Weekly Roundup showcases stories and information about the students and schools we serve, K12 educators, and important education issues.
Tennessee Virtual Academy Educators Tout Academic Gains at Nashville Virtual Schools Conference
Educators from Tennessee Virtual Academy (TNVA), a nonprofit online public school program ofUnion County Public Schools, joined together with other virtual school leaders at a two-day virtual learning conference sponsored by Metro Nashville Virtual School in a show of support for all the state's online public schools.
Examining Costs and Funding of Online Schools
Reports that the consensus from industry experts is that the average cost to operate a full-time, full-service online public school is approximately $6,400 per student (compared to over $10,000 for a traditional school). And, in general, online public schools receive about 30-40% less in total funding (state, local, and federal funds) than traditional schools.
Tennessee legislator wants to close online charter school
Lily is a student at the Tennessee Virtual Academy, a charter school that her mother Christy says is far more accommodating to her needs than any traditional brick-and-mortar public school. Lily excels at math and extracurricular activities and is already ahead of many students her age.
Why Online Education?
When your family decides to use online education as opposed to the traditional brick-and-mortar setting, it’s for a reason. Unfortunately, that reason may be unknown to the majority, and oftentimes a stigma is attached to those who choose online education as “weird” or “unsociable.” We want to help erase those stigmas, and rewrite the labels by publicizing the many different reasons families choose to use K12 and online education.