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DC Charter school offers new way of learning

Delia Goncalves, WUSA WASHINGTON (WUSA9) – Students say the virtual learning at Friendship Public Charter school is the best of both worlds: they learn at home at their own speed but still get to socialize through weekly class visits, field trips, sports and clubs. Zachary Walls, 12,  is a 6th grader at Friendship Public Charter […]

Popularity of online charter schools increasing across Arkansas

Meredith Mitchell, KTHV NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) — When it comes to K-12 education, Arkansas families have some options, but one in particular is becoming a fast favorite for students, parents, and teachers. Imagine if your child’s school was just a mouse click away.  It’s a concept that’s growing across the state of Arkansas. […]

‘I am not a label:’ CWU fashion student defies the odds despite his disability

Ariella Toren, KIMA-TV ELLENSBURG, Wash. — One local young man is defying the odds and challenging stereotypes in the process. It’s a big day at Central Washington University (CWU) for 20-year-old Dylan Rothwell, who was recently accepted to the school to study fashion design. But his journey to this milestone hasn’t been easy. “It’s just […]

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GCA student Mary-Kate Billings graduates high school and college at nearly the same time

5/11/2017 Originally published on All On Georgia Mary-Kate Billings will be joining 689 other college graduates at Georgia Highlands College’s Commencement on Saturday, May 13th, at The Forum River Center in downtown Rome at 1PM. The only difference is Mary-Kate is a high school student who will be walking in a college graduation several weeks […]

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GWUOHS Student Takes Road Less Traveled to Reach Hockey Dreams

5/15/2017 Ted Kulfan, The Detroit News For aspiring young hockey players, mixing academics with athletics can be difficult. Along with the standard team hockey practices and games, you have a lot of travel to out-of-state tournaments – and then there’s the individualized training for skating, shooting and weight training. The traditional brick and mortar school […]

Marissa Bowman, 17, kisses her date, Johnathan Wenninger, 18, during a slow dance at the Riverwalk Clubhouse on May 5. Bowman, from Keenesburg, met Wenninger, of Brighton, in one of their online classes at Colorado Preparatory Academy.

Online students dance night away — just like anyone else

Tom Skelley, Colorado Community Media  A common concern about online schools is whether students get the same opportunities to socialize as their peers in traditional ones. But they showed they can have just as much fun when students from four online schools recently enjoyed the time-tested tradition of prom. “It’s something that all high school […]

Online or in a classroom, teachers matter

5/15/2017 Kerry Levi, Greenville Online We can agree that teachers play an impactful role in our children’s lives. It wasn’t until my son TJ was diagnosed with a serious medical condition that I discovered just how much a great teacher matters. This is National Teacher Appreciation Week, I’m especially grateful for Addy Andrews, the teacher who has made […]

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Online 7th Grader Dreams of Competing in the Olympics!

5/14/2017 Mike Connors, The Virginian-Pilot Betsy Barber recently celebrated her 13th birthday doing what she loves: working on gymnastics for several hours. Betsy dreams of competing in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo and is good enough that she might be able to qualify if she keeps improving. That goal requires dedication – a lot of it. […]

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Hoosier Cheerleader Fights Injuries & Illnesses

5/12/17 Frank Bonner, The Republic Ashleigh Johnson’s ankle and wrist injuries, not to mention the 12 surgeries and eight sets of ear tubes, have not stopped her from doing what she loves. The 14 year-old Columbus girl, who overcame epilepsy in elementary school, has been cheering for half her life and currently competes for the […]

Jonas Corona in Sacramento with Assembly member Patrick O'Donnell, (D-70th District)

Fiercely Fighting Homelessness

Steve Propes, Beachcomber Imagine the daily activities of a typical 13-year-old male: Going to school, playing sports, hanging with friends and playing video games. Heading up a foundation to help the homeless might well not come to mind. In fact, 13-year-old Long Beach resident Jonas Corona began his role of helping the homeless at age […]