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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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School safety, student data privacy, and the charter sector all drew significant attention in this year’s legislative sessions, most of which have now wrapped up.
June 19, 2019 – Education Week
Letter to the Editor
In Defense of Online Charters
June 12, 2019 – Education Week
Charter schools must be held accountable by authorizers and school districts for how they discipline their students, write two researchers.
June 19, 2019 – Education Week
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
Letter to the Editor
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

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