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5 key questions that could shape the future of virtual learning in Michigan

Originally published to Chalkbeat Detroit – August 6, 2020 Even with most back-to-school policy in Michigan still up in the air, one thing is already clear about the fall: Schools will continue the extraordinary online learning experiment that began when classrooms closed this spring. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer hasn’t announced whether classrooms will be allowed to […]

CEO Exclusive: K12 Set to Boom Amid Virtual Schooling as COVID Keeps Us Home

Originally published to Investing.com – July 25, 2020 By Christiana Sciaudone K12 (NYSE:LRN) Inc. runs online public schools and, accordingly, business is booming. “The growth in enrollments that we’re seeing is shocking even to us,” Chief Executive Officer Nathaniel Davis said in a Zoom interview with Investing.com this week.  Covid-19 stay-at-home mandates and school closures […]

Some SC parents choosing full-time online learning due to pandemic

Originally aired on WMBF-TV – July 27, 2020 As we get closer to back to school, many parents are faced with a tough decision: to do face-to-face learning, virtual learning or both. Despite Gov. Henry McMaster, and even the CDC, suggesting schools reopen if possible, some parents are choosing to do online learning full-time for […]

Letter to the editor: Online schools are an option

Originally published in Leavenworth Times – July 27, 2020 In high school, my ability to learn was constantly disrupted by severe chronic migraines and issues with bullying. I needed to find a school that met my needs, not only for my physical and mental health, but for my education. The solution? Online school. At Insight […]

Virtual schools gaining popularity amid COVID-19 shutdowns

Originally aired on WAVY-TV – July 27, 2020 As uncertainty grips many school systems as the coronavirus pandemic surges in Hampton Roads, virtual schools are an increasingly attractive alternative for some families. Representatives from Virginia Virtual Academy say they’ve seen a big increase in inquiries since the pandemic shutdowns began. As the start of the […]

Reopening Schools Amid The Pandemic

Originally aired on Bloomberg News – July 24, 2020 Nate Davis, Chairman and CEO of K12 Inc. shares how K12 is preparing for an increase in interest this upcoming school year. In an interview with Bloomberg News, Nate shares K12 is hiring more teachers and increasing computer and internet access for students. Nate said that […]

Is your district planning remote learning? Here are tips from online educators

Originally aired on Fox Denver – July 23, 2020 The state’s two largest school districts will begin the school year online, with Jeffco Public Schools joining Denver Public Schools in an announcement Thursday. The decision has parents across the state feeling anxious and nervous after a number of remote learning hiccups this past spring.  But […]

Cyber charter schools seeing increase in enrollment amid pandemic

Originally aired on WJAC-TV – July 22, 2020 While school districts across the region are finding new ways to adjust during the pandemic, cyber schools are avoiding the need for change and are actually seeing an increase in interest. Insight PA Cyber Charter School is known for their online, individualized classes. CEO, Eileen Cannistraci says […]