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March 6, 2018
A tiny Indiana district is banking on virtual education to survive. But at what cost?
As a result, lawmakers are taking steps to learn more about districts that pursue in-house virtual education programs.
February 14, 2018
Indiana lawmakers aren’t cracking down on virtual charter schools despite calls for change
None of the bills proposed this year dealt directly with virtual schools, and none of them received any hearings.
December 7, 2017
Gov. Eric Holcomb says Indiana’s low-rated online charter schools need ‘immediate attention and action’
Holcomb is not alone in calling for Indiana to address the poor academic track records of statewide online charter schools.
November 30, 2017
DeVos calls America still ‘a nation at risk,’ cheers GOP tax plan
The nation's ed chief tells a summit gathering in Nashville that not much has changed since the landmark Reagan-era report indicting America’s public schools.
November 27, 2017
Jeb Bush, Betsy DeVos to rally education reformers this week at Nashville summit
The gathering of some 1,100 reform-minded players comes as efforts to reengineer education as a consumer choice have buoyed under the Trump administration.
November 21, 2017
Policymakers agree virtual schools should get more teachers and less money. Will they make it happen?
But national and even local charter school advocates say changes need to be made at Indiana Virtual School and online charters more broadly across the state.
November 13, 2017
Former Indiana schools chief Glenda Ritz: Virtual schools ‘prey’ on vulnerable students
Ritz's comments appeared in a column for the Indianapolis Business Journal.
Coming to Tennessee
November 10, 2017
Betsy DeVos to address Jeb Bush’s education summit in Nashville
The visit will mark DeVos’s first to Tennessee since the Michigan billionaire became President Donald Trump’s secretary of education in February.
October 31, 2017
As students signed up, online school hired barely any teachers — but founder’s company charged it millions
The state has set aside more than $62 million over the next two years to keep the school in business.
February 20, 2017
Schools with lots of transfer students say A-F labels don’t fit
The proposal would give schools a second A-F grade based just on the scores of students who have attended for at least a year.
February 15, 2017
Under the House budget plan, suburban districts would get more money while some urban districts would get less
In the two-year budget draft, released by House lawmakers today, Indiana schools are projected to get an extra $273 million to support student learning.
February 6, 2017
Low participation and poor attendance could get a student expelled from an online school in new House proposal
A new House proposal would allow virtual charter schools to remove students showing low participation and poor attendance.
January 12, 2017
Hoosier Academy Virtual highlights challenges in third hearing, but board says it still needs more information to make a decision.
It’s still not clear what action, if any, Indiana education officials will take regarding the long-struggling Hoosier Academy Virtual Charter School.
January 5, 2017
Educators step up to the challenges facing Indiana’s underachieving online schools
"Everything that goes on in any other school has to go on in an online school as well."
January 3, 2017
Why online learning works for these Indiana kids
Families said the self-paced nature of virtual learning, the lack of social distractions and the ability to learn anywhere, have allowed their kids to be successful
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