Month: June 2021

Civic Literacy Media Influence Paid Fellowship

FLEX High is launching a Civic Literacy & Media Influence Fellowship with the first cohort starting Monday, July 19. Four to six current students and/or alumni will be selected by a panel to participate in the paid Fellowship program. In this paid position, students/alums will be mentored by Charles Ellison, an award-winning analyst for WURD […]

Written by on June 24, 2021

The Many Benefits of Nonclassroom-Based Schools

We find that not everyone understands what a nonclassroom-based school (NCB) is. First, what it is not. Nonclassroom-based does not mean online only. In fact, only about one-third of nonclassroom-based charter schools are primarily or exclusively virtual. It does mean flexible scheduling where students attend their school site as often as they need. At our […]

Written by on June 9, 2021

A Father’s Day Salute for Teen Dads Who are Doing the Right Thing

Every year, 200,000 teen girls give birth in the U.S., but what about the other half of the equation – the 200,000 fathers? Unfortunately, only about 25 percent of fathers under 18 stick around to help raise the child. When you consider that 70% of teen moms don’t graduate – it’s not hard to understand […]

Written by on June 9, 2021

How Bullying Affects Academic Performance

Echo Carter was always a bright, happy and outgoing child, but when she got to junior high, she became the target of bullies. “I was always a good student — the problem was the social environment for me. Kids would bully me constantly and it got to the point where I was depressed, didn’t want […]

Written by on June 9, 2021