Putting Education Reform To The Test

School Board Could Close Virginia’s First Statewide Online School

A county school board in Virginia plans on ending its partnership with K12, Inc., the nation’s largest online educator. The decision will likely close Virginia’s largest statewide online school serving 350 students.

“Carroll County has definitely pulled the rug out from [under] everyone,” said Cherie Nielsen, a parent leader for the Virginia chapter for Public School Options, which advocates for nontraditional public schools. “We are scrambling.” The school board in the southern Virginia county voted last month to discontinue the contract, citing administrative and liability concerns.

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