Minden Press-Herald

Sep 23rd

Virtual schools – a difficult choice for student-athletes

Back when I was a kid, the first day of school meant a crisp white shirt, pressed pants, and an apple for teacher. Walking into the classroom, I could see the big blackboard and a few pieces of chalk.

There were plenty of small desks and one bigger workspace for the teacher. Today's children will have a very different memory of their first day at school because some of them don't even have to get out of bed! In August, BESE approved Louisiana Connections Academy, the state's first virtual school.

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