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BCIU will head to Harrisburg to advocate for fair funding of online schools
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Mar 22, 6:53 AM: The cyberschools have been a hot-button topic, costing Berks districts more than $17 million during the 2017-18 school year. Charter and online charter schools on average receive $12,540 per regular student and $28,003 per special >
Guest Opinion: Legislation would put an end to cyber charter waste
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Mar 20, 6:35 AM: Pennsylvania makes up more than 20 percent of the total cyber charter school student population in America. This year, PA school districts will send more than $500 million to 14 cyber charter schools that have no accountability to >
Letter: Expand opportunities at Maine online schools
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Mar 20, 6:04 AM: Our daughter graduated from MCA last year. While in her senior year of high school, she was able to do live-in care for an older friend who had fallen from her roof. Our daughter was able to continue her schooling, participate in >
Students at some Colorado online schools move around a lot. A bill to track them better advances.
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Mar 19, 5:56 AM: Lawmakers and education officials will take a closer look at turnover in online schools under a bill that passed the Senate Friday. While online schools educate a relatively small portion of Colorado students, enrollment is >
Column: Fair evaluation of e-schools must consider mobility
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Mar 19, 5:46 AM: While every school district in America experiences mobility, online schools have the highest mobility rates in the country. Currently more than 35 percent of Ohio Connections Academy students are considered mobile, while schools >
Local teenage silversmith overcomes bullying through online education, faith
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Mar 18, 6:30 AM: Growing up can be tough, especially if some of those tough situations include being bullied at school for following a certain religion, the way you sound, dress and anything else people can find to pick at. But there’s always a >
Letter: Judge each virtual school on its merits
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Mar 18, 5:51 AM: Last week Glenda Ritz wrote about the dismal performance of the Indiana Virtual School and the Indiana Virtual Pathways Academy [Stop state money to virtual schools, Forefront, March 8]. While I couldn’t agree more that this school >
Virtual Academy gains traction
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Mar 18, 4:43 AM: Seven months since Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools launched its Virtual Academy, school district officials say they are pleased with the response they have had so far and are looking to expand its possibilities in the future.
Are Pa. school districts paying too much for cyber charter students?
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Mar 15, 6:19 AM: Penglase and other parents say the cybers are refuges from what they view as less-than-ideal learning environments of some conventional classrooms. But the funding system, along with the academic struggles of cyber charters, is at >
A virtual charter school ‘divorce’ leaves 2,400 students caught in the middle
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Mar 14, 7:07 AM: More than 2,400 students are caught in the middle of a fight between one of North Carolina’s two virtual charter schools and the for-profit education company that receives millions of dollars a year to manage the >
New transparency reporting requirements for virtual charter schools advance to state Senate
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Mar 14, 5:33 AM: One of the few surviving measures aimed at adding new restrictions on virtual charter schools sailed through the Oklahoma House of Representatives on Wednesday morning.
Letter: Online public school worked for this family
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Mar 14, 5:04 AM: We enrolled our son, Lucas, in Ohio Virtual Academy after he was bullied at his local school. When Lucas began kindergarten, we spoke with him about bullies, but we weren’t prepared for a teacher to be the assailant. The teacher >
Bill to stop use of state education funds for recruitment bonuses fails in Senate
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Mar 13, 6:22 AM: A measure to prohibit the use of state funds for recruitment bonuses for teachers failed narrowly in the Senate 22-20 Tuesday.  Retired educator Sen. Ron Sharp said he authored Senate Bill 57 to stop the unfair practice of virtual >
Parents, students pack Capitol to tell lawmakers about ‘the array of reasons to choose Epic’
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Mar 12, 5:05 AM: Thousands of students and their parents descended on the state Capitol Monday to share with lawmakers their myriad reasons for choosing an online education through Epic Charter Schools. Not all of them came to oppose various pieces >
After Applying To Charter Schools Online, 2,500 Kansas City Families Now Have A Choice To Make
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Mar 8, 6:17 AM: Families of prospective charter school students who used a common application have received their offers and will have until March 22 to pick their top choice on School App KC.
‘Very unique program:’ MPS uses ‘blended learning’ to help young refugees ad
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Mar 6, 7:39 AM: When children who are refugees find themselves in Milwaukee, they're often in the same classroom. A Milwaukee Public Schools program is helping them get their start.
The House And Senate Have Approved Virtual Education Bills. Now What?
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Mar 6, 7:27 AM: Both the Senate and House have approved their own versions of a virtual education bill, but some worry the proposed new rules for virtual education moving forward don’t do enough.
Where do Colorado’s online school students end up? Lawmakers want to know.
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Mar 6, 6:37 AM: Lawmakers want to get more information about enrollment at multi-district online schools beyond the statewide October pupil count. The Senate Education Committee will consider a bill requiring more reporting to the state and >
Editorial: House Bill 1395 would give scrutiny to virtual charter schools
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Mar 5, 7:32 AM: State and federal law enforcement and the Oklahoma Legislature are reportedly taking a closer look at Epic Charter School, a fast-growing online and blended school system that has drawn 10,000 new students and tens of millions of >
New scrutiny: 15 people with ties to Epic Charter donated $180,000 to 78 candidates for state office
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Mar 4, 7:05 AM: The operators of Oklahoma’s rapidly expanding virtual charter school opened their wallets during the 2018 state political campaign season in an effort to combat what they perceive as threats to the school’s continued >

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