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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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Rewarding Failure: An Education Week Investigation
With growing evidence that the nation's cyber charter schools are plagued by serious academic and management problems, Education Week conducted a months-long investigation into what is happening in this niche sector of K-12 schooling.

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Lawmakers are considering legislation that would put limits on the state’s charter school sector and give districts broader discretion to deny applications.
June 3, 2019 – Education Week
The field may be swimming in data, but there’s still blank spots when it comes to assembling a complete picture of how $600 billion in public school funding gets spent.
June 5, 2019 – Quality Counts
A dramatic boost in Title I aid features in proposals by both former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in their quests for the Democratic presidential nomination.
June 5, 2019 – Education Week
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 – Education Week
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Improving Research on Charters
April 10, 2019 – Education Week
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is throwing her weight behind new legislation to establish a new federal tax credit to expand choice, a senior department official said.
March 6, 2019 – Education Week
Federal data paint a grim picture of the charter school sector's ability to graduate its students. But comparing charter high schools' graduating power with that of all other public high schools is tricky.
February 27, 2019 – Education Week
Beyond the basics of being independently operated public schools, charters can range widely from management to oversight to the money that keeps them running.
February 27, 2019 – Education Week
Nearly a quarter of all charter high schools are graduating less than half of their students, according to an Education Week analysis of federal data.
February 27, 2019 – Education Week
Ted Kolderie, who helped launch the charter school movement through his work in Minnesota, discusses school choice, school accountability, the evolving role of teachers, and more.
March 6, 2019 – Education Week

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