Cyber Charter Schools Grow In Popularity

President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, a prominent supporter of charter schools, said the time has come to “make education great again,” at a recent rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan. But it is not clear an approach as newfangled as it is controversial - cyber charter schools - will be part of her plan.

Cyber charter schools merge two types of reform - the charter school movement and online learning. Like traditional charter schools, cyber charters are considered public schools that deliver instructional material to students online and are paid for with state funds.

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