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LSOA Teacher: It’s time we embrace ‘non-traditional’ learning

Originally published the Denton Record-Chronicle – April 29, 2021 COVID-19 is changing the way many of us view education. And it’s time we embrace a nontraditional approach that gives students the help they need to succeed. For many families, the answer to this comes in the form of online learning. Thousands of students and families […]

Students feel isolated–online learning can help their mental health

Online learning can bring students a sense of community and support–critical elements of mental health, especially during COVID Originally published to eSchool News – April 14, 2021 By Rebecca Jenkins Something I’ve learned about today’s youth is that their dealings with mental health are no longer as stigmatized as when I was young. And while […]

Insight School of Oklahoma Finds Nighttime Is The Right Time For Learning

Originally aired on KWTV – April 5, 2021 Insight School of Oklahoma launched in 2016 as a statewide virtual charter school and alternative education program.  The school has recently expanded their hours to make sure the sun doesn’t set on their students’ education.   “We have a large number of our high school students that need […]

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. […]