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    it gives our kids, especially the gifted kids, access to classes - including college credit classes through the local community college - that we don't have the resources to offer as standalone courses. We can't run a class with 2 kids who want to learn Mandarin, but we could access an online course and provide support to kids who will put in the time to work it out. (We are getting bandwidth this year through e-rate, so we would be able to handle high quality video feeds, for example.) And similarly, we can give access to advanced mathematics with the support of our math instructor for when they hit a wall.

    But for kids who don't work independently, it is no advantage unless it is short modules with progress being monitored by the in-person teacher.

    Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

    by elfling on Wed Mar 02, 2011 at 11:43:21 PM PST

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