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Pandemic leads to surge of interest in local online schools

Originally published in the Telegraph Herald – October 2, 2020 Though Iowa Virtual Academy was growing already, applications for the online school really started flooding in during the COVID-19 pandemic. Enrollment at the school, a program offered through Clayton Ridge Community School District, spiked from about 530 students last year to more than 900 this […]

Cyber teacher provides tips on how to help your child succeed while learning online

Originally aired on WHP-TV – September 18, 2020 Between spring and now pretty much every family has struggled, at least a little bit, as learning went virtual. The new normal is putting a strain on so many parts of the family dynamic. “I was basically in shock,” said Conestoga Valley High School Senior Ethan Reynolds. […]

OVCA Provides Students With Hope for Success

Originally aired on Education Futures Podcast – September 23, 2020 After spending time in the classroom and as an administrator, Sandra Powell has found the perfect role for her: Graduation Coach. In this interview with Dr. Rob Reynolds, Sandra talks about giving hope to students who are struggling to finish high school. They also talk […]

Parents looking for stability turn to homeschooling and established virtual schools

Originally published by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – September 22, 2020 Stability. Safety. Are these too much to ask from schooling this year? They are certainly in short supply, pretty much across America. Uncertainty and stress continue to hang over almost any path school districts, parents and kids are taking. Not surprisingly, an increased number of […]

A Utah school was already online-only. Here’s what lessons it has for others

Originally aired by ABC Salt Lake City – September 22, 2020 Schools quickly had to pivot to online learning at the beginning of the year, broaching brand new territory for many. But one charter school in Utah was already fully online and became a resource for those schools, sharing lessons about how to make virtual […]

Tips for Navigating Virtual Learning

Originally aired on KMBC-TV – September 16, 2020 COVID-19 is introducing many families to online learning for the first time. But this isn’t new for everyone in Kansas and Missouri. Lauren Weber, a high school social studies teacher from Insight School of Kansas (ISKS), has 12 years of experience in the virtual classroom. In an […]

ARVA Specializes in Distance Learning

Originally published by Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette – September 13, 2020 Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette education reporter Dave Perozek chats with two K-12 school administrators who specialize in distance learning: Shay Hopper, coordinator of the Springdale School District’s Virtual Innovation Academy, and Amy Johnson, head of school at the Arkansas Virtual Academy. Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Podcasts · […]