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Maine House OKs virtual charter school moratorium

5:18 PM, Feb 25, 2014   |    comments
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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- The Democratic-controlled Maine House has given initial approval to a bill that would put a moratorium on the creation of virtual charter schools in the state until next year.

In a 94-51 vote Tuesday, the House endorsed the bill that would put a halt to virtual charter schools until the state comes up with a plan to provide online learning for all students. The moratorium would end in January.

Supporters say taking a pause will allow the state to ensure all students have access to cyber schools. They say online learning provides opportunities to students they wouldn't otherwise have.

Opponents say putting a halt to the schools now is unfair to two groups currently proposing virtual charters. The Maine Charter School Commission is expected to consider those proposals Monday.

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