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Monday, September 29, 2008

Online High School

'HOME' WORK: CITY BIDS FOR ONLINE HIGH SCHOOLS is an interesting September 29, 2008 New York Post article. It reports that NYC is working on allowing high school students to earn credits toward high-school graduation online. The NYC Department of Education is reportedly working with the state on getting a waiver of the requirement that students spend a certain amount of hours per year in a classroom - known as "seat time" - to get credits for a course. Apparently, this is known as "i-school."

Stay tuned on this. I am sure that other school districts will be watching what happens in NYC.

Mitchell H. Rubinstein

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I think this is a bad idea. Social "growing up" is so important to kids.

Posted by: John | Sep 30, 2008 4:44:24 PM

This isn't new at all. There are many schools out there which are creating online alternatives and outsourcing the services through companies like and Advanced Academics

It's a pretty cool movement but I think something is lost in the process.

Posted by: GeorgeM | Oct 1, 2008 6:22:36 AM

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