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Its Flexibility Draws One Family to Virtual School

Its Flexibility Draws One Family to Virtual School

| May 17, 2011 | 7 Comments

Because her husband’s military career kept the family on the move, Patti Joubert — the mother of two full-time students at Florida Virtual School (FLVS) — always homeschooled her daughters. Now that they’re in high school, Joubert wanted to find a more resource-enriched alternative. “[Online schools] offer extra classes that aren’t necessarily in a regular […]

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A Day in the Life of a Virtual School Student

A Day in the Life of a Virtual School Student

| May 17, 2011 | 13 Comments

Florida Virtual School (FLVS) students Christianne and Carylanne Joubert are pretty advanced for their age. Christianne, at 13, is already a published novelist; Carylanne, 14, is about to start 11th grade. The Jouberts would probably succeed at any school they attended, but they attribute a large part of their progress to online learning. (And for […]

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Shmoop’s Online Content Focuses on Fun

Shmoop’s Online Content Focuses on Fun

| January 24, 2011 | 3 Comments

Learning Poetry through Bob Dylan and the Beatles By Sara Bernard Students, schools, and homeschooling parents are on a perpetual hunt for high-quality, vetted, free (or cheap) educational materials. Shmoop, a growing collection of study guides and teacher resources on everything from SAT prep to the Civil War, is attempting to fill that need. It’s […]

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