SpahnSocialStudies on ResearchReportsEdu provides an open access link to a research paper by Bonnie Magnuson and Greg Spahn, two students from Bemidji State University about policy for online education
Each year, more and more K-12 students are enrolling in online courses to supplement, or at times, replace traditional coursework. Even though the phrase used is “K-12″, most K-12 online providers offer courses only for secondary students. By law, however, if a student is eligible to attend school, then online schools must accept them as well. The expansion of online education requires further study of sound policy, implementation of such policy and the impact online education has on enrolled students.