Utah Online School, formerly named Washington Online, hosted a World Block Party at the local community center that sounded like great fun on Earth Day.
Here’s the header from the Cache Valley Daily:
Online homeschoolers hosting World Block Party
These are great activities, not only for fun and learning, but they help build relationships in our homeschool community.” Taylor adds, “Some of what we’ve done, we’ve only been able to invite UOS students due to limited spacing. We’re very excited to open the World Block Party up to everyone – anyone who is currently homeschooling, anyone who is thinking about it, and everyone in the community who would like to come have fun and learn with us.”
Homeschooling is a trend on the rise nationally and in Utah.
One might ask why I’m pointing out a Virtual Public School gathering on a homeschool website. I thought it important to observe the article did not mention these families are in a public school, without the independence of traditional homeschooling. But yet, the benefits of homeschooling are scattered throughout the article.
Some families gain from participation in these virtual public schools. Of course, there are benefits to independent homeschoolers. Clarity and transparency are key motivations for educational success, along with media responsibility.