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Local student finds success through online schooling

Originally published in The Coolidge Examiner – September 11, 2019 When Tiffani Chavira decided to enroll her son into online school, it was because she had enough of him returning home in tears. “We have really lost confidence in brick and mortar (schools),” she said. The two primary reasons that propelled Chavira to consider online […]

Online classes help students with disabilities get access to education

Originally aired on KCRG-TV – September 10, 2019 CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) – School districts throughout Iowa want to make sure every student has a chance to get an education. One suggestion for students who have disabilities is taking online classes. The Head of Schools with Iowa Virtual Academy, Steven Hoff, says many school districts throughout […]

Online public schools provide options

Originally published in The Buffalo Bulletin – September 11, 2019 Dear Editor, There are so many misconceptions about online public schools. As a teacher at Wyoming Virtual Academy, I’ve seen the confusion some people have firsthand. As a new school year begins, I want to help explain the important roles these schools play and why […]

Letter to the Editor: Virtual schools helped my sons

Originally published in The Clermont Sun – September 6, 2019 My teenage sons Finn and Gavin are both competing in national racing championships, which requires them to travel frequently. This wound up challenging their physical attendance in brick and mortar school causing them to fall behind in their studies. As the boys approached high school […]

Student living with debilitating disease eyes college

Originally aired on WISH-TV – September 6, 2019 BROWNSBURG, Ind. (WISH) — A Brownsburg teen living with a debilitating disease is optimistic about a future he was never promised. In the past, people diagnosed with mitochondrial myopathy — a condition that causes muscular problems — rarely lived beyond the age of 16. But 18-year-old Andrew […]

K12 Student, Sexual Assault Survivor Works to Help Human Trafficking Victims

Originally aired on KWTV – August 1, 2019 OKLAHOMA CITY – A teenager with an abusive past wants to help others out of the darkness. She’s telling her story of abuse and rape to bring an awareness to the growing problem of human trafficking in Oklahoma.  “I honestly thought that’s how life was,” said Nayeli Vargas, […]

Letters to the editor on virtual schooling

Originally published in The Wichita Eagle – Sept. 8, 2019 We enrolled our son Skyler in Kansas Virtual Academy (KSVA) to get the best education possible. Skyler is a motocross racer, traveling and competing for the majority of the year. He races two weekends each month during the school year and more often during the […]

Brownsburg teen living with debilitating disease eyes college

Originally aired on WISH-TV – September 6, 2019 BROWNSBURG, Ind. (WISH) — A Brownsburg teen living with a debilitating disease is optimistic about a future he was never promised. In the past, people diagnosed with mitochondrial myopathy — a condition that causes muscular problems — rarely lived beyond the age of 16. But 18-year-old Andrew […]

Virtual Academy provides important alternative

Originally published in The Gillette News Record – September 6, 2019 There are so many misconceptions about online public schools. As a teacher at Wyoming Virtual Academy, I’ve seen the confusion some people have firsthand. As a new school year begins, I want to help explain the important roles these schools play and why school […]

Local 16-Year-Old Logs Hundreds of Volunteer Hours Honoring Military Father

Originally aired on KXAS-TV – September 6, 2019 Military families sacrifice so much for our country. One young lady in Keller knows that sacrifice personally, but she has chosen to take her military father’s example of service to do something good for every community she has lived in. Katie McClung, 16, has a similar story […]