Updates By State: National

  • April 3, 2020

    Q&A with Sarah Betz: Special Ed. Online

    How It Works

    Before COVID-19 pushed schools around the country online, Sarah Betz already worked in a virtual…

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  • March 30, 2020

    Escape the Internet with These Offline Learning Ideas

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    We’re living through a strange and historic moment. Whatever educational environment you chose…

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  • March 27, 2020

    Educating Students with Disabilities During the Time of COVID-19

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    As a recent article published by USA Today phrased it, educators and students are in the midst of a…

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  • March 17, 2020

    5 Questions for Kemi Ingram, Homeschool Educator

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    An experienced home educator, Kemi Ingram shares what homeschooling has meant for her…

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  • March 17, 2020

    Forever grateful for choice

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    COVID-19 may have us all learning and working from home, but you can travel vicariously…

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  • March 13, 2020

    42 Free Online Resources for Schools Shifting Online During Coronavirus

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    As the new coronavirus, COVID-19, spreads throughout the country, more and more schools are…

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  • March 10, 2020

    Learning is your child’s full-time job

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    Curriculum and class size at Cologne Academy help teachers provide “Goldilocks style”…

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  • March 10, 2020

    5 Questions for Lynn Peterson, Executive Director at Cologne Academy

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    Executive Director Lynn Peterson shares how Cologne Academy’s charter focuses on core…

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  • March 9, 2020

    As new coronavirus spreads, know your online and at-home learning options 

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    Find our list of free educational resources for parents here!
     

    The new…

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  • March 9, 2020

    Education Outside the Classroom: Homeschooling

    How It Works

    Homeschooling: How It Works
    Approximately two million students in America are homeschooled….

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  • March 9, 2020

    Education Outside the Classroom: Online School

    How It Works

    Why Online School? 
    As internet access has transformed our shopping and social life, it’s…

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  • March 3, 2020

    Aha moments and stuffed animals

    Happiness Blog

     
    Plato Academy students are having lots of aha moments.
    And that’s resulting in some…

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  • March 3, 2020

    5 Questions for Marianthi Koritsaris and Maria Bolos, Plato Academy

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    In Des Plaines, Illinois, Plato Academy’s no homework policy and mixed age group…

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  • January 22, 2020

    Bipartisan U.S. Senate Resolution Recognizes School Choice Week

    In The News

    Unanimous U.S. Senate Recognizes January 26 – February 1, 2020 as National School Choice Week,…

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  • January 16, 2020

    National School Choice Week Begins in 10 Days, Featuring 51,300 Celebrations and Free Online Resources for Parents

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    An estimated 13.7 million Americans will participate in National School Choice Week events and…

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  • January 13, 2020

    Teleconference: School Celebration Ideas

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    Listen to a recording of the call with Andrew Campanella, President of NSCW and Sandy…

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  • January 6, 2020

    NSCW State Photos

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  • December 25, 2019

    Event Ideas for Homeschool Groups

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    We invite your homeschool group to celebrate the importance of homeschooling during National School…

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  • December 17, 2019

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  • December 17, 2019

    5 Questions for Susan Provenza, Northwest Arkansas Classical Academy

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    Northwest Arkansas Classical Academy is the first classical charter school in Arkansas,…

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  • December 10, 2019

    Navigating nearly 70 years of history… and now the Hudson River

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    Students at a historic school in New York are winning recognition for their pollution…

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  • December 10, 2019

    5 Questions for Karen Blatt, Flushing Christian School

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    Karen Blatt, principal at an independent school in New York, explains what makes Flushing…

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  • December 3, 2019

    This high school is in the middle of a medical center

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    DeBakey High School for Health Professions empowers Houston students to study…

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  • December 3, 2019

    5 Questions for Agnes Perry and Raul Saldivar, DeBakey High School

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    In Houston, Texas, DeBakey High School is preparing students for careers in health…

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  • November 26, 2019

    I spy… high school students with college credits

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    Through its dual enrollment program, Baker Early College is meeting the needs of high…

