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Independent Study

7 Smart Tips for Getting Your Child More Involved in School

You don't need to understand everything your child is learning at school to get them more involved in their studies. What matters most is that you're there to give them support whenever they need it. Students who are more active in school are often happier and more fulfilled. Here are some tips on what you can do to help your child stay focused, engaged, and happy in school.
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Progress in Education

The Progressive Movement: An Enduring Inspiration in Public Education

The progressive era in education marks as a time period throughout the early 1900’s where the number of schools and students attending them grew dramatically. Some historians praise this period for further developing needed standardized educational systems and shifting practices for an expanding industrial society through vocational instruction, extending schooling hours and addressing the welfare of urban youth and other underrepresented groups. Others criticized the increasingly established system as one that was limiting students to a scientific form of learning and neglecting opportunities to nurture self-development, expression and creativity.
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online public schools

Best Practices In K-12 Online Learning

Why Online Learning? Online learning is one of many learning modalities that has been used in various forms of education throughout the past twenty years. Either as part of a traditional classroom environment or as the primary delivery of curriculum and instruction, online learning continues to be a flexible and effective modality for many students and educators. Long before the Covid-19 pandemic shifted students toward online or hybrid school options, virtual education was thriving, and enrollment was growing each year. 
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Independent Study

Turning To Online Learning? Look For These 5 Elements To Spot A Good Program

More Families Are Turning To Online Learning Though online learning has been around for decades, it has recently become a more preferred learning modality than ever before. Whether part or full-time, online learning can fill a temporary or permanent need for remote learning for students anywhere. Increasingly, students are turning to online programs at school districts, charter schools and private schools for the following reasons:
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California legislature

Public Education is an Industry Ripe for Reform - Especially in California

Just because the school districts have been here longer and have grasped on to a consistent model for more than a century doesn’t mean it is the only way to deliver education to students. New needs have emerged and thus new models. In light of the newly-proposed California Assembly Bill 1316, we as charter schools appear to collectively share a compulsion to share our views and offer insight into the destruction it will cause. As a direct response to the criminal actions of a small group of individuals within a singular organization, this bill primarily targets non-classroom based charter schools that have provided a succinct model for decades to students and their families in need of a less traditional and more personalized and flexible delivery for their education.
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Charter Schools

The Rise of Charter Schools in the California Education System

Charter schools have catapulted in popularity within the California education system in recent years. Beneath this rise in prominence and popularity, there is a fundamental shift shaking the California education system. Those changes could soon affect your child’s education, if they haven’t already.
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equality

Origins of Change in Action: Bryan Stevenson

Bryan Stevenson grew up in Milton, Delaware, in the 1960s and spent his early years at a “colored” elementary school. Though desegregation was enacted shortly after his first grade year, the old rules of segregation were hard to shake. Black and white kids played separately. Backdoors were used by black people when entering certain establishments, and community facilities were still informally segregated.
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Online Learning

The Status of Remote Learning in 2020

Education is changing fast, and remote learning is jumping into the spotlight. Unfortunately, as schools rush to pick up new remote learning models, parents may feel left in the dark. You shouldn’t have to make life-changing decisions about your child’s future without knowing what’s going on in education. We’re here to cut through the confusion and provide an update on the status of remote learning in 2020. Read on to learn what’s happening in the education industry and uncover what you should watch out for in order to pick the right remote learning opportunities for your child.
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Online Learning

Is Homeschool the Right Solution for Your Family?

Considering homeschool? It’s worth taking some time to weigh the pros and cons. After all, finding the right learning environment for your child is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make as a parent.
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Online Learning

Distance Learning Works When It's Student-Focused

As school districts look at the most safe and practical way to reopen for the coming school year, many ideas and concerns arise as how to effectively do so. Most of the focus in doing so has been on securing funding, modifying instructional day calendars and limiting students on a school site at a time. As these conversations evolve, an increased analysis of distance learning is emerging. We have heard from parents, students, teachers and schools on how distance learning has been working at their schools due to social distance requirements from covid-19 and most responses have been less than favorable. Most of the negative feedback on distance learning has been primarily that it is difficult, ineffective and doesn’t at all constitute real schooling.
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