virtual learning

Don’t Use Khan Academy Alone

I was eight years old when Sal Khan founded Khan Academy, a nonprofit, online platform that provides a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. In grade school, I used Khan Academy for extra...

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Pandemic Virtual Learning Was Chaotic, But Choking Off Quality Virtual Learning Won't Help Us Now

As a longtime online education parent and advocate, I hate to admit most of my fears about remote learning during the pandemic came true. The implementation was uneven and chaotic, and as a result,...

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School Choice

Missouri Just Gave Me Back My Power to Choose the Best School for My Children

As a single mother of four—three of them in school, and one in college—I’ve had to face my share of struggles. But some of the biggest struggles have come when my children ended up in...

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I Almost Left Teaching But Then I Remembered Why I Started

This past year, I came the closest I ever have to ending my teaching career — midyear. Between August and December, my second graders and I had four different classroom models. The models were...

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remote learning

Our Co-Teaching Relationship Helped Ease the Daily Pressures of Teaching, Even During a Pandemic

It was early March 2020 at Boston Collegiate Charter School in Boston, Massachusetts. We—two seasoned public school educators—were getting ready to wrap up our second year of co-teaching. Despite...

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As Cities Drop Remote Learning, Some Families Want It Back

It’s no secret that the phrase “remote learning” is synonymous with frustration for many families who have been dealing with Zoom class horror stories and Google project pandemonium for over a year....

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