Robinson said she understands the call to keep school buildings closed and supports the decision. Still, she's concerned about how it will work, how students will be kept engaged, how parents will navigate the different online programs, and especially how her gregarious granddaughter will fare at home away from friends and in the same household where her sister is expecting a baby in just a few days. … [Read more...] about 80% Of Memphis Parents Support School District’s Decision To Start Classes Online
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Epic is also under investigation. An affidavit filed by Oklahoma state investigators in 2019 accused the charter operator of “embezzling millions” by creating “ghost students” to artificially inflate attendance figures, according to the Tulsa World. Epic teachers told the paper that school administrators pushed them to participate in the scheme; two eventually sued. Epic attorneys are still fighting the state auditor over a request to review the charter operator’s spending records. The problem with cybercharters isn’t limited to Oklahoma. In Indiana, a Chalkbeat investigation found that cybercharter schools were rarely penalized for poor performance, and there aren’t many legal mechanisms available to compel oversight bodies to act. Thirty-five virtual or blended-learning charter schools owe the Ohio Department of Education $137 million for misrepresenting enrollment and attendance figures. Half of the institutions have closed, the Columbus … [Read more...] about Parents Are Flocking to Virtual Schools and Homeschooling. They’ll Find a Minefield.
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