S.C. governor signs virtual school measure

Home-schoolers and students attending public, private, or charter schools in South Carolina now can take online classes after Gov. Mark Sanford last week signed a new law creating the South Carolina Virtual School Program, the Charleston Post and Courier reports. The law, which will be administered by the state education department, will give students a chance to enroll in online courses that might not otherwise be available to them. The law will allow students to earn credits in Advanced Placement, remedial, and specialty classes online. It also will ease scheduling conflicts, provide individualized instruction, and help students meet graduation requirements, its supporters say …


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