New report provides reality check on virtual schools (subscription)

By: | May 7, 2021

“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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