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    Michigan Considers Requiring High-School Students to Take at Least One Online Course

    Michigan Considers Requiring High-School Students to Take at Least One Online Course

    Tuesday, December 13, 2005

    http://chronicle.com/free/2005/12/2005121301t.htm


    The Michigan State Board of Education is set to approve a new graduation requirement today that would make every high-school student in the state take at least one online course before receiving a diploma.

    The new requirement would appear to be the first of its kind in the nation. Mike Flanagan, the Michigan state superintendent of public instruction, said he proposed the online-course requirement, along with other general requirements, to make sure students were prepared for college and for jobs, which are becoming more technology-focused.

    "We don't want our kids left in the global dust," Mr. Flanagan said. "It's an experience we need to have."

    While most high-school students are adept at using the Internet, Mr. Flanagan said, few of them take courses online. But today's high-school students are increasingly likely to encounter online courses as more colleges turn to online education, he said.
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