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An effective way for schools to maximize resources

Your Dec. 19 editorial “Online classes in schools aren’t just a way to save money” rightly points out that online learning can be an effective solution for schools to maximize their resources, better engage students, and even expand course offerings.

The efficiencies of technology allow on-site teachers to focus more on one-on-one or small-group student instruction, while the interactivity of online curriculum motivates students to invest more time in learning. A recent study of students from Bedford County schools in Virginia indicated that students who spent more than 50 hours on their online math courses received grades that were 10 percent higher than those who spent less time.

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