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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 […]

Online Charter School Network Will Try Again Next Year In Three Districts

A network of online charter schools tied to education firm K12, Inc. will not seek to open schools in Marion, Orange and Seminole counties next year, The Orlando Sentinel reports. A lawyer representing Florida Virtual Academy said the schools would not be able to open by next fall if the local school districts continued to […]

Tennessee Lawmakers Question Online Educator K12 Inc.

Lawmakers in Tennessee are growing skeptical of an online school run by K12 Inc., the nation’s largest online education company. That’s according to a piece by Tennessee reporter Blake Farmer broadcast on NPR Tuesday. Just 16 percent of K12’s 3,200 students in kindergarten through 8th grade met state standards in math. The company is also […]

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 […]

Jacksonville Congresswoman Wants Federal Investigation of K12

U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Jacksonville, has asked the U.S. Department of Education to investigate K12, a publicly traded online education provider that operates in 42 Florida school districts, including in Miami-Dade, Broward, Hillsborough, Orange and Duval counties. Citing a Sept. 11 story by the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting and StateImpact Florida that reported how […]

Don’t Reform Schools, Transform Them

This is a guest post from North Carolina teacher Cindi Rigsbee, who participated in the Wednesday Twitter education discussion we hosted with Tell Me More. It was first posted at Rigsbee’s blog. I took a minute during my lunch break to hang out on Twitter, specifically to glance at the NPR Twitter Education Forum (#npredchat) […]

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 […]

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