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Virtual Schools in the U.S. 2021

Policy Brief - May 06, 2021

Author(s) - Alex Molnar, Gary Miron, Michael Barbour, Luis Huerta, and Jennifer King Rice

Virtual Schools in the U.S. 2021 provides vital scholarly analyses of virtual schools at a time of increased enthusiasm for moving schooling online, nationally and internationally. The report examines the characteristics and performance of full-time, publicly funded K-12 virtual schools. It also reviews the relevant available research related to virtual school practices, provides an overview of recent state legislative efforts to craft virtual school policy, and offers policy recommendations based on the available evidence.

Support Materials

Appendices I-A and I-B

Appendices II-A-D

Appendices III-A and III-B