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Letter: Busy schedule benefits from online classroom

Originally published in The Columbus Dispatch – January 18, 2019 A lot of people are mindful of giving back during the holiday season, but I think serving others is something we should commit to throughout the entire year. My parents taught me to always treat others the way I want to be treated, and I’ve […]

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Indy siblings form band, hit the road for tour

Originally aired on WISH-TV – January 16, 2019 INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — An Indianapolis band made up of three siblings is getting ready to hit the road and go on tour The Keyes siblings have played music together for a few years. Their band name is called “Key of M” or “KOM” for short. “We believe […]

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Schools give tons of love

Originally published in The Tri-County Times – January 14, 2019 Some of the unsung heroes of the recently passed holiday season are the local school districts. In the 2018 holiday season, thousands of items were collected and hundreds of families and individuals were sponsored or assisted among the local school districts. The schools do this […]

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Online School Drove Success

Originally posted in the Daily Reflector — January 6, 2019 My son, Jalen, enrolled at North Carolina Virtual Academy due to anxiety issues that seem so typical for teens. He had some developmental delays in early elementary school, setting the stage for academic challenges. We looked for options beyond the traditional brick and mortar classroom […]

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Reader’s View: Schools of Choice was Right Fit for Us

Originally published in Midland Daily News – January 5, 2019 To the editor: We transferred our son Ryan to Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy (MGLVA), an online school that helped Ryan not only attend school but also continue his busy career as a champion dirt bike racer. You see, Ryan has what it takes to […]

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‘I hope Washington continues to support school choice’

Originally published in The Renton Reporter – January 4, 2019 My daughter Kylie has always struggled with anxiety. However, it got drastically worse when she got to middle school. During her first semester her anxiety levels grew because of the pace of her classes. It became so distracting that she couldn’t concentrate on her work […]

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This Student is Turning the World into her Classroom so She Can Help Save It

Originally published in 9 News Denver — January 6, 2019 When you think about life, sometimes it’s all about perspective. When Makyna Schmollinger started taking classes online, her perspective is that it set her free. “I have lot more opportunities to do more in the community since I’m not at school 8 hours a day,” […]

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13-year-old judo Olympic Hopeful from Sabattus

Originally aired on News Center Maine – December 17, 2018 Judo is a peaceful practice… of throwing your opponent. Sense the sarcasm? It’s an art that caught the eyes of a 6-year-old in Sabattus, who had found her calling. Now 13-years-old, Kaci-Lee Ver Sluis has medaled in the Junior Olympics as a Judo athlete, and […]

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Oklahoma’s Online Students Meet Up As Traditional Schools Break For Winter

Originally aired on KWTV-TV – December 24, 2018 OKLAHOMA CITY – As most kids across the state enjoy their break away from class, winter is bringing one group of students together.   Oklahoma’s online schools hosted a holiday party at Blazers Ice Centre, with more than 100 virtual school students strapping on their skates for one […]

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Toy drive sets record, covered by TV

Originally published in Weekly Currents – December 24, 2018 We have all heard the cliché many times, “It only takes one person to change the world.” And although that may sound unrealistic and unattainable to many people, it really does happen sometimes. And when it does, it’s usually something pretty special. In this case it […]