Online Education Coming to New York High Schools

The state of New York embraced online education this week by enacting new policies that promote online learning for students.

Driven by the flexibility of online learning environments as well as budget cuts that may remove some education offerings from certain schools, the New York Board of Regent adopted new rules that will allow students to virtually attend classes, as well as loosened regulations for face-to-face interactions and “seat-time” requirements that require presence inside of classrooms, according to the New York Post.

“We can begin to take advantage of Mandarin Chinese teachers. We can make it available to students across schools,” said Arthur Vanderveen, chief of strategy in the department’s Office of Innovation.