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This Video Agency Credits Creative Education for Their Success

This Video Agency Credits Creative Education for Their Success

Hidden among the beautiful antiquity of Boston’s neighboring Worcester is one of the most successful agencies in the area. Its story is evidence of an important idea: give your kids room to be creative and watch them find success. Expansive ceilings with exposed, tidy ductwork sprawl over nearly 3,000 square feet of beautifully restored space...

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5 Things Arizona Parents Should Know About School Options

5 Things Arizona Parents Should Know About School Options

As schools across the country begin reopening in various formats, parents are scrambling to again make sense of how it will all come together. Some parents may see the move to reopen as one that carries risk. For those parents feeling uneasy, there are a lot of options out there. In fact, many options are...

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This Phoenix Mom Was Ready to Give Up…Then She Got Her Wish!

This Phoenix Mom Was Ready to Give Up…Then She Got Her Wish!

The COVID-19 pandemic has made many Arizona parents rethink the purpose of  the Arizona educational system. Stories surface daily about kids falling through the cracks of public hybrid schools, virtual schools, and traditional classes. The backdrop of the pandemic has highlighted the major issues in the current education system. . But some parents are taking advantage of new Arizona rules to find...

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This Phoenix startup made smaller, more individualized schools…

This Phoenix startup made smaller, more individualized schools…

In Arizona, Prenda microschools are public and affordable for students to attend! But what IS Prenda? One of the pioneering names in an increasingly popular new format for schools: the “microschool.” Prenda has expanded to hundreds of schools in just a handful of years in Arizona and it’s only getting bigger…while staying small. “A microschool...

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8 Easy-to-Use Resources for Pod Parents

8 Easy-to-Use Resources for Pod Parents

The term learning pod (or “pod learning”) has gone from relative obscurity to a huge part of the national conversation in a matter of  weeks. As we look to whatever “back to school” means right now, those pods are quickly gaining popularity as a small, simple, alternative for families looking for a school-like atmosphere, some...

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Homeschooling in 8 Easy Steps!

Homeschooling in 8 Easy Steps!

The summer has come and gone, the fall is upon us, and that means only one thing: back to school!  …Or does it? Millions of parents have decided to take schooling into their own hands. Whether it’s out of choice or necessity, many families are considering homeschooling their children this fall. But now what? Where...

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Pod Helps Those… – Learning Pods on a Budget

Pod Helps Those… – Learning Pods on a Budget

Welp…there’s A LOT of chatter about pod learning out there now. And in some cases, despite the current resurgence of COVID-19 and the necessity to provide a safe and distraction-free learning environment, it’s getting a bad rap. Each new day has yet another story about rich parents dropping $25K a year each to form their...

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What are Learning Pods?

What are Learning Pods?

In a traditional public school setting (or any large classroom-type setting), very often teachers or instructors will break up the larger group into smaller groups. But why? The answer is simple: it’s about collaboration, sharing ideas, teamwork, and, well, overall engagement. The question is rhetorical as the vast majority of traditional K–12 educated people are...

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A Work-from-Home Dad Learns to Educate, at Home, with Some Surprising Results

A Work-from-Home Dad Learns to Educate, at Home, with Some Surprising Results

If I’ve learned anything from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it’s that while there’s no playbook for dealing with the unknown, or the day-to-day household tasks of confronting our “new normal,” there is an exciting opportunity to reimagine education with my son. A long-time work-from-home dad, my experience with my children’s education was almost exclusively built...