A fast-growing number of K-12 students in Minnesota and across the nation are migrating from the classroom to online learning. But while some Minnesota online schools tout impressive test scores, many fall short of statewide performance levels in reading, science, and especially math, reports the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Many educators say that's because struggling students often turn to online options, but others question the rigor of some online programs. "We've seen several cases where students ... earn a whole bunch of credits so fast that it's inconceivable," said Charlie Kyte, head of the Minnesota Association of School Administrators. He said virtual...
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