Ohio Asks: Are E-Schools Innovative Or an Education Bust?

Monday, December 3, 2012

The Hingsbergen family of Fairfield Township, Ohio, is an e-school family. Four of the five Hingsbergen children went to high school at Ohio Connections Academy, a statewide online charter school.

They each have their own computer station in the living room, where they log in daily to complete online coursework and participate in “live lessons” with teachers. They never set foot in a brick and mortar school.

Mom Tracey Hingsbergen, who home-schooled her kids for the elementary grades, opted for an e-school because she liked the curriculum. Plus, it’s flexible and allows her kids to learn from home. Today she’s an advocate and even sat on the OCA board of directors.

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