virtual schools

New England News
10:00 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Greenfield School Committee Votes to Keep Virtual Academy in Operation

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A Western Massachusetts school committee has voted to keep the state’s only operation virtual school open next year.

Recently the Greenfield Public Schools Committee voted to reverse an earlier decision that would have discontinued the operation of the district’s Massachusetts Virtual Academy in the 2013-2014 school year.

Some committee members had felt that ceding control of the Virtual Academy to the state’s new Commonwealth Virtual School program would be too similar to creating a charter school.

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New England News
1:13 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Greenfield Public Schools to Discontinue Only Virtual School in Mass.

The only virtual public school in Massachusetts will be closed this June, after a school committee vote last week to not continue the school under a recently approved state law that hopes to expand virtual schools with stricter state oversight.

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New England News
4:46 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

New Law Will Expand Virtual Schools in Massachusetts

Virtual Schools primarily teach students in online classrooms. And while many traditional schools use online teaching materials to broaden instruction, a virtual school usually operates for students unable to attend a regular school.

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