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Virtually dead: Judge rejects company's bid for online NC charter school

Posted by on Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 3:54 PM

If you've been following the efforts of the very profitable K12 Inc. (we talked about them in this story) to open a virtual charter school for students in North Carolina — ostensibly it would be a school "based" in Cabarrus County, but in (virtual) reality the school would've consisted of online courses only, plus some tellers to cash the checks — it's been blocked by Superior Court Judge Abe Jones:

Sarah Ovaska's been covering this — start here; and for more, check the links listed at the end.

K12 maintained that the State Board of Education missed its chance to review its charter application when the SBOE decided not to entertain any virtual charters before it put some rules in place for them. Oddly, a state administrative review judge agreed.

Abe Jones ruled, properly I'd say, that the SBOE's actions were tantamount to rejecting K12's application:

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