Tennessee Dumps K12, Inc. While K12 Pushes into North Carolina

Tennessee’s education commissioner has ordered the closure of a struggling K12, Inc.-operated online school, as North Carolina lawmakers debate a budget proposal that could pave the way for K12 to finally set up shop.

Tennessee Virtual Academy began operating in 2011 and struggled to produce positive academic results from the get go, according to The Tennessean. Three years of low student growth at the K12-managed school prompted Kevin Huffman, Tennessee’s education commissioner, to order the school’s closure at the end of the 2014-15 school year.

– See more at: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/08/01/tennessee-will-shutter-virtual-school-run-by-k12-inc-for-profit-company-seeking-to-set-up-in-north-carolina/#sthash.V3101QL8.dpuf

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