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Florida Matters Preview: Online Learning In High School

Student taking notes.

All public high school students in the state of Florida are required to take at least one course that primarily involves online learning in order to graduate. But some critics say it's not a good fit for every student.

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

In this preview, host Robin Sussingham talks with JoAnne Glenn, the principal of Pasco County's E-School; Adam LaMee, Physics Teacher in Residence at the University of Central Florida; and Jodi Marshall, President and CEO of Florida Virtual School about the rationale for requiring an online course.

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