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 company connecting highly qualified...

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 new online courses through...

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 not look for every opportunity...

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 Odessa high schools in...

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 occupy many hard-to-fill positions...

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 have each student equipped...