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Letter to the Editor: Support virtual schools

Originally published in The Clermont Sun – August 9, 2019 Hearing the teacher, or even your classmates, is something most people take for granted. For those who are hard-of-hearing, this simple act can be difficult to deal with, especially in your every-day ‘noisy’ brick-and-mortar classroom. My 15-year-old daughter Mykenzie started online school in the 4th […]

Learning Outside the Classroom

Originally aired on KADN-TV – August 6, 2019 Kids get their education in the classroom. But what happens when the classroom itself is a distraction? “There was always kids cutting up behind me, and I would always tell them, “Hey, can you please be quiet? I’m trying to pay attention to the teacher,’” Benjamin Vaussine […]

Letter: Non-traditional school

Originally published in The Sonoran News – August 6, 2019 When you have a non-verbal child, the thought of putting him in school is terrifying. Hundreds of questions run through your mind: What if he needs help in the bathroom? What if he’s bullied? How will he stand up for himself? This was my reality […]

Letter: Online charter school opened new doors for student

Originally published in the Portage Daily Register – August 6, 2019 Our son Zach struggled for years at a brick-and-mortar school and was having trouble keeping up with his studies, despite the fact that I worked at the school and tried wherever I could to help him thrive there. My husband and I knew traditional […]

Summer Boost

Originally aired on WPVI-TV – August 2, 2019 Camden Dream Center (CDC) holds a 6-week STEM program to help students prepare for school. They have literacy, science, technology, engineering, history and math lessons throughout the day. CDC strives for academic and professional success for each NJ student that walks in their door. By working with […]

Letter: Parent: Protect school choice

Originally published in The Hickory Daily Record – August 2, 2019 Every student should have the right to attend school in an environment that works best for them. Unfortunately, this wasn’t so easy for my son Aaron. At his previous school, Aaron was picked on and bullied by his classmates. Because of this, he couldn’t […]

Benefits of online education

Originally published in The Colorado Springs Gazette – August 2, 2019 When I was in brick-and-mortar school, I was the student who enjoyed being in the classroom. This all changed when I was placed in a class where I was bullied. Other students called me “crazy girl,” broke my school supplies, and taunted me throughout […]

Letter to the editor: Teachers are important

Originally published in The Idaho Press Tribune – July 30, 2019 Teachers play a significant role in shaping our lives, yet their efforts often go unrecognized. I think this needs to change. While attending high school at Idaho Virtual Academy, my homeroom teacher, Ms. Frost, helped me build my confidence in writing. Because of her, […]

Letter: Online teacher helpful

Originally published in the Lufkin Daily News– July 29, 2019 Our online teachers have changed our child’s life. Mr. Green was my daughter’s geometry teacher. Mr. Green knew Macie really struggled in math last year. He went above and beyond to help her understand how to work the problems. Macie still had a hard time, […]

Southfield teen makes care packages for St. Jude patients

Originally aired on WDIV-TV – July 26, 2019 Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy student Genevieve Mattison is using her allowance to create care packages for St. Jude patients. “I do it because it makes me feel good,” Genevieve said. “And because I figured that little kids might really enjoy getting something like this when they’re […]