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Districts U-46, 300 deny virtual charter school proposal

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  • Plans for a virtual online school being pitched to 18 suburban districts have drawn pointed questions and considerable criticism. Here, Tennessee state Rep. Gloria Johnson told a gathering in Geneva last month how the charter school company, K12 Inc., is failing students in her state.

       Plans for a virtual online school being pitched to 18 suburban districts have drawn pointed questions and considerable criticism. Here, Tennessee state Rep. Gloria Johnson told a gathering in Geneva last month how the charter school company, K12 Inc., is failing students in her state.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

 
 

The school boards in elgin area school district u-46 and community unit district 300 unanimously denied a charter proposal during their meetings monday night that would have allowed a virtual charter school to open in the coming school year. the virtual charter school at fox river valley was proposed by virtual learning solutions, a nonprofit group formed specifically to open a school for students across 18 school districts in the region, allowing them to learn from their home computers.

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