Kerry Rice, a professor of educational technology in the College of Education, recently was quoted in the U.S. News article, “What to Know About K-12 Online Schools.”
From the article:
“Virtual schools encourage parents or guardians to act as learning coaches. They also provide support staff, such as experienced special education professionals and team members who can help with testing and improving student outcomes, says Kerry Rice, professor in the Department of Educational Technology at Boise State University.
‘You might also find that virtual schools arrange teacher support in unique ways. For example, they may assign a teacher to a family rather than to individual students by grade, to better optimize resources,’ Rice says.”