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Many Online Charter Schools Fail to Graduate Even Half of Their Students on Time

If you're a student attending a virtual charter high school, the chances are pretty high that the majority of your classmates are not going to earn a diploma on time, an Education Week Research Center analysis finds. (April 18, 2019)

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Legislators in New Hampshire turned down $46 million in federal charter school grants, concerned about continued costs once the money ran out.
January 22, 2020 – Education Week
School quality isn’t always the primary driver of parent decisionmaking. So what is?
January 8, 2020 – Education Week
Leadership at the state’s first online charter school is pushing back on efforts by teachers and staff to form a union, a move that comes a few months after some teachers expressed concern about the school’s hiring of a controversial principal.
January 3, 2020 – Education Week
A student teaching program, unique in the New Orleans public school district, is the latest in a series of initiatives aimed at solving two critical, and related, problems.
December 26, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune
Common Core. School shootings. ESSA. Betsy DeVos. The past 10 years have been a whirlwind of policy upheaval, tragedy, and change for K-12 education. Here’s 10 highlights—and a bonus.
December 18, 2019 – Education Week
Dig into what two leading Democratic presidential candidates have to say in their platforms about charter schools with Education Week's detailed analysis.
November 18, 2019 – Education Week
Ron DeSantis had a thin record on K-12 issues as a Florida congressman, but as a first-term Republican governor he’s pushed an aggressive agenda on issues such as vouchers, teacher salaries and bonus pay, and even the common core.
October 23, 2019 – Education Week
The education secretary has been pushing the theme of "educational freedom," a rebranding that suggests options like mixing and matching components to build an educational experience from scratch.
October 2, 2019 – Education Week
Democratic presidential candidates debating in Houston had the most extensive talk of K-12 education so far, answering questions about charter schools, equity, and school funding.
September 18, 2019 – Education Week
The Georgia Cyber Academy moved to stop using the company's curriculum and technology, a decision that K12 Inc. says violated an agreement between the two sides.
August 13, 2019 – Education Week

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