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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.

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

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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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KUNC’s Erin O’Toole talks with reporters Burt Hubbard and Nancy Mitchell about their 10-months investigation, which found that online schools produce three times as many dropouts as they do graduates. When these students leave, millions of dollars are staying with virtual schools for students who are no longer attending online classes.

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