Tag: virtual charter schools

Another study drills into virtual charter school performance

Students in Ohio’s online charter schools perform worse than their peers in brick-and-mortar schools, and they weigh down statewide charter school performance, a new report by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute finds. The findings, which jibe with an earlier national report by the Center for Research on Education Outcomes, add new fuel to[Read More…]

‘We’ve got to figure this out’ – Connnections Education, podcastED

A virtual classroom might include an aspiring tennis pro traveling in Europe, a child in the hospital battling cancer, and a student who left a traditional classroom to escape bullies. Two decades ago, it would be inconceivable that these disparate students would be learning together, with guidance from the same teachers.[Read More…]

‘Improve your schools’ – Todd Ziebarth, podcastED

For critics of a report calling for changes to the way states fund and regulate virtual charter schools, Todd Ziebarth has a suggestion: Raise your academic performance. “The best way to push back on this report is to improve your schools,” he said. “If you have schools that get much better[Read More…]

Study finds grim results for virtual charter schools

Students in virtual charter schools fare significantly worse than their peers in traditional schools, and the picture in Florida looks especially bleak, according to a new study by Stanford University’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO). Virtual charters provide flexibility that might benefit some students, the report concludes, but right now,[Read More…]