Ohio teacher shares her experience with online teaching
Last week, Jessica Creager, a high school social studies teacher for, published a piece on the discussing what it’s like teaching in an online environment. Creager, an experienced classroom teacher before joining Great River six months ago, talks about the transition from a traditional classroom to online and what it has meant to her.
Dayton Early College Academy completes building purchase
recently the downtown building that currently houses their middle school, which they have leased since 2016. Though no renovation plans are currently in the works, DECA Superintendent Judy Hennessey notes that owning the building makes it more likely they’ll pursue future facility improvements.
Charter schools and content-rich curriculum
In aFordham’s Robert Pondiscio explains that if a knowledge-rich curriculum is your favorite flavor of education reform, school choice is no side issue; it’s a proof point. He discusses the importance of Core Knowledge—especially for disadvantaged students, explains that charter schools are far more likely to adopt Core Knowledge than traditional district schools, and notes several charter schools that have utilized it.
One teacher’s opinion on working for a charter school
Diane Oxley, a kindergarten teacher at, recently on the National Alliance for Public Charter School’s website about her experience helping to start the first charter school in her county. Oxley, a former traditional public school teacher of ten years, writes about what inspired her to make the change and what she appreciates most about the school.
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