School Quality in the Cloud: Guidelines for Authorizing Virtual Charter Schools

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One of the most interesting yet challenging developments in recent years for many charter authorizers across the country has been the rapid rise and expansion of virtual or online charter schools. These schools offer K?12 courses through the Internet, with time and/or distance separating the teacher and learner.1 From state to state, such schools may also be called cyber or distance learning schools. (All briefs in NACSA's Cyber Series will use the terms virtual and online schools interchangeably.) These terms all describe similar types of online learning environments and instructional delivery systems, with students taking all their courses from home or any place outside of a school building, without a fixed schedule. Less

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    Topics: Oversight Monitoring, Petition Review, Charter Schools, Authorizers

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    Tool for: Charter Schools

    Beneficiary: Charter Schools

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