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VOL. 128 | NO. 49 | Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Bill to Tighten Online School Enrollment

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NASHVILLE (AP) – A proposal to tighten enrollment requirements at online-only schools in Tennessee is expected to be up on the Senate floor Monday evening.

The administration bill proposed by Gov. Bill Haslam would allow beginning online schools to start with an enrollment of 1,500 and continue to expand as long as they meet performance requirements. The measure originally sought to cap online school enrollment at 5,000.

Critics of virtual schools have sought to limit their enrollment or do away with the ones operated privately after reports of the low performance of Tennessee Virtual Academy, the state's only privately operated virtual school.

State figures showed the academy fell into the bottom 11 percent of schools for student gains, as measured under the state's value-added assessment system.

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