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TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Baltimore County's school system will start testing a free full-time online school this week.

The Baltimore County Virtual Instruction Program, thought to be the first of its kind in Maryland, will provide certified teachers and lesson plans for home-schooled students.

Later, the program could be expanded to include other students who need an alternative to a traditional school setting.

Students would take statewide standardized tests and count toward the enrollment figures used to determine the school system's federal aid.

However, Maryland Home Education Association President Manfred Smith says the program gives Connections Academy, which is giving the district its services free for one year, an unfair advantage.

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Information from: The (Baltimore) Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com


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