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Online schooling has its benefits

Originally published in Las Vegas Sun – July 19, 2020 I was bullied in middle school because of my weight. The bullying took its toll on me mentally. I felt pressure to fit in with the popular kids. This led me down a negative path, and in high school my parents decided to take me […]

3 ways to make your school district pandemic-proof

Originally published by eSchoolNews – July 15, 2020 As uncertainty continues to grow over what school will look like in the fall, it is becoming clear that school districts must develop longer-term plans. If online school is to become a norm, or a backup solution in the event of an outbreak of cases, a solution must be […]

Should students return to traditional classrooms this fall?

Originally aired on WBAL-TV – July 7, 2020 It’s the great back to school debate with no end to the pandemic in sight: should students return to traditional classrooms this fall? Any shared student space — from buses to classrooms to lunches — is sure to be loaded with hurdles. While some parents have made […]

Twins from Buckeye use music to cope with George Floyd’s death

Originally published on KPHO-TV- June 13, 2020 Twins in Buckeye are sharing what’s on their heart after the death of George Floyd in a new YouTube video.  Their song is called “Breathe for Me” and it’s aimed at bringing people together during these challenging times. The 17-year-olds, Tyson and Tyler Walters, known as the “Promise […]

Beauty in the middle of a pandemic

Originally Published in The Daily Memphian – June 6, 2020 Amid turmoil, there is still beauty in unexpected places. There are still moments of peace. There is still hope. To find them, you just have to open your eyes and look around you. That’s the message that Tennessee Virtual Academy junior Amiracle Sanaa Laney wants […]

Louisiana Virtual Charter Academy to Celebrate 2020 Graduates with Online Commencement Ceremony

BATON ROUGE, La. BATON ROUGE, La.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Louisiana Virtual Charter Academy (LAVCA), an online public charter school, will celebrate the Class of 2020 during a virtual commencement ceremony on Monday, May 18th.“Our personalized approach to teaching and learning really helps cultivate student success”Tweet thi Monday’s virtual graduation will celebrate the achievements of 104 students. Collectively, the […]

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 […]

Letter: Let families find the right schools

Originally published by The Salt Lake Tribune– May 25, 2020 Because of his high levels of anxiety, my son Samuel struggled with his learning at our local brick-and-mortar school. That’s why I decided to find a school option that works for him. Fortunately, that was found with an online school. I enrolled Sam at Utah […]

Letter: Appreciating teachers

Originally published in The Mohave Valley Daily News – May 7, 2020 Editor: All of us are expecting changes in our lives due to COVID-19. Many teachers in Arizona, and across the country, are quickly working to transition their classes online. Their heroic efforts are allowing students to continue their education and not fall behind. […]