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3 Tips for Effective School-Emergency Communications

Originally published in eSchool News – January 9, 2018 It’s no secret that Americans experienced more than our fair share of natural disasters in recent months. Wildfires razed entire neighborhoods in California. Hurricane Maria decimated entire regions of Puerto Rico. The event that impacted my world was Hurricane Harvey. The deadly storm dealt its mighty […]

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Education CEOs Pick Favorite Books and Share How They Shaped Business Strategies

Originally published in EdWeek Market Brief – December 20, 2017   What makes a compelling read for a CEO in the world of K-12 education? EdWeek Market Brief polled about 30 company leaders to see what captured their attention this year. We received responses from the CEOs of some of the largest education companies—John Fallon […]

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Hoosier Academies Helps Families Celebrate Early Thanksgiving

Originally aired on WTTV (CBS) – November 15, 2017 With a week to go before Thanksgiving, the Hoosier Academies Indianapolis community held a Thanksgiving Celebration, where families-in-need enjoyed lunch together and went home with turkeys and all the trimmings for their own celebrations, thanks to the Hoosier Helpings Pantry.

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Virtual Charters Offer Real Access to NC Students

Originally published in The News & Observer The intent of North Carolina’s Charter School Act was to create public school options for families and expand learning experiences for students, including those identified as at-risk and academically gifted; to promote creative teaching methods, share best practices, and offer new professional opportunities for educators. Today, North Carolina has […]

Getting Smart: New Partnership Empowers Educators to Excel

Originally punished in Getting Smart – October 27, 2017 Technology, and the connected world we live in, create an opportunity for anyone to learn anything, just about anywhere. It’s connecting people, building communities and perhaps best of all it’s creating better access to high-quality learning for students who otherwise might not have it. For adult learners, […]

Ed Week: K12 Inc. Taps School Choice Advocate Kevin Chavous for Leadership Post

Originally published EdWeek – October 27, 2017 Kevin P. Chavous, a prominent backer of public and private school choice, has taken a top role for the nationwide online education management company K12 Inc. Chavous was named president of academics, policy, and schools for the Herndon, Va., provider, which also sells curriculum and individual courses and products to […]

K12 and SNHU Partner to Launch Master’s Degree in Online Teaching for K Through 12th Grade!

Originally published on Washington Business Journal – October 25, 2017 Herndon-based online education company K12 Inc. has partnered with Southern New Hampshire University to create training modules and an advanced degree in online teaching — a move it hopes will boost teaching quality and retention and, eventually, its own bottom line. The multimillion-dollar, multiyear contract — K12 declined to […]

Missionary Brings High-Tech Lab to Kenya Slums

Originally published in Charisma – October 2017 AFTER AN eye-opening mission trip, Tamara Carpenter inspired her company, K12, to fund a computer lab in one of Kenya’s poorest slums. Carpenter first traveled to Kenya in June 2015 on a trip with Missions of Hope International. There, she encountered Mathare, a massive Kenyan slum that she estimates […]

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Making Broadband a Priority Makes Education Better

This piece was originally published on RealClearEducation It is no secret that our country’s bridges, roads, railways and airports must be improved. Rebuilding our transportation infrastructure is critical to commercial and economic growth. But digital access in the internet age is just as important as the expressway needed for daily commutes and shipping goods. Access to […]