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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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Online-based schools tackle pandemic differently

Originally aired on WBND-TV – February 2, 2020 As schools continue to run during this pandemic, there is an emphasis on virtual schooling we haven’t seen before. Now you’d think that a school-based solely online wouldn’t be as affected by the pandemic. Well, that’s far from the truth. After nearly a year, kids have had […]

CAVA Teacher: School Choice More Important Now Than Ever

Originally published by The San Francisco Chronicle – January 26, 2021 If education is choosing our path of knowledge, then every student should have the ability to choose where they want to learn. As a teacher who has worked in a variety of school districts, and now online at California Virtual Academies, I’ve seen firsthand […]

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 […]