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Slime, meteorites and gum? Yep, it's Family SciFest
Feb 18, 2015 • Arizona Daily StarTech enthusiasts will be able to watch Arizona Virtual Academy build a hovercraft. Pima JTED programs, Tucson Unified Schools, Sonoran Schools Inc. and Academies of Math and Science will all be on hand, giving demonstrations and presentations, which ... More
A Slow Motion Implosion At K12 Inc.
Sep 10, 2014 • Tucson WeeklyK12 Inc. is a good-sized corporation with schools all over the country (its Arizona Virtual Academy has more than 4,000 students) and a CEO who makes $5 million dollars a year. Arizona's own Craig Barrett—ex-CEO of Intel and Gov. Brewer's right hand ... More
Whither Michelle Rhee? Whither K12 Inc.?
Aug 18, 2014 • Tucson WeeklySecond, K12 Inc., the for-profit, publicly traded online public school corporation which has virtual schools across the country (ours is Arizona Virtual Academy), took its second stock hit in less than a year. From a high of 37.1 in September, 2013, it ... More
K12 Inc. Steps Up Its Ad Blitz
May 5, 2014 • Tucson WeeklyK12 Inc. has been fighting lots of very, very bad publicity over the past few years. Its students are notoriously low performing. Its schools fail to make Adequate Yearly Progress on a regular basis. Our K12 Inc. school, Arizona Virtual Academy, was on ... More
Award-winning pianist Anna Han named U.S. Presidential Scholar
May 12, 2014 • East Valley TribuneIt was a different method than Han, who attends Arizona Virtual Academy, was used to being judged. “I love to perform,” Han said. “To tell a story and be able to bring the audience in, I love that. “It's hard to imagine my life without music. It's ... More
YoungArts Winners from 12 States Named 2014 US Presidential Scholars in the ...
May 5, 2014 • Broadway WorldThe National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) congratulates the 50th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, announced today by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. The 20 Scholars in the Arts, all 2014 YoungArts Winners, were nominated to The White ... More
Online schools face questions over quality, effectiveness
Dec 12, 2011 • AZ Central.comThe largest online schools in K-12 lag the state averages among all Arizona public schools in most standardized test scores and in graduation rates. Turnover of students is high, which indicates many students have failed to get traction in mastering ... More
Here's A Money Idea For Charter Schools
Feb 3, 2014 • Tucson WeeklyPrime examples: BASIS charters are run by the for-profit BASIS.ed; More than a dozen Imagine Schools in Arizona are run by Imagine Schools Inc. based in Virginia; Arizona Virtual Academy is run by the publicly traded K12 Inc. (currently trading at $21 ... More