Opening Delayed for New Jersey’s First Online-Only School
07/18/2012 – The first online charter school to begin operating in New Jersey has had its opening delayed by a year, nj.com reports. This week the state Department of Education announced that nine new charter schools have been approved to open their doors this September. The New Jersey Virtual Academy, however, wasn’t one of them.
When the proposal for the school, which will be operated by online learning company K12, was first submitted, opponents argued that the legislation that regulated charter schools in the state didn’t allow the approval of online-only charters like NJVA. Education advocacy groups made this point in a letter to New Jersey Education Commissioner Christopher Cerf last month.