Iowa Dept. of Education wants $1.5 million for online learning


Dive Summary:

  • Jason Glass, the director at Iowa's Department of Education, is asking lawmakers to appropriate $1.5 million over the next three years to aid online learning efforts.
  • Glass wants to bolster the Iowa Learning Online program statewide.
  • The program is intended to help students who struggle in traditional environments and who lack access to specific high school courses.

From the article:

"... Glass says the money would allow the state to make the program more self-supporting and once they have built up a large course catalog online the money spent on offering classes to a small population in every school district can be redirected."

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