K12 Inc. Ready to Expand Online Education Options

February 2008
Electronic Education Report;2/25/2008, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p1
Trade Publication
The article offers information on the planned expansion by K12 Inc. concerning its virtual education offerings. It says that K12 Inc. manages virtual public schools in the U.S., which are regulated and funded by the state, sells proprietary curriculum, and operates a private school. It relates that the company wants availability of the online schools in the 50 states of the U.S. and in other countries. It mentions that the developed curriculum offers K-8 courses, core courses and electives for high school, and offline materials. It also highlights the increase in business revenue and earnings due to enrollment growth as well as the hindrance to achieving its goals such as public funds and virtual education resistance by teachers' union.


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