In McKenzie Cobb’s World History class, homework is submitted with a few keystrokes, PilotOnline reports.

Narrated videos replace lectures. Questions are answered with a pop-up messages. Same thing for McKenzie’s physical education class, except she logs daily fitness activities, too.

The Nansemond River High School sophomore has joined hundreds of Hampton Roads students taking online courses, a growing option in secondary education. And now a required one.

Virtual public high school courses have been around about a decade in the region, but a new state law requires students to take one online course before graduating, beginning with this year’s freshmen class. State education...

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