Daily Talker: Virtual SchoolsThe 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.
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.
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