K-12 Online School Oversight


Tue October 25, 2011

Report Calls for More Regulation of Virtual K-12 Schools

Parents learn the ins and outs of the virtual education system at a Colorado Virtual Academy training.
Grace Hood

A new study by the Boulder-based National Education Policy Center is raising more questions about the quality and oversight of online K-12 schools across the country.

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Tue October 4, 2011

Online Education: A Pattern of Lax Oversight

Joe Mahoney I-News Network

The I-News Network, a Colorado-based in-depth news consortium, and one of its partners, the nonprofit Education News Colorado, investigated what’s really happening with thousands of Colorado K-12 students who try an online school each year. This is the final report in a 3 part series. Click for part 1 & part 2.

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Mon October 3, 2011

Why are Colorado’s Online K-12 Students Failing? A Conversation with I-News Reporters

An investigative report by I-News, a Colorado-based in-depth news consortium, shows that taxpayers will spend $100 million this year on virtual schools that are largely failing their elementary and high school students.

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Sun October 2, 2011

Online Education: Churning & Turning

Florence High School junior Laura Johnson, 17, works on a computer between classes at the school on Tues, May 24, 2011 at FHS in Florence, CO. Johnson left FHS for the GOAL Academy online school, but returned after a semester with no credits earned.
Joe Mahoney iNews

Colorado taxpayers will spend $100 million this year on online schools that are largely failing their elementary and high school students, state education records and interviews with school officials show.

The money includes millions in tax dollars that are going to K-12 online schools for students who are no longer there.

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Tue September 27, 2011

Senate President Calls for Emergency Audit of Online K-12 Schools

Colorado lawmakers are directing auditors to map out how they would assess the state’s online K-12 schools. Democratic Senate President Brandon Shaffer is expressing concerns over student failure rates at the schools.

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