- 30 education providers are requesting state approval to participate in Louisiana's Course Choice program, which begins next year, offering a unique answer to graduation and job-readiness problems.
- Publicly-funded courses that are approved will compete for families dollars in the state's marketplace.
- Online learning companies, including Sylvan Learning and Apex Learning, as well as Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College in Baton Rouge, are among those looking to participate.
From the article:
Louisiana is gearing up to open a new front in its push to expand educational choice, essentially creating a marketplace that lets students shop around for publicly funded courses—both online and face-to-face—beyond their schoolhouse doors.
More than 30 providers already have stepped forward seeking state approval to take part in the Course Choice program, which opens for business next school year. ...