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January 06, 2017

Virginia Gov. Seeks to Require All Schools to Offer Full-Time Online Education

If Gov. Terry McAuliffe's proposal is approved, Virginia would join Florida as the only states mandating that schools offer students a full-time virtual education option.

December 09, 2016

Virtual Teachers the Answer to Staffing Shortage in Georgia District

The Bibb Country district recently hired 10 "virtual teachers" to serve as highly qualified substitutes until permanent in-person replacements can be found.

November 03, 2016

California Attorney General Advises Companies on Student-Data Privacy

California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris issued recommendations, but no new requirements, for ed-tech companies on how to better secure sensitive student information.

October 06, 2016

9 Ohio Cybers Could Be Forced to Repay More than $80M After Attendance Audits

Audits of student login and software-usage records at nine Ohio cyber charters found the schools could not justify the full-time attendance of thousands of students.

September 27, 2016

Ohio Cyber Charter Dramatically Inflated Attendance, State Audit Finds

Attendance and login records show that Ohio's Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow was paid for 9,000 students more than it should have been, according to a state audit.

July 11, 2016

Ohio's Largest Cyber Charter Loses Bid to Block Attendance Audit

The 15,000-student Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow warned it may be forced to close if its funding is adjusted to reflect actual student login times.

June 28, 2016

L.A. Schools Embrace New Student Technology Standards

New technology standards released by ISTE focus on developing students as digital citizens, innovative designers, computational thinkers, and more.

June 10, 2016

Tablets Pose Challenges for Online Test Takers, Studies Finding

Researchers are finding signs of "device effects" for online tests administered in some grades and subjects, and for certain types of assessment items.

June 02, 2016

Large Pa. Cyber Charter Under Review for Data Irregularities

The Pennsylvania Department of Education is reviewing the operations, finances, and child-accounting practices of the troubled 8,500-student Agora Cyber Charter School.

May 13, 2016

$45 Million in Bond Funds to Flow to N.Y. Schools for Technology

Fifty-two New York districts will receive technology funds following the first meeting of the review board for a massive new state bond program.

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