When the Online School for Girls flickers to life this fall on computer screens across the country, students will take part in an unusual experiment that joins two trends, reports the Washington Post: girls-only schooling and online teaching. A consortium that includes the 108-year-old Holton-Arms School in Bethesda, Md., is driving the project, in the belief that girls can benefit from an internet curriculum tailored just to them. For now, the online collaboration will allow the four participating schools--Holton-Arms, Harpeth Hall in Nashville, Westover School in Middlebury, Conn., and Laurel School in Shaker Heights, Ohio--to offer classes that would not...

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