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Virtual learning might be on the horizon for SC schools after COVID-19 pandemic

Originally published in The Index-Journal – March 27, 2020 The ongoing coronavirus pandemic led Gov. Henry McMaster to give an executive order and close all public pre-K-12 schools, initially through March, but on Tuesday, the closures were extended through April. School districts across South Carolina were forced to turn to eLearning and instructional packets to […]

Online Schools Donate Cleaning Supplies

Originally aired on KING-TV – March 26, 2020 Hospitals and health agencies across the country are in dire need of supplies. After state testing was cancelled because of the coronavirus, Insight School of Washington and Washington Virtual Academies decided to donate the cleaning supplies they purchased to the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. KING-TV was there […]

Demystifying the Teenage Transition: Four Ways to Support Young Teens

Originally published in Columbus Mom – March 25, 2020 As parents of three children, including two teenagers, we know the challenges that come along with raising future adults. Fluctuating social circles, first-time romances, bullying, and all kinds of outside influences can make this time in their lives full of challenges. The values, morals, and education […]

Virtual classes on course amid COVID-19 crisis, traditional classrooms may fall behind

Originally aired on WJBK-TV – March 24, 2020 Angela Brandenburg’s classes haven’t skipped a beat amid the COVID-19 crisis. That’s because her school – Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy – is already online. “We have that ability to be flexible for every student – their school is at home with them so whatever they need […]

Attending school from home

Originally aired on KTBC-TV – March 23, 2020 Texas Online Preparatory School student Olivia Lintag already knows what online learning is like. She logs in to class from her home and connects with state-certified teachers and classmates from across Texas. Learn more in her interview with KTBC-TV and the advice she has for others switching […]

Indy online student shares message of hope for teens navigating e-learning

Originally aired on WISH-TV – March 23, 2020 Monday starts the second week of e-learning for most students in Indiana. Many are still adapting and learning to navigate the change, but for some students, e-learning is part of their everyday routine. Bella Lazarides is an 8th grade student at Hoosier Academy, an online charter school […]

Online learning has helped me achieve my goals

Originally published in The Capital Times – March 21, 2020 Dear Editor: Recently many schools have turned to online learning as a precaution against the coronavirus. But for me, online school is so much more than a temporary solution. It’s been my best opportunity to achieve my goals. I don’t want to just graduate high […]

Letter to the Editor

Originally published in the Union Springs Herald – March 18, 2020 When most people think about bullying, they think about kids bullying other kids. But, when my son Brantley was six-years old, it wasn’t his classmates bullying him, it was his teacher and school counselor. As a parent, this was devastating. Every day he would […]

DC teen competing for first place in STEM competition

Originally aired on WUSA-TV – March 13, 2020 A small brown box of items combined with Joshua McCrea’s ingenuity could change the way the world manages solar power. “I’m thinking that if you put transparent solar panels above like a tree line, then the trees will cool down the temperature making them more efficient, but […]