Tag: virtual schools

podcastED: Florida Virtual School teacher infuses core subject lessons with personalized songs

On this episode, reimaginED Senior Writer Lisa Buie talks with Michael Bonick, an elementary teacher and guitar player at Florida Virtual School, who engages students by incorporating music in core academic subjects. A teacher for 22 years, Bonick’s interest in music blossomed when his father suggested that he play the[Read More…]

In designing resilient school systems, we must move beyond ‘either/or thinking’ on digital tools, remote learning

Editor’s note: This commentary from Julie Young, managing director of ASU Prep Academy and ASU Prep Digital and a reimaginED guest blogger, appeared Wednesday on The 74. A story is told about a flood that rose so quickly, a man had to go to the second floor of his home,[Read More…]

Virtual school enrollment in Florida, nationally on the rise

Enrollment at Florida’s statewide public online virtual school is climbing as the coronavirus Delta variant surges amid fall semester school re-openings. Florida Virtual School is projecting more than 12,300 full-time students for the 2021-22 school year, less than the number who attended during the 2020-21 school year but significantly higher[Read More…]

Commentary: Parents, civic entrepreneurs rebuild K-12 schooling from scratch

Editor’s note: This post from Bruno V. Manno, senior adviser to the Walton Family Foundation’s K-12 Program and a redefinED contributor, appeared Tuesday on The 74. Manno references Florida Virtual School, which saw a 57% increase in new course enrollments in its part-time Flex program, in his discussion of how[Read More…]

New Florida Virtual School board member brings special education experience to role

Editor’s note: Last year, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed a new slate of trustees to the board of the Florida Virtual School. Vice chairperson Linda Reiter is one of those appointees and the first in redefinED’s occasional series of profiles of leaders and advocates in the education choice movement.  [Read More…]

revisitED: SUFS president Doug Tuthill follows up with Pasco County Principal of the Year JoAnne Glenn

On this episode, Tuthill touches base with one of the nation’s top online learning leaders. Glenn earned one of three “Digital Principal of the Year” nods from the National Association of Secondary School Principals. A founder of Pasco eSchool, which offers full- and part-time K-12 digital instruction, Glenn has led[Read More…]

revisitED: SUFS president Doug Tuthill follows up with public education pioneer Julie Young

On this episode, Tuthill touches back with the vice president of education outreach and student services at Arizona State University, who also serves as managing director of Arizona State University’s Prep Academy and ASU Prep Digital. Young, who has been celebrated as an education disruptor for nearly three decades, was[Read More…]