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With Schools Turning to the Web for K-12 Education, Quality is a Concern

Online courses have become an accepted fact of college life. But more and more school districts are turning to Web-based learning for lower grade levels, especially as a way for struggling high school students to make up courses they've failed or missed. The online classes aren't only for those who have fallen behind, though. Due to budget constraints, some schools are using them to offer...

Ohio School District Crushes Kids' Dreams With Online Snow-Day Classes

The eyes of nearly every child in the United States instantaneously sparkle at the mere mention of two words: "snow day." Even those of us who grew up in the warmer parts of the country would sometimes be granted the glorious reprieve from school by icy roads, or -- if Heaven would have it -- respectable piles of the white stuff. All those young, wistful, smiling eyes may soon be permanently...

Bootsy Collins Launches Funk University, Guests Include Flea and Les Claypool

He laid the low-end foundation for '70s James Brown and prime George Clinton. He invented, if not perfected, a new way to play the bass. He wears shades shaped like stars. He has a brother named Catfish. He is Bootsy Collins, and he is the funkiest man alive. Sometimes, though, even the most righteous of soul brothers can go astray, and establishing an online bass school constitutes exactly...

Study Finds Online Students Outperform Classroom Counterparts

Given the current state of the economy, the cost of tuition at a traditional four-year university can be particularly daunting for prospective students and their parents. But, according to an extensive 12-year study carried out by research and development group SRI International, students in online programs actually perform better on tests than do their counterparts who study in actual...