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4 Signs Your Child May be Experiencing Bullying (Part I of II)

Did you know? Nationwide, school staff and parents are in a heightened state of concern due to the growing number of students involved in bullying. But only 1 in 10 students who are bullied will inform a parent or trusted adult of the problem. October is National Bullying Prevention Month, so we have prepared a two-part blog series to help parents learn more about bullying. The series will help you recognize signs your child may be experiencing bullying, and give you tools to help your child resolve an issue with bullying, and offer tips for preventing bullying.

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About Cyber Education  |  Happenings & Perspectives

Preparing Our Students for an Unknowable Future

During the 2018-2019 school year, the Pennsylvania Department of Education is introducing a new school assessment tool, the Future Ready Index. This new tool is designed to take a more comprehensive look at individual students; assessing their unique needs and abilities, measuring their year over year growth, and determining if schools are truly preparing Pennsylvania’s students for long term success. While in the past, great schools were measured almost exclusively by standardized test scores, the new Future Ready Index will take multiple criteria into consideration including how a student performs over several years as well as whether a school is providing opportunities for exploring career pathways and college options.

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How We Support Families at PA Virtual

How does PA Virtual offer additional support to our students and families? Great question! Here are just a few support services we provide throughout the year:

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Quick Tips in Education

Back-to-School Tips for Cyber Charter School Families

Vincent Van Gogh said, “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” This advice is particularly useful as we transition out of the summer and back into school. While the transition is major for some families, and routine for others, we all need to adjust to some degree. Fortunately, it’s the small things that matter most in making that adjustment. In this blog, we draw upon the experiences of several PA Virtual parents to provide tips that will help families ease back into the school year.

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Kids in the Kitchen!

Share: Cooking and baking are great ways to incorporate math, reading comprehension, and following directions into a fun activity! Over the summer, one PA Virtual parent challenged her children to help come up with breakfast and dinner ideas for the family.  Seventh grader, Sarah Hallberg, shares her experience and  her great-grandmother's 'famous' sticky bun recipe! Make sure to read to the end to get the recipe!

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4 Helpful Tips to Prevent the “Summer Slide”

Each fall teachers work with students who have experienced the all too common “summer slide”. Symptoms include learning loss, forgetting math formulas, and even a decrease in vocabulary. Keeping academic skills intact is a concern for many parents. After all, we want our students to be ready to make progress when school starts next September, rather than spending the first few weeks playing “catch up.”

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