K-12 Online Schools

9:48pm

Wed September 21, 2011
Education

K12 Inc.: Public Online Schools, Private Profits

Rhonda Stafford and her daughter, eighth grader Ashley Andazola, attend a recent training for the online school, Colorado Virtual Academy. COVA is managed by Virginia-based K12 Inc.

At a time when public schools are seeing deep cuts in funding, there’s a growing market for companies running online elementary, middle and high schools. The largest for-profit company overseeing these programs in Colorado is Virginia-based company K12 Inc. While public schools are struggling to survive, K12 Inc.—with the support of state tax dollars—is reporting double digit profits. Meantime, it’s not measuring up to state academic standards.

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12:00am

Wed April 21, 2010
Education

State Lagging with Oversight of Online K-12 Schools

Editor's Note: This article was originally published on 2010-04-21 on an older version of KUNC.org.

Online K-12 schools continue to be a popular choice for many students and parents in Colorado. But when it comes to holding one of education's fastest growing industries accountable, the state is lagging. KUNC's Grace Hood investigates.

12:00am

Tue April 20, 2010
Education

New Law Delays Evaluation of Online K-12 Schools

Editor's Note: This article was originally published on 2010-04-20 on an older version of KUNC.org.

The Colorado Department of Education says the 2009 Education Accountability Act will delay the its identification of the lowest performing K-12 cyber schools by four to five months. 

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12:00am

Tue August 4, 2009
Education

Online K-12 Schools: KUNC Investigates

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

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