Plans of conservative pundit William Bennett, a former U.S. Education Secretary, to launch a tuition-free, internet-based charter school in the state of New York have run afoul of state law, New York officials said Dec. 16. The law in question reportedly rules out any charter school unless its students all are educated in one building.

An attorney for the entity governing New York's charter schools said education officials must reject the application for the New York Virtual Charter School submitted by Bennett's company, K12 Inc. Bennett's firm has established similar schools in Pennsylvania, Colorado, Ohio,

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