Sunday, March 9, 2014
It’s all but certain that the state’s first virtual charter school will start operating this fall. Last Monday, Maine Connections Academy received the unanimous approval of the Maine Charter School Commission, and a proposed moratorium on virtual schools was vetoed three days later by Gov. Paul LePage.
Maine Connections Academy board members say there’s a lot of demand for online education, and they present the school as a much-needed option for students who feel out of place in traditional learning environments.