Episode 17: The virtual learning boom, and what comes next

The Idaho Virtual Academy was providing online education before the pandemic, serving some 1,700 K-12 students pre-pandemic.

By fall 2020, enrollment had mushroomed to more than 3,800 students.

To look back at the boom, and look at the prospects for 2021-22, we interview Kelly Edginton, the head of school at the academy.


Kevin Richert

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Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on KIVI 6 On Your Side; "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television; and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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