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Learning from your living room

Originally published to The Lewiston Tribune – October 18, 2020 Afton Bond made the difficult decision to quit her job and enroll her kindergarten daughter in an online program before the start of the current school year. The coronavirus pandemic created too many uncertainties for Bond, who worked at the same school her daughter attended, […]

Proper training needed for online teaching

Originally published in The Oklahoman – October 18, 2020 COVID-19 has changed the way we view the world around us. It’s especially made us take a closer look at education. We have seen districts that had been so used to the traditional brick-and-mortar model try everything from a full-online education platform to a blended environment […]

ISPA teacher helps parents with ‘math nights’

Originally aired on WNEP-TV – October 11, 2020 Nicole Manley of Bloomsburg is a math teacher at the Insight PA Cyber Charter School, teaching third through fifth grade. While teachers and students at this school were already well versed in virtual learning before the COVID-19 pandemic, Manley says there was a huge increase in enrollment this year. […]

IDVA Head of School shares her experience building an online school

Originally aired on CBS Boise – October 8, 2020 Schools across Idaho have transitioned to digital learning, but there is one group of Idaho students for which this is nothing new. Kelly Edginton, Head of School for Idaho Virtual Academy says their school continues to lead the way, online. “When the pandemic hit, our kids […]

Pandemic leads to surge of interest in local online schools

Originally published in the Telegraph Herald – October 2, 2020 Though Iowa Virtual Academy was growing already, applications for the online school really started flooding in during the COVID-19 pandemic. Enrollment at the school, a program offered through Clayton Ridge Community School District, spiked from about 530 students last year to more than 900 this […]

Cyber teacher provides tips on how to help your child succeed while learning online

Originally aired on WHP-TV – September 18, 2020 Between spring and now pretty much every family has struggled, at least a little bit, as learning went virtual. The new normal is putting a strain on so many parts of the family dynamic. “I was basically in shock,” said Conestoga Valley High School Senior Ethan Reynolds. […]

OVCA Provides Students With Hope for Success

Originally aired on Education Futures Podcast – September 23, 2020 After spending time in the classroom and as an administrator, Sandra Powell has found the perfect role for her: Graduation Coach. In this interview with Dr. Rob Reynolds, Sandra talks about giving hope to students who are struggling to finish high school. They also talk […]

Parents looking for stability turn to homeschooling and established virtual schools

Originally published by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – September 22, 2020 Stability. Safety. Are these too much to ask from schooling this year? They are certainly in short supply, pretty much across America. Uncertainty and stress continue to hang over almost any path school districts, parents and kids are taking. Not surprisingly, an increased number of […]

A Utah school was already online-only. Here’s what lessons it has for others

Originally aired by ABC Salt Lake City – September 22, 2020 Schools quickly had to pivot to online learning at the beginning of the year, broaching brand new territory for many. But one charter school in Utah was already fully online and became a resource for those schools, sharing lessons about how to make virtual […]