Virtual Learning


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Youth First: Virtual learning and the pandemic’s effect on educational achievement
Sep 19, 10:03 AM:

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.

Can Tech Boost Reading? Literacy Tools Come to Classrooms
Aug 8, 11:04 AM:

Some educators are beginning to test technology that could help them offer individualized learning tracks

Virtual charter school set to begin classes in 3 weeks
Aug 3, 7:48 AM:

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.

Virtual learning gains popularity among Nevada students
Aug 2, 10:23 AM:
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.
How some children prospered in pandemic online learning
Aug 2, 10:20 AM:
While media often seemed to report on negative aspects of online schooling, this was not a universal experience.
Harmony Public Schools Offering Virtual Option For K-12
Jul 27, 8:17 AM:

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.

New School Model Combines Virtual Reality With Classical Education
Jul 27, 8:15 AM:

Virtual reality allows teachers and students to meet live in a virtual space from home...

Study: Maryland public school systems rank 5th best in U.S.
Jul 26, 9:12 AM:

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 >

The Pandemic Widened The Achievement Gap In Fairfax Schools. Parents Say A Free Tutoring Program Is
Jul 26, 8:35 AM:

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 >

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
Jun 27, 8:10 AM:

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 to operate its Waterford Upstart program here.

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
Jun 21, 9:25 AM:

A company that offers small-group “microschools,” Prenda, raised $20 million aimed at helping grow its network in additional states, the company announced.

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’
Jun 9, 7:32 AM:

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.

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.



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