AUGUSTA, Maine — Parents and students can enroll in online courses offered by Canada’s public schools, a move that is being hailed as a first in the U.S. where online learning is increasingly accepted by parents and students.
The move, announced on Tuesday, comes amid increasing interest in online learning as parents and school districts try to get ahead of the growing shortage of teachers.
The move comes as many schools are struggling with a sharp decline in enrolments, leaving them with a shortage of skilled teachers.
The federal government said it will provide an online certificate program in the coming years that will allow parents and other students to learn online through a private school.
The program, known as the online certificate, will be free and will be available to Canadian students who can show a high school diploma, according to the Education Department.
The program is similar to a program offered by the University of Toronto and the University de Montréal in Quebec.
“There’s a tremendous demand for online education and the Canadian government has made the right choice to expand the program to Canadians, said Michael Loughlin, a spokesman for the department’s Education, Science, Culture, Tourism and Recreation office.
The government’s move comes after a wave of complaints about the shortage of educators in the United States and a recent report that showed a growing number of schools are offering online courses that are more expensive than traditional classes.
The report was based on data from the U,S.
Department of Education.
The number of online learners has fallen to an all-time low of just over 6,000 last year, with many of those in California and Texas.
Last year, the U and other countries also began offering online certificates to foreign students, allowing them to get a temporary residency permit while they finish their schooling.
But a number of states have resisted offering online learning, arguing that the courses are too expensive for some families.
A report by the Education and Research Council of Canada last month estimated that Canadian online education could cost $3,000 a year for students who earn less than $25,000.
A report by a nonprofit that advocates for low-income students in Canada estimated the cost of an online course at $9,500.
Canada is the only country that does not offer online education. “
Parents should be able to access the online education offered by their school through a computer or tablet,” Education Minister Diane Finley said in a statement.
Canada is the only country that does not offer online education.
The Education Department said it is working on plans to launch a similar program to the U., which was launched in 2009, and will launch in the spring.
It will offer a $2,000 fee to students who wish to take the courses, with more to be paid by parents when the program launches.
The U.K. government has also launched a similar free online program, called the Free to Learn, which is intended to make it easier for children to learn about and access learning materials through technology.