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As cyber charter school enrollment grew over the last decade, Carbondale Area School District’s budget reserves disappeared.

Now operating with a $2.5 million deficit, the district started its own cyber program last year, joining a growing number of districts trying to...

A proposal with potentially dire consequences for Pennsylvania’s cyber charter schools re-emerged in Harrisburg this session.

And one of the politicians pushing it now has a key education post in the state capital.

The proposal, formally introduced as Senate Bill 34 in J...

This article was written by Scott Ringcamp, Online Learning Specialist with eQUIP Online Learning Services. eQUIP works with CAOLA through a partnership with BLaST Intermediate Unit #17 in Williamsport, PA. Check out eQUIP's own blog at http://equiplearning.iu17.org/in...

How can students best approach virtual learning if they never have before?

Digital learning opportunities are widely available and abundant today. From MOOCs to digital study aids to virtual tutoring, there are many ways for students to hone their academic skills while...

I am always amazed at how hard December slaps me in the face.  Thanksgiving shifts us right into psycho hyperdrive until the end of the month. Pausing and thinking are hard to do as we juggle work, family and holiday obligations. However, amidst the holiday crazies, it...

Nothing is more frustrating to a teacher than lack of attention from students. You have spent several weeks or even months working on some project that you thought would be a breakthrough, but nothing happens. Situations like this are very common in modern learning bec...

This article was written by Scott Ringcamp, Online Learning Specialist with eQUIP Online Learning Services. eQUIP works with CAOLA through a partnership with the BLaST Intermediate Unit #17, Williamsport, PA. Check out eQUIP's own blog at http://equiplearning.iu17.org/...

A new innovation lab is helping students learn to redefine problems and test the ways in which they can benefit the world. 

This past July, educators from the Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County arrived in the impoverished Mbekweni community in Paarl, South Af...

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  • South Carolina's Pickens County, Anderson School District 5 and Kershaw County, along with two Spartanburg County districts, will abandon snow days in the coming school year in favor of having students complete assignments digitally on school-issued lapt...

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  • Cyberbullying has become a bigger concern for many schools than traditional bullying, and schools and districts must ensure they have effective policies in place to address the issue, Kaitlin Beckmann​, a graduate education student at MarymountUniversity...

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