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K12-Powered Schools Help Young Athletes Make It To the Major Leagues 

K12-Powered Schools Help Young Athletes Make It To the Major Leagues 

What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s an age-old question asked of kids once they hit school-age. It’s the time to dream big about being an astronaut or a pop star. A recent survey found that professional athlete was a top childhood dream job. Playing sports for a living might feel…
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How to Cope with Bullying: One Student Speaks Out

How to Cope with Bullying: One Student Speaks Out

When people see Austin, they see a driven student and athlete. He is a student at Ohio Virtual Academy. Austin does well in school and has his sights set on the 2024 Paralympics in Paris. What they might not see, however, is that Austin is a survivor of bullying. Unfortunately, his experiences are not all…
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Building Stronger Online Childhood Friendships

Building Stronger Online Childhood Friendships

You’ve probably heard the common claim that the world of social media and online messaging only provides superficial interactions. While social media embellishment, a general sense of FOMO (fear of missing out), and online safety are all important factors to consider when it comes to online connections, many factors point to stronger friendships for kids…
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How Online School Can Transform Learning Wait Time

How Online School Can Transform Learning Wait Time

A common myth about online school is that students don’t learn as well online or get comparable grades to brick-and-mortar students. The truth is online school formats generate possibilities to transform learning in meaningful ways. A typical schedule involves a combination of both independent lessons and live classes. This balance encourages independent problem-solving and group…
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A Starter Guide to Social and Emotional Learning

A Starter Guide to Social and Emotional Learning

Social and emotional learning, also known as SEL, is a form of curriculum first introduced in the 1960s. But the concepts continue to be relevant as the focus shifts to mental health in children and general social intelligence. Recently, there’s been an uptick in SEL-related news headlines after math textbooks were rejected for including SEL…
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As summer has quickly come to an end, it is time to start preparing for the new school year. It can be overwhelming getting everything ready for your children. We put together five tips for helping to make a successful transition to the new school year.

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