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5 Best Online Homeschool Programs 2021

Originally published by Summer Camp Hub – January 13, 2021 With the end of summer quickly approaching and some schools continuing with in-person learning, here are a few options for families who wish to homeschool their children. Since homeschooling isn’t always cheap by any means, we compiled this list of free online homeschool programs to […]

School choice takes on new importance during pandemic

Originally published by The Indianapolis Star – January 10, 2021 As COVID-19 cases continued to rise, I enrolled my kids at Indiana Gateway Digital Academy due to the uncertainty of what the following year would look like. In addition to the changes the pandemic created, our family went through a last-minute move. If there was one constant […]

Keep virtual school choice an option

Originally published in Wisconsin State Journal – January 11, 2021 Even before the pandemic, my wife and I were considering a switch to an online school for our children. Now, COVID-19 is proving that school choice is more important than ever. My son, Sterling, who is exceptional at math and science, wasn’t being challenged enough […]

Letter: School choice can make a difference

Originally published by The Columbian – January 8, 2020 As an educator, I know that every child is different. We don’t all learn the same way or have the same talents. That’s why school choice is so important. School choice gives families the freedom to find the right learning environment for their students to thrive […]

OHVA Head of School on the Changing Landscape of Education

Originally aired on WFMJ-TV – December 13, 2020 Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ohio Virtual Academy is seeing an increase in interest in online learning. Head of School Dr. Kristin Stewart shared with NBC Cleveland why she thinks families are choosing OHVA over other online learning options. “We’ve been doing this for 19 years,” she […]

Mid-Michigan nurse helps with kids’ education

Originally published by NBC Lansing – December 17, 2020 Rachael Hanson is wearing a number of hats during the pandemic: nurse, foster mom, and all while helping with her kids’ education. “I am working a full-time schedule Friday, Saturday, Sunday at the hospital, long hours and you know with the COVID-19 surging, they’re mandating us […]

4 ways to boost support for families of students with special needs

Originally published by SmartBrief – December 14, 2020 The transition from in-person to remote learning has been overwhelming for many families of students with special needs. Disrupted routines and loss of support services has created confusion and frustration in numerous households. There are no easy solutions. But there are ways teachers can offer assistance and […]

Parents share some tips on how to improve virtual instruction

Originally published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – December 15, 2020 With more school districts switching to virtual learning because of COVID-19, and many encountering challenges with the transition, parents whose children have been doing virtual learning from home since before the pandemic started — via home schooling — have some tips for both for schools and parents.  Now […]

CO State Senator Angela Williams to join Stride, Inc. to advocate for education

Originally published by Colorado Politics – December 2, 2020 State Sen. Angela Williams has a new gig, post-statehouse: She is the new senior director of external affairs for Stride Inc., the national education advocacy organization formerly known as K12 Inc.. She told Colorado Politics she will remain based in Colorado. “It’s a way to continue […]

Helping students with special needs adjust to virtual learning

Originally aired on WKBT – November 30, 2020 For some parents and teachers transitioning students with special needs to online learning can be challenging. Shelley Gates, an assistant principal for Minnesota Virtual Academy, works closely with the special education program and said students can succeed, it just takes some patience. She said even though students are […]