(Jan 29) Pa. denies all applications for cyber-charter schools in 2014

BY KEVIN MCCORRY

There will be no new cyber-charter schools opening this year in Pennsylvania.

The state Department of Education rejected proposals from each of the six operators that applied last November.

The state’s 14 existing cyber-charter schools – which educate students via computers in students’ homes – have thus far produced dismal academic results for their 35,000 students statewide.

Judging by the state’s new school performance profile scores, the 11 cyber-charters for which information is available scored well below state averages.

Full story: Pa. denies all applications for cyber-charter schools in 2014 Kevin McCorry, Newsworks WHYY, 1/28/14

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