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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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Betsy DeVos, the nominee to head the U.S. Department of Education, is at the center of an extensive policy and political ecosystem aimed at boosting charters, virtual schools, education savings accounts, and vouchers.
December 14, 2016 – Education Week
November 30, 2016 – Education Week
Advocates for charters, vouchers, and other forms of school choice express mixed views about what the new administration may mean.
November 30, 2016 – Education Week
The state will keep its status as one of the most restrictive states when it comes to the expansion of the charter school sector.
November 16, 2016 – Education Week
Education Week reviewed hundreds of news stories and dozens of state audits that document problems in the sector that date to the early 2000s.
November 3, 2016 – Education Week
At Colorado's 4,000-student GOAL Academy, just 1 in 4 students uses the learning software each day. The founder helped direct millions of dollars to his for-profit management company.
November 3, 2016 – Education Week
Just 1 in 4 students uses GOAL Academy's learning software each day. Yet the state of Colorado officially reports an 89 percent attendance rate at the school. Why the disconnect?
November 3, 2016 – Education Week
Across the country, interest is growing in such new types of non-charter management models. But multidistrict online schools have faced some of the same problems that plague cyber charters.
November 3, 2016 – Education Week
To understand how the problems with for-profit management of cyber charters have persisted over time, just look at Pennsylvania.
November 3, 2016 – Education Week
Rising concerns over the management practices and academic quality of virtual charter schools have exposed a deepening divide among some of the nation's most influential supporters of school choice.
November 3, 2016 – Education Week

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