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City program helps residents switch careers

Originally published on NEWS 14 CLT – April 15, 2021 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A one-time program in Charlotte helped people who were unemployed or struggling amid the pandemic change careers. The City of Charlotte partnered with a company called Tech Elevator to provide a virtual software development bootcamp to 11 Charlotte residents. The city paid for the […]

Survey Shows Stride K12-powered Schools Buck National Trend, Provides Improved Student Outcomes During COVID-19

A new study shows that K-12 online schools powered by Stride, Inc. reported lower learning loss rates than those reported in national studies. In some cases, students enrolled in Stride K12-powered schools experienced learning gains. For its respective study, internal researchers at Stride used methodology identified in a similar study conducted by the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA): one […]

Letter: Look for school options that work for you

Originally published by The Roanoke Times – December 1, 2020 Being a high schooler in 2020 is tough. This summer, after my public school announced it would transition to remote learning, I dreaded going back to class. Once fall began, so did the issues with the online system. I was struggling to stay engaged, didn’t […]

WYVA head of school receives statewide recognition

Originally published by The Lusk Herald – November 12, 2020 Whenever Dr. Joe Heywood visits somewhere new, he’s sure to bring his students with him – virtually. As Head of School at Wyoming Virtual Academy (WYVA), which is headquartered in Lusk and part of Niobrara County School District No. 1, Heywood aims to give his […]

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 […]

What Ruth Bader Ginsburg Taught Us About Inclusion and Opportunity

Originally published by RealClearEducation – October 8, 2020 She’s often referred to as a trailblazing pioneer and a “groundbreaking” leader. Some have called her “one of the most influential figures for constitutional change in American history.” There’s no question that the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg certainly earned and deserved these, and many other, notable […]

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 […]