Monday, May 17, 2010

Mother and daughter duo ready to graduate

Among the crowd of graduates this weekend are family members, who share classroom time leading up to graduation day. Online schools are clicking with students. Flexibility and technology are key to online learning.

"We love each other. We worked really hard for this," said Jenna Harlow.

Harlow is getting her master's degree online through the University of Illinois Springfield. Jenna's mother Phyllis West is graduating with her at the same time with a master's degree in Teacher Leadership.

"If it hadn't been for online I don't know if I could have done it," said West.

The online student's story was featured by WICS-TV 20 in a report that aired on May 14, 2010.

Watch the story on News Channel 20's website