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Strong support key to success at MGLVA

Originally published in the Manistee News Advocate – September 20, 2019 Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy (MGLVA) head of school Kendall Schroeder will be the first one to admit that in the school’s student body of 3,125 there are many who need assistance in their academic pursuits. However, seven years after coming into existence and […]

Born with one arm, 14-year-old black belt shoots for 2024 Paralympics

Originally published in the Cincinnati Enquirer – September 19, 2019 In four years, Fairfield resident Austin Osner has gone from an anxious 10-year-old depressed over his disability and unsure of himself to an elite TaeKwonDo performer. Born with a left arm, but no hand nor forearm on his right side, he would tire of the stares, […]

Online learning program gives Virginia students different option for public school

Originally aired on WFXR-TV – September 19, 2019 (WFXR News) – Some Virginia parents are seeking an alternative program to traditional schools through an online public school. Virginia Virtual Academy offers students a chance to learn without leaving their house. Students from across the Commonwealth use the program for a variety of reasons, like medical needs […]

Using data in the classroom to help students

Originally published in STEM Magazine – September 2019 As a math teacher for more than 14 years, “I hate math” is something that I hear at least once a year in my classroom. It’s rare to find a student who starts out with a love for math, but that doesn’t have to be the case […]

Letter: Online learning has been big boost for our child

Originally published in The Fayetteville Observer – September 20, 2019 As a military family, we move around quite often. Constant change makes it difficult for my son Connor to focus in school. Connor has ADHD but has also tested as “twice exceptional,” which means he has a high IQ. Despite having a specialized education plan […]

‘Farm kid’ from Pikeville wins U.S. Kids World Golf Championship

Originally aired on WRAL-TV – September 18, 2019 GOLDSBORO, N.C. — Pikeville native Ella Hannant is a self-described “farm kid.” The 10-year-old spends countless hours a day perfecting her game at Lane Tree Golf Club in Goldsboro. “Ella started hitting balls when she was about 2,” said Regan Hannant, Ella’s mom. “By the time she was […]

Important to strengthen social studies curriculums

Originally published in The Pine Bluff Commercial – September 18, 2019 With so many forms of communication available to us today, one would think that we communicate in a more meaningful way. But in fact, it seems like the opposite is true. For example, some studies and experts suggest that social media “lessens the quality […]

Tennessee Virtual Academy offers online classes to grades K-12

Originally aired on WZTV – September 17, 2019 In our schools, about 2,000 students across the state from kindergarten to 11th grade are studying online instead of the classroom through Tennessee Virtual Academy. “It’s such an accepting environment because there’s students from all over Tennessee so from the most rural parts to the middle of […]

Serena’s Story: How online school has changed her life

Originally aired on WJMN-TV – September 16, 2019 Serena Titsworth is your average teenager, the way she goes to school though is a little different than most high schoolers. She attends Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy, an online school. She used to go to a brick and mortar school downstate until she was unable to […]

Local family sees great progress in autistic son’s learning after switching to online school

Originally aired on KAPP-TV – September 13, 2019 8-year-old Nathaniel Hernandez has been going to the Washington Virtual Academy since first grade. His caregivers said he’s been making great strides since he switched over from a traditional school.  YAKIMA, Wash. – Nathaniel Amezola-Hernandez has been going to the Washington Virtual Academy since first grade. His caregivers said he […]