Rural Education 2.0

Western, Samuel
April 2007
High Country News;4/30/2007, Vol. 39 Issue 8, p12
The article discusses the increase in the number of students enrolled in rural online schools in Colorado. According to the author, the reason for the flocking of students in these rural online schools is due to the rise of standardized testing that penalize school district that fail to meet educational standards. He also emphasizes that most of the students who are switching are poor performers on standardized tests. Jared Polis of the Polis Foundation notes that smaller districts can act entrepreneurially by providing new options in their classes depending on their students' busy life.


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