• Online School

    Dearborn Public Schools Online Virtual School Deadline Coming Up

    DEARBORN, MI — A June 8 deadline has been set for Dearborn Public Schools students transferring to the district’s virtual K-12 school. The virtual K-12 school will offer students an online-only education for the next school year and for the years to come as long as there is enough interest to maintain the school, the district said. The district said that, barring any unforeseen changes, it plans to start the new school year in August with all of our students back to face-to-face learning for full days. Only students enrolled in Virtual K-12 would continue to have regular online instruction. “For most students, face-to-face learning is the best option for…

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  • Education

    Empowering Equity In Education With Virtual Reality And Immersive Learning

    VR in the classroom getty By Stephanie Nashawaty, Chief Customer Innovation Officer at SAP North America The pandemic has dramatically disrupted traditional learning. While that disruption has widened gaps in access to education that existed along racial, ethnic, and socio-economic lines, it has also accelerated advances in innovation that could help close those gaps.   More than a year after schools and training providers pivoted to remote learning, two trends have emerged. First, finding innovative ways to teach and learn is here to stay. Second, many educators who have gained a new appreciation for how technology can help students learn will forever be on the lookout for technical tools that support…

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  • Jobs

    New Hampshire offering incentives and hosting virtual job fairs to match employers with job seekers

    New Hampshire officials said it’s taking steps to find jobs for those receiving unemployment benefits and to help businesses boost their staff.Next month on June 19, the weekly $300 unemployment boost from the federal government will expire. New Hampshire’s unemployment rate sits at 2.8{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1}, a drop from the pandemic high of 16{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1}.”But even with better prospects right, the hiring right now is like nothing I have ever seen,” said Deputy Commissioner of New Hampshire Employment Security Richard Lavers. The Summer Stipend program was announced by Gov. Chris Sununu on Tuesday.”Adding a stipend, an incentive to get folks back to work,” said Sununu. The state is spending $10 million in federal…

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  • Online School

    Atlanta schools see virtual learning as a lasting option after COVID

    About 14{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} of middle and high school students nationally had taken at least one online course prior to COVID-19, said Jennifer Darling-Aduana, an online education expert at Georgia State University. Three-quarters of school districts across the country offered online learning. “So it was increasing even without the pandemic,” said Darling-Aduana, an assistant professor of learning technologies and co-author of the new book, “Equity and Quality in Digital Learning: Realizing the Promise in K-12 Education.” COVID-19 accelerated the pace, forcing many schools, especially in metro Atlanta, to improve their online game. The largest Atlanta area school districts will be opening permanent, full-time virtual schools this fall, in an experiment that could…

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  • Education

    Wake County Board of Education approves redesigned Virtual Academy for next school year :: WRAL.com

    By Emily Walkenhorst, WRAL education reporter & Aaron Thomas, WRAL reporter Cary, N.C. — Parents and guardians in the Wake County Public School System have from Thursday until May 2 to decide whether to enroll in the district’s virtual academy next year. The district’s Board of Education approved the registration period Tuesday evening, without opposition. It will be the second year of the school district’s virtual academy, created to work around the COVID-19 pandemic, but it will look different from this year. Parents and guardians can register for the virtual academy, but registration isn’t automatically confirmed by the school. Further an admitted student may be removed from virtual academy if…

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  • Home Schooling

    Homeschooled, virtual students invited ‘A Grand Ball’ | Community | Savannah News, Events, Restaurants, Music

    A Grand Ball, hosted by A Knuw Way homeschool cooperative, will be held May 1 at the Ballroom at American Legion Post 135 located at 1108 Bull St. for homeschooled and students attending school virtual in the surrounding areas. Tickets are $75 and on sale until April 30, with the festivities kicking off at 7 p.m. the following night. The event, ‘A Night for Royals’ themed, promotes community and camaraderie and everyone is encouraged to wear a crown, dress to impress and make new friends while creating lifelong memories. The event is open to homeschool and virtual students – public school students who take 100{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} of their classes online –…

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  • Online School

    Durham to launch Ignite Online Academy as full, virtual school

    Durham Public Schools will launch its first, permanent virtual K-12 academy in the fall. David T. Foster, III [email protected] DURHAM With all the challenges the pandemic has brought to public education, one thing is making Durham school leaders excited about the future. Durham Public Schools is making its first, virtual K-12 academy a permanent school in the fall. Ignite Online Academy will bring a personalized approach to learning, combining virtual coursework with field trips for students interested in taking classes from the comfort of their homes. While the district has enrolled students in online learning through their home schools since last fall in response to the pandemic, Ignite will work…

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