A distance learning program that allows Alabama students to take classes from anywhere in the state without leaving campus is poised to expand, the Montgomery Advertiser reports. Gov. Bob Riley and state Superintendent of Education Joseph Morton were to announce plans July 8 to fully implement the Alabama Connecting Classrooms, Educators, and Students Statewide, or ACCESS, distance learning initiative in every high school in the state. Launched in 2004, the ACCESS initiative allows high school students to use video conferencing and the internet to take courses that might not be offered at their own schools. Riley’s initial plan put the program in every high school by 2010, but it will be available throughout the state ahead of schedule, according to a press release from the governor’s office…

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