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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia charter school board on Wednesday approved allowing two statewide online charters to open next school year.

The West Virginia Professional Charter School Board approved the West Virginia Virtual Academy, run by the publicly traded company Stride Inc., formerly K12 Inc. It will enroll up to 2,500 students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

Ryan Quinn covers education for HD Media. He can be reached at 304-348-1254 or ryan.quinn@hdmediallc.com. Follow @RyanEQuinn on Twitter.

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