Proximity Learning in the News

Proximity Learning in the News

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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Use of Virtual Teachers to Increase With Teacher Shortage

By Henry Kronk  This headline is not science fiction. Hiring virtual teachers is a current topic of debate in Ector County School District in Odessa, TX. The population of the district has ballooned in recent years, creating a huge demand for teachers. The district has not, however, been able to

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Texas School Districts go Virtual Due to Teacher Shortage

By Kathryn Gisi TEXAS — In classrooms all across Texas students are being taught by a substitute teacher. Not because their regular teacher was out sick but because they don’t have a permanent instructor.  Proximity Learning platform functions like video chat system West Texas schools dealing with major teacher shortage  Virtual system will be

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Ector County ISD Trustees Approve Proximity Learning

By Ruth Campbell  The Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees voted 5-2 to approve an agreement with Proximity Learning to provide virtual teachers for four classes of American Sign Language at the two high schools. Two would be at Odessa High School and two at Permian High School

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West Texas School District Considers Going Virtual

By Teo Armus  Faced with a drastic shortage of teachers, one West Texas school district may join a small but growing group of Texas communities settling for hiring some only available via screens. The Ector County school board, which oversees Odessa and its western suburbs, will consider a proposal Tuesday

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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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