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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.

Online K-12 Schools: KUNC Investigates

Editor's Note: This article was originally published on 2009-08-04 on an older version of

Two years ago the state legislature passed a far-reaching law aimed at regulating online schools. Back then, the burgeoning field was being criticized for poor student performance and shoddy accounting of taxpayer money. A recent report shows some online schools are still trailing behind . And as KUNC's Grace Hood reports, right now the Department of Education is giving these schools a pass.