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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: 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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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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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 […]

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School Choices Abound: Explore a Growing Number of Options for Children’s Education

Originally published in Northeast Ohio Parent – October 11, 2018 The list of choices available to families concerning childhood education has grown beyond the traditional options of public, private or parochial schools. Over the last 25 years, charter schools, online schools and homeschooling have joined the list. More families are opting for these alternative forms […]

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Regionally Speaking: Interview with GDA Principal Rachel Goodwin

Originally aired on Lakeshore Public Radio’s Regionally Speaking* – September 5, 2018 *Note: Rachel’s interview begins at the 26:11 mark A new K-8 “blended” public school is opening this fall in Gary and is seeking students.  Gary Digital Academy is part of the Gary Community Schools.  Principal Rachel Goodwin joins us to talk about the […]

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Virtual Learning Extends Public School Classroom

Originally aired on WCCO-TV Minneapolis – September 3, 2018 COON RAPIDS, Minn. (WCCO) — More than 850,000 Minnesota students return to their classrooms on Tuesday after summer break, and thousands of them will do so without ever leaving their homes. It’s possible thanks to virtual learning, where classes are taught by teachers at the other end of […]

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KBLX Cares Interview with Sterling James: California Virtual Academies

Originally aired on KBLX-FM – August 25, 2018 April Warren, Head of Schools, California Virtual Academies talks with Sterling James about California Virtual Academies (CAVA) are nine independent online public charter schools serving California students in kindergarten through 12th grade. As part of the California public school system, California Virtual Academies are tuition-free, providing families an […]

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How Students Can Attend a Tuition-Free, Online Public School

Originally aired on WTKR-TV – August 27. 2018 Virginia Virtual Academy is a tuition-free, online public school available to students statewide in grades K-11. The school combines rigorous curriculum, innovative technology and highly effective teachers to provide a personalized learning experience for each student. Coast Live viewers learn how it works and get some advice for families […]