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Lawmakers Pushing For A 'Virtual High School' Bill

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Earning a high school diploma may soon be possible without leaving home.

Lt. Gov. Bev Perdue and other lawmakers pushed for a virtual high school bill Wednesday that is now headed for the state senate.

"In North Carolina, from the very youngest to the oldest person, we need to be technology literate in order to compete in the 21st century," said Perdue.

Supporters hope to have a pilot program in place in 2006. If it works, the online program could go statewide.

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