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Online School Empowers 7th Grade Animator in the World of Digital Technology

 

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Written by Savannah Norton

 

Georgia Cyber Academy 7th grader Sovereign Newell thrives in the world of technology. A member of the Advanced Learning program and Student Advisory Council, Sovereign also creates his own graphics and animations.  

 

“My favorite part about online school is I can turn on my computer and go to school online. I can learn anywhere I can connect to the internet.” 

 

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WIVA Teacher Wins Educator of Distinction, Inspires Recent Grad to Teach

Written by Savannah Norton

Through teaching, an educator can completely change a student’s life. Wisconsin Virtual Academy (WIVA) teacher Pamela Fierst won the Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction award in July. She was nominated by former WIVA student Braini McKenzie.

“Mrs. Fierst showed me how important a teacher-student relationship can be,” Braini said.

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iCademy Student Stars in Film About Autistic Child

Written by Savannah Norton

While Julian Feder was busy promoting his starring role in his latest movie, “Po,” he simply just logged in to his computer to attend class at K12 International Academy (iCademy).

This 12-year-old actor has been making the festival circuit around the country to promote his film, “Po,” a movie about a child with autism dealing with the recent passing of his mother, which opened in Los Angeles on Friday.

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Why IDVA Has Worked for This Family for 14 Years

Written by Savannah Norton

The virtual school environment is not for everyone, but for some it is the perfect fit. Rebecca Klaeui is the mother of three teenage daughters who have been exclusively schooled through Idaho Virtual Academy (IDVA) since kindergarten.

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How Education Could Become a Unifying Force After a Divisive Election

Written by Nate Davis

Politics is a rough and tumble affair, and this past election will, undoubtedly, go down in history as one of the most divisive in modern American politics.  But at some point campaigns must end and the hard work of governing must begin. The critical question is: Can our nation’s leaders come together in a bipartisan way to get things done?

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