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NPR: Some 'Cyber Schools' Falling Short Of Their Sales Pitch

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Public cyber schools are popping up across the country, even for the youngest students. Many are run by the same for-profit company, which has made a big business of online education. But student test scores are falling short.

A National Public Radio story by reporter Blake Farmer that aired February 19, 2013, reports that so-called cyber schools appear to be falling short of their sales pitch. The largest, run by a for-profit company K12, has made a big business of virtual education--including in Michigan. Farmer reports that poor standardized test scores have captured the attention of state lawmakers around the country.

Listen and read the transcript at NPR this story about K12's failing grades.