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Ga. Senate to vote on online education legislation

ATLANTA (AP) -- The Georgia Senate will consider two pieces of legislation having to do with online education.

Lawmakers are expected to vote on a bill Thursday that would require all high school students to take at least one online course before they graduate. If the bill is approved, Georgia would join just a handful of other states -- Alabama, Florida and Michigan --that require online classes.

The second piece of legislation is a resolution encouraging the state to use guidelines from the Digital Learning Council when it writes legislation about online education. The council was started by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and former West Virginia Gov. Bob Wise in 2010.

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Online:

Senate Bill 289: http://www.legis.ga.gov

Senate Resolution 646: http://www.legis.ga.gov