MyrtleBeachOnline.com reports that a bill that would pave the way for statewide virtual schools in South Carolina schools has hit a snag because lawmakers want to provide more opportunities for private and home-schooled students. The virtual school program is prepared to offer as many as 9,000 seats in online classes next school year. In addition, the nation’s largest for-profit provider of virtual school services is waiting to work with groups to launch virtual charter schools. However, the virtual-school bill passed the state House only after days of debate centering on proposed amendment that wouldn’t give public school students priority to slots in the program. A virtual school bill moving through the Senate faces similar problems…

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