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Pandemic brings increased demand for online learning, could it be here to stay?

Originally aired on KCRG-TV – January 22, 2021 Iowa’s first online school says its enrollment exploded during the Pandemic, could it be a sign online learning is here to stay? As schools across the state navigate virtual learning during the pandemic, Iowa Virtual Academy has been doing it for 9 years. Now, other districts are […]

Students deserve school choice

Originally published in The Register-Guard – January 17, 2020 When it comes to learning, we cannot take a one-size-fits-all approach. Everybody learns differently. While many students can thrive in a traditional brick-and-mortar setting, some cannot.   Many students have unique needs and challenges and need an environment that works best for their learning. By forcing all students into a […]

We must protect school choice

Originally published in the Manistee News Advocate – January 19, 2021 As an educator, I’m proud to live in a state where we provide many options for students to receive a quality education. We’re lucky to live in a community where education is increasingly valued. Across Michigan, we have some of the best public school […]

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 […]