Lee County surging into techno age

Lee County Board of Education toys with graduation requirements on Monday. / From file

The Lee County Board of Education is considering new graduation requirements, saying technology is having a major impact on education.

The system says it likes the idea of students taking online classes for credits that would count towards graduation.

If Lee County students took online courses, they could graduate quicker. And officials say the skills they learn by taking online courses can only help them in the future.

"This is where we're headed, and our students live in this world so we need to be adapting as the years go by," said Superintendent Lawrence T. Walters.

Board members added that education has changed more in the last 5-years than in the last 50-years combined and that means the school system needs to keep up with the times.

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