- Youth First: Virtual learning and the pandemic’s effect on educational achievement
The 2022-2023 school year is in session and many teachers are witnessing the effects the COVID-19 pandemic had on learning. With students returning to in-person learning, teachers are noticing a large learning gap.
Sep 19, 10:03 AM:
- Can Tech Boost Reading? Literacy Tools Come to Classrooms
Some educators are beginning to test technology that could help them offer individualized learning tracks
Aug 8, 11:04 AM:
- Virtual charter school set to begin classes in 3 weeks
The state charter school board also approved three physical charter schools earlier this year. The first, West Virginia Academy in Monongalia County, began classes this week.
Aug 3, 7:48 AM:
- Virtual learning gains popularity among Nevada students
On Monday morning, students and families packed into Nevada Virtual Academy’s newest location in Silverado Ranch, getting a glimpse of an organization that’s dedicated to nontraditional ways of schooling.
Aug 2, 10:23 AM:
- How some children prospered in pandemic online learning
While media often seemed to report on negative aspects of online schooling, this was not a universal experience.
Aug 2, 10:20 AM:
- Harmony Public Schools Offering Virtual Option For K-12
Harmony Public Schools will offer a full virtual learning option to DFW students in kindergarten through Grade 12 when the 2022-23 school year begins in August.
Jul 27, 8:17 AM:
- New School Model Combines Virtual Reality With Classical Education
Virtual reality allows teachers and students to meet live in a virtual space from home...
Jul 27, 8:15 AM:
- Study: Maryland public school systems rank 5th best in U.S.
Maryland ranks fifth overall in best public school systems in the country, according to a new study.
The personal-finance website WalletHub conducted the study and found that Maryland topped the nation with the existence of a >
Jul 26, 9:12 AM:
- The Pandemic Widened The Achievement Gap In Fairfax Schools. Parents Say A Free Tutoring Program Is
Since April, an online tutoring service has been made available to more than 180,000 students, 25% of whom are Latino. All Fairfax County Public Schools students can connect with a tutor in real time, 24/7, through FCPS’s >
Jul 26, 8:35 AM:
- Students Are Learning Well Again. But Full Recovery? That’s a Long Way Off.
- Jul 19, 8:32 AM: A new report estimates that it may take students at least three to five years to recover from the pandemic. Federal relief money will most likely have run out by then.
- Educators brace for back-to-school mental health crisis: Report
- Jul 19, 8:24 AM: Public schools are adding mental health staff and “therapeutic support classrooms” to absorb an expected flood of anxious and depressed students returning next month from two years of virtual learning.
- Menasha’s Fox Valley Virtual School is here to stay, and ready to grow with a recent $650,000 grant
- > Jul 12, 8:40 AM: Enrollment isn’t quite where it was during the height of the pandemic, dropping to fewer than 100 students last year, but the 4K-through-eighth-grade virtual school is now a charter school and a permanent fixture in the
- Summer learning helps students combat learning losses after COVID pandemic
- Jul 5, 8:48 AM: More than 700 students enrolled in the Cumberland County Schools summer learning program this year, a program aimed at combatting learning loss from the COVID-19 pandemic.
- A national TED grant will help 4-year-olds across Kansas prepare for school
At least 200 4-year-olds across Kansas are going to benefit from a grant through the philanthropic branch of the TED organization, which will allow Waterford.org to operate its Waterford Upstart program here.
Jun 27, 8:10 AM:
- School’s Out for Summer and Many Teachers Are Calling It Quits
- > Jun 21, 9:34 AM: Some 300,000 public-school teachers and other staff left the field between February 2020 and May 2022, a nearly 3% drop in that workforce, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Worn down by the challenges of teaching
- K-12 Dealmaking: Microschool Company Raises $20M; IXL Acquires Curiosity Media
A company that offers small-group “microschools,” Prenda, raised $20 million aimed at helping grow its network in additional states, the company announced.
Jun 21, 9:25 AM:
- How much did the pandemic cyber charter surge cost Pa. school districts? More than $12k per student
- > Jun 16, 9:49 AM: The pandemic enrollment surge in cyber charters cost Pennsylvania districts hundreds of millions of dollars — costs that could be magnified by the inability to predict whether some of those students will remain in virtual schools
- A Camden school reflects on a full year with mandatory masks: ‘We’re used to it’
The Camden school system, which enrolls about 5,100 students in its 15 traditional public schools, will wrap up the 2021-22 school year in two weeks with a mask requirement still in place for all students and teachers.
Jun 9, 7:32 AM:
- Hybrid learning during pandemic cements Cape Elizabeth parent’s support for school choice
- Jun 9, 7:20 AM: His local school district’s decision to enact hybrid learning during the COVID-19 pandemic made finding a work-life balance difficult and strengthened his belief in school choice.
- Magnet school grads hailed as trailblazers
- Jun 7, 8:29 AM: They might be small in number, but graduates of Surry Online Magnet School were told that their impact has been huge.