Companies Target Hybrid-Charter Market
As hybrid charter schools have grown in number, so, too, has companies' understanding of how to serve the small but growing niche of schools looking for content, technical support, and conceptual guidance on mixing online instruction and face-to-face learning.
And among those companies, it appears the usual suspects from the virtual education world are leading the pack.
Herndon, Va.-based K12 Inc. and Baltimore-based Connections Education have grown around business models that encourage flexible product offerings, from full-time virtual school management to individual course offerings for brick-and-mortar schools. That range has made the pair perhaps a natural fit for the hybrid school market, where K12 serves as an exclusive content provider to schools like the San Francisco Flex Academy high school and the Youth Connection Charter School Virtual High School ...
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