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Virtual Academy provides important alternative

Originally published in The Gillette News Record – September 6, 2019 There are so many misconceptions about online public schools. As a teacher at Wyoming Virtual Academy, I’ve seen the confusion some people have firsthand. As a new school year begins, I want to help explain the important roles these schools play and why school […]

The Christal Frost Show: Rick Ocharzak, Career Readiness Education

Originally aired on WTCM-AM, The Christal Frost Show. Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy teacher Patrick Ocharzak shares the importance of college and career readiness, in highschool. MGLVA ensure each student gets the necessary technical experience for their future careers. Listen and learn from Mr. Ocharzak on The Christal Frost Show. To learn more about Michigan […]

Hear from teachers on virtual schooling

Originally published in The Indianapolis Star – August 12, 2019 Cara Stolle’s daughter struggled in a brick-and-mortar classroom. With online learning, her education is now thriving. Cara’s continuing to help others get the same experience by continuing as a teacher at Indiana Digital Learning School. Cara is in her third year of teaching with Indiana […]

Meet the horse-riding Ovalo-based teacher

Originally published in The Abilene Reporter – August 19, 2019 Rodeo is in Katie Davis’s blood. So is teaching. Often, they didn’t mix well. But the Ovalo resident found a way to fulfill both of her callings with a little help from a public school in the Dallas area. It all came together when Davis, […]

OHVA Career Readiness Director Lauren Logan on The Gary Jeff Walker Show

Originally aired on WLW-AM – June 10, 2019 Ohio Virtual Academy Career Readiness Director Lauren Logan was on The Gary Jeff Walker show to discuss how online learning and career readiness education can help students prepare for future careers. With more than 7 million unfilled jobs and record-low unemployment numbers, students need to be prepared […]

Ep 31: The promise of project-based learning with Heather Buskirk of K12.

Originally aired on Charter School Superstars – June 5, 2019 This week, Ryan sits down with Heather Buskirk of K12. Heather is a National Board Certified Teacher and an expert in project-based learning. Heather talks about the model and discusses why it is beneficial for students (and teachers!). She also shares how project-based learning can […]

Going Above and Beyond: A local online school counselor wins a state award

Originally aired on KVLY-TV – May 23, 2019  With a few clicks, students can find themselves in a classroom. “For some students, they have tried the brick and mortar – wasn’t being successful there so, I think for many students, we’re giving them an opportunity to continue their education and hopefully be successful,” says Ryan Johnson, […]

SCVCS Teacher Julie Phillips Named Charter Institute Teacher of the Year

Originally aired on WIS-TV – May 3, 2019 Julie Phillips has been named the Charter Institute Teacher of the Year. Julie has worked for South Carolina Virtual Charter School for five years and was recognized by her colleagues and students for her dedication to her work. “It was definitely an honor when I was chosen […]

Pat Acker: Prepare students for the ‘new-collar’ jobs of the future

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal – March 30, 2019 Wisconsin’s economy is booming, with unemployment near all-time lows and employers desperate for qualified workers. This is great news for young people just entering the workforce, who are affected for a very long time by the economic conditions of their initial job years. It’s a more […]