- Louisiana's school board gave 45 course providers the go-ahead on Tuesday to create classes for the state's Course Choice program, despite the fact that a Baton Rouge judge's ruling last Friday currently leaves the program unfunded.
- The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education approved the list of approved vendors, which includes Connections Education and K12 Inc., the Florida Virtual School, the University of New Orleans and the Pelican chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors, with a 8-2 vote.
- Course Choice, which would allow students to take online or traditional courses from approved vendors no matter where in the state they live, was introduced in a larger series of education overhauls passed in April by Gov. Bobby Jindal.
From the article:
"... If approved by the board, Course Choice will continue, but without any funding. The Friday ruling is being appealed. White told the Associated Press that for the courses to be ready for the 2013-14 school year, it must go forward as long as it can before funding is made available. Registration is scheduled to begin March 7. ..."