New report on K12, Inc. in California

| Tags: Charters, Corporate Profiles, Equity, K12, Key Issues, Oversight, Quality

A new report from In The Public Interest examines a California virtual school managed by the for-profit education company, K12, Inc. The study focuses on student performance, management practices, and oversight mechanisms at California Virtual Academies (CAVA), whose students are “at risk of low quality educational outcomes, and some are falling through the cracks entirely, […]

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Latest CREDO Study Uses Bogus “Days of Learning” Measures

| Tags: Charters, Quality

Social media is abuzz with CREDO’s latest study on charter schools. But after the Twitterstorm ends, policymakers should take a hard look at what the study does and doesn’t say about student performance in charter schools. CREDO finds positive effect sizes of .039 standard deviations in reading and .055 standard deviations in math, which CREDO […]

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News from Cashing In On Kids

• The Florida charter school started by Jeb Bush was shut down in 2008. The school is described by The New York Times as “an image-softening vehicle for [his] political comeback.” Suffering from financial woes and academic inconsistencies, the local school board voted to immediately terminate Bush’s Liberty City Charter School’s contract. Bush’s Foundation for […]

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