Month: December 2021

10 Questions Parents Need to Ask of Their School’s Independent Study Program

Independent study is growing in popularity since the pandemic, yet often states have no standards established for independent study and many teachers have never taught this way before, so the quality varies widely from school to school. Ideally, independent study should address individual student needs and learning styles, enabling them to complete their academics outside […]

Written by on December 13, 2021

How This Mom Kept Her Son from Dropping Out

Josh suffers from various health conditions, which required frequent trips to the nurse’s office while attending traditional school. He felt he was being punished when he had to take a break from the classroom due to his medical conditions. He eventually refused to go to school in the mornings due to the increased struggles he […]

Written by on December 13, 2021

What if Every Student Received an Individual Education Plan (IEP)?

The Individual Education Plan (IEP) was developed for students with disabilities in the mid-1970s and brings together a team of education specialists who evaluate the child, their challenges and learning style, and puts together a plan to provide the student with the extra help they need to succeed. Kids who are bored could instead be […]

Written by on December 13, 2021