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June 21, 2017

Online Classes for K-12 Students: 10 Research Reports You Need to Know

Research on the effectiveness of online courses for K-12 students remains limited, but here are 10 of the best studies available.

June 12, 2017

Ohio Orders State's Largest Cyber Charter to Repay $60M in Attendance Dispute

A state audit of student login records determined that Ohio's largest full-time online charter had dramatically overstated its student enrollment.

May 19, 2017

Court Orders Pa. to Approve Thrice-Rejected Cyber Charter Applicant

A Pa. Commonwealth Court rejected years of arguments by state officials that the nonprofit board of Insight PA Cyber Charter would not be independent of for-profit management firm K12 Inc.

April 28, 2017

Better-Educated Families Less Likely to Choose Pa. Cyber Charters, Study Finds

Better information about the poor performance of Pa.'s full-time online charters has lead to an inequitable school-choice marketplace, Penn State researcher Bryan Mann contends.

March 16, 2017

Research Review: Which Blended-Learning Software Actually Works?

The Regional Education Laboratory Central reviewed studies of 14 online and blended-learning programs used to differentiate instruction.

March 07, 2017

Ohio's E-School Attendance Dispute: Q&A With the Columbus Dispatch

Bill Bush and Jim Siegel of the Columbus Dispatch talk about covering the accountability concerns swirling around full-time online charters in Ohio.

February 16, 2017

Online Charter Students in Ohio Perform Far Worse Than Peers, Study Finds

A new NYU/RAND study found that Ohio e-schools tend to attract low-performing white students, who often fall quickly behind students in regular schools.

February 01, 2017

Betsy DeVos Used Cherry-Picked Graduation Rates for Cyber Charters

In written responses to a key Democratic senator, the nominee for education secretary used those figures to argue that full-time online charter schools are a valuable option for families.

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.

November 04, 2016

Promise to Problems: 15 Years of Ed Week Coverage of Cyber Charter Schools

From troubling research to policy trends to videos for the PBS News Hour, Education Week has been exploring the world of cyber charter schools for 15 years.

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