A bill in the Oregon state Senate proposes restrictions on Oregon's blooming virtual charter school industry, pitting the state's most powerful education organizations against online schools and parents, reports the Oregonian. In its latest version, Senate Bill 767 calls for a two-year moratorium on the expansion or creation of virtual charter schools until a work group can study the best policies for regulating them. On a 3-2 vote, the Senate education committee sent the bill to the rules committee, where it awaits action. Education groups say the bill offers a reasonable compromise, but some virtual schools say the moratorium would...

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