3 simple tips for making virtual learning work

Insights from a virtual academy on how to have a successful year with online learning

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Now that most school districts are back in session, many have or are turning to virtual learning, even if they were hoping to be in person this fall. No one could have predicted what the past six months would entail for districts, teachers, students, and parents. Districts now have the opportunity to learn from schools that have been doing virtual learning successfully for years.

Angela Lassetter is the Superintendent for Georgia Cyber Academy.

Georgia Cyber Academy (GCA) was founded in 2007 and serves approximately 11,000 students across the state of Georgia. Over the years, the school has successfully earned high averages in the state’s “Closing the Gaps” score and has made across the board growth in all grade bands. As the school’s superintendent and a parent of GCA students, I understand how well

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Trump wants the arrangement to pour $5 billion into ‘real history’ education. It’s not that simple

President Donald Trump is adamant that a tentative deal involving short-form video app TikTok will include a $5 billion fund to “educate people” about the “real history of our country.”



Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: U.S. President Donald Trump listens to a question before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020.


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U.S. President Donald Trump listens to a question before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020.

That appears to have taken TikTok’s Chinese parent company ByteDance by surprise, and created even more confusion about how the finer points of an already complicated deal will work in practice.

Trump mentioned the fund at a rally in North Carolina on Saturday, as he signaled his approval of a deal between ByteDance, Oracle and Walmart.

The deal — which would temporarily avert a ban on TikTok in US app stores — would see Walmart and Oracle take a stake of up to 20% in a

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Trump wants the TikTok deal to pour $5 billion into ‘real history’ education. It’s not that simple

President Donald Trump is adamant that a tentative deal involving short-form video app TikTok will include a $5 billion fund to “educate people” about the “real history of our country.”

That appears to have taken TikTok’s Chinese parent company ByteDance by surprise, and created even more confusion about how the finer points of an already complicated deal will work in practice.

Trump mentioned the fund at a rally in North Carolina on Saturday, as he signaled his approval of a deal between ByteDance, Oracle and Walmart.

The deal — which would temporarily avert a ban on TikTok in US app stores — would see Walmart and Oracle take a stake of up to 20% in a newly created US-based entity, TikTok Global. Beijing-based ByteDance says it will retain 80%.

As part of the deal, Trump said he asked the companies to “do me a favor” by putting “$5 billion into

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