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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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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
Epic Charter Schools has exploded in growth in the eight years since it launched and now boasts an enrollment that rivals the biggest districts in Oklahoma. But those numbers are now coming under scrutiny from state investigators.
August 12, 2019 – AP
The Inspire network of 12 home charter schools is quickly spreading its reach across California as some are calling into question its educational, organizational, and financial practices.
August 12, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune
Investigators allege the founders of Oklahoma's largest virtual charter school embezzled millions of dollars in state funds through an illegal scheme involving the use of "ghost students" to inflate enrollment numbers.
July 17, 2019 – AP
Three presidential candidates have pledged to nominate a teacher to the Education Secretary position during a National Education Association forum.
July 17, 2019 – Education Week
In the wake of the Los Angeles teachers' strike, a group of key charter school supporters, concerned about political backlash, worked on a plan to stem anti-charter sentiment and regain control of local education reforms.
July 3, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune
By the single most important metric, charter schools are succeeding, argues Bruno V. Manno.
June 28, 2019 – Education Week
TFA's effect on public education has been complex. But you wouldn't know it from the sharply polarized debate, writes Jeffrey R. Henig.
July 17, 2019 – Education Week
In Ohio, enrollments in charters were linked with modest declines in votes cast in odd-year school board elections.
June 19, 2019 – Education Week
A look at the two major political parties' platforms since the first charter school law was passed shows how Democrats' positions on school choice have evolved, including increased calls for accountability.
June 19, 2019 – Education Week

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