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Florida Matters: Online Learning In High School


This week on Florida Matters we debate the pros and cons of online learning in high school with a panel of experts and with comments our listeners submitted about their experience with virtual education.

Every public high school student in the state of Florida is required to take at least one course that primarily involves online learning in order to graduate. But some parents, teachers and other critics say it's not a good fit for every student.

Joining us to discuss the issue:

Jodi Marshall, PhD: President and CEO of Florida Virtual School

JoAnne Glenn: Principal of Pasco eSchool

Adam LaMee: Teacher-in-Residence for the University of Central Florida’s Physics department and President of the American Association of Physics Teachers’ Florida chapter

Carol Crawford, PhD: Director of Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services for Greater Tampa

Special thanks to all our listeners who shared their feedback with us both on and off the air.

You can always share your feedback with Florida Matters by recording a message or emailing FloridaMatters@wusf.org.

Stephanie Colombini joined WUSF Public Media in December 2016 as Producer of Florida Matters,WUSF’s public affairs show. She’s also a reporter for WUSF’s Health News Florida project.
Robin is Senior Editor at WUSF, spearheading the station's podcasting initiatives and helping to guide the vision for special reporting projects and creative storytelling. She created The Zest, the station's podcast that's all about food, which she continues to host and serve as senior producer.