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What's the Controversy around Cyber Charter Schools?


by June Ahn June 16, 2010

Cyber charter schools are becoming a rapidly mainstream part of K-12 public education. As these online schools expand, they engender much controversy amongst stakeholders. This commentary outlines the coming debates surrounding K-12 cyber schools and calls for deliberate and thoughtful policymaking to better govern these innovative organizations.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: June 16, 2010
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 16018, Date Accessed: 12/11/2017 12:53:49 AM

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  • June Ahn
    University of Maryland, College Park
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    JUNE AHN is an Assistant Professor of Learning Sciences & Technology at the University of Maryland, College Park. His research examines the impact of communication technologies in education policy and student learning. He currently focuses on two research areas: (a) the policies and practices of K-12 cyber schools, and (b) the effect of social media on youth learning and information behavior.
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