Educational Technology

August 31, 2018

Mesa’s online program educates students at 1/8th the cost of Primavera online charter

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:40 am

by AZ Central

Unlike their brick-and-mortar counterparts, online schools don’t have to build classrooms or buy textbooks. They have no lunchrooms or sports teams. But they do hire teachers, furnish curriculum and pay for a lot of computer equipment. There are at least 41 districts and 20 charter schools operating online programs, state records show. So how much should it cost to provide a publicly funded education to students who pursue it online? Comparing the online operations of the state’s largest public district, Mesa Public Schools, with Arizona’s largest virtual charter school, Primavera, gives two very different answers.

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