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Louisiana Partnership Expands Educational Opportunities for Students 6–12

Communities have been hit hard these past few years. Cost of living increases. Decreased supply of goods and services. Affordable housing. Struggling businesses. Personnel shortages. Schools, teachers and ultimately students have felt the heavy burden placed on education. Smaller rural communities have been especially hit hard. Callout: How is a school district to manage the delicate balance of providing quality instruction and advance learning, all while navigating the social-emotional needs of students? East Baton Rouge Parish sought a creative solution to meet the needs of its 40,283 diverse learners and...
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Convergence of Technology and Personalization Play a Critical Role in the Future of Education

Originally published on K12 Digest Julie Young, Managing Director of ASU Prep and Vice President of ASU Educational Outreach, has been celebrated as an education disruptor for nearly three decades. She was the founding CEO and president of Florida Virtual School, the world’s first state-wide virtual school and one of...
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Moving forward when last year’s learners are missing

Student absenteeism is hardly a new problem, but chronic absenteeism among public school students has more than doubled since before the pandemic. Students who are chronically absent, meaning they miss 10 percent of days or more in a school year, are at greater risk of falling behind. A recent article...
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Parent and Family Engagement Matters

How to get your parents and teachers working together in partnership.  Parent and family engagement in a child’s education is a powerful predictor of academic success. Yet, many parents are noticeably absent from school activities. There are any number of reasons why—stress and survival mode among them. A recent survey...
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Answering the problem of teacher attrition in America

Originally published in the Arizona Capitol Times. Teacher shortages are hardly new, but Covid has accelerated resignations at a rate that is dramatically outpacing other professions. Federal data shows that from January to November 2021, quits in the educational services sector rose 148%. (By comparison, another employment sector beleaguered by the...
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Connections in Online Learning Supports Student Achievement

The ASU Prep Digital Partnership: Student, Parent, Teacher, Community All students, regardless of age or grade, want to feel valued and cared about. They want to be seen, understood, and accepted. Whether attending school in person or online, finding connections is critical to their educational success. Sociologist Joyce Epstein, a...
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Ways to Build Community in Online Classrooms

Keep online school students and families engaged  An essential part of learning is the interaction that happens when students have the opportunity to connect with their peers and with their teacher. Effective online learning—especially in the formative elementary years—requires finding ways to make these interactions a reality. Let’s look at...
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