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NC School Board Starts Studying Virtual Charters

4:56 PM, Dec 13, 2013   |    comments
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RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina's statewide school board is thinking about whether to allow charter schools that operate with fewer rules to operate only online.            

A panel created to offer ideas to the State Board of Education on Friday started work on figuring out the best rules to manage virtual charter schools. The task was assigned by state lawmakers, and recommendations are due before the General Assembly opens its next session in the spring.            

The study group heard from a Chapel Hill education research firm about how virtual charter schools across the country are being held accountable for how they teach.            

The meeting comes a week after a state appeals court ruled the state school board was justified when it blocked a company's bid to establish an online-only charter school before a study.

Associated Press

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