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Congresswoman asks feds to probe K12, Inc.

A Florida congresswoman is asking the U.S. Department of Education [1] to investigate allegations that K12, Inc., the Virginia-based for-profit virtual school company, used non-certified teachers to teach classes.

The request was made by U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown,a Democrat from Jacksonville, Fla., according to NPR and the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting [1].

The request is one of series of blows for K12, which is trying to open a statewide virtual charter school in North Carolina. The company’s request has been denied, but the company and a non-profit organization set up to house the school are appealing the matter to the N.C. Court of Appeals.

Click here [1] to read the letter Brown sent to Education Sec. Arne Duncan.