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Online school still provides a good education

Originally published in The News-Review – August 16, 2020 School as we know it has changed. But this isn’t something we should fear. It’s time we embrace the future of education. Online learning works and is nothing new. Take it from me, an online school alumnus who graduated from Oregon Virtual Academy. Online learning helped […]

Kids can thrive in online school

Originally published in The South Florida Sun-Sentinel – August 15, 2020 When the pandemic closed schools, millions of parents suddenly found themselves as substitute teachers. But for younger kids, virtual class only works if there’s a lot of structure and plenty of time for kids to get up and move around. Still, with the right […]

Letter: Adapting to educational needs

Originally published by Standard-Examiner – August 13, 2020 Our family is facing the same challenges as millions of families around the world: how will our kids keep up with their education as schools change the way education is delivered? Last spring, when schools closed in Utah, I watched my daughter Taelor and her siblings do […]

Online learning gets endorsed

Originally published in The Acorn – August 13, 2020 Online school might not work for everyone, but for some it’s the perfect solution. I’m one of those students. As a student, I felt like my educational goals weren’t being met. There was a lack of class choices, and I often felt the typical pressures of […]

ALVA student shares tips for online learning

Originally aired on WZDX-TV – August 12, 2020 As kids head back to school virtually, one Alabama student who’s enrolled in Alabama Virtual Academy for the past four years, says it’s important to set a schedule. You can start by setting your alarm clock everyday and getting started on your work even if parents aren’t […]

Sharon Jones: Online school helped me achieve my goals

Originally published in The Cap Times – August 13, 2020 Dear Editor: With back to school right around the corner, there’s no doubt that parents are already in the process of deciding whether or not to send their kids back to an in-person learning environment. Although I wasn’t in school during a global pandemic, I […]

Online School the Answer for ISOK Alumna

Originally published in the Oklahoma Gazette – August 10, 2020 After breaking my leg in high school, I missed several days of classes for doctors’ appointments. Despite having notes from doctors, I was dismissed from school for too many absences. Rather than walk away defeated, I found a school that accommodated my needs. If it […]

KATHLEEN HARMON: School that works

Originally published in Arkansas Democrat Gazette – August 10, 2020 My daughter Christine has had an extraordinarily exciting and busy summer. She’s learning Java and other coding and programming skills in an online video game design program offered through Duke University. Christine is also one of only 20 students participating in a coveted summer STEM […]

Reader supports online learning

Originally published in Lodi News-Sentinel – August 4, 2020 Editor: With a new school year quickly approaching, we’re still surrounded by fear and uncertainty. Many schools have chosen to move either partially or fully online for the fall, and that has left many families worried they will struggle with the transition to online learning. However, […]