Virtual Schools


Daily Talker: Virtual Schools

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is reviewing a company that wants to open the second virtual school in Massachusetts.

The Massachusetts Connections Academy of Learning Excellence is the only organization to apply this year. It hopes to enroll 1,500 students to start, with 6,000 by its fifth year of operation.


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Governor Patrick Signs Virtual School Bill

The new law gives preference to virtual schools that reach out to special groups of students, including students with physical disabilities, students who have been expelled or dropped out, students who are pregnant and students who feel bullied.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–01/05/2013

MA officials adopt virtual school criteria

Massachusetts education officials have approved restrictions for any virtual schools that want to open in the state. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted Wednesday to cap enrollment for online schools at 500 students […]


Greenfield upset with limits on virtual schools

WBZ Producer Jon MacLean has more with the Greenfield School Committee chairman.


State panel seeks limits on virtual public schools

WBZ’s Jon MacLean has more with the state’s commissioner of elementary and secondary education.