computer keyboard and mouseDoes your child want to take a course in Latin, Marine Science or Contemporary Irish Literature — but your local school doesn’t offer it? The popularity of online coursework is catching on. Florida and Utah are leading the way in the US with tens of thousands of students enrolled in online courses for children in grades K-12.

There are other reasons for schooling online: medical or discipline challenges keeping kids away from school, the desire for a more flexible schedule, more one-on-one time with the teacher (albeit virtually) than you’d get with 40 students in a classroom, and of course, home-schooled kids augmenting their studies. The Christian Science Monitor reports — online, of course.

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