By Mike Klein
Georgia’s current sixth graders will start high school with more digital learning options. Monday the House passed Senate legislation to expand those resources and prohibit local systems from blocking students who want to take online courses. The bill passed 125 – 38. Georgia Virtual School would manage the expansion and emerge with a more ambitious footprint. Having already passed the Senate, the bill is now ready for Governor Nathan Deal’s consideration.
Senate Bill 289
stipulates that expanded digital learning options in high schools would start to become available in the fall 2014 school year. Rep. Mike Dudgeon presented the legislation on the floor, saying, “When this bill is fully implemented in 2018 I think we will look…