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June 19, 2015

California Teachers File Complaints Against Virtual Charter School Network

The California Virtual Academies are the subject of a series of complaints focused on their data-privacy protections, academic quality, attendance and truancy policies, and a host of other issues.

February 06, 2015

North Carolina Approves State's First Virtual Charter Schools

There were only two applications for schools and the board was required by the state legislature to approve two virtual charter schools as part a four-year pilot program.

April 28, 2014

Paper Slams Privately Run Charters, Rocketship Model, for Wisconsin Schools

School reform efforts, especially blended-learning charters like Rocketship Education, could negatively impact students in Wisconsin, a new paper argues.

March 17, 2014

Questions Raised About Pearson as Provider for New Maine Virtual School

Connections Education LLC, a Pearson company, gets Maine's first virtual charter school contract, causing some concern in the state about Pearson's influence.

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 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 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.

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.

September 03, 2013

Federal Indictment Draws Scrutiny to Cyber Charters in Pa.

Corruption charges against the founder of PA Cyber Charter could reinvigorate calls for reform in how the state's cyber charter schools are funded and authorized.

August 08, 2013

California Charters Open Curriculum Platform to Other Schools

A curriculum primarily built by two charter school operators, Summit Public Schools and High Tech High, is being shared through an open, online platform.

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