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New York Law Firm Investigating K12

A New York City law firm says they are investigating K12, Inc. to see if the nation’s largest online education provider mislead investors. The law firm, Faruqi and Faruqi, cites a StateImpact Florida/Florida Center for Investigative Reporting report about Florida investigating the company for possible using improperly certified teachers. According to emails and other documents, […]

Read The Virginia Lawsuit Accusing K12 Of Misleading Investors

Florida is investigating K12, the nation’s online educator, but we could learn more from a federal lawsuit filed in the company’s home state of Virginia. The Arkansas Teacher Retirement System filed the lawsuit, which alleges the company misled investors in what K12 did and did not report about how it makes money. A judge must […]

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 […]

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 […]

What K12 Told Investors About Florida’s Investigation

K12, Inc. held a conference call with investors this morning to announce its earnings. Ron Packard, founder and CEO of the nation’s largest online education firm, started the call with a statement about the Florida Department of Education investigating whether the company used improperly certified teachers in Seminole County schools. Packard said K12 always uses […]

K12 Did Not Disclose Florida Investigation To Investors

Editor’s note: Trevor Aaronson is with the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting. Executives for K12, the nation’s largest for-profit online educator, discovered in May that the Florida Department of Education had launched an investigation of the company’s practices in Seminole County. The state probe was examining whether K12 employees in Florida used teachers with improper certifications, […]

Volusia County Schools Reviewing K12 Teachers

The Volusia County school district is reviewing online education provider K12 to make sure the company is using teachers who are properly certified, according to the Daytona Beach News-Journal. The county will survey parents of students who took courses through K12 to make sure the listed teacher actually taught the student. Seminole County schools conducted […]

Student Impersonated Teacher At Ohio Online School For More Than A Year

Yesterday we told you that Florida is investigating accusations the nation’s largest online education firm, K12, was using teachers who were not properly certified. Out colleagues at StateImpact Ohio found an online teacher who had hired a former student to do the job for her. It was more than a year before students learned their […]

K12 Says Seminole County Schools’ Conclusions About Online Teachers Are Incorrect

K12 has responded to accusations the company may have used uncertified teachers for Seminole County schools online courses. The school district sent its documents to the state Department of Education before giving the company a chance to respond. K12’s own investigation found the conclusions of Seminole County schools’ investigators were not correct. Here’s the press […]

Morgan Stanley Expects K12 To Address Florida Investigation This Week

Financial firm Morgan Stanley says they aren’t all that worried about a StateImpact Florida/Florida Center for Investigative Reporting story that the nation’s largest online educator, K12, is being investigated for using uncertified teachers. K12 is holding a conference call on Thursday. “We’d expect the company to address this in more detail during the call,” Morgan […]

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