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Fuel Education Delivers Online Courses for the Future with New Summit Curriculum

(Fuel Education) Herndon, Virginia, March 8, 2017 — To further empower schools and districts as they continue to implement innovative online and blended learning programs, Fuel Education® (FuelEd®) has launched the FuelEd Summit™ Curriculum, newly reimagined, standards-aligned online courses designed for students in grades K–12, including English Language Learners (ELLs). Starting this fall, educators and students […]

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Why Self-Directed Learning is Essential in Education Today

2/21/2017 Brian Shulman Blended learning is a staple in education today, but years ago it was a new concept. We define blending learning as having two components: face-to-face instruction with a teacher, intermingled with collaborative group work with peers, and online learning that is personalized and self-paced. Lately, when I read about the online learning […]

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Opinion: The Case for Career Technical Education in Bridging the Skills Gap

February is Career Technical Education (CTE) Month, created to raise awareness about and help bridge the skills gap currently experienced by businesses across the nation. According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, more than half of U.S. employers report struggling with talent acquisition. This shortage is particularly acute within industries experiencing high growth and […]

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Why school choice matters to Washington (The Olympian)

1/31/2017 Christina Gagon,  The Olympian As America marks National School Choice Week, Washington should look to my family as an example of why educational options for families are imperative. As a military family living in Pierce County, we are often relocated around the globe. Our family has lived in Louisiana, North Dakota, Kentucky, and Missouri […]

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Laramie County schools celebrate National School Choice Week

1/27/2017 Kristine Galloway, Wyoming Tribune Eagle Local nontraditional K-12 students and their parents on Thursday celebrated the opportunity to choose their school. The staff at St. Mary’s Catholic School hosted the celebration. Students, parents and staff members from multiple nontraditional schools attended, including: Trinity Lutheran Church, Poder Academy charter school and Wyoming Virtual Academy. Several […]

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Opinion: Why School Choice Matters to North Carolina (The Fayetteville Observer)

1/25/2017 Joel Medley, Head of School for NCVA, The Fayetteville Observer As America marks National School Choice Week, North Carolina can look to the Thompson family from Benson as a shining example of why education options for students and families are so important. Tammy Thompson has three daughters at North Carolina Virtual Academy (NCVA) and they […]

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Celebrating School Choice: Programs Give Parents, Students Options

1/24/2017 Shea Drake, Banner-Tribune  National School Choice Week began Monday in Louisiana and across the country. It’s a reminder that parents and students in St. Mary have options other than traditional public schools. Part of the mission of Central Catholic High School is to offer an alternative education admission to people in the Tri-City and […]

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Opinion: Why School Choice Matters to Wyoming (Wyoming News)

1/24/2017 Jeff Verosky, Head of School for the Wyoming Virtual Academy, Wyoming News As America marks National School Choice Week, Wyoming can look to the Williams family of Centennial as a shining example of why education options for state families are critical. Doug and Liz Williams have six children at Wyoming Virtual Academy (WYVA), and […]

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Opinion: Why school choice matters to Wyoming (Billings Gazette)

1/24/2017 Jeff Verosky, Head of School for the Wyoming Virtual Academy, Billings Gazette  As America marks National School Choice Week, Wyoming can look to the Williams family of Centennial as a shining example of why education options for state families are critical. Doug and Liz Williams have six children at Wyoming Virtual Academy, a public […]