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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 […]

What’s Really Better: Workforce Training or Four-Year College?

Stuart Udell, Getting Smart Graduation season is upon us. Corporate recruiters will soon be flooded with resumes from eager young people looking to land their first jobs. But their job hunt may take a while. That’s because more than half of U.S. employers surveyed say they are struggling to find qualified applicants to fill the […]

Opinion: Why Missourians Need to Know about this Summer School

5/3/2017 Michael Brown, St. Louis Post-Dispatch I became a teacher in 1970. I loved my job but I also love to fish. It would have to be something special to keep me in my vocation nearly 50 years later, when I could immerse myself in my avocation along a tranquil river bank full time. It […]