Tag: distance learning

Micro-schools, rigorous distance learning never gonna give your innovative spirit up

Science writer Matthew Ridley has described the innovation process as one of trial and error in which individuals combine pre-existing techniques and/or technologies. One example: Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing were around for many years before innovators figured out how to put them together to revolutionize the energy market. Another[Read More…]

The uses of adversity: education innovator Eva Moskowitz on distance learning

Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head; And this our life, exempt from public haunt, Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in everything. I would not change it.[Read More…]

podcastED: SUFS president Doug Tuthill interviews FLVS president and CEO Louis Algaze

In this episode, Step Up For Students president Doug Tuthill interviews Louis Algaze, president and CEO of Florida Virtual School. Founded in 1997, FLVS is a publicly funded non-profit that operates as its own $240 million school district. During the 2018-19 academic year, it served 215,505 students, technically making it[Read More…]

EdNext podcast: Jeb Bush on adjusting to distance learning during the pandemic

Earlier this week, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush joined Education Next editor-in-chief Marty West to talk about the lessons he learned dealing with crisis and how those lessons can be applied to the coronavirus pandemic and the challenges it poses for K-12 education. Among the suggestions Bush offers state and[Read More…]

Public-private collaboration helps teachers, students in rural North Florida

As the COVID-19 pandemic forced the statewide shutdown of school campuses, Riverside Christian School principal Ginny Keith knew she’d have to act quickly to develop a game plan for distance learning. “I didn’t know much about technology,” admitted Keith, principal of the 140-student K-12 school in Trenton, Florida, at the[Read More…]

How K-12 schools can meet the current moment and move beyond it

In this video special to redefinED, author and education reformer Michael Horn talks with education pioneer Julie Young, the founder of Florida Virtual School, a student-centered online-learning provider that focuses on competency based education rather than traditional seat time. Julie is now the CEO of Arizona State University Prep Digital,[Read More…]

Here’s how we can keep this crisis from digging even wider educational divides

Editor’s note: In this commentary, Jawan Brown-Alexander, Chief of Schools for New Schools for New Orleans, proposes that it’s possible to take what has been learned from the coronavirus pandemic and use it to reimagine what schools could look like in two, five or even 15 years. The piece originally[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…]