Weekly Roundup showcases stories and information about the students and schools we serve, K12 educators, and important education issues.
K12 Inc. Report Highlights Achievement Gains at Louisiana Virtual Charter Academy
K12 Inc., America's leading provider of K-12 online school programs, released a new report showing improved academic outcomes of Louisiana Virtual Charter Academy (LAVCA), a statewide online public charter school. The report describes academic and leadership initiatives that helped LAVCA raise both its accountability rating and its academic performance levels between the 2012-13 and 2013-14 school years, as well as a comprehensive summary of the school's test data. LAVCA is a statewide online public charter school that uses K12's curriculum and academic services. The school serves 1900 students in kindergarten through high school.
Irving student spotlights homelessness in downtown Dallas through online photo project
(The Dallas Morning News)
Irving resident and Texas Virtual Academy senior, Maryam Ahmed spends her free time planning for college and navigating downtown Dallas to connect with and photograph the homeless as part of an ongoing photo series.
When School “Accountability” Meets Real Lives
With debates on testing and standards dominating the news, you’re probably unaware the Tennessee Department of Education told over 180 special education students it is shutting down their school. It is a school that serves a higher percentage of special education and economically disadvantaged students than the state average. It also happens to be the fastest improving public school in the state with some of the biggest improvements in academic outcomes over the past year. The Department says closing this school is in the best interest of the students.
Minnesota Virtual Academy holds talent show
Minnesota Virtual Academy, an online K-12 school, recently hosted a middle school and high school talent show in Chaska. During the event, 25 middle school and high school acts entertained students and families. The show included instrumental performances, singing, dancing, magic, comedic skits and poetry.