What Did You Want To Be? It's Labor Day weekend! The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City. According to the US Department of Labor, Labor Day "is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country."
It seems that Young Adult novels are more plentiful than ever these days, and are so engaging that even adults have been reading them. Goodreads, a web site created to help people find and share books they love, asked its members to vote on the YA/teen novels that they are most looking forward to being released for the first time.
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Cyber School Student: Part 1 Today we feature one of our students as a guest blogger, giving you an inside look at what it's like to be a cyber student. Lexi Dingeldein is a 10th grade student at PA Virtual and has been with us since kindergarten. She's involved in an FRC Robotics Team, and loves to plan, read, and write. She's even published three books, all of which are available on Amazon.
One of the concerns many parents have about cyber schooling revolves around socialization opportunities for their child. They may fear that their child will be isolated by not being in a brick-and-mortar classroom each day. However, experience has shown that cyber-schoolers are not at a social disadvantage compared to their peers. Both the cyber model and your local community offer numerous opportunities for students to socialize.
A cyber charter school is a tuition-free, public school that children attend from home via computer technology. Nearly 20,000 students in Pennsylvania take advantage of this model of education. While cyber schools offer varying instructional models, curriculum and technology, many—such as PA Virtual Charter School—have fully certified teachers, the same classes offered in traditional “brick-and-mortar” schools, tutoring, and social outings.