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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 […]

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 […]