A bill that puts the brakes on online public charter schools in Oregon narrowly won approval in the state House of Representatives, reports the Statesman Journal of Salem. After 90 minutes of contentious debate, the House voted 31-28 to pass Senate Bill 767. The bill now heads to a conference committee before returning to state lawmakers for final approval. The bill creates a task force to study virtual charter schools. It also places a two-year moratorium on new virtual charter schools and limits enrollment at existing virtual charters. Supporters of the bill say online schools were not even considered when...

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