K-12 Online Schools

3:17pm

Wed March 21, 2012

3:00am

Mon March 19, 2012
Education

Overworked and Underpaid? Teacher Staffing at Colorado Virtual Academy

Screencap of the Colorado Virtual Academy homepage
www.k12.com/cova

Enrollment for kids of all ages is booming at Colorado’s 22 full-time multi-district online schools. This year, about $30 million in taxpayer money is expected to go to the largest, Colorado Virtual Academy. The school is free and promotes a more individualized approach to coursework and virtual interaction with Colorado teachers.

But with an estimated 77 cents of every taxpayer dollar the school receives going to its for-profit management company, some former teachers say they were unable live up to the school’s promises. The news comes as Colorado legislators are preparing to introduce a bill that would increase accountability for the quickly expanding online programs.

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1:47pm

Wed February 1, 2012
Education

K12 Inc. Shareholders File Class-Action Lawsuit

Creative Commons

Shareholders of Virginia-based K12 Inc.—which  manages online schools across the country and in Colorado—have filed a class-action lawsuit against the company in U.S. District Court.

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1:19pm

Fri January 27, 2012
Education

Enrollment in Colorado K-12 Schools Grows by 1.3 Percent

Lopez Elementary School fifth-graders get creative with duct tape.
Poudre School District

Student enrollment across Colorado continues to grow according to new numbers released by the Colorado Department of Education. Enrollment at the state’s schools increased by 1.3 percent this year—with some of the largest gains in Denver Public Schools, the state’s charter schools and full-time online learning programs.

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8:34am

Wed January 11, 2012
Education

EdNews: Online Bill Still Being Crafted

Brandon Shaffer currently serves as the President of the Colorado Senate. He represents Senate District 17, which includes Longmont, Erie, Lafayette and Louisville.
Colorado State Senate

A bill proposing changes in funding and regulation of online schools could be ready for introduction in a couple of weeks, but the details are still being hammered out, Senate President Brandon Shaffer says.

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