Tag: Online education

podcastED: Florida’s Digital Educator of the Year shares secrets to success

On this episode, ReimaginED Senior Writer Lisa Buie talks with Jessica Strong, a sixth-grade English language arts teacher at Florida Virtual School, who recently received the Ron Nieto Digital Educator of the Year Award for 2022. Named in memory of Nieto, who served as Florida’s first deputy commissioner of innovation,[Read More…]

West Virginia is seizing the moment to make school choice history

Editor’s note: This commentary from educator Garris Stroud, author and education choice advocate from rural Western Kentucky, points out that school choice, historically seen as an urban issue, has clear benefits for more rural areas as demonstrated by West Virginia’s authorization of two virtual charter schools, which will expand options[Read More…]

podcastED: Matt Ladner interviews Great Hearts Online executive director Kurtis Indorf

On this episode, redefinED’s executive editor speaks to a leader in the charter school organization about the exploding demand for its classical liberal arts education. Currently serving more than 20,000 students in brick-and-mortar classrooms in Arizona and Texas, Great Hearts Online launched in August because of the COVID-19 pandemic and[Read More…]

podcastED: SUFS president Doug Tuthill interviews leaders of Miami Catholic Virtual School

On this episode, Tuthill talks with Archdiocese of Miami Catholic Virtual School principal Rebeca Bautista, left, and coordinator of special programs Marcey Ayers. The online school is the only Catholic virtual school in the country run by an Archdiocese – a Catholic version of the well-known Florida Virtual School, which[Read More…]

COVID-19 sparks virtual school growth in Florida, elsewhere

Online learning providers nationwide are enjoying unprecedented enrollment increases as families seek more education choice for their children amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a story published today in Education Week. Virtual school providers cite a variety of reasons for the success they experienced even before COVID-19: comprehensive learning management[Read More…]

How remembering the past could educate us in the future

Never again. It’s the vow from Holocaust survivors not to allow the world to forget their past, lest genocide be repeated in the future. Today, an innovative, high-tech method of delivering that message to the current generation holds promise for distance education opportunities on the horizon.   The USC Shoah[Read More…]