• Online School

    Virtual School is Here to Stay: A Kid’s Guide to Online Learning | State

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., July 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — PrepNet Virtual Academy (PVA), a fully online school managed by National Heritage Academies (NHA), is offering an education experience that fuels student success in life, college, and beyond. Through the Early College Program, students can receive a kindergarten through associate degree education for free at PVA. An educator for 18 years, PVA Principal Melissa VanKlompenburg knows what it takes to make a virtual school tick and support student success. She has served in various roles ranging from teacher to coaching and learning consultant to school leader to school leadership development specialist. In her most recent position as remote learning lead, VanKlompenburg led…

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  • Education

    Local man joins state school board

    Davis, who lives between Lebanon and Monroe, was appointed by Gov. Mike DeWine on June 30. He participated in his first monthly state school board meeting Monday and Tuesday, drawing compliments for his questions on the newly passed school funding bill. ExploreState funding increases are small for most local schools Davis said 20 years ago, he was part of Gov. Bob Taft’s blue ribbon commission on school finance. In the past decade, he was part of a committee studying financial literacy standards for Ohio’s K-12 schools, an issue that has been revived. “I thought that was dead, but then I was talking to state Sen. Steve Wilson … and now…

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  • Home Schooling

    Leading Homeschool Magazine Measures Years and Reasons | State

    GRAY, Tenn., July 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The publication that started as a dream and an eBay store twenty years ago has transformed into 120+ glossy pages of inspiration and encouragement delivered quarterly as The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine to home educators across ninety nations. Over 120 staff now help with production and run the SchoolhouseTeachers.com online curriculum division. As the magazine celebrates twenty years, it remains a constant support for parents invested in educating their children at home.  Why do parents choose to homeschool? Gena Suarez, who publishes The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, can answer that question with confidence from two decades of expertise in the industry. “Homeschooling allows a child…

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  • Education

    State education head Riley says he is considering ‘temporarily freezing’ some federal funding to Boston after School Committee shakeup

    Massachusetts Education Commissioner Jeffrey Riley said Tuesday he is “extremely concerned” about the recent resignations on the Boston School Committee and is considering “temporarily freezing” some federal funding the district is slated to receive. Boston’s School Committee currently has two empty seats after former chair Alexandra Oliver-Dávila and member Lorna Rivera abruptly resigned because racially-charged text messages they sent one another about West Roxbury families during an October public meeting were made public. The women had been listening to public testimony on proposed changes to the city’s exam school admissions process. Paymon Rouhanifard, a member of the state’s Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, asked Riley during a board meeting…

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  • Home Schooling

    First-Ever Post-Pandemic Homeschooling Report Released | State

    GRAY, Tenn., June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Recent estimates reveal that some nine million Americans have been homeschooled as of February 2020 (NHERI.org). Companies seeking to reach this market are now able to view the Homeschooling in 2021 Market Survey Report brought to you by The Old Schoolhouse® in May 2021. With this report, companies can visually see how to effectively target their marketing efforts to the homeschooling community. They are now able to view consumer advertising preferences, changes in curriculum buying patterns, and consumer product feature preferences in 2021. The main objective of this study was to determine specific aspects of homeschool family demographics and preferences, including the size and…

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  • Online School

    Katy Families Discuss Virtual School Amid Uncertain State Funding

    KATY MAGAZINE NEWS June 7, 2021 By Natalie Cook Clark Katy ISD’s Virtual High School will not take students this fall unless the State passes a bill for funding or further guidance is provided. Local families discuss virtual school options while the District will continue to offer virtual supplemental courses. Bill for Virtual School Funding Does Not Pass The Texas Legislature session ended on May 31and the bill that would have provided school districts funding for virtual funding didn’t pass. This is why Katy ISD halted the planned June 1 enrollment for their Virtual High School. No Katy Virtual High School in the Fall Katy ISD will not be able…

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  • Jobs

    Here’s the Most Disproportionately Popular Job in Every State

    Some jobs are especially concentrated in a particular state. We looked at the job with the most people employed in each state and DC relative to the national employment rate for that occupation. The above map shows this for occupations with at least 1,000 workers, based on BLS data. See more stories on Insider’s business page. Some jobs are way more prevalent in some states than they are in the US as a whole. The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics program provides not only wage and overall employment data at the national and state level, but also a measure of how concentrated specific occupations are in specific…

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