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Twins from Buckeye use music to cope with George Floyd’s death

Originally published on KPHO-TV- June 13, 2020 Twins in Buckeye are sharing what’s on their heart after the death of George Floyd in a new YouTube video.  Their song is called “Breathe for Me” and it’s aimed at bringing people together during these challenging times. The 17-year-olds, Tyson and Tyler Walters, known as the “Promise […]

Thousands Looking Into Online Schooling Option

Originally aired on WSLS-TV – June 11, 2020 ROANOKE, Va. – Parents are trying to plan for the fall not knowing what school will look like for students. Thousands of families are looking into new options that don’t involve local school systems and are online. Serenity Mullins loves to do her school work outside with the […]

Modesto teen bowls like a champion despite being legally blind, deaf

Originally published on KTXL-TV – June 9, 2020 Throw after throw, strike after strike, Jacob Gaddam’s mentors say the 16-year-old has the makings of a bowling champion. “After one lesson, I knew, I knew we had not just a good player, but a very good player,” said Scott Bartlow, one of Jacob’s bowling coaches. “He’s won […]

Letter to the Editor: Online school helped this student’s experience

Originally published by Martinsville Bulletin – June 9, 2020 To the editor: Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, so many parents have reached out to me to ask about my family’s experience with online school. I tell them all the same thing — online school is one of the best things to ever happen to us. […]

Beauty in the middle of a pandemic

Originally Published in The Daily Memphian – June 6, 2020 Amid turmoil, there is still beauty in unexpected places. There are still moments of peace. There is still hope. To find them, you just have to open your eyes and look around you. That’s the message that Tennessee Virtual Academy junior Amiracle Sanaa Laney wants […]

Look out for each other in tough times

Originally published in Warren Tribune Chronicle – June 7, 2020 Every student dreams of walking across that stage at graduation. But for the Class of 2020, this dream has been taken away by COVID-19. While the pandemic is bringing heartbreaking news, it is also showing how we can come together in times of need. As […]

Online learning provides opportunity for quality education

Originally published by The Statesman Journal – May 29, 2020 The last place anyone should experience fear and anxiety is in school. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case for me at my local brick-and-mortar school, even before COVID-19. That’s why I chose to move to an online school at Destinations Career Academy of Oregon (ORDCA). Online […]

Michigan Great Lake Virtual Academy Seniors Graduate in Virtual Ceremony

Originally aired on WXMI-TV– May 28, 2020 Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy valedictorian Fawn Mursake shares that school online put her ahead of the learning curve during the pandemic. With her experience, she was able to stay on top of school work and graduate at the top of her class. Learn more from WXMI-TV. To […]

Online learning helps local girl recover from accident

Originally published by WEAU – May 27, 2020 Last August, the Larson family was having a typical day. “We were out on the Chippewa Flowage and my brother was with us and we had two boats out.” says Sarah Larson. And then things took a turn for the worst. “We ended up hitting something under […]

Shawna Stueck: Three ways to keep kids mentally healthy during the pandemic

Originally published by The Cap Times – May 26, 2020 Dear Editor: May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to remind all of us how important it is to protect our children’s mental health. Here are three ways we can keep kids mentally healthy during the pandemic, and all year long. 1. Provide Consistency […]