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  •  I have a great-grandson who has Aspergers. (3+ / 0-)
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    koNko, mungley, berrieh

    He has difficulty concentrating in a brick and mortar classroom setting. For him, online education has been a blessing. The way his school district works is that he does daily work online and reports to the school for testing on a regular basis. Because it is a district program, he is also allowed to participate in the sports programs at his local high school.

    I think online learning can benefit a certain segment of the student body, but it is definitely not for all. It requires strong parental involvement and a self-motivated student.

    We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty - Edward R. Murrow

    by Susan Grigsby on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 03:20:21 PM PDT

    •  That is a very specialized case (2+ / 0-)
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      Susan from 29, mungley

      and usually involves extremely engaged parents. I too know someone whose child was having difficulty concentrating in a regular classroom so they homeschooled both boys for several years. I can see cyberschooling being a supplement to that. But doesn't someone have to physically oversee him, or is this a much older child? Surely, a parent must be there if he is under high school age, and that's not doable for most parents.

      Jon Husted is a dick.

      by anastasia p on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 03:28:15 PM PDT

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    •  Cyber schooling can be great for secondary (1+ / 0-)
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      Susan from 29

      As a supplement (we have some students who attend half day and do some online at my school) and within a district that knows how to use it.

      I've considered working for the Virtual School. A lot of their students are high-need in my district and more effectively served with less distractions. It is good for many students with behavioral issues to do half and half, in my experience. Our Virtual Schools are under the same union contract and everything and the students can do extracurriculars at brick and mortar. Most VS students here are half-time though.

      Cyber elementary schools don't seem to provide the same benefit, however.

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