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September 08, 2017

Online Public School Enrolls Private School Students. Is That Legal?

To stem enrollment losses, a school district in Southern California created a virtual school and recruited Catholic schools to enroll their students in it, reports the Los Angeles Times.

May 11, 2017

Indiana Virtual Charter School Escapes the Ax Again, Despite Poor Academic Record

Online charter schools, which struggle nationally both with academic performance and student participation, are rarely shut down by the state regulators charged with overseeing them.

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.

February 02, 2017

In Defense of Virtual Charter Schools, DeVos Cites Questionable Numbers

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 31, 2017

Betsy DeVos Answers Questions to Key Democratic Concerns on School Choice

Although the Senate education committee voted to approve Betsy DeVos' nomination as education secretary, she has faced many questions from Democrats on her support for school choice.

January 18, 2017

DeVos Floats Online Education as Means to Provide Rural Students School Choice

One segment of the online education sector that has been backed by the DeVos, but has a troubled track record, is full-time online charter schools.

December 15, 2016

How Much Does K12 Inc. Spend on Lobbying? Some Shareholders Are Asking

K12 Inc., a for-profit company that operates online, public schools, runs a sophisticated lobbying and advertising operation.

December 07, 2016

Betsy DeVos Helped Create Michigan's Charter Sector. Here's How It's Doing

Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump's choice for U.S. Secretary of Education, has played a significant role in shaping Michigan's charter school sector.

December 05, 2016

North Carolina Online Charter Schools Struggle in First Year, State Report Shows

Low grades and high student withdrawal rates from North Carolina's two virtual charter schools prompt a state board of education member to warn that state officials need "to be on our toes."

November 22, 2016

Tracking the Rise of Online Charter Schools Through the Ed Week Archives

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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