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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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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 Schools: Everything You Need to Know

The type of school you choose for your child’s education could change the course of their life forever. If you’re a parent, you probably already understand the critical weight of the decision. It only makes sense to learn everything you can about your options.  And with more parents choosing online charter schools than ever, it’s time to get to the bottom of this often-misunderstood type of education.
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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 High School Classes: The New Normal?

There’s no getting around it: The popularity of online coursework is skyrocketing. High schools are rushing to provide more and more online learning opportunities. If you’re a parent, as high school moves from brick and mortar to digital devices, you may be feeling a bit caught off guard. Luckily, there are ways for you and your child to prepare for the new normal of online high school.
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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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Charter vs. Traditional: Why Choose a Public Charter School

You want your child to have the best education possible. And that can be a lot of pressure for any parent. After all, the decisions you make now will affect your child’s future. Unfortunately, when it comes time to choose between a traditional school and a public charter school, parents don’t always have the clearest information. Breathe easy. We’re here to help educate you on all of your schooling options. It’s time to go back to school and learn about ... school. Read on to learn what the differences are between traditional schools and public charter schools.
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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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SmartFox Shows The Way*

We all know 2020 has been a year of change, disruption, and in many cases sadness and hopelessness. I think most people, myself included, look forward to rebuilding what became broken. And re-energizing what shut down. Helping those who need help. As an online school, Method didn't shut down, and we've tried every single day to provide a place for normalcy for our students and families. 
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Disillusioned Parent and a Cube of Sugar

Dear Disillusioned Parent,
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