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Florida Virtual School v. K12 Inc.: Supreme Court Clears Way For Legal Fight

| September 18, 2014

Justices unanimously rejected arguments that Florida Virtual School could not sue the private K12 Inc. over copyright infringement. K12 provides online-education services in Florida and has used the names Florida Virtual Academy and Florida Virtual Program.

Unaccountability and Unproven Quality in Rush Toward Virtual Education in Florida

| October 26, 2011

A new study, citing Florida and other virtual school pioneers, says for-profit companies are pushing states to offer full-time virtual instruction paid for by state tax dollars with little research on the quality of these programs.

Mandatory Virtual Classes for High School Students Bugging Cash-Strapped Districts

| September 7, 2011

A new state law that requires Florida high school students to take a class online is causing cash-strapped school districts to spend millions on new computers and exacerbating the digital divide.

School Districts Will Have to Vastly Expand Virtual Education; Charters to Click In

| April 27, 2011

At least one virtual class would be mandatory for graduation, kindergarten students could take online courses, and charter schools could offer full or part-time classes in what’s almost certain to become law.

Charter Schools To Be Allowed To Go Virtual As Florida Expands Online Public Education

| April 16, 2011

A proposed law would let charter schools open full-time K-12 “virtual” charter schools, all students would be required to take at least one online class, and school districts would have to offer full or part-time virtual programs.

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