Indiana Online Schools

Lawmakers this year expanded a ban on offering an incentive to enroll at schools in Indiana.
The law strengthens previous restrictions, but so far the state does not seem to be enforcing it.
Indianapolis Public School parents have two virtual charter school options if they want their children to learn remotely this 2021-22 school year.
Defunct virtual schools, ex-officers sued for $154 million for allegedly defrauding Indiana of tuition paid to educate online students
Lawsuit challenges Indiana funding for schools operating online amid the pandemic — but appears to seek more monies for virtual-only schools.
Within weeks of launching, the Indiana program has come under scrutiny for attracting families with dollars, which state education officials say could be an illegal enrollment incentive.
Paramount leaders say the plan responds to demand fueled by the coronavirus for virtual schooling that they anticipate could continue even if the pandemic recedes or a vaccine proves effective.
Indiana education officials plan to fund schools at the full rate for students learning online due to COVID-19 — not at the reduced 85% level for full-time virtual schools.
What we know about online schools and Indiana’s years-long battle to improve them suggests that the “new normal” of stay-at-home learning could present challenges.
Nineveh-Hensley-Jackson will close Indian Creek Online Academy amid concerns over its manager’s connection to Indiana Virtual School.
A new study shows students who transferred to Indiana virtual charter schools saw significant declines in both math and reading.
Indiana Agriculture and Technology School could lose its charter authorizer and potentially be forced to close unless it runs more like a brick-and-mortar school, the state said.
Republican leaders are criticizing the Indiana Department of Education for giving two troubled virtual charter schools millions in state funding for ‘ghost’ students.
The manager of Indian Creek Online Academy was named in a recent state auditors’ report on the $86 million scandal at Indiana Virtual School.
As Chalkbeat has reported, some officials were made aware years ago of red flags at Indiana Virtual School, but didn’t step in.
The state report seeks repayment for more than $85 million in public dollars inappropriately spent on companies connected to Indiana Virtual School officials.
After the state lost $47 million in the Indiana Virtual School enrollment scandal, Indiana lawmakers want to make sure online students are showing up.
If the lawsuit proceeds, it could suss out who shoulders responsibility for the mess left behind by Indiana Virtual School and Indiana Virtual Pathways Academy, which collapsed under the weight of a $47 million enrollment scandal.
Daleville’s inability to prevent the alleged abuse of public dollars has become a cautionary tale for charter authorizers.
With the board’s dissolution, it’s unclear who remains responsible for Indiana Virtual School and Indiana Virtual Pathways Academy.
For weeks, as the virtual schools threatened to shutter without state dollars, teachers asked whether they would be paid but said they didn’t get a direct answer.
The subpoena summoned representatives of Indiana Virtual School and Indiana Virtual Pathways Academy to testify in front of a grand jury Aug. 6 with requested documents.
Despite painting a picture of schools that are all but shut down, an attorney for Indiana Virtual School and Indiana Virtual Pathways Academy asked for money to keep them open.
Now, Daleville could issue a final decision in a month that could close both schools at the end of September.
The Daleville school board will consider Thursday night whether to speed up the closures of the two troubled virtual schools.
The confusion is the latest chapter of the messy mismanagement at Indiana Virtual School and Indiana Virtual Pathways Academy.
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