- Online learning still a viable option for Milton and Janesville students
- > Sep 17, 8:37 AM: Konnor Fink, an eighth-grader enrolled in the ARISE Virtual Academy, an online learning option available to Janesville students for the past 15 years, has not been in a “traditional” school program since he started taking advanced
- Local parents puzzled schools won’t provide remote-learning options for sick, quarantined
- > Sep 17, 8:33 AM: While school districts continue to implement strict quarantine policies, kids are being forced to stay home for 10 days. The problem parents are having is that their kids are falling behind academically. Some parents are wondering:
- Enrollment soars as quality suffers in Baton Rouge virtual academy: ‘it has been a learning curve’
- Sep 17, 8:21 AM: The lone virtual option offered this year by the East Baton Rouge Parish school system has seen dramatically higher enrollment in the past month as COVID cases surged anew.
- Richmond Public Schools close the waitlist for Virtual Virginia
- > Sep 16, 9:30 AM: Richmond Public School District announced they have cleared the waitlist for Virtual Virginia, the online learning option for all of Virginia schools. School leaders said there are no more spots available for the program, and will
- Options few for remote learning at area schools
- > Sep 16, 9:29 AM: Local school districts opened their doors for the 2021-22 academic year last week, hosting the first in-person autumn classes since September 2019. While some parents have expressed concern about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, they
- Gov’s remote learning ban sparks concern
- > Sep 16, 9:27 AM: Because Gov. Charlie Baker has mandated in-person learning for all school districts, effectively banning remote instruction, students who remain home for health reasons, who are quarantined because of close contact with someone
- Editorial: Virtual learning simply did not work
- > Sep 16, 9:26 AM: Most, we believe, would agree that the phrase “virtual learning” is an oxymoron. For some students it works because they have the rare discipline to sit uninterrupted in front of a screen throughout the day; or a parent sits next
- Aberdeen family pushes to have immunocompromised daughter on remote learning as pandemic continues
- Sep 16, 9:23 AM: There's a growing minority of families in New Jersey who want their school districts to provide an option for remote learning as kids have returned to in-person learning during the pandemic.
- Ky. school districts begin virtual programs; they’re seeing waitlists
- Sep 15, 9:41 AM: As COVID-19 cases continue to increase, parents are looking into virtual school options. Some districts gave the option at the beginning of the year, while others are just now starting a program.
- His child is marked absent every day of school: ‘It is frustrating’
- Sep 15, 9:01 AM: A Richmond parent said his child has not gone to school yet this year because there is no room in virtual learning and the delta variant is a threat to his family.
- American School for the Deaf launches virtual academy, extending reach to students across the U.S.
- > Sep 15, 8:59 AM: The American School for the Deaf in West Hartford is offering an “Online Academy” this school year, the first of its kind in the institution’s nearly 205 year history. The virtual academy — initially intended to supplement public,
- Springfield Public Schools add permanent virtual school
- > Sep 14, 10:17 AM: By the start of the school year, it was at capacity with 500 students and about 60 teachers. The students are all from the Springfield Public School district and teachers are a mix of teachers that were previously in the district
- Tennessee education commissioner stands by ban on districtwide virtual learning as a pandemic respon
- > Sep 13, 10:47 AM: Tennessee Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn says her department will continue its remote learning waiver program, which allows some classrooms or schools to switch to virtual learning to fight the spread of COVID-19 — but not
- Gov. Greg Abbott signs law enabling virtual learning expansion in Texas during pandemic
- Sep 10, 11:49 AM: More Texas students will have access to virtual learning after Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill that sends state money to school districts with online programs.
- Any Illinois School District Can Offer Full-Time Remote Learning. Few Are Doing It.
- Sep 10, 11:45 AM: Only eight districts submitted a remote program to the state. “Why go backward and not have options for families?” one superintendent said.
- Pushing for more remote learning options, Maine parents say schoolkids ‘more at-risk now’
- > Sep 9, 2:00 PM: A new school year is underway in Maine, but classes have already been interrupted in many districts. Portland High School closed Tuesday because of two positive COVID-19 cases, and an elementary school in Arundel is moving remote
- 7 True Stories From Virtual School
- Sep 9, 1:51 PM: Teachers, administrators and service providers talk about what remote teaching is really like.
- Parent left with few options after special needs student removed from Lee Virtual School
- Sep 8, 3:19 PM: A Lee County parent tells us the School District is no longer accommodating special needs students through its virtual program.
- Parents frustrated by delays signing children up for virtual school
- Sep 8, 3:17 PM: With Granite State schools back fully in person, the main option for remote learning is falling to the state's virtual charter school, but that school is having problems keeping up with enrollment.
- Boston Parents Demand More Remote Learning Options
- Sep 8, 3:13 PM: A group of Boston parents on Tuesday held a virtual rally to protest the school district’s lack of remote learning options the school year that starts on September 9.