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April 23, 2014

NCAA Bans Coursework Completed by Athletes in 24 K12 Inc. Virtual Schools

Student-athletes attending two dozen virtual schools operated by K12 Inc. will not receive eligibility for their coursework from the NCAA in 2014-15.

March 17, 2014

Pearson Faces Scrutiny for Role in Maine's New, Virtual Charter School

Some Maine residents and lawmakers are worried about the implications of Pearson's involvement, through Connections Education LLC, in the state's first virtual charter school.

February 26, 2014

Rocketship Expands Network to Washington D.C.

Rocketship Education, which operates a network of blended learning elementary schools, will be opening seven new schools in 2015-16, including two in Washington.

February 26, 2014

Maine Considers Ban on Virtual Schools, in Favor of Statewide Program

Maine is set to vote on legislation that would ban new virtual charter schools, while creating a statewide cyber program for all public students.

November 08, 2013

Group Urges Overhaul on Funding of Full-Time Virtual Schools

Full-time virtual schools shouldn't receive more than traditional schools for providing comparable services and results, argues the National Education Policy Center.

November 06, 2013

Civil Rights Investigation Finds Virtual Charter Violating Special Ed. Laws

A virtual charter school in Ohio must make changes to its special education identification procedures and website after an investigation by the U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights.

October 21, 2013

Most Popular MOOCs in China? Think Modeling, Math, and Finance

The most popular courses offered by 'MOOC' provider Coursera in China include classes on modeling, finance, machine learning, and math.

August 14, 2013

K12 Inc., Other Virtual Schools Face Variety of Challenges

Online schools in Florida, Kansas, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee face enrollment challenges as the result of new legislation, recruitment troubles, and increased competition.

August 13, 2013

Florida Virtual School, Other E-Schools Face Difficult Times

Online schools in Florida, Kansas, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee face enrollment challenges as the result of new legislation, recruitment troubles, and increased competition.

August 09, 2013

Engaging Online Idaho School Gains Top Marks

When we saw that Idaho Distance Education Academy (I-DEA) had earned 5 stars--top on Idaho's school ranking system--we called director Jason Bransford to learn more. We found a story worth sharing.

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