For some kids, traditional school isn't necessarily the best option. They may have medical needs that make getting to school difficult, or perhaps they're athletes who travel frequently to train and compete.
In these cases, a virtual education might serve them better. This week, parents and teachers of students who attend such schools spent a day at the state capitol. There they met to try and bring more attention to virtual education, an issue they say is often misunderstood.
For more we're joined by Maureen Schultz, she's the president of California Parents for Public Virtual Education.