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11-year-old Shreveport chef cooks up success

  Originally aired on KSLA-TV – October 15, 2018   For 11-year-old Owen Osborne, there’s no place like the kitchen.   “My mom and dad really got me into cooking,” said Osborne, a Shreveport native. “From a very young age, I was in the kitchen helping my mom and dad make dinner, lunch and breakfast.” […]

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Letter: Daughter excited about learning again

Originally published in The Salt Lake Tribune – October 13, 2018 When my daughter, Wendy, was a student at our local brick-and-mortar school, she was the target of relentless bullying. To avoid it, she escaped to the churchyard across the street and started to miss classes because of it. I worried that Wendy did not […]

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Letter: A welcome alternative

Originally published in The Deseret News – October 3, 2018 When my daughter, Wendy, was a student at our local brick-and-mortar school, she was the target of relentless bullying. To avoid it, she escaped to the churchyard across the street and started to miss classes because of it. I worried that Wendy did not feel […]

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Letter: A life-changing experience

Originally published in The Oklahoman – October 13, 2018 When he was in seventh grade, my son was the victim of extreme bullying. Now that he is enrolled in an online school, I know he will not encounter such a hostile classroom again. My son was just trying to make friends, yet in a place […]

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Letters: Online schools

Originally published in The Daily News – October 12, 2018 Beginning in elementary school, my granddaughter — DawnRae — was a victim of bullying. The bullying continued into middle school where more than 100 of her classmates sent hateful messages daily on Facebook. When she attempted to leave, they added her back. She could no […]

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Utah teen recounts how bullying led to suicide attempts

Originally aired on KTVX-TV – October 11, 2018 MILLCREEK, Utah (News4Utah) – First, it was cutting. Then, Lilith Shlosman tried to take her own life. Twice. “I just swallowed a bunch of pills,” said the 17-year-old Millcreek girl, who was 14 at the time of her first suicide attempt. “I was alone in my mind.” She […]

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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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Teen pastry chef is doing it her way

Originally aired on KARE-TV – October 8, 2018 Mira Tsevan might just be coming to a baking reality show near you. It might not be right away, because she’s not even old enough to drive a car to an audition. But what she lacks in age, she makes up for in talent. To learn more […]

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Jasper Family Shares Their Bullying Story in Honor of Anti-Bullying Month

Originally aired on WIAT-TV – October 3, 2018 JASPER, Ala. (WIAT) — October is national anti-bullying month and a Jasper mother and her 13-year-old son are sharing their bullying story. Mandi Baker said the bullying happened two years ago. Her son Noah lives with a genetic disorder called fibroxanthoma, which causes irregular growth in his legs […]