Tag: Coronavirus

Pinellas County private school managing academics, behavior in online setting

On the first day of virtual school, Raina Phenicie attended all her classes, including P.E. “It just blew my mind,” said her dad, Scott Phenicie. “Here’s a kid in my kitchen doing jumping jacks and pushups. She was sweating and breathing and drinking water.”  When music time came, she was[Read More…]

Charter schools adjusting instruction during pandemic

Families will remember March 2020 for how quickly state officials closed schools due to the coronavirus outbreak. If schools want to offer parents and children continuity and stability, educators and policymakers must focus in April on jump-starting instruction while students are at home. Yet some state policymakers are finding new[Read More…]

COVID-19 could be worse – it could be coming back

In Mel Brooks’ “Young Frankenstein,” the doctor and Igor are robbing graves for monster parts. Dr. Frankenstein complains, and Igor optimistically notes that it could be worse, because it could be raining. Lightning, thunder and a torrential downpour instantly follow. The coronavirus pandemic has educators scrambling to develop impromptu distance[Read More…]

Florida Virtual School preparing to blast off

Editor’s note: This is a developing story; watch for updates. Like many states, Florida has quickly ramped up its online education offerings to temporarily replace brick-and-mortar schools that were closed in response to the COVID-19 virus. But those efforts are about to receive an injection of rocket fuel that will[Read More…]