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Online Schools Need To Better Serve Students, Charter Groups Say

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics

About 180,000 students attend virtual charter schools without ever setting foot inside a classroom -- but such schools have a history of "well-documen...

Are Virtual Schools Just Cyber Pie In The Sky?

Frying Pan News | Gary Cohn | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics

The following story was reported by Frying Pan News as part of its California Exposé investigative series, and published here in collaboration with T...

From Junk Bonds to Junk Schools: Cyber Schools Fleece Taxpayers for Phantom Students and Failing Grades

Mary Bottari | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Mary Bottari

For K12 Inc. CEO Ron Packard, it's all about "educational liberty." "Kids have been shackled to their brick-and-mortar school down the block for too long," he puffs. Packard himself is "shackled" to the big bucks.

Virginia's First Statewide Virtual School May Soon Be Closing

Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.02.2013 | DC

Virginia’s largest and first statewide virtual school may soon close, as the Carroll County School Board recently voted to end its partnership with ...

Rethink School Choice

Kevin Welner | Posted 02.10.2013 | Education
Kevin Welner

Must teachers at cyberschools or charter schools be fully trained and certified? Should any constraints be placed on the choice decisions of parents and schools in order to avoid segregation and stratification by wealth, race, special needs, or other attributes?

Online Schools Face Backlash Amid Exploding Popularity, States Question Academic Results

Reuters | Posted 12.03.2012 | Education

By Stephanie Simon Oct 3 (Reuters) - Virtual public schools, which allow students to take all their classes online, have exploded in ...

In Arizona Desert, A Charter School Competes

| Nick Pandolfo | Posted 09.24.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. YUMA, Ariz. — Carpe Diem Collegiate High School and Middle School looks more like an off...

15 Schools Awarding The Most Online Education Degrees

Posted 08.08.2012 | Education

Four of the country’s largest education schools operate mostly online, according to a USA Today analysis of newly released Department of Education d...

The Revolution: Top Ten Disruptors of Education

Jack Hidary | Posted 07.06.2012 | Education
Jack Hidary

New online learning models are bursting from startups and top universities, bridging the educational divide.

Judge: NC Online Charter School Can't Open Without State Approval

Reuters | Posted 08.29.2012 | Education

By Wade Rawlins RALEIGH, N.C., June 29 (Reuters) - A judge said on Friday that a private company cannot open the first online charter ...

Primavera, an Arizona Online Success Story

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 04.28.2012 | Education
Tom Vander Ark

Last week I visited Arizona's largest school, Primavera Online. Headquartered in Chandler, Primavera serves primarily upper division students seeking an alternative pathway to graduation.

Online Schools Score Better On Wall Street Than In Classrooms

The New York Times | Stephanie Saul | Posted 02.12.2012 | Education

By almost every educational measure, the Agora Cyber Charter School is failing. Nearly 60 percent of its students are behind grade level in math. N...

Half Of Colorado Online Students Leave, Funding Stays

EdNews Colorado | Burt Hubbard and Nancy Mitchell | Posted 12.03.2011 | Education

Colorado taxpayers will spend $100 million this year on online schools that are largely failing their elementary and high school students, state educa...

State Senator Seeks Online School Audit, Cites Poor Grades, Structure

Posted 11.27.2011 | Education

Colorado Democratic Senate President Brandon Shaffer is seeking an emergency audit of online K-12 schools. In a letter to lawmakers Monday, Shaffer...

Oregon House Passes Bill Expanding Online Charter Schools

Posted 08.22.2011 | Education

A bill that would give way to mounting online charter school enrollment in Oregon caused a clash so significant that it halted action on a large packa...

Carpe Diem: the Best of Leadership and Management

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 07.13.2011 | Education
Tom Vander Ark

Carpe Diem school is a good example of blending multiple modes of instruction. The mix of online learning and teacher-driven workshops is effective, but the culture is the secret sauce.

Online Charter Schools Spark Debate

The Atlanta Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

The one commonality educators have regarding online schools, particularly cyber charter schools, is a passionate opinion about their contribution to A...