creation of the school was given final approval by the House by a vote of 136-20, while the Senate passed the measure 31-0. The legislation now goes to Governor Matt Blunt for approval…