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What Does Virtual School Look Like?

This article was originally published in December 2018 and has been updated for clarity and accuracy.
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Eight Different Learning Styles That Can Benefit From Homeschooling

Homeschooling can come with many advantages for families and communities, and there are also specific types of child learners that might do best in the home school environment. Not all children learn at the same pace or in the same way, and it can be hard to get everyone up to speed in a traditional schooling environment. If you are worried that a standard classroom setting might not be the perfect fit for your child and their learning style, there might be other alternatives that can help them succeed. Here are eight different learning styles kids might have that can flourish in a home school environment and the reasons this specific tailor-made environment can provide a better alternative.
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Pop Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Charter School Funding?

Although charter schools have risen in popularity with parents and national education leaders for the last twenty years, some common misconceptions in the general public persist. From curriculum to tuition to funding, many parents who are seeking a viable alternative for their child's education simply aren't aware of what charter schools are, how they operate, and perhaps most importantly, how they are funded.
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Seven Educational Benefits Charter Schools Strive to Offer Students

Choosing the right school environment for your child needs to be a well-thought out process, beginning with the needs of your child. The great thing about charter schools is you have the ability to find a school with goals that line up directly with your child’s educational needs. Sometimes the benefits of charter schools are unique and more streamlined to certain children and families which can lead to various benefits for students. Here are seven benefits your child can expect to receive in a charter school setting.
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5 Concerns Home Schooling Parents Face

Parents have many reasons for choosing an online home school program.  Whether it be removing their child from negative peer pressure or looking for new ways to support special learning needs, home schooling is a quickly growing education alternative.  However, just like all school options, parents have certain concerns they face as they transition their child into a new home school program.  Although these issues may feel very overwhelming or confusing in the beginning, work to face these issues with your child as you plan for a safe and enjoyable new semester.  
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Online Homeschooling: Creating the Pefect Learning Environment

Homeschooling is a valuable learning experience, both for children as well as parents.  There is a variety of unique reasons to homeschool your children.  For some parents, homeschooling is a way to protect their children from dangerous outside influences.  Other families find that their children learn better outside of a traditional school environment.  Often, traditional classrooms are simply not adequately equipped to support certain learning or social challenges many students face. Regardless of the exact reason, homeschooling your child is an extremely important investment for their future.  Online homeschooling is a powerful learning alternative to help your child thrive. Even with a great program, homeschooling isn't effective without creating the proper learning environment within your home.   Encouraging Cleanliness
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Back to School: 6 Ways to Help Your Online Home Schooler Succeed

A fresh school year allows families to enjoy a brand new host of opportunities and memories.  August is a bittersweet time of year.  Although everyone misses summer vacation and the happy memories that filled it, a new school year can be just as exciting for you and your family. Regardless of whether your child is an elementary or high school student, the first few weeks of the new school year is the perfect time to analyze what works and what doesn't concerning their schedule and academic tools. As you and your child ease back into the school mentality, take time together to plan for a successful new year with these 6 helpful tips.  Analyze Your Expectations
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Major Advantages for Going with an Online Home School

Choosing a schooling system that works for your child can be a tricky affair, especially given all the complications of modern living. For example, maybe you move around a lot, or you have some other detail of your situation that makes putting a child into a local public school completely unfeasible, like a disability of some kind. In this situation, you might ask yourself how you can find the time to homeschool since it really might be the best approach for all parties. Fortunately, thanks to modern technology, you might be able to both keep your child at home and let them go to a tuition-free charter school through the power of online home schools. Here are some of the advantages of such an approach.
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Where Charter School Funding Comes From

Charter schools have been an alternative to mass public education since the 1980s and have expanded impressively in both popularity and enrollment since then. For nearly forty years, parents have been choosing smaller classrooms and more subject-focused learning because they agree that this is the better method. Due to an overlap in teaching philosophies, many people confuse charter schools with private schools, assuming that they cost tuition in order to function, but charters are public schools with a license to act independently. They are, in fact, an extension of the public school system and gain many of the same funding benefits as a traditional public school. In short, charter schools are public schools.
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Project-Based Learning Activities for Summer Break

Summer vacation is here; most kids are ecstatic and can't wait for their long-awaited vacation from classes.  Unfortunately, many families struggle with plans and ideas of how to keep their kids entertained and busy during summer break.  More importantly, how do we keep their brains and imaginations active? Although many families take a traditional vacation together, the remaining weeks of vacation time may be wasted in front of the television or computer. However, with a little planning and supplies, it's easy to create memorable, project-based learning activities your kids will love.  These projects use "real-world" problems and applications to teach kids and teens how to become a creative problem-solvers.  Because these projects are fun and exciting, many of the lessons will stick around much longer than basic homework facts do.   Geocaching
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