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April 12, 2018

New Mexico's Largest Cyber Charter School Loses Appeal to Stay Open

New Mexico Connections received two years of F grades on the state's accountability system and failed to live up its potential, the state's chief school official says.

September 29, 2017

In a Rare Move for the Sector, Indiana's First Online Charter School to Close

Hoosier Academies Virtual's board voted this week not to re-up the school's charter contrac, because it didn't believe the school could make a successful case for renewal.

September 13, 2017

Fight Over One of the Largest Virtual Charters Heads to Ohio's High Court

The legal fight over attendance numbers and $60 million in public money between the state of Ohio and the school, known as the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, has been steadily rising through the lower courts over the past year.

February 16, 2017

What's Happening With Virtual Charter Schools This Year?

With legislative sessions now underway in many states, there's not much action so far around virtual charter schools—either in pushes to expand them or efforts to regulate them more.

October 07, 2016

Ohio May Demand Online Charter Schools Pay Back $80 Million After Audit

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.

June 16, 2016

Charter Advocacy Groups Want Higher Standards for Online-Only Schools

A new report outlines the challenges facing the online-only schools and offers recommendations to hold their authorizers accountable for student performance and financial decisions.

April 21, 2016

Virtual Charter Schools Perform Worse Than District Schools, Report Says

An annual report shows that even though academic performance in virtual schools is weaker than that of traditional brick-and-mortar schools, enrollment in the sector is growing.

February 04, 2016

Denver Gets High Marks for School Choice in Brookings Report

Denver is the first large school district to receive an A grade from the Brookings Institution's annual Education Choice and Competition Index.

October 27, 2015

Online Charters Lead to 'Lessened Academic Growth,' Study Finds

Students in cyber charters make dramatically less academic progress than their counterparts in regular schools, according to a sweeping new series of reports.

July 21, 2015

Home-Schooling Oversight Policies Vary Greatly From State to State, Report Says

Regulations for home schoolers vary widely across the country, according to a report from the Education Commission of the States.

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