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Differentiation

7 Differences Between Charter and Private Schools

Parents are being misled about their childrens’ education. If you’re like many parents, you may think private schools and charter schools are similar, if not the same. In reality, these two types of schools are dramatically different, and so are the learning experiences they provide to your student. In this article, we map out the key differences between charters and private schools.
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Online Learning

How Student-Teacher Ratios Affect Online Learning

As K-12 schools scramble to pick up online learning, some students are getting lost in the shuffle. Crowded classrooms are shifting online, and it could unfortunately be souring the potential for a positive online learning environment.  This change has increased the average student-teacher ratio, and it may be influencing online learning more than you realize. In this article, we dig into how class size affects online learning outcomes and how it can impact your student’s future.
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Online Learning

Debunking 6 Myths Surrounding Online Charter Schools

Online charter schools are exploding in popularity. Unfortunately, as soon as parents start investigating these schools, they’re finding both online schools and charter schools are plagued with myths. 
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Online charter school

The State of Academic Growth in Remote Learning Environments

The traditional brick-and-mortar learning model has been eroding for years. Now, the pandemic has completely upended traditional in-person education. As more learners and parents are exposed to remote learning than ever, it’s important to ask, “How is online learning impacting academic growth?”  We’re here to provide an answer. In this article, we examine the state of academic growth in remote learning and examine where education is headed.
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School Choice

Thanks to Supporters of School Choice Like You, California AB 1316 is Dead

As noted earlier, California Assembly Bill 1316 (AB 1316) would have had a tremendously negative impact on charter school students in our state, including our own Method students and families. But thanks to thousands of California families and organizations who believe parents should have a say in where their child attends school, AB 1316 is dead. 
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Online charter school

Are Public Education Monopolies Strangling Online Charter Schools?

School choice is suffering in California, and a district public school monopoly could be the culprit. Whether parents realize it or not, public school monopolies threaten educational quality, K-12 costs, and school choice. Worse yet, they snuff out the learning options that are available to your child.  In this article, we examine whether there’s a monopoly stifling online charter schools and where California public education is headed.
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customer-centric schools

How Online Tech Support Works at Method Schools

One of the biggest questions you might have when considering an online school for your child is what happens if they need technical support? With thousands of students at Method, it happens a lot. In fact, over the past year we've had 694 help tickets supported by students and parents. That's a lot of tickets to sift through, and the last thing we want is for our students to feel like we aren't there for them, or that we're holding them back or slowing them down. So, we've connected our own Method-built SmartFox software to other productivity software platforms HubSpot and Trello to automate and speed up the tech support process. Here's how it works:
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Summer School

Short-term Enrollment at Method Schools

Method is a full-time virtual charter school, with a focus on independent study that's rigorous, personal, flexible, and accredited. We believe in personal attention for each student, small class sizes, and constantly seeking out new and better ways to teach students and prepare them for an uncertain (but exciting) future. Our mission is to aggressively advance K-12 education in California, and our personal approach to learning works. Our teachers know every student they serve, and they deliver curriculum and instruction effectively and uniquely to their students with this in mind.
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School Choice

Statement on California Assembly Bill 1316

California Assembly Bill 1316 (AB 1316) will have a tremendously negative impact on charter school students in our state, including our own Method students and families. In recent years, various bills have been introduced and passed that have severely impacted and limited our ability to serve students. AB 1316 is undoubtedly the biggest attack on charter schools - and school choice for families - since the inception of charter schools through the Charter Schools Act of 1992. Assembly Bill 1316 further entrenches the "education based on zip code, not by choice" mentality in California. It also perpetuates harmful myths about charter schools - and particularly non-classroom based schools.
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charter school funding

The Go-To Guide to Understanding How Charter School Financing Works

Because of the competitive nature of funding, there is controversy and confusion swirling around charter school financing. 
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