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  • November 26, 2019

    5 Questions for Daniel Huld and Kate Scheideman, Baker Early College

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    Baker Early College in Oregon offers dual enrollment to high school…

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  • November 19, 2019

    The School of Hope, A Promise Kept

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    The School of Hope is a private school located in Fayetteville, North Carolina that…

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  • November 19, 2019

    5 Questions for Amy Sparks, The School of Hope

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    Amy Sparks, founder of North Carolina’s The School of Hope shared with us about…

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  • November 12, 2019

    Drew’s story: Why one family tried online school and hasn’t stopped yet

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    While one family juggles medical appointments and therapy sessions, virtual classes…

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  • November 12, 2019

    5 Questions for Kimberly Young, Arizona Virtual Academy

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    Arizona Virtual Academy offers public, online K-12 education for families in…

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  • November 5, 2019

    Portrait of an (education) entrepreneur

    Happiness Blog

     
    Today we’re excited to share with you how one woman’s vision and hard work has made…

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  • November 5, 2019

    5 Questions for Debbie Beyer, Literacy First Charter Schools

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    Debbie Beyer, founder and director of Literacy First Charter Schools, shared her…

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  • October 29, 2019

    Guide to School Choice in West Virginia

    How It Works

    Choosing a school? You’ve got options. 
    “What are my school choices in West Virginia?”…

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  • October 29, 2019

    Guide to School Choice in Oregon

    How It Works

    Choosing a school? You’ve got options. 
    Deciding where to send your child to school is a big…

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  • October 29, 2019

    At this Georgia school, a panda mascot helps students find happiness

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    Vineville Academy of the Arts’s magnet program nurtures students’ love for the fine…

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  • October 29, 2019

    5 Questions for Kristy Graham, Vineville Academy of the Arts

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    When your mascot is as cute as a panda, your school can’t help but be a happy place,…

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  • October 22, 2019

    College credits, right over here

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    In Gilroy, California, this traditional public high school’s mission is to help…

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  • October 22, 2019

    5 Questions for Sonia Flores, Dr. TJ Owens Gilroy Early College Academy

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    California’s Dr. TJ Owens Gilroy Early College Academy was ranked among the top high…

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  • October 18, 2019

    The Official National School Choice Week 2020 Dance is Here! #schoolchoice

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    We’re excited to share the official dance tutorial for National School Choice Week 2020 with you!…

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  • October 15, 2019

    Aiming for success in all areas

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    In Gilbert, Arizona, Benjamin Franklin Charter School offers a family-friendly learning…

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  • October 15, 2019

    5 Questions for Shalisa Arnold, Benjamin Franklin Charter School

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    Benjamin Franklin Charter School is one of Arizona’s first charter schools, established…

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  • October 8, 2019

    This boarding and day school brings students Americana and world culture

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    With few businesses and only three small eateries, Houghton, New York is easy to…

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  • October 8, 2019

    5 Questions for John Nelson and Andrew Roorbach, Houghton Academy

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    In the little hamlet of Houghton, New York, students from around the world are learning…

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  • October 1, 2019

    From homeschooling skeptic to champion

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    In Charlotte, North Carolina, the Jackson family embarked on an unexpected homeschooling…

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  • October 1, 2019

    5 Questions for Kristin Jackson, homeschool mom and co-op leader

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    In Charlotte, North Carolina, Kristin Jackson has discovered a love of homeschooling. Now…

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  • September 24, 2019

    A magnet school transformation draws new students

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    In North Carolina, Speas Global Elementary School has adopted an International…

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  • September 24, 2019

    5 Questions for Katryna Jacober, Speas Global Elementary School

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    Katryna Jacober, instructional facilitator at Speas Global Elementary School, explains…

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  • September 17, 2019

    Gorillas and goals at this immersion school are “almost magical”

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    New Mexico International School strives to provide Albuquerque students lots of language…

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  • September 17, 2019

    5 Questions for Todd Knouse and students at New Mexico International School

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    New Mexico International School in Albuquerque immerses students in Spanish and…

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  • September 10, 2019

    The two things in life you can control

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    An online school in Michigan offers students flexibility and a healthy dose of…

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