New report provides reality check on virtual schools (subscription)
“Virtual Schools in the U.S. 2021,” a report released on Thursday by the National Education Policy Center, finds that:
- virtual school performance lags behind that of brick-and-mortar schools,
- little or no research evidence supports claims of virtual schools’ ability to educate students as well as brick-and-mortar schools,
- and regulation and policymaking with regard to virtual schools is weak or nonexistent.
Even so, virtual school enrollments continue to grow, the report says.
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