- 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
- Can Online Learning Be Better This Fall? These Educators Think So
- > Jul 29, 7:52 AM: Now, with many of the nation's largest school districts beginning the fall semester online-only, Banks is part of a national effort to improve the quality of distance learning. The goal: Deliver better online learning, at no
- Less stress, better grades: With schools closed, some kids thrive
- Jul 29, 7:27 AM: Los Angeles Unified School District Supt. Austin Beutner agreed that some students, especially adolescents navigating middle school, have excelled at home, away from the pressures of school and a strict routine.
- Editorial: California still unprepared for online learning
- > Jul 28, 6:51 AM: Yet a new report from the Sacramento Bee found that school officials aren’t nearly ready for online learning. It found 20 percent of the state’s student population “didn’t have the technology necessary to participate in distance
- As schools turn to offering virtual options, will it fuel an online education model in the future?
- Jul 27, 6:15 AM: As districts scramble to implement online learning platforms before school returns next month, virtual programs are seeing a huge increase in applications that some experts believe may shift the future of education.
- Online learning is a perfect fit for some students, says online school principal
- Jul 24, 7:32 AM: As the summer debate boils about whether schools should be open for in-person learning or not this fall, at least one educator believes online learning can be just as good as it can be in person, if not better.
- Virtual Contractors And Charter Schools Are Bracing For Higher Demand, But Limited Internet Remains
- Jul 24, 7:13 AM: Wisconsin Virtual Academy, a charter school under the MacFarland School District that serves students around the state, has upped their trainings in anticipation of more families seeking a virtual-first option.
- ‘We don’t have any options’: Fort Worth families with no internet, other needs worried about upcomin
- Jul 23, 6:51 AM: Dallas and Fort Worth rank among the worst in the country for WiFi connectivity and many families have childcare needs they can't afford.
- Demand for Wake Virtual Academy exceeds expectations. Over 40% of students sign up.
- Jul 21, 7:00 AM: More than 40% of Wake County’s students have signed up for the school district’s new Virtual Academy program to avoid returning for in-person instruction this fall.
- Letter: Online school gave me better opportunity
- > Jul 9, 6:07 AM: While many were thrown into online learning due to the pandemic, I was ahead of the curve. I enrolled at the Insight School of Indiana to get opportunities I wouldn’t have had otherwise. Coming from a small town in Indiana, where
- If Wake families pick virtual school option, they must stick with it for a semester
- Jul 9, 6:06 AM: The Wake County school system is providing families with more information about a new online school option, but is warning that students have to stay in the program for at least half the school year.
- CMS family considers virtual learning options to minimize risk of exposure for child with disability
- Jul 8, 6:43 AM: With just over a month away until North Carolina schools are set to reopen on August 17, families are trying to prepare as best as they can.
- Why a St. Johns County parent chose full-time virtual school over alternatives
- > Jul 7, 6:23 AM: A poll released by the district last month found that 72% of parents felt comfortable sending students back to school on Aug. 10. But that was before the recent surge in cases, which has reached 10,000 new COVID-19 cases in a day.
- Statewide virtual school provider selected, broadband access ‘inequities’ remain
- Jul 6, 6:36 AM: The Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) has selected a company called SchoolsPLP to provide a statewide virtual learning option for K-12 students in the upcoming school year.
- Northwest Arkansas parents weighing virtual school option for kids
- > Jul 6, 5:52 AM: A stay-at-home mom, Killebrew worries about sending her daughter to school amid a pandemic, but also has concerns about remote learning, particularly how she'll manage Audrey's education while caring for two younger
- A third of CCSD families might choose online-only schooling this fall. Here’s why
- > Jul 6, 5:49 AM: The Clark County School District reopening proposal calls for in-person learning two days a week and online learning for three. There is also the option for online-only instruction, which a CCSD survey shows 30% of families would