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Online school can benefit some students more than they may think

Originally published in Wyoming Tribune Eagle – July 30, 2020 Growing up, I learned I had spinal muscular atrophy, a degenerative disease that decreases the muscle strength throughout my entire body, causing me to fatigue and wear out very easily. In junior high, my family noticed I was getting sick by the end of each […]

Las Vegas family of Nevada Virtual Academy shares experience with online learning

Originally aired on KVVU-TV – July 28, 2020 As schools across the Clark County School District scramble to switch to online learning, there’s one public school in Nevada that isn’t nearly as affected by the pandemic: Nevada Virtual Academy (NVVA). It’s a tuition-free K-12 online public school with standardized curriculums and state-certified teachers.  The Croswhite family said […]

Legislators need to protect school choice

Originally published in The Arizona Capitol Times – July 27, 2020 Dear Editor: Since first grade, I’ve been either home schooled or enrolled in online public school. While I enjoyed being home schooled with my siblings, attending an online school gave me a learning structure and a wider variety of curriculum. I also had state-credentialed […]

‘It’s what we do’: Online charter school plans for enrollment increase

Originally published by WISC-TV – July 22, 2020 As many public school districts figure out how best to provide students with virtual learning this fall, a state online charter school said it’s planning for a likely increase in enrollment. The Wisconsin Virtual Academy is based in the McFarland School District, but students can enroll from all over […]

Tips for making virtual learning easier from a mom who does it every day

Originally published on WUSA9 – July 21, 2020 Many students first experienced virtual learning at the end of the school year, and, in many states, it might be a possibility again in the fall.  For most parents, that shift came with a steep learning curve. But for mom Elmater Pleasant, whose daughter Gabriel attends a […]

Protect school choice

Originally published by The Arkansas Democrat- Gazette – July 11, 2020 Covid-19 is forcing many families to reconsider the way their students attend school. With brick-and-mortar schools across the country closed in response to the pandemic, many turned to online classes. But not every online school experience is created equal. When done right, and with […]

Teachers appreciated

Originally published in The Arkansas Democrat Gazette – July 10, 2020 With so much going on in the world, I think it’s important to take time to thank the adults in our lives who have worked hard to help us during this time. For me personally, I want to thank my teachers at Arkansas Virtual […]

Letter: Online school clicked for me

Originally published on The Hickory Daily Record – July 9, 2020 With the hardships everyone is enduring at home right now, it’s important that schools don’t add an extra burden for students. Schools have a responsibility to provide a supportive environment. Online schools have this goal in mind. After being bullied at my previous school, […]

Letter: Online school gave me better opportunity

Originally published in Evansville Courier & Press – July 7, 2020 Like many high school seniors, my high school graduation was canceled due to COVID-19. Although I was looking forward to an in-person ceremony, as an online student for the past seven years, I was comfortable doing this virtually. While many were thrown into online […]

A High School Senior Says Thanks

Originally published in The Olympian – July 8, 2020 My name’s Iliyana, and I’m a 2020 graduate of Insight School of Washington (ISWA), and I’m thankful to look back on high school with amazing memories. It’s funny, because I never thought I would miss high school. Before I transferred schools, I was dealing with a […]