For-profit and nonprofit education management organizations (EMOs)


Definition: EMOs work with school districts or charter schools, using public funds to finance operations. The majority of for-profit schools in the K–12 sector in America function as EMOs, and have grown in number in the mid-2000s. Many large- and medium-sized EMOs are expanding into new areas such as supplemental education services and virtual schooling. EMOs are also prevalent at the postsecondary level.

What it Means: Tracking the quality of education provided by these organizations is important to ensure that students are receiving the instruction and services they need.


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