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For some Louisiana students, virtual school was the norm before COVID-19

Originally published in The Daily Advertiser – March 27, 2020 Every weekday, 16-year-old Logan Voisin logs in to his computer to take geometry, English II and other sophomore-level courses. This isn’t a response to statewide school closures or the novel coronavirus. This is Logan’s norm, and that’s paying off right now. As many students across Louisiana are having […]

Demystifying the Teenage Transition: Four Ways to Support Young Teens

Originally published in Columbus Mom – March 25, 2020 As parents of three children, including two teenagers, we know the challenges that come along with raising future adults. Fluctuating social circles, first-time romances, bullying, and all kinds of outside influences can make this time in their lives full of challenges. The values, morals, and education […]

Attending school from home

Originally aired on KTBC-TV – March 23, 2020 Texas Online Preparatory School student Olivia Lintag already knows what online learning is like. She logs in to class from her home and connects with state-certified teachers and classmates from across Texas. Learn more in her interview with KTBC-TV and the advice she has for others switching […]

Indy online student shares message of hope for teens navigating e-learning

Originally aired on WISH-TV – March 23, 2020 Monday starts the second week of e-learning for most students in Indiana. Many are still adapting and learning to navigate the change, but for some students, e-learning is part of their everyday routine. Bella Lazarides is an 8th grade student at Hoosier Academy, an online charter school […]

Online learning has helped me achieve my goals

Originally published in The Capital Times – March 21, 2020 Dear Editor: Recently many schools have turned to online learning as a precaution against the coronavirus. But for me, online school is so much more than a temporary solution. It’s been my best opportunity to achieve my goals. I don’t want to just graduate high […]

Letter to the Editor

Originally published in the Union Springs Herald – March 18, 2020 When most people think about bullying, they think about kids bullying other kids. But, when my son Brantley was six-years old, it wasn’t his classmates bullying him, it was his teacher and school counselor. As a parent, this was devastating. Every day he would […]

DC teen competing for first place in STEM competition

Originally aired on WUSA-TV – March 13, 2020 A small brown box of items combined with Joshua McCrea’s ingenuity could change the way the world manages solar power. “I’m thinking that if you put transparent solar panels above like a tree line, then the trees will cool down the temperature making them more efficient, but […]

Idaho high school student helps other students transition to online classes

Originally aired on KIVI-TV – March 15, 2020 Many schools across the nation have announced they will be switching to online classes starting next week, as Coronavirus concerns continue to grow. Now, one Idaho High School student is helping other students make the transition. Trennon Talbot is currently a Junior at Idaho Virtual Academy. and […]

As Coronavirus Spreads, North Texas Districts Look Into Home-Based Virtual School Option

Originally aired on KTVT-TV – March 13, 2020 As more cases of coronavirus pop up across North ​Texas, some local school districts are now looking into home-based virtual school options. ​​Aniya Dunn made the transition from ​public school to online school last year. ​​“I really wanted to try it ​because sometimes I do like to […]