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Georgia Cyber Academy Gains Popularity

Originally aired on WSFA News 12 For cancer survivor Rylee Buchanan, attending a traditional “brick-and-mortar” school wasn’t an option. Thanks to technology and an innovative approach to learning, she’s able to get a public school education from the comfort of her own home. Rylee, 14, is one of 14,000 students enrolled in Georgia Cyber Academy, a free, online, public […]

Ex-M’ville Student Who Was Bullied Excels at Free Online School

Originally published in Marysville Globe – October 19, 2017 A Marysville student who saw his grades drop after being shoved into lockers, dragged across a cafeteria floor and threatened with a knife is now flourishing in a free online school. Cameron McGill, 13, who lives with his Aunt Dea near the YMCA, was bullied every day […]

Post and Courier: Johns Island Teen Bailey Kuntz Ranked 8th in the World in Girls Rodeo

Originally published in Post and Courier – October 18, 2017 The rodeo scene in the Lowcountry is nearly non-existent, but that hasn’t stopped 16-year-old  Bailey Kuntz of Johns Island from becoming the eighth-ranked girls rodeo rider in the world. Bailey’s mother, Katherine Kuntz, said the family’s love for horses was quickly passed down to her daughter […]

Young Filmmaker Travels Country with Help of Online School

Originally published in Insider Utah – Oct. 17, 2017 HATCH – Now in her senior year of high school, Hatch resident Emily Hunyady has moved around more in her 17 years than many people do during their entire lives. But rather than seeing this as a hindrance to her outlook on life and her education, Emily has […]

Innovative Online School Programs for New York City Children

Originally aired on New York Fox 5 News – October 10, 2017 Willow Doldan, 5, is enthusiastic about going to school every day, but it’s not your typical school setting. She attends class while sitting in her Hell’s Kitchen living room. “It just really caught my attention because I knew that I could really have […]

Raleigh 7th Grader, Author Launches Anti-Bullying Campaign

Originally aired on WRAL-TV – October 11, 2017 A Raleigh 7th grader is turning his experience as a bullying victim into a teachable moment. Twelve-year-old Brenden Santos is now the author of three books and the designer of wristbands to promote the end of bullying. Santos said he knows exactly how it feels to be bullied. […]

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AZVA Teen Battles Childhood Illness to Become Piano Prodigy

Originally aired on KNXV ABC 15 He is a 16-year old boy from Chandler, and he is breaking many barriers in the world of music, even after spending much of his childhood years in and out of hospitals fighting a life-threatening illness. Samuel Xu was diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia when he was just four-years-old.  Xu […]

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NC Virtual Academy is Teaching Local Students Online

Originally published in the Taylorsville Times – September 27, 2017 The education landscape continues to evolve with changing times, and one example of that is the NC Virtual Academy (NCVA), an online public charter school authorized by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, which has at least four Alexander County students enrolled in it. NCVA, according […]