D.C. charter school would teach all but math and English online

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A controversial computer-based learning model is competing with eight other proposals to be one of the next charter schools approved for the District.

The proposed Nexus Academy of DC, run by a subsidiary of publishing giant Pearson, would offer grades 9 through 12 in Ward 2, eventually serving up to 600 students.

English and math would be taught by teachers at the school, while every other subject -- from science and social studies to foreign languages and electives -- would be taught online by an expert on various subjects. Some of these experts would be dedicated to the school full time, while others would not.

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