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ALVA family shares how daughter escaped school bullies

Originally aired on ABC Jefferson County – October 21, 2020 During this National Bullying Prevention Month, one Vestavia family tells us what worked for them and an expert shares what may work for you. “She’d come home crying a lot of days from it. We had tried to work with the school some and it […]

This Virginia teen creates stop motion films to combat bullying

Originally aired by CBS Washington, DC – October 19, 2020 October has been deemed National Bullying Prevention Month. Every day young people face the challenges of dealing with bullies. One Virginia student is using video making to overcome after she said she was bullied for years while attending brick and mortar schools. It’s through the […]

Letter: Options to being bullied

Originally published in the Monterey Herald – October 20, 2021 Bullying should have no place in schools, but far too often we see it taking a front-row seat in our classrooms. I remember being bullied in my local school, and my parents started noticing the impacts it was having on me. My parents discovered California Virtual Academies […]

Hoosier Academies student tells her story of overcoming bullying

Originally aired on ABC Indianapolis – October 21, 2020 October is Bullying Prevention Month, and a young girl is telling her story in hopes it doesn’t happen to others. Bullying can come in many forms — physical, name-calling, being threatened — and for Bella Lazarides, bullying came in the form of exclusion. “It’s not normal […]

Letter: Balancing school and life

Originally published in The Elko Daily Free Press – October 16, 2020 These days, it’s easy to feel that the odds are stacked against you. Our community has changed so much in the past few months, and it’s undeniable that many of us are unsure how to move forward. This is exactly how I felt […]

Letter to the Editor: Supports choice for online school

Originally published by Sunnyside Sun – October 14, 2020 The traditional brick and mortar classroom doesn’t meet every student’s needs. It’s impossible for one style of education to accomplish that. It’s time we stop forcing students to conform to a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to school. That’s why we need to give everyone a […]

A male cheerleader speaks out cheering for change in Michigan

Originally aired on ABC Detroit – October 9, 2020 It’s a team sport where there is no backup or second string. They are motivators, crowd-pleasers, and entertainers. Our Andrea Isom went to Elite Cheer Michigan in Chesterfield Township and you are about to meet a cheerleader who is looking for some major change. To learn more about […]

Protect school choice for students

Originally published by The Spokesman-Review – September 26, 2020 We must give students the room they need to grow and explore their passions. We can’t put everyone on a one-size-fits-all path in a world where that is anything but true. To embrace this idea, we need to show students the many options available to them […]