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Solving the Age-Old Question: What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

Oregon Online School Expands Workforce Options Giving Students a Path To Their Future Cascade Virtual Academy ( CVA ) and Insight School of Oregon – Painted Hills ( ISOR-PH ), are expanding their Career Prep options early in the new school year. Students in middle school will be offered career explorations where they can find out first-hand what it’s like to have a career in fields such as teaching, business, government, hospitality, health science, IT, and more! This will give them valuable insight into how it all works and potentially setting them on a path towards their future. In addition, students on track in high school can also take expanded Career Prep courses in both CVA and ISOR to match what is already available for students at their sister school, Destinations Career Academy of Oregon ( ORDCA ). ORDCA provides students with exposure to skills in Business and Management, Health Services, and Arts, Information, and Communication. In addition to career focused courses,

Access to College Just Got Easier: Stride Taps into Acadeum’s Dual Enrollment Consortium

K12 Private Academy takes a swing at student debt with access to hundreds of college courses for high school students A new dual enrollment program is poised to give thousands of eligible high school students access to more than 500 online college-level courses from a growing network of higher education institutions. K12 Private Academy , a private school for grades K–12, and Acadeum , a company helping colleges and universities share courses, are working together to remove barriers to college-level curriculum for eligible high school students. As the national student debt crisis climbs toward $1.7 trillion, dual enrollment has boomed in recent years, with more than one million high school students currently enrolled in college courses. Unfortunately, a 2018 Government Accountability Office report found significant disparities in access to dual enrollment, with fewer courses offered at low income and smaller schools. Now, with 60% of parents reporting concerns about their children

Elephant in the Waiting Room: A Healthcare Staffing Crisis Is Upon Us

As allied health salaries and job openings rise, the number of qualified candidates is falling. A Stride, Inc. survey reveals what employers are looking for in a perfect candidate. Mirroring the reality of many industries, allied health employers are finding it increasingly difficult to recruit and retain qualified staff for an increasing number of open positions. According to a survey conducted by Stride, Inc (NYSE: LRN), 75% of employers say it is more challenging to fill positions now than it was prior to the pandemic and 3 in 4 reported that it is taking more time to fill open positions. The allied health professions include all health-related professions that are distinct from medicine and nursing, such as medical assistants, pharmacy technicians, physical therapy aides, and electronic health records and reimbursement specialists. The talent crisis in this essential industry is driven by two major forces pulling in opposite directions: The increased demand for skilled talent, as

What Makes Your Hometown Special? Stride’s National Photography Competition Looking to Highlight Your Community

Stride, Inc. (NYSE: LRN) wants to see your community, through your own eyes, and is announcing the Stride National Photography Competition. This year’s theme is My Community, and the competition is open to students nationwide in grades kindergarten through 12th grade, starting September 13. “At Stride, we know that our communities have a big impact on our lives. Whether it’s your school, your neighborhood, or your whole city, we want to know more about what makes your community special,” said James Rhyu, CEO. “Who are the people, the heroes, the events, and things that make your community what it is and what it means to the people? Show us from your own perspective, through photography.” Students in grades K-12 are invited to submit their photograph for a chance to become the 2022 National Stride Photography winner. Stride will select winners from across the Nation and their photographs will be showcased at the Stride office in Virginia and featured in Stride produced curriculum and

Saving the Planet, One Student Idea at a Time

Future Focused: Stride and The Nature Conservancy Invite High School Students Nationwide to Participate in Innovation Challenge: “My Planet, My Neighborhood” Stride, Inc. (NYSE: LRN) believes high school students have what it takes to solve some of our planet’s most pressing challenges—as Stride and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) invite students nationwide to join the first-ever Stride Innovation Challenge. The Nature Conservancy is a global environmental nonprofit working to create a world where people and nature can thrive. The theme for this inaugural event is “My Planet, My Neighborhood,” which asks students to consider solutions for today’s most complex environmental issues. Students are invited to identify environmental challenges in their communities, nationally, or globally, and propose innovative solutions that consider implementation, creativity, and impact. TNC is providing their expertise and science to help students explore critical environmental challenges in their

Want a Better Tomorrow? Let’s Start in America’s Classrooms.

