Chicago considers partnering with K12 on virtual schools:

12/14/2011 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Officials with Chicago Public Schools are considering a partnership with the publicly traded K12 company to expand its portfolio of online education for students. The company is the country's largest for-profit education-management group, but some of its schools have drawn recent attention for poor performance on standardized tests. However, Chicago's Virtual Charter High School, which was the city's first school opened by K12 in 2006, was among the few schools in the district last year to meet federal academic benchmarks under No Child Left Behind.

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