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Letter: Utah Virtual Academy

Originally published in The Deseret News – May 24, 2019 The overcrowded brick-and-mortar environment was so stressful for our daughter that we enrolled her in Utah Virtual Academy three years ago to help ease her anxiety and depression. She is thriving at UTVA and receiving a quality education. She keeps her loving therapy dog, a […]

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Online high school students meet for the first time for graduation ceremony

Originally aired on KIFI-TV – May 24, 2019 Students from a fully-online public school will meet their classmates for the first time their graduation ceremony. The Idaho Virtual Academy is a public charter school that is taught entirely online with participating students across the state. This will be the third graduation for the academy for […]

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Teen actress has passion for helping others, empowering girls

Originally aired on KABC-TV – May 16, 2019  It takes dedication to be an actress. But only a Cool Kid can balance her packed performing schedule with school and volunteering with causes that are close to her heart. “I’ve worked on over 40 films since I was 3 and a half,” Caitlin Carmichael tells us. […]

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Vehar: Appreciation for Online Education

Originally published by Daily Herald – May 22, 2019 We enrolled our son, Jacob, at Utah Virtual Academy to give help him excel academically. Jacob was struggling in brick and mortar school he attended and Jacob felt like a failure. We worked with his school to make adjustments, but it wasn’t enough. We needed to try something […]

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Protect School Choice for Nontraditional Students

Originally published by The Times of Northwest Indiana  – May 19, 2019 I enrolled my daughter Esmeralda at Insight School of Indiana during her freshman year in high school after she was referred out of our local brick and mortar school for credit recovery. Esmeralda wanted more, knew she could succeed and wanted to prove it. […]

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Online schools celebrate end of year with “Splash Bash”

Originally aired on KYTX-TV – May 17, 2019 TYLER, Texas — Ever wonder how online schools celebrate the end of a school year? Well wonder no longer! Texas Virtual Academy at Hallsville and Texas Online Preparatory schools came together to celebrate the end of their school year in what they were calling a “Splash Bash”. […]

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Chatfield Native Takes Different Path to Soccer Stardom

Originally aired on KIMT-TV – May 17, 2019 CHATFIELD, Minnesota — At first glance, 17-year-old Meghan Brown looks like an ordinary high school student. Except her life his anything but. Between waking up at 7:30 A.M., breakfast, homework, lifting and training in the Twin Cities, Brown doesn’t have a lot of spare time to herself. She takes […]

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Alabama Virtual Academy at Eufaula City Celebrates Class of 2019

Originally aired on WCOV-TV – May 16, 2019 Seniors at Alabama Virtual Academy at Eufaula City celebrated their graduation on Thursday, May 16. The students typically interacted with each other in a virtual classroom, yet had the opportunity to experience a “real” life in-person commencement ceremony together.   To learn more about Alabama Virtual Academy, […]

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Letter: Teacher Appreciation Week

Originally published in The Daily Press – May 12, 2019  I respectfully submit a letter to the editor about my son’s enrollment in virtual school and recognizing online teachers. Teachers around the country are being recognized for Teacher Appreciation Week. We want to publicly thank our first-grade son’s teacher at California Virtual Academy (CAVA), Mrs. […]

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DC 7th grader wins first place prize for solar panel project

Originally aired on WJLA-TV – May 14, 2019  Joshua McCrea, 12, cares about the environment and wanted to know more about solar power. “Instead of like using fossil fuels and other harmful oils, solar panels, it just uses the energy from the sun,” he said. To understand more about how the panels react to the sun […]