Florida schools could lose money with virtual learning options

School districts in Florida get state funding based on attendance. With families trying different learning options, districts could get less money.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — You’ve probably tried something new in 2020.

Maybe it’s the first time you wore a face mask to get your hair cut or you had your groceries delivered to your doorstep. How about that drive-by baby shower?

For better or worse, 2020 has made all of us get a little more creative. No one knows that more than those on the front lines of education including teachers, parents and students.

With fears over returning to the classroom, some teachers decided to explore new options as tutors or personal educators while at the same time, families are trying school pods with just a handful of children or resorting to other homeschool options.

Julie Shamas of St. Petersburg started homeschooling her kids with the help of a

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Families can’t switch learning options after today

Cassidy Alexander
 
| The Daytona Beach News-Journal

By the third day of school, Chenoa Yancey knew something had to change. Her children, eighth and ninth graders enrolled in the district’s virtual school, were struggling. 

Delays in starting classes through Volusia Online Learning meant her kids watched their friends go back to brick and mortar schools while they sat home and did nothing. Virtual school seemed like the wisest choice over the summer, when so much was unknown about the schools’ reopening plans. But that changed for the family. 

“We were really, really willing to take the risk of sending them back because we knew for their own mental health and their own social aspect they really needed to go,” Yancey said. “They were struggling at home.”

Families across the district have reached that same conclusion and changed their minds about which learning option they want for their kids. Some went

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Radial Hiring for 1,567 Seasonal Customer Care Jobs in Melbourne, Florida; Offering Work From Home Options for the Holidays

MELBOURNE, Fla., Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Radial, a bpost group company, the leader in omnichannel commerce technology and operations, today announced its plan to bring on an additional 1,567 customer care workers in Melbourne, Florida to support unprecedented ecommerce demand this holiday season. Seasonal workers will be responsible for addressing key customer issues that drive sales and satisfaction during the holiday season while communicating with customers across multiple channels such as phone, chat, and social media.

The pandemic has changed the way consumers shop, with many retailers experiencing an influx in online sales as the demand for ecommerce skyrockets. Consumer research reveals that 66% of shoppers plan to increase their online purchases this holiday season. As demand is expected to continue to soar throughout the holiday season, the need for customer care representatives is great. With over 4,000 dedicated customer care agents globally, Radial is well-positioned to

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Radial Hiring for 585 Seasonal Customer Care Jobs in Pueblo, Colorado; Offering Work From Home Options for the Holidays

Radial prioritizes safe working conditions with anticipated holiday ecommerce surge

PUEBLO, Colo., Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Radial, a bpost group company, the leader in omnichannel commerce technology and operations, today announced its plan to bring on an additional 585 customer care workers in Pueblo, Colorado to support unprecedented ecommerce demand this holiday season. Seasonal workers will be responsible for addressing key customer issues that drive sales and satisfaction during the holiday season while communicating with customers across multiple channels such as phone, chat, and social media.

The pandemic has changed the way consumers shop, with many retailers experiencing an influx in online sales as the demand for ecommerce skyrockets. Consumer research reveals that 66% of shoppers plan to increase their online purchases this holiday season. As demand is expected to continue to soar throughout the holiday season, the need for customer care representatives is great. With over

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Advocates Team Up to Help State Leaders Reinforce the Quality of Education and Training Options

Advocates Team Up to Help State Leaders Reinforce the Quality of Education and Training Options

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WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2020

Credential Engine leads groundbreaking collaboration to help job-seekers make better informed decisions about their education investments

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Credential Engine today announced the expansion of its quality assurance and state policy work to include National Skills Coalition, Education Quality Outcomes Standards (EQOS) Board, and Education Strategy Group (ESG), each of which is working with states to improve the ability to define and describe the quality and value of various credentials.

“As states continue down the road to recovery from the pandemic, building a more resilient economic future will include equipping learners, workers, and employers with the data they need to clearly identify which pathways will lead to the outcomes they seek,” said Scott Cheney, CEO of Credential Engine. “We’re excited to welcome the

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