Education Views recently caught up with Beth Baker, Co-founder and Executive Director along with her co-partner Glen Taylor, both from Michigan who have been engaged with cutting edge educational models for over a decade creating WAY Online, WAY Academy, and WAY American Schools. WAY partners with local schools, parents and teachers and offer a robust, internationally accredited, project-based curriculum on their innovative cloud-based platform.
The Center of Disease Control (CDC) has released an infographic with important steps to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like the new coronavirus, COVID-19.
Ou can read the information below or access the infographics in Spanish and in English at the end of this article.
One of WAY American School students from China has just been accepted to study at Boston University, one of the top 100 universities in the world. Yizhou Chen (Joe) is a high school student at Jurong Country Garden School, in the province of Jiangsu, and is very excited about going to the United States. Katelyn Gibilterra, our English Language Arts teacher in China, interviewed Joe to understand a little more about the application process and what are his expectations about going to America. You can watch it here.
Glen Taylor, co-founder of WAY Program, WAY American School and Centric Learning, received the Upton Sinclair Award.
The award acknowledges individuals who have made great contributions to education. "This year we are proud to recognize and acknowledge a number of scholars, writers, theoreticians and other researchers who have contributed to the field of education", wrote Michael F Shaughnessy, Senior Columnist of EducationViews. "Every year, we pause at this time to reflect on certain individuals who, like Upton Sinclair, have made an impact on either education or their chosen field of endeavor."
Centric Learning, founder of HERO Learning System, was recognized by CIOReview Magazine as one of the 10 Most Promising K-12 Technology Consulting/Service Companies of 2019.
The Superintendent of the WAY Academies, Madeline Black, made a speech yesterday during a press conference organized to express the unhappiness about Governor Gretchen Whitmer veto of the $240 increase in per-pupil funding for charter schools. "That fact is 50% of these students reside in the cities of Flint and Detroit, and these communities struggle with high levels of poverty", she said.
Tom Watkins, Business Partner of WAY American School in China, was recently interviewed by website EdNews, when he gave his take on the state education today.
During the interview, he also talked about WAY American School and how its presence in China gives new and exiting opportunities to Chinese students who want an American high school diploma and dream about studying and working abroad.
AdvancEd, the institution by which WAY American School is accredited, is now called Cognia. AdvancEd was chosen by us because it was the world leader in providing improvement and accreditation services to education providers of all types in their pursuit of excellence in serving students.