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Wisconsin virtual-school applicants likely to exceed cap

The number of applicants for virtual schools in Wisconsin could exceed the 5,250-student cap set by the state Legislature next fall, WKOW reports. The Department of Public Instruction has notified the virtual schools that there appears to be more interest in online instruction than what’s allowed by law. The DPI expects to know for certain by late summer. If the 5,250-student cap is exceeded, the state would hold a lottery to decide who gets into the schools. Advocates for virtual schools are urging state lawmakers to remove the enrollment cap set by the Legislature and Gov. Jim Doyle last year…

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