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Covid-19 forces changes in educational choices

Originally published by The Lexington County Chronicle – August 11, 2020 Covid-19 has forever changed the concept of school choice.  Uncertainty surrounds the 2020-2021 Lexington County school year. New state and CDC guidelines have caused parents to find alternatives to educate their children. Working parents seek creative solutions to keep their children safe while they […]

Online curriculums emerge as viable education alternative amid COVID-19

Originally published in The Lusk Herald – September 1, 2020 When COVID-19 forced school districts around the state to make the hasty and oftentimes clumsy shift to online learning in March, Wyoming Virtual Academy was already there.  The statewide education program runs out of an unlikely headquarters: a two-story structure in small-town Lusk, identified only […]

What online classrooms look like when they’re designed to be virtual

Originally aired on News Center Maine – September 1, 2020 There’s a lot of apprehension heading into this school year; parents and teachers alike concerned about online classes. There’s a school in Maine, though, that has been running courses online for five years now; and while it continues to learn and grow each year, school […]

Many families pivoting to online learning this fall

Originally aired on Q13 FOX Seattle – August 31, 2020 More families are choosing well-established online schools over their designated school districts heading into the fall. As the summer days tick away, Carter Anderson is taking advantage of every drop before it’s over. Carter’s mom Dana is having fun close by watching her son wakeboarding. […]

Is Virtual Learning Best From An Actual Classroom? Experts Question State Recommendation

Originally published to WBUR’s Edify – August 27, 2020 Across Massachusetts, many educators are bridling at the “recommendation” of state officials that they enter classrooms this fall, even if they are teaching entirely remotely. Some online-learning experts have raised a series of concerns about the guidance, arguing that it asks teachers to incur health risks […]

Wyoming Virtual Academy Sees Enrollment Surge Amid Pandemic

Originally published by Wyoming Public Media – August 28, 2020 The Wyoming Virtual Academy (WYVA) offers free, public education to K-12 students in the state seeking an alternative to in-person classrooms. And with the pandemic still surging across the country, many Wyoming families are taking advantage. The academy’s Head of School, Joe Heywood, said they’ve […]

Workforce Spotlight: Insight PA Cyber Charter School: We Are Open for Business

Originally published by Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry – August 25, 2020 Come Work with Us and Help Prepare Students for the Pennsylvania Workforce Insight PA Cyber Charter School is preparing its students for the Pennsylvania workforce of the future! As a full-time online public school, with students from across the state, ISPA is […]

Business as Usual for Washington Virtual Academies

Originally aired on KOMO News – August 26, 2020 Remote learning will be new and nerve-wracking for many families this fall as the coronavirus keeps students at home and out of the classroom. But some families have been doing it for years. Krysteen Lamanaco can say something about 2020 that most parents cannot. “It’s business […]