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Column: Ohio students can make the most of job growth

Originally published in The Columbus Dispatch – February 28, 2019 The government agency that tracks U.S. employment continues to report good news with low unemployment and strong job growth in health care, construction and manufacturing. And in Ohio, the unemployment rate has held steady at 4.6 percent. This is a welcomed departure from a decade […]

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Insight PA Cyber Charter School

Originally aired on ABC 27 News – January 10, 2019 Good Day PA has introduced many different online charter schools in the past, but this one is different. They have received so many students that they are adding another grade for the 2019-2020 school year. Eileen Cannistraci with Insight PA Cyber Charter School was here to […]

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Letter to the editor: Virtual Academy

Originally published in The Idaho Statesman – November 20, 2018 Teachers play a significant role in shaping our lives, yet their efforts often go unrecognized. I think this needs to change. While attending high school at Idaho Virtual Academy (IDVA), my homeroom teacher, Ms. Frost, helped me build my confidence in writing. Because of her, […]

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Letter: Helping Michigan Students Succeed

Originally published in The Detroit News – November 7, 2018 Experts tell us that more than 50 million job openings will be created by 2020. Many of these jobs will require a four-year college degree. But many of these jobs — 30 percent of them to be exact— won’t require a four-year degree. These jobs […]

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Early training puts students on the road to career success

Originally published in The Arizona Republic – November 23, 2018 I have the unique opportunity to put students on the path to success. And I don’t take this responsibility for granted. Whether I’m connecting teachers to the resources they need or reviewing anew curriculum, I think about how my decisions will affect my students — […]

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Career Readiness Programs For Students Are Vital to Future of Idaho, U.S.

Originally published in the Idaho Statesman – November 20, 2018 Every day, I have the chance to make a difference in a student’s life. Whether I’m reviewing a new curriculum or researching a new learning program, I think about how my decisions will affect students — well beyond their high school graduation. And as the […]

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3 Ways to Navigate American Politics in the Classroom

Originally published in eSchool News — November 13, 2018 In our current social climate, it can be tricky for anyone, especially a teenager, to talk about politics and the role of government. But as educators, it’s our job to explain the varying viewpoints that make up our political discourse. It’s also our job to foster […]

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DeGraff Siblings’ Toy Drive Takes Off Statewide

Originally published in The Weekly Currents – November 6, 2018 DeGraff area resident Tyler Slaven, an agri-business student at the University of Northwestern Ohio in Lima, is spearheading a statewide toy drive, along with his sister Monica, to collect toys to give to kids at Nationwide Children’s Hospital of Columbus this Christmas. Slaven, president of […]

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Are School Buildings Obsolete? Alternative Teaching Models Now Include Online Schools

Originally published on Flatland KCPT’s Digital Magazine – November 5, 2018 A “school without walls” is typically a euphuism for a building that substitutes collaborative learning for the standard approach of stationing teachers in front of a classroom full of students. But the internet age has brought us to a point where walls literally are […]

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IDVA Kicks Off School Year with Harvest Events

Students attending Idaho Virtual Academy (IDVA) may primarily interact with one another through their virtual classrooms, but also routinely gather face-to-face for community service projects and social outings. Such was the case on Friday, October 12, when IDVA hosted “Harvest Events” across the state. Families enjoyed a fun-filled day of fall activities and bonding with fellow […]