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Indiana online schools
stopping the shuffle
February 13, 2019
New bill would keep virtual charters from moving around students, but stops short of harsher oversight
Raatz said the bill was scaled back because lawmakers were worried the original draft would hamper the schools.
January 31, 2019
House lawmakers make minor changes to online schools bill, but stricter plans remain up in the air
The new amendments unanimously passed Thursday.
January 16, 2019
A new proposal aims to ratchet up oversight of Indiana’s most troubled virtual charter schools
The move would prevent Daleville Community Schools, the oversight agency for Indiana Virtual School and Indiana Virtual Pathways Academy, from renewing those charters.
January 15, 2019
Here’s how Indiana lawmakers propose — again — to rein in virtual charter schools
The bills tackle several aspects of virtual schools that have drawn criticism: how new students are onboarded, who oversees the schools, and how quickly they are growing.
January 4, 2019
Indiana online schools have success lobbying lawmakers despite dismal academics
Over the past decade, the major operators of virtual charter schools in Indiana have all either donated to political campaigns, lobbied, or both.
January 2, 2019
This Indiana virtual charter school graduated just 2 percent of its students in 2018
The graduation data comes as Indiana education officials are considering ways to curb growth and add oversight for online charter schools.
December 21, 2018
Why Indiana education officials want to stop this school district from overseeing online schools
While most of the proposals would apply to any virtual charter school in the state, some were clearly written with Daleville and its schools in mind.
December 19, 2018
Indiana finally knows how many thousands of students learn virtually in public school districts
The growth in online education in Indiana has been steep, according to the first-of-its-kind report.
December 18, 2018
Holcomb: Indiana needs to make virtual charter schools a better option for students
Following a Chalkbeat investigation last year, Holcomb called for “immediate attention and action” to address the problems with online schools.
rules and regulations
December 12, 2018
Indiana education officials call for a crackdown on ‘too big to fail’ virtual schools
The recommendations would crack down on two of the state's most problematic virtual charter schools: Indiana Virtual School and Indiana Virtual Pathways Academy.
November 28, 2018
After flying under the radar, school districts’ online programs attract attention — and scrutiny
For years, local school districts in Indiana have run full-time, online-only programs for some of their students. There was no way to…
November 16, 2018
Hardly any kids passed ISTEP at one of Indiana’s largest schools. Here’s why it’s not getting an F
Education department officials said the school did not get a grade because it did not test enough students who had been enrolled long enough to have one calculated.
October 26, 2018
Here’s what Betsy DeVos has to say about Indiana’s failing virtual schools
DeVos has a history of supporting online charter schools, and her former organization has close ties to major virtual school operators.
October 22, 2018
More oversight, less growth: How Indiana could turn around its failing online schools
The state board committee unveiled recommendations Monday that will be sent to the full board next month and, eventually, to lawmakers.
September 17, 2018
Here’s how some of Indiana’s online schools are trying to fix low testing turnout
While 99 percent of traditional school students are tested throughout the state, in online schools, rates generally fall below the federally mandated 95 percent.
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