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3 Ways to Help Bullying Survivors Succeed in the Classroom

Originally published in Education World – December 11, 2019 The rate of bullying in American classrooms is alarmingly high and our students are increasingly at risk of being bullied—both in person and online. According to the National Bullying Prevention Center, more than 1 out of 5 students are reported victims of bullying. But for many students […]

Why we need to protect, expand online CTE

Originally published in Centre Daily Times – December 7, 2019 As a kid, you naturally have a lot of competing interests. With “the world as your oyster” it’s so easy to imagine yourself in multiple roles with limited exposure, experience or early progress swaying you more heavily in one direction. This is something I struggled […]

Outdoors: Young biologist sees future helping endangered species

Originally published in The Toledo Blade – December 9, 2019 As the second-graders at St. Joseph School in Maumee rattled off what they wanted to be when they were adults, the list had to include those perennial favorites — a fireman, an astronaut, a police officer, a pro athlete, a cowboy or even SpongeBob’s sidekick. But […]

Local nurse calls for more help after Hepatitis A outbreak

Originally aired on WOLO-TV – December 4, 2019 A medical organization desperately needs more volunteers to help treat people through a hepatitis A outbreak. One nurse who’s already helping out, is using her experience overseas to motivate more people to lend a hand. Katrina Haynes spent a week helping train nurses at a hospital in Yap, […]

Students in Michigan increasingly turning to virtual schooling

Originally aired on WXYZ-TV – December 5, 2019 The number of students opting to attend online virtual schooling is on the rise, according to numbers from the Michigan Department of Education. The numbers show there are currently more than 11,000 students in the state choosing to get their high school diploma online. Jazzmin Mead,14, of […]

Online teacher creates after-school program to helps students, parents with math

Originally aired on WOLF-TV – December 2, 2019 Online schools are becoming more popular around the country. Since students need more help at home – they can struggle with certain concepts. That’s why one online teacher in PA created a nightly program for her students and parents, to strengthen their math skills and gain more […]

Letter: Brandi Simmons | Thankful for School at Home

Originally published in The Santa Clarita Valley Signal – November 28, 2019 I’m thankful for many things during this season of giving, including the opportunities public school at home has given my family. For my son Cash, online learning at California Virtual Academies (CAVA) has made all the difference in the world.  He’s learned to […]

14-year-old finds strength to overcome extreme bullying after suicide attempt

Originally aired on FOX 29 News – November 27, 2019 Insight School of Pennsylvania student Jamera Williams and her mom are feeling thankful for each other and online school, after overcoming their darkest hour. Hear how Jamera found her confidence and academic success here: https://bit.ly/2so9HQL. To learn more about Insight School of Pennslyvannia, visit https://pa.insightschools.net/.

Florence teenager racing with the big boys

Originally aired on KOLD-TV – November 21, 2019 For most weekends during the year. You can find the Chapman family on the track. They are a racing family from Florence. One of the Chapman children is getting a lot attention for her skills on the track. Mia Chapman is 16-years-old. She has has been driving […]