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July 27, 2015

Home-Schooling Families Face Vastly Different Regulations From State to State

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

June 19, 2015

Commercial Online Provider in Calif. Targeted in Teacher Complaints

A group of teachers in California's virtual schools says a major, commercial online provider is not meeting standards for quality.

June 18, 2015

Teachers File Broad Set of Complaints Against Calif. Virtual Provider

The California Virtual Academies are the subject of a series of complaints focused on their data-privacy protections, academic quality, attendance and truancy policies, and a host of other issues.

May 21, 2015

Meaning of 'Online Courses' Is Shifting, Industry Survey Finds

In the ed-tech industry, "online course" revenues jumped 320 percent, and the advent of blended learning is one of the main reasons, a study finds.

March 04, 2015

New Report Alleges Shortcomings in California Virtual Education Program

A new report questions the academic performance and financial accountability of the California Virtual Academies, though the online provider and its parent company dispute the findings.

February 06, 2015

Pearson, K12 Inc. to Operate N.C.'s First Virtual Charter Schools

North Carolina approved two virtual charter schools as part a four-year pilot program.

January 29, 2015

K12 Inc. Is Second Largest 'Gainer' on New York Stock Exchange

The Herndon, Va.-based online education company's stock price jumped more than 30 percent on Thursday, representing a partial rebound from a major stock slide in 2014.

December 18, 2014

Cyber Schools May Soon Become Reality in North Carolina

The North Carolina Board of Education is required by the state legislature to approve to virtual charter schools this year to open in 2015 as part a four-year pilot program.

November 04, 2014

State-Run Digital Efforts Expand, But Disparities Remain

While state-run virtual programs continue to grow, major gaps exist in the availability of online resources among urban, suburban, and small schools.

September 23, 2014

Online 'Diploma Mills' Shut Down at FTC's Request

A federal judge in Florida has ordered an online school that the Federal Trade Commission labeled a "diploma mill" to halt marketing to students.

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