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Michigan sees spike in K-12 online school enrollment

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Michigan sees spike in K-12 online school enrollment


3 MORE AND MORE PARENTS IN MICHIGAN ARE CHOOSING ONLINE SCHOOLS FOR THEIR CHILD’S EDUCATION.. EDUCATION.. 24 HOUR NEWS 8’S MARVIS HERRING LOOKED INTO THE GROWING TREND AND TALKED WITH ONE WEST MICHIGAN FAMILY THAT HAS ALL THREE DAUGHTERS ENROLLED ONLINE. 3 TERESA AND CASEYWHEN MICHIGAN BEGAN ALLOWING ONLINE SCHOOLING IN 20-10 ENROLLMENT CAME IN AROUND 400 STUDENTS. THIS YEAR.. MORE THAN 17-HUNDRED KIDS ARE ENROLLED – INCLUDING THE THREE DUDLEY SISTERS IN GRAND RAPIDS. 3 LAYLA DUDLEY/3RD GRADE ANIMALS CHANGE IN DIFFERENT WAYS BUT ALL CHANGE AS PART OF THEIR LIFE CYCLETHIS IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE AT THE DUDLEY HOUSEHOLD IN GRAND RAPIDS WHEN IT’S TIME FOR SCHOOL WORK. ALAYAH DUDLEY THEN I HAVE LANGUAGE ARTS FROM 2-3 ALAYAH, AH’NYAH, AND LAYLA ARE STUDENTS OF MICHIGAN CONNECTIONS ACADEMY- A K THRU 12 VIRTUAL SCHOOL.LAYLA’S A THIRD GRADER GRADERI HAVE TO READ AND DO MY WORKBOOK PAGES. AH’NYAH IS IN FIFTH FIFTH I LIKE TO BE AHEAD OF MY CLASS SOMETIMESAND ALAYAH IS THE OLDEST… SHE’S IN 8TH GRADE. GRADE. WE USUALLY WAKE UP ALL AT THE SAME TIME SO I MAKE SURE BREAKFAST.THEY’VE GOT A ROUTINE DOWN.AFTER BREAKFAST IT’S TIME TO HIT THE BOOKS… AND COMPUTERS. COMPUTERS. DO YOU REMEMBER WHAT YOU WERE WORKING ON FOR YOUR LAST GOAL?PARENTS ARE NOT THE TEACHERS IN THIS SCENARIO. I SAW BOTH ENDS OF THIS EDUCATIONS PROCESS– TRAVELING MORE THAN 75 MILES FROM GRAND RAPIDS IN OKEMOS.THAT’S WHERE YOU’LL FIND THE NUCLEUS OF THIS OPERATION. OPERATION.OKAY SO IT LOOKS LIKE YOU’RE LEARNING SOME IMPORTANT SKILLSMICHIGAN CERTIFIED TEACHERS CALL ON A BIWEEKLY BASIS ON TOP OF LEADING LIVE LESSONS ONLINE. ONLINE. SOMETIMES THE BIWEEKLY CALL COULD BE ABOUT SOMETHING I NEED TO WORK ON OR I CAN DO BETTER IN SCHOOL WITH STUDENTS ARE SENT ALL THE TEXTBOOKS AND LEARNING MATERIALS THEY NEED– INCLUDING A COMPUTER.THE DISTRICT LEADER TELLS ME IT’S THAT TYPE OF SUPPORT THAT’S BEEN ATTRACTING PARENTS TO ONLINE SCHOOLS. SCHOOLS. YOU HEAR HOME SCHOOL AND YOU HEAR BRICK AND MORTAR AND TO ME ONLINE SCHOOL IS KIND OF IN BETWEEN WHERE YOU HAVE THE STRUCTURE OF BRICK AND MORTAR AND YOU HAVE THE RIGOROUS CURRICULUM 3 DO YOU THINK IT WILL BETTER PREPARE YOUR KIDS FOR COLLEGE? YES DEFINITELY 3 BOTH THE SCHOOL LEADER AND CHRIS DUDLEY THE GIRLS DAD SAY THAT CHILD SUCCESS AT ANY SCHOOL IS ALWAYS DEPENDENT ON PARENT INVOLVEMENT.THEY ALSO SAY ONLINE SCHOOLS HELP CUT DOWN ON SCHOOL VIOLENCE. VIOLENCE.

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