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Outdoors: Young biologist sees future helping endangered species

Originally published in The Toledo Blade – December 9, 2019 As the second-graders at St. Joseph School in Maumee rattled off what they wanted to be when they were adults, the list had to include those perennial favorites — a fireman, an astronaut, a police officer, a pro athlete, a cowboy or even SpongeBob’s sidekick. But […]

Students in Michigan increasingly turning to virtual schooling

Originally aired on WXYZ-TV – December 5, 2019 The number of students opting to attend online virtual schooling is on the rise, according to numbers from the Michigan Department of Education. The numbers show there are currently more than 11,000 students in the state choosing to get their high school diploma online. Jazzmin Mead,14, of […]

Letter: Brandi Simmons | Thankful for School at Home

Originally published in The Santa Clarita Valley Signal – November 28, 2019 I’m thankful for many things during this season of giving, including the opportunities public school at home has given my family. For my son Cash, online learning at California Virtual Academies (CAVA) has made all the difference in the world.  He’s learned to […]

14-year-old finds strength to overcome extreme bullying after suicide attempt

Originally aired on FOX 29 News – November 27, 2019 Insight School of Pennsylvania student Jamera Williams and her mom are feeling thankful for each other and online school, after overcoming their darkest hour. Hear how Jamera found her confidence and academic success here: https://bit.ly/2so9HQL. To learn more about Insight School of Pennslyvannia, visit https://pa.insightschools.net/.

Florence teenager racing with the big boys

Originally aired on KOLD-TV – November 21, 2019 For most weekends during the year. You can find the Chapman family on the track. They are a racing family from Florence. One of the Chapman children is getting a lot attention for her skills on the track. Mia Chapman is 16-years-old. She has has been driving […]

After devastating loss, SC Teen celebrates one year with her new family

Originally aired on WHNS-TV – November 21, 2019 A special celebration was held tonight for 17 year old Lea Gibbons. Lea lost her mother one year ago and tonight she celebrated one year wtih her new family that stepped up when she needed them most, but they say Lea is just what they needed.  Lea […]

Virtual school helping relieve social pressures some children face

Originally aired on KTVX-TV – November 15, 2019 An online school in Utah is providing children with an environment that officials say helps alleviate social pressures some children face in traditional school settings. “Our story starts three years ago when my daughter was in first grade,” Angie Leone said. Leone is the mother of a […]

Once bullied teen helps build self-confidence in kids through karate

Originally aired on KLEW-TV – November 11, 2019 This week’s Community Hero is a teen who was once bullied but used that pain to become a world champion fighter showing other kids there’s light at the end of the tunnel. “In 2018 I brought home a silver medal for the WKF World Championship and in […]

How an online education helped a teen pursue her passions

Originally aired on KTVE-TV – July 31, 2018 It’s not homeschooling in the traditional sense, but we talked to one Arkansas teen who is doing public school online and it’s allowing her to move at her own pace so that she can do what she loves… showing poultry.  For Sunni Weaver, the day starts at […]