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What Parents, Students, and Schools Should be Doing to Prepare for Coronavirus

Originally published by RealClear Education – March 13, 2020 Parents. Educators. First, take a breath.  As is now typical in our media-saturated society, sensationalist panic about coronavirus in the United States is spreading fast. People are scared, and rightfully so. Abroad, Italy just quarantined 16 million people. And on American soil, multiple states have declared […]

How to build a virtual classroom and structure your children’s day

Originally published by Fox News The COVID-19 pandemic is sparking school closures all across the United States. It’s impacting more than 37 million public school students in at least 37 States so far. So how can parents create a virtual school day at home?  Fox News spoke with the Director of Leadership Development at K12 […]

Toy drive nets more than 20,000 toys donated to Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Originally published on WBNS TV – December 15, 2019 COLUMBUS, Ohio — A truckload of joy made its way to Nationwide Children’s Hospital on Sunday. An annual tradition was back to make a big splash and set a record. It’s also sure to make the holiday season a bit brighter for hundreds of young patients. Boxes […]

A new facility for Passport Academy

Originally published in the Pittsburgh Courier – December 4, 2019 Passport Academy Charter School held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new facilities at 1835 Centre Ave. in the Hill District, Nov. 7. Mayor Bill Peduto was on hand, along with principal Jeff “Bo” Jackson and Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle. Passport Academy serves students between ages […]

Wyoming Virtual Academy

Originally aired on Wyoming News Now – September 21, 2019 As local schools began in early September, so did Wyoming Virtual Academy. The online program began in 2008 and has grown to 600 students today. WyVA offers classes from elementary level to college credit courses. “I just think it’s a really good option for a […]

Virtual school offers students the opportunity to learn from home

Originally aired on Channel 7 News (WSAW-TV) – September 4, 2019 WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) – The Wisconsin Virtual Academy and Destinations Career Academy of Wisconsin are two options for students who need to break out of the traditional classroom setting. Students are able attend school from any place that has internet. The K-12 program is free […]

Career readiness is key to our prosperity

Originally published in The LNP – August 31, 2019 Collectively, Americans have racked up $1.6 trillion in student debt — and Pennsylvanians, on average, carry more than any other state. According to Peterson’s financial aid survey, 2017 graduates of a Pennsylvania postsecondary school have an average $36,193 in student loan debt, well above the national […]

The Christal Frost Show: Rick Ocharzak, Career Readiness Education

Originally aired on WTCM-AM, The Christal Frost Show. Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy teacher Patrick Ocharzak shares the importance of college and career readiness, in highschool. MGLVA ensure each student gets the necessary technical experience for their future careers. Listen and learn from Mr. Ocharzak on The Christal Frost Show. To learn more about Michigan […]