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Just 1 in 4 students uses GOAL Academy's learning software each day. Yet the state of Colorado officially reports an 89 percent attendance rate at the school. Why the disconnect?
Across the country, interest is growing in such new types of non-charter management models. But multidistrict online schools have faced some of the same problems that plague cyber charters.
To understand how the problems with for-profit management of cyber charters have persisted over time, just look at Pennsylvania.
Rising concerns over the management practices and academic quality of virtual charter schools have exposed a deepening divide among some of the nation's most influential supporters of school choice.
Savvy lobbying, well-connected allies, and impassioned parents have helped keep online charters growing across states even in the face of often-poor results.
Schools are tacking more and more extra charges onto students’ bills, much of it for basic educational services. Some call it “backdoor tuition.”
Doing more with less is the new norm. Some public universities are even finding fresh ways to ease students’ burden.
State schools like Alabama are following a new survival strategy: lure top students, boost reputation, raise tuition, go big.
Vincent G. Boudreau, dean of the Colin L. Powell school at City College, was appointed to take over for Lisa S. Coico, who quit last month amid a federal inquiry involving her personal expenses.
Opportunities for earning an undergraduate degree on foreign soil, taught in English, are growing by the year. And the price is right: In some countries, it’s free.
Younger elementary students have a far higher chance of gaining excessive weight during the summer than when they are in school.