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Virtual Schools in the US under pressure

Friday, 16 August 2013
Virtual Schools in the US under pressure

A recent report in Education Week points to the difficulties faced by virtual schools in Florida, Kansas, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee who are are facing enrollment challenges and tough questions. In Florida for example,  the Florida Virtual School (FLVS), the largest state-run virtual school district in the country, announced a big lay-off of staff affecting 177 full-time staff and 625 part-time instructors.

While in Kansas concerns are being raised about the academic performance of students at two virtual charter schools, both of which have contractual relationships with for-profit virtual school operator K12 Inc.  Read the full report.


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