Proximity Learning in the News

Proximity Learning in the News

Can the Gig Economy Help Alleviate Teacher Shortages?

By Evan Erdberg  If you are facing a teacher shortage in your state, you are not alone. Many states are experiencing a worsening teacher shortage, according to the Learning Policy Institute. Some of this is because of declining enrollments in teacher education, which decreased 35 percent between 2009 and 2014. Additionally,

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Local Schools Use Video Conferencing Teachers

By Chris Davis  DEL VALLE, Texas (KXAN) — When the district couldn’t find a teacher for its new American Sign Language courses, Del Valle ISD turned to technology, bringing in a live teacher via video conference. The classes are very popular at Del Valle High School, with 250 students signing

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High School Learns Through Virtual Education

By Phil Perry  MADISON – Scott High School is serving as a pilot program for Proximity Learning in Boone County, which includes two algebra 1 honors classes. The classes are taught by Kellian Strange, who is a long-term substitute in that position. Proximity Learning Inc. is essentially a virtual staffing

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Midland ISD partners with Proximity Learning

Proximity Learning Inc.,a virtual staffing company connecting qualified teachers with students in grades kindergarten through 12, has announced a new partnership with Midland Independent School District to bring live, interactive instruction to junior high and high school students across the district. Through the partnership, PLI will provide certified teachers for

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ECISD Approves Online Courses

By Victor Blanco  ODESSA, TX (KWES) – The Ector County ISD Board of Trustees met for their Tuesday meet where they reviewed academic achievement, worked toward new board goals, and approved a series of online courses for Permian High School and Odessa High School. Trustees voted 6-1 to approve six

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ECISD Uses Live Instruction to Fill Teacher Shortage

Proximity Learning is expanding in the district. You’ll recall ECISD… was doing a test run with virtual teachers in two classrooms— at each high school. The school board decided to expand the program within the district adding 6 more classes. Mike Adkins, ecisd spokesman, “we need certified, highly qualified teachers in front of our kids everyday. at this point we have more than 200 teacher vacancies and so to

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Ector ISD Expands Use of Proximity Learning

By Odessa American  With one member dissenting, the Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees approved expanding use of Proximity Learning to cover some core classes. The virtual education firm, which connects certified teachers with students in grades kindergarten through 12, provided American Sign Language II at Permian and

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Proximity Learning Helps With Foreign Language Teacher Shortage

By Ruth Campbell Having virtual teachers for American Sign Language at Odessa and Permian high schools has worked out well, but the students would still prefer having a face-to-face instructor. The Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees approved using Proximity Learning to provide certified instructors for the course

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Schools Go Digital With Teacher Shortage

By Jade Scipioni  Teacher shortages across the country are getting so dire that they’re forcing some school districts to live stream lessons, replacing educators in many classrooms. According to The Wall Street Journal, tens of thousands of high school students nationwide are now getting lessons taught by a remote teacher to

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Online Teacher Successful for Refugio High School

By Madeleine Dart Refugio (KIII News) — In the small town of Refugio, Texas, where evidence of Hurricane Harvey still remains, a lack of teachers has left a high school to rely on technology. During the 2017-18 school year, Refugio High School was in dire need of a Spanish teacher after

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Texas Schools Turn to Virtual Teachers

By Christina Vercelletto Dive Brief: Four American Sign Language classes in two high schools in Ector County, Texas are being taught virtually. The classes are part of a trial run through Proximity Learning, an Austin-based online education provider, and will be evaluated in November, Your Basin reports.  While such virtual classes should ideally

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(Proximity Learning) allows us to provide a high-quality teacher, virtually, until we are able to find a certified teacher that could be in front of kids.

- Gary Juarez, executive director of human capital and talent acquisition at Huntsville ISD

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