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Many Online Charter Schools Fail to Graduate Even Half of Their Students on Time

There are 160+ online-only charter high schools in the United States, with a total of more than 100,000 students. Collectively, these schools do a very poor job of graduating their students: more than half of the schools have graduation rates below 50%. Online schools are mostly run by for-profit companies, and there are calls from advocacy groups for increased regulation in hopes of improving student outcomes.


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