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November 22, 2016

Tracking the Rise of Online Charter Schools Through the Ed Week Archives

From troubling research to policy trends to videos for the PBS News Hour, Education Week has been exploring the world of cyber charter schools for 15 years.

October 15, 2016

NAACP Officially Calls for a Ban on New Charter Schools

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People ratified on Saturday a proposal put forward by its members calling for a moratorium on charter school growth.

October 07, 2016

Ohio May Demand Online Charter Schools Pay Back $80 Million After Audit

Audits of student login and software-usage records at nine Ohio cyber charters found the schools could not justify the full-time attendance of thousands of students.

September 28, 2016

Audit Finds Ohio Online Charter Inflated Attendance, School Could Owe Millions

Attendance and login records show that Ohio's Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow was paid for 9,000 students more than it should have been, according to a state audit.

September 12, 2016

It Was an Eventful Summer for School Choice

From the 25th anniversary of the first charter school law, to major civil rights groups calling for a moratorium on charters, it's been a busy summer for school choice.

August 25, 2016

Pa. Charter Schools to Get Special Division in the State's Ed. Department

The state's new division for charter schools will help oversee the reauthorization process, and provide charter schools with fiscal and academic oversight.

August 22, 2016

Comedian John Oliver Blasts Poor Oversight of Charter Schools

Oliver dug into some of the most cringe-worthy cases of fraud and academic failure in charter schools across the country on his program Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

August 15, 2016

Ed. Department: Online Schools Must Follow Special Education Rules

States and districts that run virtual schools should ensure those schools follow mandates around such issues as testing and student identification, says a "Dear Colleague" letter from the U.S. Department of Education.

August 11, 2016

Ohio Must Rethink How Online Charter Schools Are Funded, Says State's Auditor

Ohio auditor Dave Yost, a Republican, says that virtual schools should be compensated based on what their students learn.

August 09, 2016

Black School Choice Group Pushes Back on NAACP Charter School Moratorium

The venerable civil rights organization and Black Lives Matter activists are calling for a moratorium on charter school growth.

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