• Online School

    Trust the Leader in Online School: Insight School of Kansas Accepting Enrollments for 2021-2022 School Year

    OLATHE, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Insight School of Kansas (ISKS), a full-time public school program of the Spring Hill Unified School District, is now accepting enrollment applications for the 2021-2022 school year. Available tuition-free to students in grades 7-12, as well as to adult learners, ISKS provides students statewide with the opportunity to finish their high school education and plan for college and career success. “At Insight School of Kansas, we partner with the student and learning coach and work to meet the individual needs of each student,” said Head of School Cassandra Barton. “Our team of experts supports and encourages students to grow and reach their full potential at every stop along…

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  • Education

    Azle ISD teacher accused of sexually assaulting student

    The Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office arrested an Azle ISD special education teacher who was charged with sexual assault of a student on Tuesday. Christina Starnes, 37, is accused of having oral sex with a minor in the back of a car on Jan. 27. She is charged with sexual assault, improper relations with a student and indecent fondling. On Jan. 28, a family member of the student met with the superintendent about the alleged assault. The Azle Independent School District placed Starnes on administrative leave and called local law enforcement. “Azle ISD takes all allegations of misconduct seriously, and the protection and well-being of our students is a top priority,”…

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  • Jobs

    Candor crowdsources a database of tech job salaries

    Join Transform 2021 for the most important themes in enterprise AI & Data. Learn more. Candor said it is crowdsourcing a database of salaries for jobs in the technology industry to give employees good intelligence for job negotiations. The company has started taking additional submissions for salaries, and it has gotten more than 1,000 submissions since Wednesday. Candor is reviewing those submissions but is still receiving hundreds of submissions per day and has to mobilize more resources to handle the incoming data. Candor has already compiled the largest free public tech salary database for individuals. It now has 5.3 million data points for 1,708 companies across 120 individual job roles,…

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  • Science

    Opinion | Biden Says He’s Pro-Science. Why Is His Schools Plan Based on Fear?

    Teachers’ unions opposing or slow-walking reopening are expressing fear of returning to the classroom before (or even after) getting vaccinated. And many parents, too, are afraid of sending children back to school. The unions seem to have influenced the Biden administration’s reopening plan. But the administration’s guidance, if followed, might close more schools than it would open. The plan says schools should fully open only if community spread is brought down to levels below where most communities are now, with less than 8 percent of tests coming back positive and fewer than 50 cases per 100,000 population. That would preclude most school districts in the country, and it’s more restrictive…

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  • Home Schooling

    Parents share realities of juggling work while homeschooling kids

    Dani Bassil, CEO, DigitasOnce my chair broke in the middle of a review. Like actually broke. I just disappeared and then reappeared after a screech. Also my dog threw up right next to me on a client presentation. Numerous times my daughter Kiki (1) has grabbed the cord on my headphones without me realizing and they just come off mid-sentence. But my favorite was when our three dogs were barking, Kiki was high-pitch wailing, the doorbell rang and I excused myself from a client call, thought I’d muted myself and loudly screamed: “Will you arseholes shut up!” (at the dogs), when I obviously hadn’t muted myself. I then found it…

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  • Online School

    Pikes Peak Online School Accepting Enrollments for 2021-2022 School Year

    After a school year that is unlike any other, Pikes Peak Online School (PPOS) is now accepting enrollment applications for the 2021-2022 school year. A tuition-free public school program of Education reEnvisioned BOCES, PPOS offers a supportive learning environment for students statewide in grades 9-12. With innovative technology, inspiring teachers, and a dynamic, interactive curriculum, PPOS offers students the academic, emotional, and social supports needed to earn a high school diploma and succeed after graduation. “As a trusted education partner for 6 years, families know that when they enroll at Pikes Peak Online School that they are receiving a dedicated online solution,” said Head of School Nicole Tiley. “No matter…

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  • Education

    Standardized tests for virtual students? How will school funding fare?

    When the world of K-12 education spiraled into confusion last spring, many teachers and students quietly delighted in the disappearance of high-stakes tests. The multiple-choice questions and hours spent monitoring exams were suddenly gone. Schools pivoted to finding students and connecting everyone digitally. The Department of Education dropped the requirement for states to administer annual achievement exams in reading and math, which usually happens in spring. “We’re living in a time we all dreamed about – there’s no standardized testing,” said Randal Lutz, superintendent of Baldwin-Whitehall schools, a district of about 4,700 students in suburban Pittsburgh. “We told teachers: Go have fun with kids. Go teach the things you wanted to…

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