Strapped District Plans to Add Online Classes

Sacred Heart Greenwich Middle School Parent Blog

An interesting NY Times Article on a public school using online classes due to budgetary issues.  We are in our second year of our successful affiliation with The Online School For Girls, http://www.onlineschoolforgirls.org, which allows us to greatly expand our Upper School course offerings.

Cheryl Senter for The New York Times

Superintendent Charles P. Littlefield with an iPad displaying a battered algebra book, as an example of the books being used.

By JESS BIDGOOD
Published: December 7, 2012

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Budget cuts have eliminated about 95 full-time teachers from the school district here over the past year, swelling class sizes and prompting parents to cry foul.  Members of Manchester’s school board after a meeting last week concerning high school classroom overcrowding.

“We had students sitting on the floor with a clipboard,” said Jim O’Connell, the president of the Parent-Teacher Organization at Hillside Middle School. “It’s one degree separated from…

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