In the second season of podcast series What I Want to Know , Kevin P. Chavous examines CRT, non-college pathways, bullying, and other complex topics Traditional education is undergoing a dramatic shift, creating an opportunity to improve the way we serve learners of all ages. Spurred by his own curiosity and the changing tide of education in the U.S., Kevin P. Chavous has turned to innovators from across the education and workforce development spaces to ask: “How can we do better?” The podcast series What I Want to Know with Kevin P. Chavous is officially returning for a second season, continuing the hard conversations about how we can ensure access and equity for all learners in a rapidly changing, post-pandemic world. “Advancing technology, evolving social norms, and the ongoing pandemic are rapidly changing almost every aspect of society and culture, and yet our education system is still stuck in the 1950s,” said Kevin P. Chavous, host of What I Want to Know and President at

Online or In-Person Learning: Why Not Both? Stride K12 to Support New Blended Learning Center for Students in Need

Underserved youth in the St. Petersburg area will have access to a new education option this school year: Changing The Game Academy , a community center where families are invited to enroll in a blended learning experience combining dedicated in-person teaching with a high quality online curriculum for students in grades K-8. A program of Tampa-based non-profit Changing the Game for a New Generation, Inc. , the Academy will provide social support and services to local families and students. Students will have the opportunity to enroll in K12 Private Academy , accessing the online private school’s curriculum and instructional support while at Changing The Game Academy. Stride, Inc. (NYSE: LRN) will cover tuition for 100 students to attend K12 Private Academy for the 2021-22 academic year. “Every child, no matter their background, deserves an empowering educational experience, especially during a time when the pandemic has made virtual learning a necessity,” said Leslie Smith, K12

Insight School of Minnesota Ready to Help Students Navigate These Uncertain Times in Education

Insight School of Minnesota ( ISMN ), a full-time, tuition-free public-school program of the Brooklyn Center Community School District, is ready to kick off the new school year and give students throughout the state a consistent education option designed to help them reach their full potential. Insight MN students and teachers will open their laptops to start the 2021-2022 school year tomorrow, September 9, 2021. For most families, the new school year comes with cautious optimism. Many families realized during the pandemic that attending school online is a safe alternative that allows them to focus on their child’s future. According to a recent survey by Stride, Inc. , 91 percent of parents agree that it’s important for their children to have multiple school options, including full-time online or a hybrid model that blends online and in-person learning. And almost two-thirds of parents would consider full-time online public school after their 2020 pandemic-driven virtual education

 Amid the Uncertainty, Idaho Virtual Academy is Ready to Help Students Succeed in the New School Year

Idaho Virtual Academy ( IDVA ), a full-time, tuition-free public school program, is ready to kick off the new school year and give students throughout the state a consistent education option designed to help them reach their full potential. IDVA students and teachers will open their laptops to start the 2021-2022 school year today, September 7, 2021. For most families, the new school year comes with cautious optimism. Many families realized during the pandemic that attending school online is a safe alternative that allows them to focus on their child’s future. According to a recent survey by Stride, Inc. , 91 percent of parents agree that it’s important for their children to have multiple school options, including full-time online or a hybrid model that blends online and in-person learning. And almost two-thirds of parents would consider full-time online public school after their 2020 pandemic-driven virtual education experience. “When thinking about how much our students and teachers

Minnesota Virtual Academy Is Ready to Help Students Get Back on Track

Minnesota Virtual Academy ( MNVA ), a full-time, tuition-free public-school program of the Houston Public School District is ready to kick off the new school year and give students throughout the state a consistent education option designed to help them reach their full potential. MNVA students and teachers will open their laptops to start the 2021-2022 school year tomorrow, September 7, 2021. For most families, the new school year comes with cautious optimism. Many families realized during the pandemic that attending school online is a safe alternative that allows them to focus on their child’s future. According to a recent survey by Stride, Inc. , 91 percent of parents agree that it’s important for their children to have multiple school options, including full-time online or a hybrid model that blends online and in-person learning. And almost two-thirds of parents would consider full-time online public school after their 2020 pandemic-driven virtual education experience. Authorized