Tag: learning pods

Report: Parents say learning should be part of everything, everywhere, all at once

Consulting firm Tyton Partners, in collaboration with the Walton Family Foundation and Stand Together Trust, today released a new report, Choose to Learn 2022, that looks at data collected from more than 3,000 K-12 parents and more than 150 K-12 suppliers across all 50 states in the United States. The[Read More…]

Institute for Justice calls for stop to Georgia crackdown on learning pods, hybrid education

Editor’s note: The following is the text of a news release issued Monday by the Institute for Justice. ARLINGTON, Va.—Today, the Institute for Justice (IJ) sent a letter to officials in Cobb County, Georgia, calling on them to stop weaponizing building and fire safety code laws to crack down on[Read More…]

KaiPod Learning offers flexible span of educational opportunities, endless choice for families

Originally tagged “pandemic learning pods,” as though once the COVID-19 emergency had passed, so would these traditional education alternatives, the micro-school phenomenon appears ready to shed its born-of-the-moment modifier. No longer regarded as the educational equivalent of mushrooms after a thunderstorm — ephemeral and generally undesirable — learning pods have[Read More…]

Micro-school pioneer: If I can do it, so can you

CLEARWATER, Fla. – Before all the buzz about learning pods and micro-schools, some folks were already creating learning pods and micro-schools. Jaime Manfra went down this path 10 years ago. Her Service Learning Micro-school (SLS) is all about flexibility, diversity, community service. Students here spend a lot of time helping[Read More…]

W. Va. governor signs into law microschools, learning pods of unlimited size

Editor’s note: This article appeared Saturday on West Virginia’s herald-dispatch.com. Gov. Jim Justice on Wednesday signed into law allowing “microschools” and “learning pods” of unlimited size to operate in West Virginia. The new law, Senate Bill 268, says these would be sparsely regulated schools or groups of students that could[Read More…]

National School Choice Week 2022 sees a changed and changing K-12 sector

National School Choice WeekThe year 2022 arrived just after the second anniversary of the first American COVID-19 case being announced. A great deal has changed over the last two years, including a very large rise in multi-vendor education in the form of pods and tutors: This is very significant and[Read More…]

Learning pods for underserved students earns South Carolina group national recognition

  As the pandemic gripped the nation in the spring of 2020, American schools shut down and sent students home to finish the semester through online learning. The hastily organized programs were thought to be short-term solutions. But as the rising numbers of coronavirus cases ended administrators’ hopes of fully[Read More…]

Best of 2021: Fact-checking the pundits as a new school year begins

Editor’s note: reimaginED is proud to reintroduce to our readers our best content of 2021 such as this commentary from guest blogger Jonathan Butcher. As students head back to school, we can check some predictions made last year about how COVID would change K-12 classrooms. First, teacher unions forecast that[Read More…]