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Students, teachers opting for online schools

05/05/2017 Amanda Goodman, KPHO When it comes to K-12 education, Arizona families have some options but one in particular is becoming a fast favorite for students, parents and teachers. “I’ve taught in public high school in Arizona and Indiana,” said Elizabeth Nelson. Now the 8th grade math teacher doesn’t have to leave her Mesa area home to […]

The CAVA Teacher That’s Made a Difference

Sandra Morales, Whittier Daily News  Teacher Appreciation week is May 8-12. I write to honor Anna Ordonez, my son Justin’s math teacher at California Virtual Academies (CAVA). Mrs. Ordonez doesn’t see Justin as having autism. Instead, she sees the potential that he has as a student. Her caring personality has made Justin comfortable in his […]

This AZVA teacher changed my son’s life

Tara Ankrah, AZ Central  I write this letter to honor Cynthia Jolley, my son Aviel’s sixth-grade math teacher at Arizona Virtual Academy. Aviel transferred to Virtual Academy in January after attending a brick-and-mortar school for five years. Aviel is on the autism spectrum and has a difficult time interacting with peers. Ms. Jolley found a way […]

Online Teacher Has Helped Prepare Me For College

5/1/2017 Sara Beeler, Herald Net To mark National Teacher Appreciation Week I’d like to recognize Ms. Meagan Torres, my journalism teacher at Insight School of Washington for inspiring me to achieve my highest potential. Ms. Torres embraces the fact that students have different writing styles and may approach topics from diverse points of view. She […]

Honoring the IDVA teacher who’s helped my daughter to read

Jeanette French, Idaho Press Tribune National Teacher Appreciation Week is May 1-5. I write this letter to honor my daughter Logan’s second grade language arts teacher at Idaho Virtual Academy, Mrs. Mary Yamamoto. I chose to enroll Logan in IDVA, a tuition-free online public school, as I felt that she wasn’t getting the help she […]

Honoring a wonderful LAVCA teacher

Christine Wanthong, The Advertiser  National Teacher Appreciation Week is May 1- 5. I write this letter to honor my son Brandon’s second grade science teacher at Louisiana Virtual Academy, Mrs. Sarah Miller. Words will never describe how thankful we are for her! We chose to enroll Brandon in an online public school as a result […]


Louisiana Virtual Charter Academy holds ribbon cutting for new blended learning center

The Adovcate Louisiana Virtual Charter Academy held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new Baton Rouge Blended Learning Center at 4962 Florida Blvd. on March 8. The academy is an accredited, full-time online public charter school with nearly 2,000 students across the state, a news release said. Its Baton Rouge center will serve students in […]


Making Curriculum Fun with the Iditarod Race

3/4/2017 Faye Hall, Getting Smart  While many students dread the end of winter break, for Wyoming Virtual Academy (WYVA) it marks the beginning of the most exciting time of the year, as we gear up for the Alaska Iditarod—the greatest sled dog race on earth. I stumbled upon the website www.iditarod.com while looking for math supplements […]


WIVA teacher makes lasting impact in the digital age of education

(By Brittany Falkers, We Are GreenBay ) Online learning has become an important part of the education system for hundreds of kids in Wisconsin. One online educator out of De Pere is inspiring her students for the future and she is getting some recognition along the way from her peers. This month’s Terrific Teacher Pam Fierst was […]


Gordon helps kids overcome bullying

By Fritz Busch (The Journal All Access) NEW ULM – A New Ulm resident who dealt with bullying in his younger days, then a flesh-eating disease last year that nearly caused him to lose an arm, continues to help students overcome bullying and learning disabilities. “I know what it’s like to be bullied,” Chris Gordon […]