- As more schools offer in-person options, what happens to the students who stay virtual?
- Sep 21, 6:24 AM: But as districts go from fully virtual to hybrid schedules, it's also splitting students into two other groups — those that are in-person part-time and those who are always virtual.
- Op-Ed | In-person learning can’t be replaced
- Sep 16, 7:19 AM: As parents and educators, we know there is no substitute for the experience of being in a classroom. Our children have so much to gain from being in-person with their teachers, peers, and friends during this critical time.
- Online academy helps students make virtual learning a success
- Sep 16, 6:07 AM: The Georgia Connections Academy is helping new virtual learners make this year a success. The academy is a full-time online school for students grades 5-12 across the state.
- Thousands of Oregon families choose new online programs for their child’s public education
- > Sep 15, 5:38 AM: But thousands of families are deciding to stay online for the whole school year, even if it’s safe to return to school in-person again. It’s one sign that online education programs launched during the pandemic could last after it’s
- Operation Education: Assessing virtual charter schools
- Sep 10, 6:17 AM: You wouldn't keep your kid in a school where students perform 35% worse than their peers in a neighboring school. But parents across the country are flocking to virtual charter schools.
- Shelby County parent starts a petition calling for virtual school to be shortened
- Sep 10, 6:12 AM: Over the weekend parents said the first week went well, but some parents think virtual school should be shorter and have started a petition online.
- Opinion: Texas students and teachers need more virtual school options now
- > Sep 9, 5:38 AM: The next big challenge from COVID-19 is looming. A recent University of Texas poll found that 65 percent of Texans think it is not safe for students to return to school. Understandably, parents are looking for more options for
- What to Know About K-12 Online Schools
- > Aug 28, 7:54 AM: AS THE CONTINUED SPREAD of the coronavirus has wreaked havoc on school districts’ plans to offer in-person instruction this fall, some parents have started exploring whether a K-12 online school would be a better
- High interest in online school options for K-12 students
- > Aug 27, 5:46 AM: Teachers and staff walked an informational picket line in Chaska on Wednesday, pushing for safety as school is set to resume in two weeks. It's something many districts have been vocalizing, as well as families. In fact, numbers
- Online school still confusing, but expected to be better than last spring
- > Aug 24, 7:38 AM: All 40 public school districts in the Dayton area will offer some online education this fall — 10 of them fully online for all students, and the other 30 giving families a choice between remote learning and some level of in-person
- Letter: Improve online education for students
- > Aug 24, 7:04 AM: As innovators in public education, our cyber charter leaders want to help all schools with their virtual education programs. Specifically, we want to make sure every brick-and-mortar school — district, private or charter — can
- N.J. school switches to all-remote learning, but COVID-19 isn’t the cause
- Aug 24, 6:25 AM: Students at Voorhees High School will be starting the school year with 100% virtual learning after mold was discovered in the building’s cafeteria, school officials said.
- Families opting for all-virtual options in big numbers
- Aug 14, 6:13 AM: Thousands of Schenectady City School District students have chosen to continue learning from home at the start of the school year – a mark of persistent concerns among families about sending kids back to school.
- What we know about Florida Virtual School before a Knox County Board of Education vote
- Aug 12, 6:57 AM: With about 30% of Knox County Schools students opting for virtual learning this fall, the district in considering using an outside group named Florida Virtual School to make distance learning possible.
- This is what distance learning should look like in the fall
- > Aug 10, 8:21 AM: Many schools around the world abruptly transitioned to distance learning in March, when Covid-19 forced brick-and-mortar schools to shutter. But much of what students experienced didn't represent real online school, in which
- Miami public schools return to online learning. What lessons were learned from spring?
- > Aug 10, 6:26 AM: In Miami-Dade, ground zero of the epicenter of the relentless coronavirus pandemic that continues to infect and kill Floridians, the lessons of an improvised spring quarter are the best guide to this coming year of online
- Grassroots effort to bridge the digital divide ahead of the new school year gains steam
- > Aug 3, 7:23 AM: When COVID-19 shuttered schools in the spring, the Flores family received a district-issued Chromebook for the siblings to share. But the logistics proved less than ideal: Flores, then a fifth-grader, and her middle school-age
- Cyber schools prepare for crush of students
- Jul 30, 7:11 AM: In Pennsylvania, there are 14 independent cyber charter schools. However, local districts, such as Richland, advise against enrolling students in those programs.
- More than 4,600 students registered for new Onslow Virtual School
- Jul 30, 7:08 AM: More than 4,600 students were registered for the new Onslow Virtual School and efforts are underway to finalize enrollment and make other preparations for the new school year.
- Dispute between LAUSD and teachers over online learning keeps parents in limbo
- > Jul 30, 6:18 AM: With the Aug. 18 start of the school year fast approaching, parents and students face uncertainty over how online instruction will be conducted as the Los Angeles teachers union and district officials haggle over the rules and