North Carolina is getting ready for a new breed of charter school. They’re virtual schools, where students do all or most of their work online. The state board of education Thursday is set to approve new policies to guide these schools. They include paying the schools less per student than a regular charter and capping the student to teacher ratio.
North Carolina has no online charter schools, but it’s had a lot of interest in opening one. That’s got the state board of education wondering how to deal with schools that operate so differently from traditional schools.