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Virtual Schools to be Increasingly Common After COVID-19

Originally published by Government Technology – March 24, 2021 School districts across the country expect the demand for online learning options to remain above pre-pandemic levels. Some are launching new virtual schools or preparing to accommodate future enrollment. While virtual learning and teaching have come with a plethora of challenges, some K-12 educators are more […]

ALDCA Students Making Prosthetics for Amputees in Honduras

Originally aired to WALA-TV – March 25, 2021 Students in the Chickasaw Public School System are hard at work for a great cause. Brian Copes, teacher at the school, joined Joe on Studio10 to talk about how his students have been making prosthetic limbs for amputees in Honduras.  The following information was provided by Brian […]

Alabama Virtual Academy Grows Due to Pandemic

Originally published by CBS Columbia – March 21, 2021 Over the course of the pandemic, parents have turned to fully virtual schools to find some form of consistency. The Alabama Virtual Academy grew by 1,000 students and even had to find more teachers to meet the demand. “The 19-20 school year we had 3,000 students […]

‘Kind is the new cool’: LSOA student responds to bullies with trendy t-shirt

Originally published by ABC 25 – March 12, 2021 WACO, TX — According to www.stopbullying.gov, about 20% of students ages 12-18 experience some sort of bullying. While the statistic is from a nationwide survey, it proves true here at home. One of the children to fall victim to bullying is 7-year-old Robin Land. “I was […]

TOPS is well ahead of the online learning curve

Originally published in The Dallas Express – March 12, 2021 For Texas Online Preparatory School (TOPS), an online public school program of the Huntsville Independent School District, it’s been business as usual during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Learning at TOPS is continuing as normal during the pandemic,” TOPS Head of School Forrest Smith told the Dallas Express. “We’re designed […]

Frey: School choice is more important than ever

Originally published by Manistee News Advocate – March 24, 2021 Education isn’t one-size-fits-all. That’s why school choice is so important. Students have many needs to be met in the classroom ranging from social-emotional to educational. School choice allows families to find schools that fit their students, rather than forcing students to fit a particular school. […]

Letter: A blessing in disguise

Originally published in the Casper Star Tribune – March 28, 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the larger perception of the effectiveness of online learning. It’s a blessing in disguise to see that going through such a challenging time has actually broadened the spectrum and provided an opportunity to reconsider our approach to education. Long […]

OVCA Learning Pod Provides Unique Class Opportunity

Originally published by KFDX-TV – March 21, 2021 Lawton Christian School closed its high school last year due to COVID precautions and shrinking enrollment. This left students like 9th grader Shekinah Weary without a Christian high school to attend, but officials with Trinity Christian Academy in Lawton, which also doesn’t have a high school, had […]

“Kind is the New Cool” | Waco boy makes t-shirts to fight against bullying

Originally published by Kcent-TV – March 12, 2021 All of the proceeds from the t-Shirt sales will go to the Cameron Park Zoological & Botanical Society. After he was constantly bullied at school, a boy from Waco decided to take the high road and make “Kind is the New Cool” t-shirts to show his bullies […]

ISOK Launches Night School to Help Students Work Towards Graduation

Originally aired to FOX Oklahoma City – March 10, 2021 Insight School of Oklahoma teacher Jennifer Wilkinson shares with FOX Oklahoma City how high school students can work towards graduation while working demanding part-time jobs. ISOK has launched a night class program from 6-8 PM, 7 days a week, that can provide another option for […]