• Online School

    Police Investigate Online Threats Made To Students At Long Island High School

    There was an increased police presence at a Long Island high school to start the week as the department investigated a “potential threat” that was made online over the weekend. On Monday, Sept. 13, officers from the Suffolk County Police Department were at Commack High School to investigate after being alerted to online threats that were posted on Saturday, Sept. 11. The Commack School District reportedly received two anonymous alerts on Saturday that had “limited threatening information” that was directed at a “few” specific students, not the high school or district itself. Police said that there was “no credible threat” as of Monday, though officers performed periodic checks at the…

    Comments Off on Police Investigate Online Threats Made To Students At Long Island High School
  • Online School

    American School for the Deaf Launches the Online Academy | Business

    WEST HARTFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep 14, 2021– The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is pleased to announce the unveiling of their latest innovation, the Online Academy. The Online Academy will be the first accessible online education platform serving deaf and hard of hearing students from all over the world. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210914005173/en/ The American School for the Deaf the Online Academy team. (Photo: Business Wire) As the first permanent school for the deaf in the United States, founded in 1817, ASD is no stranger to pioneering new and innovative solutions to help deaf and hard of hearing students succeed both in school…

    Comments Off on American School for the Deaf Launches the Online Academy | Business
  • Online School

    Adventist Review Online | Adventists in Russia Launch Online School

    September 13, 2021 Accredited institution is connecting students from across the Federation. By: West Russian Union Conference, Euro-Asia Division, and Adventist Review A new Christian online school organized by the Department of Education of the West Russian Union Conference (WRUC) of the Seventh-day Adventist Church opened its virtual doors on September 1, 2021.  The Istok school differs from traditional schools in that students never come to a building, and the school virtually comes to their home through computers and mobile devices. This type of training has its advantages: no need to waste time on the road, carry a heavy backpack, or be afraid of bad weather. The school consists of online classes…

    Comments Off on Adventist Review Online | Adventists in Russia Launch Online School
  • Online School

    School And Online Learning Evolve Rapidly: Nerdy CEO Discusses Trends

    As some students get back to school amid a new wave of variants and ongoing anxiety, the future of school and how students will learn continues to evolve rapidly.   According to research I’ve been involved in during Covid as well as multiple reports I have reviewed from Barkley, Gen HQ & Pew Research, Gen-Z is likely more impacted by Covid than any other cohort. Older generations are certainly affected by Covid but many have completed education, started careers and often started families. In the case of Gen-Z they had their prom cancelled, their classroom opportunities modified, their social lives disrupted and even their parents are now using Tik Tok. That’s a true…

    Comments Off on School And Online Learning Evolve Rapidly: Nerdy CEO Discusses Trends
  • Home Schooling

    Public and private school teachers choose to homeschool own children

    Amanda Hoerschelman used to teach 75 children a day. As a 5th-grade public school teacher in Texas and Georgia, she had a revolving door of 10- and 11-year-olds. She loved teaching and her students but knew they weren’t getting the one-on-one attention they needed. Still, when Hoerschelman had her eldest daughter Ava, she didn’t think twice about sending her to a brick and mortar. That all changed when the family moved to Maquoketa, Iowa, with their 5-day-old daughter Autumn in tow. The plan was Hoerschelman would go back to teaching, but the family ran into trouble finding daycare so she decided to stay home and give her daughters the individualized…

    Comments Off on Public and private school teachers choose to homeschool own children
  • Online School

    Online coding school Treehouse, formerly based in Portland, lays off most of its staff

    Treehouse, which launched in Portland a decade ago in an ambitious effort to teach software development online, plans to lay off most of its staff by the end of the month. CEO Ryan Carson didn’t answer emailed questions about the cutbacks, but said in a brief reply Tuesday that “we are going to continue to serve our students and customers.” Carson, who moved to Connecticut last month, said Treehouse is no longer based in Portland and that its remaining staff now works remotely. In an announcement sent last week over the company’s internal Slack messaging channel, later viewed by The Oregonian/OregonLive, Treehouse notified employees that their jobs and benefits would…

    Comments Off on Online coding school Treehouse, formerly based in Portland, lays off most of its staff
  • Online School

    1,000+ TN high school students begin free online AP courses | News

    NASHVILLE (WSMV) – The Tennessee Department of Education, in partnership with the Niswonger Foundation, announced the launch of the state’s new AP Access for ALL program. With this program, nearly 1,200 high school students from 102 school districts across Tennessee will be able to begin the online course. AP Access for ALL is a grant program created to provide students across the state with access to virtual AP courses, eliminating financial barriers and supporting student enrollment in AP coursework not currently offered at their home high school. Since June, AP Access for ALL has successfully onboarded over 75% of school districts that include high schools to participate in the program. Of…

    Comments Off on 1,000+ TN high school students begin free online AP courses | News