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Company seeks virtual charter school from NC court


(AP) - A North Carolina appeals court will decide whether a for-profit company should get taxpayer money to operate a virtual charter school that offers online-only classes to public school students.

The state Court of Appeals heard oral arguments Wednesday in a bid by a North Carolina non-profit created by Virginia-based K12 Inc. to offer classes to students whose parents opt out of existing public school classrooms. The non-profit called N.C. Learns sought a charter giving it special permission to operate outside many normal school rules.

The non-profit and the nation's largest online educator tried to set up a charter school with a statewide reach in a deal with the Cabarrus County school board. A state judge last year blocked the plan from advancing without approval of the State Board of Education.

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