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Online teaching can be positive experience

Originally published by Richmond Times-Dispatch – May 28, 2020 Editor, Times-Dispatch: I understand the pressures so many teachers are under in this new COVID-19 environment. And I know firsthand what it’s like for the many teachers in Virginia who now are transitioning to online schooling. After teaching in a brick-and-mortar school for 12 years, I […]

Virtual graduation not the first choice for virtual students

Originally published on WOOD-TV – May 28, 2020 Virtual graduations have become common this year as schools across the country adjust plans because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thursday night, students who completed all of their schooling online through the Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy will also graduate in the virtual world. Kendall Schroeder, the head […]

Nevada Virtual Academy graduates celebrated through drive-by ceremony

Originally aired on KLAS-TV– May 27-2020 LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Wednesday was a special day for the Nevada Virtual Academy seniors as they celebrated graduation. More than 150 seniors were able to receive their diplomas in a drive-thru-style graduation ceremony. “This is so important. Our kids work 12 years to have this day and we wanted […]

Letter: COVID-19 Shows Teachers Resiliency and Determination

Originally published in The Idaho Press Tribune – May 27, 2020 This school year looks quite different than many teachers and students likely expected. As brick-and-mortar schools closed in response to COVID-19, they found themselves suddenly thrown into the world of virtual learning. As a teacher at Idaho Virtual Academy, I want to applaud them […]

A school model for a new California

Originally aired on KTTV – May 26, 2020 As schools across the state remain closed and teachers and parents work to navigate distance learning, one academy has it all figured out and could be a model of what’s to come in A New California. “We are an online, tuition-free public charter school. We are an […]

Stay Positive When Considering the Future of Education

Originally published by Townhall – May 23, 2020 Make no mistake, no one is thrilled with how education is currently operating in America. Parents are eager to send their kids back to school, frustrated by the lack of effective leadership from their district, and/or by having to spend weeks serving as full-time teacher, parent and […]

Pacesetters not Philosophers: The Need in Digital Learning

Originally published by K12 Digest – May 21, 2020 The current worldwide pandemic has demonstrated a need for change within the education sector.  Students and teachers are receiving a heavy dose of online learning, and as the crisis continues, so too will the cry for instructional change, with many families and educators calling for more […]

Online learning or in-person? Districts to decide fall semester as anxious parents await

Originally published on WFAA-TV – May 21, 2020 As districts look ahead to the fall semester, parents are anxiously awaiting to see what their districts will decide when it comes to in-person learning and online learning. School leaders have to balance between technology inequity, an unpredictable virus and spending — along with keeping students and […]

Virtual School Option with Tennessee Virtual Academy

Originally aired on WBIR-TV – May 21, 2020 Julie Overholt, K12’s Vice President of Southern Region Schools, says more parents are weighing their students’ learning options for the upcoming school year. Online schools like TNVA could provide a solution. To learn more about Tennesse Virtual Academy, visit https://tnva.k12.com/