Investigating K-12 Online Education

An in-depth look by I-News - a Colorado-based nonprofit investigative news collaborative, Education News Colorado, and KUNC at the state’s online K-12 schools. Topics include: online K-12 school performance, state- and district-level oversight, and for-profit Education Management Organizations, such as K12 Inc.



Tue November 8, 2011

Online K-12 School Audit Request Fails

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 request from Democratic Senate President Brandon Shaffer to audit the state’s online K-12 schools has failed to move forward. Members of the Legislative Audit Committee today voted 4 to 4 along party lines to kill the request.

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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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