K12 Inc. is a for-profit education company that sells online schooling and curriculum to state and local governments. Its educational products and services are designed as alternatives to traditional "bricks and mortar" education for public school students from kindergarten to 12th grade. K12 is a publicly traded education management organization (EMO) that provides online education services to charter school students. It is paid for from taxes. K12 is the largest EMO in terms of enrollment.

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  • Last week, Texas Virtual Academy’s office in Lewisville, Texas hosted the 2017 National Head of School Leadership Summit. Led by K12’s School Services’ Lead360 Team, the event is an annual professional development opportunity that brings together leaders from across the company’s network of partner schools. The Summit affords leaders the opportunity to sharpen skills and […]

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  • http://www.k12.com. K¹² is the leader in online learning for grades K through 12 for two fundamental reasons: we develop our own curriculum, widely regarded as the highest quality available online, and we are devoted to fulfilling the promise of education for every child. Engage with K12 families at https://www.facebook.com/k12inc Connect with K12 on Google+ at http://plus.google.com/+k12 Follow ...

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  • I love numbers and data! As a former math teacher, I have a love for random trivia with numbers. For example, we started the school year with 1 very tumultuous hurricane, but there are many more numbers that define Texas Online Preparatory School (TOPS)! In my position as the principal of the middle school and […]

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  • CJ Larkin went from almost failing the first grade to becoming a straight-A student within months. In the first semester of first grade, CJ developed epilepsy in addition to being a Type 1 diabetic. The diagnosis began to cause problems at school, because the staff was frightened, often keeping CJ in the clinic rather than […]

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  • Sophia Nguyen is ahead of the curve. At age 17, the senior at George Washington University Online High School (GWUOHS) has already attended the United Nations Winter Youth Assembly in New York and the very first annual UNICEF gala in San Francisco. With a sharp mind at a young age, Sophia’s father, Jim, decided to […]

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  • Amanda Rollert recently took on the new role as Director of Academics at Texas Virtual Academy (TXVA). With a genuine interest in her students’ success, she wanted a way to learn more about the school’s families. As a result, she started a monthly trivia contest for students, with each winner receiving a visit from Amanda […]

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  • Georgia Cyber Academy (GCA) swimmer Mary Gen Williams is already making waves in the competitive leagues of Georgia at age 13. Managing a full-time course load and maintaining her strength in the pool has certainly been a challenge, but enrolling in an online curriculum has made it possible. Mary Gen has been with K12-powered schools […]

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  • I had the pleasure of meeting Aris and his mother Rena at our Baton Rouge Blended Center Open House last fall. They had enrolled in Louisiana Virtual Charter Academy (LAVCA) a little after school started and were struggling to keep up with the “ins and outs” of virtual schooling. They had recently relocated from Texas […]

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  • Brandon Oliver Sosa is on his way to achieving great academic success. Upon his completion of high school, Brandon was awarded the prestigious Wildcat Excellence tuition award from the University of Arizona after placing in the top 3% nationally in ACT scores and in the top 2% in SAT scores. According to his family, these […]

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  • “Mrs. Schultze I’m having a hard time focusing all day long at the computer, what should I do?” I totally can relate! I love being an online teacher, but like this student, I definitely need to take breaks from the screen time as well. Did you know that research shows that when you give your […]

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  • Meet Teshi Thomas: a teenage actress, singer and Nevada Virtual Academy (NVVA) student who has performed on Broadway and live on national TV! This hardworking young star most recently could be spotted in XQ Super School Live, a major network TV event which aired live on NBC, ABC, CBS, and Fox on September 8. This […]

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  • In 2015, Paola Berrios encountered discouraging news. Her mother had been diagnosed with breast cancer. As a student at Georgia Cyber Academy (GCA), Paola was able to attend many of her mother’s doctor appointments in order to familiarize herself with her mother’s condition and provide her with the necessary support. “Coping with her newfound diagnosis […]

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  • We all love to hear how great we are. It does not matter if we are 5 or 95. Unfortunately, positive feedback seems to be a forgotten tool in education. According to an article by Thomas McCarthy, “Positive feedback is so powerful and yet so rare. People crave it and when they receive it, it […]

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  • Many of my students sought online schooling as a sort of escape from the daily bullying and anxiety faced in a traditional brick-and-mortar school setting. When I first started teaching at virtual school, I expected this to be the case and was eager to provide an educational setting proactive at bullying prevention. Since starting at […]

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  • Kristina Mitchem is a strong girl. After coming home from school at age 5, her mother, Tina, would find massive bruises scattered across her body. These signs of attacks were evidence of the bullying Kristina was facing at her traditional brick-and-mortar school. Her first bullying experience began in kindergarten and continued through second grade.   In order to battle this serious problem, Tina ...

