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Massachusetts Approves its Second Virtual School

Massachusetts students and families interested in a fully online education have ridden a roller coaster in the last couple of years as its first virtual school (the Massachusetts Virtual Academy at Greenfield, or MAVA) was approved to open in 2010, then decided to close, then decided to stay open, all while operating under a wide […]

Digital Learning Options in Missouri

We are pleased to have worked with the Missouri Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation to research existing digital learning options for K-12 students in Missouri, and to make recommendations to expand digital options for all students in the state. The full report, K-12 Digital Learning in Missouri: Creating Virtual Pathways to Success, was released in […]

Another State Says Yes to Virtual Charter Schools, but with Restrictions

North Carolina’s SB8 (2011) significantly revised charter school law, but it did not specifically address the creation and operation of virtual charter schools. After more than a year of controversy and confusion, the North Carolina State Board of Education (SBE) approved policy  on the procedures and operation of virtual charter schools (115C-238.29A). In January, the […]

What is the role of virtual schools in education reform?

We are pleased to see that Louisiana, which did not have a law denying virtual charters but also has not had any, has just approved the first two virtual charter schools in the state. With support from State Superintendent of Education Paul Pastorek, the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education approved two virtual schools to open […]

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