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Choice of Schools--Charter SchoolsCyber ChartersWhat States Are Doing
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Choice of Schools--Charter Schools
Online Learning--Digital/Blended Learning
Online Learning--Virtual Schools/Courses

The Progress of Education Reform: What State Policymakers Need to Know about Funding Virtual Charter Schools - This issue of The Progress of Education Reform outlines the key differences of virtual charters and explores how states can change their funding systems to address the needs of this new type of public education. (Michael Griffith, ECS, February 2014)...

From the ECS State Policy Database: Choice of Schools--Charter Schools--Cyber Charters - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

K-12 Online Education Commission Recommendations - A Colorado commission tasked with recommending legislative changes to improve online learning called for a broader definition of online to encompass a variety of electronic learning methods. The taskforce called for making attendance requirements more flexible and reducing records transfer times from 30 to 14 days. The State Board of Education should certify multi-district online authorizers instead of multi-district schools. And while the current accountability system is "unrealistic and incomplete," new ways to measure performance should be addressed by creation of pilot programs. (Donnell-Kay Foundation, March 2014)...

An Evaluation: Virtual Charter Schools - Enrollment in virtual charter schools in Wisconsin has increased every school year since 2002-03. This report examines enrollment trends, opportunities for social development, provision of special education, assessments, teacher licensure, revenue and expenditures. (Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau, February 2010)...

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