For kids who can’t or don’t want to be in traditional public school classrooms, cyberspace is an alternative—and it’s free, Investor’s Business Daily reports. Online public K-12 programs are increasing, says Bill Tucker, managing director of Education Sector, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit education policy think tank.

“It’s definitely growing very quickly,” Tucker said. “We’re seeing more students accessing online courses, and more school districts and states offering them.”

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