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Ohio Gets New Virtual Public HS

Originally published in THE Journal. A new virtual public high school is opening in Ohio this fall. The Ohio Digital Learning School (ODLS), authorized by the Ohio Council of Community Schools, will serve students ages 16 to 21 in grades 9-12. It is tuition-free. Behind the scenes, K12 Inc. is serving as an online management […]

Opinion: Why SC must produce career-ready, critical-thinking students

Originally published in Greenville News – June 1, 2019 In his 2019 State of the State speech, Gov. Henry McMaster called South Carolina “red hot,” and reiterated the need for more skilled workers to fill open positions. The solution to this problem starts in the classroom, where we should be focusing on teaching students the […]

Use technology to start recruiting entry-level workers

Originally published in the Charleston Regional Business Journal – May 27, 2019 Kids grow up hearing, “If you can dream it, you can do it!” So long as they go to elementary, middle and high school, then graduate from college, of course. Once they do that, they should be unstoppable, right? Wrong. Once that degree is in […]

Tallo CEO Interview Sheridan Media

Originally aired on Sheridan Media– May 1, 2019   President and CEO of Tallo, Casey Welch, says that the app “connects students and talent with colleges and companies.” Tallo gives students new work opportunities and helps them stay connected throughout their professional life journey. One of the biggest challenges companies and colleges face is finding the talent. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 — […]