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New Missouri Virtual Education Law

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MCDONALD COUNTY, MISSOURI -

 Kristopher Wise is taking Effective Communication Through Gaming class at McDonald County High School.
He'll be a junior in high school when a new law requiring school districts to foot the bill for students to take certain virtual courses takes effect. 

"A lot of us students here may have interests and we may want to earn about it. This would  allow us to"

If a school doesn't already offer the specific course, the new law requires the school district or charter pay for the course the student is taking.

"The world we live in has no boundaries or boarders. It's important for students to be able to. And I think it's our role and responsibility to allow students to follow their passions and see what opportunities there are in the world and then find ways to make that happen for them" says Angela Brewer, the assistant superintendent of the McDonald County School District. 

This applies for all full time K-12 students under the age of 21 in the state of Missouri.
Reps from the school district aren't sure how much these virtual classes will cost them just yet or how many students will use the free classes. But one does believe the instruction you get from a good educator cant be beat.

"I think we're living in a time in history historians will write about. Kind of like the industrial revolution, now we're the technological revolution. Our word's changing every day. And so it's exciting. But then again, I think really high quality classroom teachers, there's no substitute for that."

The bill goes into effect next summer.

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