Putting Education Reform To The Test


Virtual Classes

Latest Posts

Think Tank Urges Florida Lawmakers To Move Away From ‘One Size Fits All’ Schooling

Researchers with the James Madison Institute argue that schools work better when students have more options for their education. The group released a policy brief, Expanding Students’ Learning Options, to coincide with National School Choice Week. The Tallahassee think tank is an advocate for limited government. The brief features six case studies of students involved […]

In K12 Courses, 275 Students to a Single Teacher

Student-teacher ratios at K12, the nation’s largest online educator, are nearly twice as high as Florida’s state-run virtual school, according to internal company documents obtained by the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting and StateImpact Florida. A high school teacher working for K12 may have as many as 275 students, compared to Florida Virtual School, which […]

Some Florida School Districts Not Checking For K12 Problems

Editor’s note: This story has been updated from the version originally published. Seminole County teacher Amy Capelle had to make a decision. Her supervisor at the nation’s largest online school, K12, asked her to sign a roster saying she’d taught 112 kids. She’d only taught seven. “If you see your name next to a student […]

Florida Investigates K12, Nation’s Largest Online Educator

Editor’s note: Trevor Aaronson is with the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting. Florida’s Department of Education has launched an investigation of K12, the nation’s largest online educator, over allegations the company uses uncertified teachers and asked employees to help cover up the practice. K12 officials told certified teachers to sign class rosters that included students […]

Enrollment In Florida’s Traditional Public Schools Expected To Shrink

Florida will have fewer kids enrolled in traditional public schools in the coming years. That’s the consensus of the Education Enrollment Conference. The panel of state economists and legislative staffers is compiling projections for public schools over the next decade. The reason for the enrollment forecast is money. The panel recommends school district renovation and […]

What a National Education Survey Says About Florida

A new nationwide education survey released this morning has some interesting implications in Florida, namely that the state sometimes disagrees with the national view on education. The biggest difference between Florida and the nation in the Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll phone survey of 1002 people is on class sizes. The poll sets up a choice […]

About StateImpact

StateImpact seeks to inform and engage local communities with broadcast and online news focused on how state government decisions affect your lives.
Learn More »