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Virtual Schools Report 2017by Nat'l Education Policy Center

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Despite the significant research demonstrating the failure of cyber charters they continue to expand according to a new study by the NEPC.  " School performance measures, for both full-time entirely virtual and full-time blended virtual schools, suggest that they are not as successful as traditional public schools.  Check out the NEPC report:  In the 5 years since the  first report  was released in 2013, virtual education continues to be a focal point for policymakers. tate policymaking in several key areas – such as accountability, teacher preparation, and school governance – continues to lag." FYI:  Sec'ty of Ed DeVos was an investor in the worst of the cyber charter chains, the for-profit K12 Inc. It is not clear whether she divested. She has said she will encourage the growth of cyber-charters, because   she believes any choice made by parents  is best for children, although

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