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How to land a 6-figure coding job at a tech company without a college degree

Originally published in Business Insider – September 1, 2020 Jobs in tech is still booming – and you can land many without a degree.In fact, recruiters in tech may disregard college credentials when looking to hire new talent. When Jay Wengrow, web developer and founder of coding bootcamp Actualize​, was involved in hiring at previous […]

K12: On the Brink of the 2020-21 School Year

Originally published in EdTech Digest – August 18, 2020 Kevin P. Chavous, President of Academics, Policy, and Schools, joined K12 in November 2017. He is a noted education reform leader and innovator with a well-chronicled track record of empowering families with education choice and driving change and opportunity for children of all backgrounds and circumstances. Chavous […]

Higher education is broken, let’s use the pandemic to fix it

Originally published to in Crain’s New York Business – August 11, 2020 With so many recent grads jobless, and carrying crippling debt, it’s clear that the old model of higher education no longer makes sense. In the U.S. “degree inflation” means most jobs require a college degree, even if the skills required to do those jobs can be […]

Many kids actually do better in online learning environment: K12 president

Originally aired on FOX Business – August 14, 2020 K12 President James Rhyu weighs in on the challenges and benefits that come with students learning. remotely. In his interview with Varney & Co., Rhyu shares that students and teachers need to be prepared with the tools they need for remote learning. Watch his full interview […]

K12 President James Rhyu on Online Learning

Originally aired on Bloomberg TV – August 12, 2020 James Rhyu, President of Corporate Strategy, Marketing, and Technology for K12 shares on Bloomberg TV that K12 is seeing growth due to a surge in interest around online learning. He projects that interest will continue to grow and that online learning is “here to stay.” Watch […]

5 key questions that could shape the future of virtual learning in Michigan

Originally published to Chalkbeat Detroit – August 6, 2020 Even with most back-to-school policy in Michigan still up in the air, one thing is already clear about the fall: Schools will continue the extraordinary online learning experiment that began when classrooms closed this spring. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer hasn’t announced whether classrooms will be allowed to […]

CEO Exclusive: K12 Set to Boom Amid Virtual Schooling as COVID Keeps Us Home

Originally published to Investing.com – July 25, 2020 By Christiana Sciaudone K12 (NYSE:LRN) Inc. runs online public schools and, accordingly, business is booming. “The growth in enrollments that we’re seeing is shocking even to us,” Chief Executive Officer Nathaniel Davis said in a Zoom interview with Investing.com this week.  Covid-19 stay-at-home mandates and school closures […]

Some SC parents choosing full-time online learning due to pandemic

Originally aired on WMBF-TV – July 27, 2020 As we get closer to back to school, many parents are faced with a tough decision: to do face-to-face learning, virtual learning or both. Despite Gov. Henry McMaster, and even the CDC, suggesting schools reopen if possible, some parents are choosing to do online learning full-time for […]

Letter to the editor: Online schools are an option

Originally published in Leavenworth Times – July 27, 2020 In high school, my ability to learn was constantly disrupted by severe chronic migraines and issues with bullying. I needed to find a school that met my needs, not only for my physical and mental health, but for my education. The solution? Online school. At Insight […]