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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.

January 23, 2014

Getting Kids to the Colleges They Deserve

As a college freshman, Michael Carter realized that many students had survived a more circuitous route to college than he had. As we noted last year, Carter did some digging and found out that many well-prepared, but low income students don't enroll in four year college.

July 17, 2013

Mr. Gates Goes to College: Has He Learned From His K12 Project?

whether at the K12 level or higher education, schools are facing the same push from Mr. Gates and his allies in business. Schools must serve employers, and must do it more cheaply than ever.

March 06, 2013

A Hole in the Wall, Or Our Heads in the Cloud(s)?

Is Sugata Mitra's vision of building "school in the cloud" indicative of the future of learning, the death of public education, both, or neither?

November 19, 2012

Embracing Virtual Learning to Ease Overcrowding

The Manchester, N.H., school district is considering the use of online classes and blending learning programs to address overcrowding.

June 20, 2012

Science Teachers Cut Up Over Virtual Dissections

Some science teachers aren't happy that their Florida district could replace animal dissections with virtual programs.


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