Maine's Virtual Charter Schools Begin to Smooth Out Some of the Bumps in Year Two

Across the state, about 800 middle and high school students wake up every morning, log on to their computers, and take all of their classes completely online. They’re enrolled in to Maine’s two virtual charter schools. This year, that same, online approach is also being used by brick-and-mortar schools, as well. The track record for online and blended learning is mixed nationally. The question now is if Maine’s schools can buck the trend.

For Tiffany Jones, teaching English only requires a computer and an internet connection.

“Hi guys, can you hear me?” Jones says as she clicks to open a webpage. “Can you give me a green check if you can hear me?”

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