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A Teacher’s Inside View Of An Online School

A former teacher at a school run by online education firm K12, Inc. said she felt overwhelmed by the size of her class rosters and that online classes weren’t the right choice for the mostly poor communities K12 targeted. Teacher Darcy Bedortha published her story at Anthony Cody’s Education Week blog. I was an English […]

Duval County School District Settles Court Case Over K12-Run Online Charter School

Duval County schools have settled a lawsuit over an online charter school to be run by K12, the nation’s largest online education company, according to the News Service of Florida. The two sides agreed to dismiss the case after the school district recommended approving a second application, according to an attorney for the non-profit group […]

K12-Affiliated Charter School Network Wins Some, Loses Some with Florida School Boards

A network of online charter schools tied to a company under investigation by the Florida Department of Education won a split decision from Florida school districts Tuesday. School boards in Orange and Seminole counties rejected Florida Virtual Academy for the second time. But the Pinellas County school board approved the application despite concerns the school’s […]

Don’t Confuse The Florida Virtual Academy And The Florida Virtual School

The news Florida is investigating K12, Inc, the nation’s largest online educator, has created confusion about Florida’s similarly named online schools. The Florida Virtual Academy are schools managed by the for-profit K12, Inc. K12 provides services for 43 Florida school districts. In addition, non-profit groups in many counties have applied to open independent online charter […]

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