Can virtual schools thrive in the real world?

  title={Can virtual schools thrive in the real world?},
  author={Yinying Wang and Janet R. Decker},
Despite the relatively large number of students enrolled in Ohio’s virtual schools, it is unclear how virtual schools compare to their traditional school counterparts on measures of student achievement. To provide some insight, we compared the school performance from 2007-2011 at Ohio’s virtual and traditional schools. The results suggest that Ohio’s virtual schools have grown rapidly, but also have experienced much lower levels of school performance than traditional schools. In light of these… CONTINUE READING
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