WESTON, Fla., Oct. 19, 2006 -- At Global Visions Academy, they're serious about science. So when Global Visions was unable to hire a certified Physics teacher this fall, there were more than a few people concerned.

That's when Dr. Sandra Atols stepped in with a solution. Atols, Manager of Distance Learning for Chicago Public Schools, pitched a partnership with the University of Miami Online High School (UMOHS). UMOHS would provide the school with its online Physics curriculum and a "remote online teacher"; Global Visions would provide students with computer access and an on-site facilitator to...

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