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Bridging the Digital Divide: A Special Report

Reporter(s)/Author(s): 
Washington Post Editorial Staff
Published on: 
Thu, 11/14/2013
Media Source: 
Washington Post

Tech professionals and policy makers convened Nov. 5 at Washington Post Live’s Bridging the Digital Divide forum to discuss why the digital gap matters and who is still left out.

Fairfax County considers creating virtual high school

Published on: 
Thu, 04/12/2012
Media Source: 
Washington Post

Fairfax County schools could become the first in the Washington region to create a virtual public high school that would allow students to take all their classes from a computer at home. No sports teams. No pep rallies. No lockers, no hall passes. Instead, assignments delivered on-screen and after-school clubs that meet online. It’s a reimagination of the American high school experience. And it’s a nod to the power of the school choice movement, which has given rise to the widespread expectation that parents should have a menu of options to customize their children’s education.

Profits and Questions at Online Charter Schools

Published on: 
Mon, 12/12/2011
Media Source: 
New York Times
By almost every educational measure, the Agora Cyber Charter School is failing. Nearly 60 percent of its students are behind grade level in math. Nearly 50 percent trail in reading.

CHARTER SCHOOL PERFORMANCE IN PENNSYLVANIA

Published on: 
Fri, 04/01/2011

Expanding on the 2009 CREDO National Charter School Study Multiple Choice: Charter School Performance in 16 States, this report examines the performance of Pennsylvania charter schools for the

How Online Learning Companies Bought America's Schools

Published on: 
Sun, 11/27/2011
Media Source: 
Other
If the national movement to “reform” public education through vouchers, charters and privatization has a laboratory, it is Florida.

Virtual schools are multiplying, but some question their educational value

Published on: 
Sat, 11/26/2011
Media Source: 
Washington Post
A Virginia company leading a national movement to replace classrooms with computers — in which children as young as 5 can learn at home at taxpayer expense — is facing a backlash from critics who are

Online High Schools Attracting Elite Names

Published on: 
Sun, 11/20/2011
Media Source: 
New York Times
In June, about 30 seniors will graduate from a little-known online high school currently called the Education Program for Gifted Youth.

Study raises questions about virtual schools

Published on: 
Tue, 10/25/2011
Media Source: 
Washington Post

As an increasing number of cash-strapped states turn to virtual schools — where computers replace classmates and students learn via the Internet — a new study is raising questions about their quali

New Year, New Honors Courses, Old Debate

Published on: 
Sat, 09/17/2011
Media Source: 
The Patch

For months, Restore Honors and local advocacy group

Fairfax County schools to offer honors courses online

Published on: 
Thu, 09/01/2011
Media Source: 
Washington Post

Fairfax County schools will offer several high school

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