Urban Districts Creating Virtual Schools

Cavanagh, Sean
June 2013
Education Week;6/5/2013, Vol. 32 Issue 33, p12
The article discusses the increase in the creation of virtual schools in U.S. urban school districts, focusing on Pennsylvania's Philadelphia Virtual Academy. Topics include the use of virtual schools to increase school choice according to Fran Newberg of Philadelphia's public schools, the city's challenges with school enrollment and closures, and the creation of Pennsylvania's Pittsburgh Online Academy, with comments by Robert Fayich of the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools.


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