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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 […]


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 […]

Mother Thanks Teacher for Helping Boost Daughter’s Confidence

5/11/17 Shirley Mosley, Camas-Washougal Post-Record  National Teacher Appreciation week is May 8-12. I write to honor Renee Mongeau, my daughter Sheridan’s algebra teacher at Insight School of Washington (ISWA). Sheridan began ISWA in January after previously attending our local brick-and-mortar school. Due to an overabundance of students at the high school, we felt that it […]

History Teacher Earns Praise

5/7/2017 Arissa Vaughn, Las Vegas Sun In conjunction with Teacher Appreciation Week, May 8-12, I’d like to recognize a teacher who has made a difference in my life this school year.  Mrs. Nichole Shoning is my 11th grade history teacher at Nevada Virtual Academy. She has has shown me a great deal of compassion and […]

Grateful for School Choice

Alicia Fingerle, The Charlotte Observer When my son Christopher attended brick and mortar school, he had a difficult time staying focused and struggled with routine. His online public school teacher at N.C. Virtual Academy, Kimberly Clifton, has inspired him to become excited about learning. She sparked a passion we haven’t seen before. He has a […]

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 […]