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  • Texas Online Preparatory School and Texas Virtual Academy have started the school year by taking large strides against bullying.   The school has been using the Pacer Foundation curriculum to help teach the anti-bullying unit. “We discuss how to make the world a better place, how to treat others, and ways to cope with certain issues,” shares Laurie Tweedle, the TOPS middle school […]

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  • When he joined Cub Scouts in the fourth grade, Thomas Gala set out to earn his Eagle rank by age 14. After years of service projects, trips, and leadership development, Thomas met his goal when he was awarded his Eagle Scout status on Oct. 15! Now a 9th-grader at Ohio Virtual Academy (OHVA), online schooling […]

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  • Sixth grader Jackson Corum has a new perspective on school and has recently developed a spark of confidence in his abilities thanks to North Carolina Virtual Academy (NCVA). Jackson’s mom, Karen, attributes Jackson’s change in attitude to his virtual school. Prior to the switch, Jackson suffered from harsh bullying at his traditional brick-and-mortar public school. […]

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  • I’ve been waiting…and the day finally arrived! As I fired up my computer one morning last week, I grabbed a warm drink, cuddled into a soft chair, and kicked up my feet for…Coffeehouse!  Once every nine weeks, Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy (OVCA) middle school music and art teacher Erin Goodridge coordinates and emcees a virtual “coffeehouse” for her music students, their learning coaches, and ...

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  • In 2011, the town of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, home to The Keystone School, suffered the devastation of a flood, and many of the school’s staff, families, and friends lost all they had.  In the aftermath, the community came together to help one another.  When Aubree Kresch, manager of student engagement at Keystone, saw the wreckage left behind in wake of Hurricane Harvey in Southeast Texas, she k...

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  • Val Harris, age 8, has a new perspective on school. After experiencing severe bullying at her traditional brick-and-mortar school, which resulted in poor academic performance and bad headaches, Val’s mother Brandy knew it was time for a change in her education environment.   “Since switching to Alabama Virtual Academy, Val wakes up and is excited to work on school,” Brandy said.  Val’s family was ...

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  • Teachers are often considered “unsung heroes.” But on Sunday, Oct. 1, the Arizona Cardinals made Kathryn Pulling, a high school chemistry teacher at Insight Academy of Arizona (ISAZ), an MVP in the Classroom.  Kathryn was recognized for her excellence in teaching by the Cardinals, who awarded her tickets to their game against the San Francisco 49ers.  “I […]

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  • Alicia Fingerle knew something was wrong when her son started to cry every morning before school. At age 8, Christopher was experiencing harsh bullying at his traditional brick-and-mortar school, which greatly impacted his interest in learning.  “The school he was at just didn’t pay attention to him or the bullying,” she said. “It was overcrowded […]

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  • This piece was originally published on RealClearEducation It is no secret that our country’s bridges, roads, railways and airports must be improved. Rebuilding our transportation infrastructure is critical to commercial and economic growth. But digital access in the internet age is just as important as the expressway needed for daily commutes and shipping goods. Access […]

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  • Kaylee Gaines isn’t your typical 17-year-old girl. The Mount Vernon resident is the first-ever women’s Triple Crown wrestling champion in her weight class.  “I started wrestling in the seventh grade, and at first I thought it was funny,” she recalls. “But as it turns out, I fell in love with the sport. When I first […]

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  • October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Bullying is defined as the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate, or aggressively dominate others. The behavior is often repeated and habitual. The statistics of bullying in our country’s youth culture are staggering. According to StopBullying.gov, 70.6% of young people say they have seen bullying in their schools; 70.4% of school sta...

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