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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.

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.

May 18, 2015

Rand Paul: National Tests OK, But Wants Silicon Valley Over Uncle Sam

"I'm not arguing against any kind of national communication or even national testing. I took national tests when I was a kid," Sen. Rand Paul said in a recent interview.

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.

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.

March 14, 2014

A Group of Virtual Charters Comes Under Fire in Utah Following State Audit

Two private companies and eight charter schools in Utah are under the microscope after a state audit points to a lack of oversight of online education providers.

February 19, 2014

States Struggle to Hash Out Funding Formulas for Virtual Charter Schools

Several issues complicate the creation of funding formulas for virtual charter schools, says a new primer published by the Education Commission on the States.

August 16, 2013

Bowen Leaving Maine Department to Work at Chiefs' Group

Maine Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen announced he is leaving his position to work on strategic innovation at the Council of Chief State School Officers.

July 31, 2013

Virtual Schools in Florida, New Hampshire, to Add Blended Models

Two providers of full-time virtual education joined traditional schools in receiving $6.6 million in grants to support blended learning.

June 04, 2013

Texas Poised to Expand Virtual Education Through Online Network

Texas legislation that has reached the desk of Gov. Rick Perry would allow nonprofits and private companies to offer courses through a statewide virtual network.

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