Virtual School Meanderings

December 15, 2012

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the ASCD SmartBrief.

Digital revolution alters instruction, learning in Ohio schools
The Blade (Toledo, Ohio) (12/9)

Schools of the Future test digital education
San Jose Mercury News (Calif.) (free registration) (12/10)

Also the SmartBrief for EdTech.

What makes online-learning programs successful?
Participants of a recent survey found four key traits of successful online-learning programs. Among them, according to those who participated in the “Best Practices for Implementing Online Learning in K-12 Districts” survey, are having tools to monitor students’ progress and assess comprehension; having available teachers; having educators who are trained to teach online; and adopting a rigorous curriculum. T.H.E. Journal (12/13)

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

More military kids enrolling in virtual schools
NavyTimes.com
Thirty-four states have state-led virtual school programs, and 18 have full-time online learning programs, according to iNACOL. About 70 percent of school districts offer at least one online course to students. There are also private virtual schools …
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More military kids enrolling in virtual schools
Marine Corps Times
Thirty-four states have state-led virtual school programs, and 18 have full-time online learning programs, according to iNACOL. About 70 percent of school districts offer at least one online course to students. There are also private virtual schools …
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A new law expanding virtual schools?
Boston.com (blog)
During this public debate, my organization has urged everyone to look at Florida’s Virtual School, even inviting FLVS’s founder, Julie Young, to speak with district and state policymakers. This past week, the Senate gave a second chance to digital …
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Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Pa. Auditor General blasts cyber charter funding, again
Philadelphia Public School Notebook
This week, Wagner said an audit of the state’s largest cyber school showed the outcomes of that flawed funding system: unspent millions of taxpayer dollars, …

Easton Area School District Cyber School to launch in January
The Express Times – LehighValleyLive.com
The Easton Area School District Cyber School — formerly known as the Easton Area School District Cyber Academy — is set to open Jan 28.

Our Opinion: Charter school plan in city may present opportunity
New Castle News
Local school districts already send funds to charter and cyber schools, because students take advantage of their options. Now, a group is proposing the …

Easton Cyber School to Open Next Month
Patch.com
The Easton Area School District is ready to launch its first cyber school. The Easton Area School District Cyber School will hold its first classes January …

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2 Comments »

  1. [...] Beginning with the ASCD SmartBrief. Digital revolution alters instruction, learning in Ohio schools The Blade (Toledo, Ohio) (12/9) Schools of the Future test digital education San Jose Mercury New…  [...]

    Pingback by Virtual Schooling In The News | A New Society, a new education! | Scoop.it — December 15, 2012 @ 11:14 am | Reply

  2. [...] Beginning with the ASCD SmartBrief. Digital revolution alters instruction, learning in Ohio schools The Blade (Toledo, Ohio) (12/9) Schools of the Future test digital education San Jose Mercury New…  [...]

    Pingback by Virtual Schooling In The News | Virtual Learning, Technology & Strenghts in Education | Scoop.it — December 15, 2012 @ 11:48 am | Reply


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