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Letter to the Editor: Consider online school

Originally published in The Tulsa World – August 23, 2019 When it was time to send my son, Bastien, off to kindergarten, I was terrified. Bastien was diagnosed with severe eczema and a host of life-threatening allergies before he turned 1. Only eight hours into his first day of class, it became clear that the […]

This Greeley resident is 17 years old — and a full-time chef

Originally aired on KUSA-TV – August 22, 2019 GREELEY, Colo. — Raul Molina makes up 1/3 of the “bros” of 3 Bros Mexican Grill in Greeley. “Preparing, cooking, cleaning,” Molina said, describing what he does at the restaurant. “Waiting is one of the things I’m probably not going to be able to do. I can’t […]

15-Year-Old Hockey Team Captain Finds Success On And Off The Ice

Originally aired on KCNC-TV – August 17, 2019 LITTLETON, Colo. (CBS4)– A team of adaptive athletes scrimmaged on the ice in Littleton Saturday morning. The team captain, 15-year-old Ralen Flick, lives to play on the ice. “He saw an Olympic sled hockey game and it changed his world,” said Ralen’s father Patrick. “Sled hockey is […]

Letter: Protect school choice

Originally published in The Lafourche Gazette – August 20, 2019 When I put my son Laine on the school bus each day, I didn’t realize he was being driven to a place where he’d be bullied. Then the warning signs began to show: his grades started to slip and he became depressed. We tried several […]

Letter to the Editor: Some kids need a little extra help

Originally published in the Valley Roadrunner. Some kids just need a little extra help to show you that they can academically thrive. This was the case for my son, Owen. He struggled in a brick-and-mortar school environment, and his grades and increasing anxiety reflected that.  For me, it was vital to find an alternative learning […]

Meet the horse-riding Ovalo-based teacher

Originally published in The Abilene Reporter – August 19, 2019 Rodeo is in Katie Davis’s blood. So is teaching. Often, they didn’t mix well. But the Ovalo resident found a way to fulfill both of her callings with a little help from a public school in the Dallas area. It all came together when Davis, […]

Online school is right for some students

Originally published in The Edmond Sun – August 14, 2019 To the editor: When it was time to send my son Bastien off to kindergarten, I was terrified. Bastien was diagnosed with severe eczema and a host of life-threatening allergies before he turned one. Only eight hours into his first day of class, it became […]

A proud virtual school family

Originally published in The Wake Weekly – August 16, 2019 To the Editor, Our daughter, Olivia, has a visual impairment caused by Leber congenital amaurosis, a genetic disability impairing her eyesight and requiring her to use braille. Sending her to brick-and-mortar schools for her elementary years was a natural path but as we progressed to […]

Letters to the Editor: Keelah and Emily Johnson

Originally published in The Twin City News – August 1, 2019 We enrolled our girls, Keelah (6th grade) and Emily (3rd grade) at the Cyber Academy of South Carolina (CASC) and are thrilled with their experience. Our CASC teachers are always helpful and quickly respond when I have a question. They are impressive at engaging […]

Letter: Online school allows family to focus on son’s health

Originally published in the Arizona Capitol Times – August 15, 2019 My son Drew was just two years old when his doctors diagnosed him with a very rare form of cardiomyopathy. He was in desperate need of a heart transplant. You can imagine how scared we were, but we were fortunate to find a perfect […]