A new state law that lets all 227 Arizona school districts and 500 charter schools offer K-12 courses online has the potential to revolutionize instruction, reports the Arizona Republic. Educators say the new law will result in more "hybrid" classes, where students learn on the computer and through teacher lectures. It also could help Arizona's effort to qualify for as much as $250 million in federal funds through President Obama's "Race to the Top" education-reform initiative. Until now, only the state’s existing 14 virtual schools could offer online classes. "Online learning will transform education in a decade," said state...

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