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3 Learning Ideas for 2021

Looking for fresh learning ideas this year? Here are three ways you can resolve to #LearnEverywhere in 2021. An At-Home Science Fair Recently, Outschool hosted a virtual science fair with more than 350 participants from three continents.  While something like this is always an option, you can also have a “science fair” on a smaller...

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How Working Parents Manage At-Home Learning

Learning from home with two working parents: Some think it can’t be done, or is only for the supermoms and superdads. But we’re here to tell you that this is an attainable goal. Kids can #LearnEverywhere —  even in a home with moms and dads who work.  “Nothing I do here is permanent” In the...

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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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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...