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Feb. 3, 2014 |  By: Hastert

Digital Learning Issues in Missouri Schools

A new study finds Missouri education lags behind other states in efforts to bring digital learning opportunities to Kindergarten through 12th grade students. The study was conducted by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry Education Foundation.

Vice President of Communications with the Missouri Chamber, Karen Buschmann says the State of Missouri needs to adopt changes to provide on-line opportunities for schools and students, in an effort to improve the state's educational system.

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Buschmann says the Chamber's report recommends schools receive 100% funding for students who are taking online courses without requiring seat time, supporting unaccredited and provisionally accredited districts that want to make online options available to their students, and continuing to pursue broadband access not just to schools, community centers and to homes statewide.

To read through the entire study, you can visit and click on the Education tab, and follow the link to Education Resources.  You find the report in the link to Virtual Learning Options.