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A Day in the Life at an E-School

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Monday, October 1, 2012 at 5:00 AM

[module align="right" width="half" type="aside"]These stories are the result of a reporting partnership between StateImpact Ohio and the Cleveland Plain Dealer. StateImpact reporters Molly Bloom and Ida Lieszkovszky teamed up with Plain Dealer reporter Patrick O’Donnell to examine online schools.

Part 1: Few online school graduates go to college

Part 2: Running an online school can cost half as much as a traditional school

Part 3: Virtual academies are changing the experience of going to school

Part 4: A day in the life at an e-school[/module]

Every day, 33,000 Ohio students attend class not in a building, but through their laptops. The trend of online education has been growing by leaps and bounds over the last ten years.

But what’s it like to take an online class? Or to teach one?

StateImpact Ohio tagged along with one school teacher, Treva Matalon, and one student, Clinton Zehr, to find out. Both are with the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, or ECOT – the state’s largest online school.

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