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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.

March 05, 2013

K12, Investors Reach Deal in Class-Action Securities Lawsuit

K12 Inc., a major for-profit provider of online education, has settled a class-action securities lawsuit and had parts of it dismissed, pending a federal court's approval.

December 31, 2012

2012 Rewind: E-Textbooks, Tablets, Common Core, and More

The push for accountability in virtual education, rapid growth of blended learning, and experimentation with open education resources were also top trends in 2012.

December 11, 2012

NASA Project Gives Students Virtual Tour of Mars

The program gives students a detailed view of Mars and includes presentations from scientists and engineers working on the mission.

October 26, 2012

Final Thoughts on the 2012 Virtual School Symposium

Now, a couple days removed from the 2012 Virtual School Symposium, we look at some of the key lessons learned from New Orleans.

May 14, 2012

Report: Full-Time Virtual Ed. Lacking Accountability

An NSBA report recommends educators demand more information about full-time virtual schools before using them for their students.

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