Families Encourage House to Embrace Digital Learning, Pass Senate Bill 619 to Expand Opportunities for 10,000 Students on Cyber Charter Waiting List
LANSING—As state Superintendent of Public Instruction Mike Flanagan this week announced the state’s new partnership with Digital Learning Now, parents today reminded Flanagan, the state Board of Education and members of the House Education Committee that policymakers have the opportunity to fully embrace digital learning by passing Senate bill 619 and expanding digital learning opportunities for thousands of Michigan students currently languishing on waiting lists.
Flanagan unveiled the new Digital Learning initiative yesterday when he announced that on Wednesday Michigan will observe “Digital Learning Day,” kicking off the state’s “Year of the Digital Learner.” Digital Learning Now is an organization that has publicly called on the state to remove the enrollment cap on cyber charter schools.
“We are pleased that Superintendent Flanagan appears to have had a sudden change of heart when it comes to digital learning,” said Michigan Chapter of the National Coalition of Public School Options Board Member and parent of a digital learner Brian Kevelin. “Parents across the state are thrilled Flanagan and his department are now partnering with Digital Learning Now, an organization that has repeatedly called for removal of the state’s cyber charter school enrollment cap. What better way for the House Education Committee to join Flanagan and parents across the state than to commemorate Michigan’s first “Digital Learning Day” by passing Senate Bill 619.”
More information about cyber charter schools can be found online at http://www.publicschooloptions.org/michigan/.