Growing online-school movement makes its presence felt at Capitol
Debi Brazzale / Colorado News Agency
Parents, students and teachers rallied at the Capitol in support of virtual classrooms for K-12 education in Colorado.
Lawmakers speaking to the crowd of parents and others supporting online schooling included House Speaker Frank McNulty, R-Highlands Ranch, Senate Minority Leader Bill Cadman, R-Colorado Springs; Sens. Michael Johnston, D-Denver, Jean White, R-Hayden and Mark Scheffel, R-Parker, and Rep. Ken Summers, R-Lakewood.
Coalition President Lori Cooney, a mother of three cyberschool students, said online schools are chosen by parents for a variety of reasons and an essential option for some seeking alternative educational means.
“Each person here has a unique reason for choosing a public online school,” said Cooney. …see full story by the Colorado News Agency
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