Virtual School Meanderings

August 17, 2013

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with Education Week’s Digital Directions.

E-Learning
Florida Virtual School, Other E-Schools Face Difficult Times
Online schools in Florida, Kansas, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee face enrollment challenges as the result of new legislation, recruitment troubles, and increased competition.

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

State flunks Campbell virtual school’s application MENAFN.COM
State flunks Campbell virtual school’s application. NASHVILLE, Aug 10, 2013 (Menafn – The Knoxville News-Sentinel – McClatchy-Tribune Information Services …
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Lee Virtual School sees record enrollment Wink News
Florida’s state virtual school has been forced into layoffs as experts say the landscape shifts toward local virtual education. The Lee County program has thrived, …
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St. Tammany students skip classes for ‘virtual school’ next month WWL First News
St. Tammany students skip classes for ‘virtual school’ next month. Don Ames Reporting. Summer vacation ends and kids return to classes today. But, some …
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Virtual Classroom Helping Students Succeed KATC Lafayette News
Kellie Leblanc, Virtual School Supervisor says, “There’s a teacher in the box that they watch the video and take notes while she’s teaching the lesson. They can …
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Galt elementary school district to offer online classes Lodi News-Sentinel
Families and students seeking more information about enrolling in the Galt Virtual Academy can visit http://www.galt. k12.ca.us, call 209-744-4555, or attend a free …
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School Board hears report on Course Choice The Daily News
Previously, the system utilized Louisiana Virtual School to provide foreign language classes to students at the three rural high schools, Pine, Mt. Hermon and …
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School board set to pass $148.8 million budget Lawrence Journal World
… several items on the consent agenda, including renewal of a contract with K12 Inc., for curriculum, materials and outreach services for Lawrence Virtual School …
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Concern about Lawrence charter virtual schools San Francisco Chronicle
Math scores were also substantially lower at Lawrence Virtual School, which serves grades K-8, although reading scores are closer to the norm, The Lawrence …
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Test Scores Raise Concern About Lawrence Charter Virtual Schools KAKE
Math scores were also substantially lower at Lawrence Virtual School, which serves grades K-8, although reading scores are closer to the norm. Lawrence …
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Case study: Oregon schoolchildren living well in the cloud FierceEnterpriseCommunications
This fall, the Oregon Virtual School District completes its third year as the first state-wide rollout for Google Applications for Education, a cloud-based platform for …
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Florida Health Department Offering Vaccines Just in Time for School Big News Network.com
Those attending virtual school or being home-schooled also need to meet state immunization requirements if they participate in any public or private school …
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Fla. Virtual School lays off hundreds of teachers MiamiHerald.com
The Florida Virtual School has laid off several hundred teachers in response to a … painful decision to reduce staff,” Florida Virtual School spokeswoman Tania …
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Florida Virtual School Laying Off Hundreds as Enrollment Falls The Ledger
It sounded as though she was reading from a script, Christopher Metzger thought, as the woman on the other end of the line told him he was losing his job.
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Florida Virtual School cuts 177 full-time positions MiamiHerald.com (blog)
In May, Florida Virtual School CEO Julie Young predicted the change would discourage school districts from enrolling their students in FLVS courses. The state …
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Florida Virtual School lays off hundreds as enrollment plummets Tampabay.com
Metzger, who lives in Tampa, had taught biology at Florida Virtual School since April. He had never spoken to this woman before, who was calling from Lakeland …
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Florida Virtual School lays off hundreds of teachers Tbo.com
MIAMI — The Florida Virtual School has laid off several hundred teachers in … painful decision to reduce staff,” Florida Virtual School spokeswoman Tania Clow …
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Florida Virtual School lays off hundreds of teachers Naples Daily News
MIAMI — The Florida Virtual School has laid off several hundred teachers in response to a decline in enrollment and change in funding. The online school cut …
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Virtual School Programs Popping Up Across the Midstate 41 NBC News
ROCHELLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Virtual schools are expanding their reach into Middle Georgia, teaming up with school systems to offer families …
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State flunks Campbell virtual school’s application Knoxville News Sentinel
NASHVILLE — The state Department of Education has turned down — at least for now — an application from Campbell County’s school system to begin …
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Fla. Virtual School lays off hundreds of teachers Highlands Today
MIAMI – The Florida Virtual School has laid off several hundred teachers in response to a decline in enrollment and change in funding. The online school cut 177 …
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Greenfield residents join virtual school board The Recorder
GREENFIELD — Two former Greenfield School Committee members are poised to join the Greenfield Commonwealth Virtual School’s board of trustees, …
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Virtual learning back in session Gainesville Times
“We use Georgia Virtual School for a course that we may not offer,” explained Gainesville Superintendent Merrianne Dyer. “It’s used primarily by students that …
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Lawrence officials concerned about virtual charter school performance Wichita Business Journal
School district officials say they’re concerned about the disparity, and they’re trying to determine how to improve virtual school performance. The charter schools …
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Editorial: Virtual school The Recorder
The relationship between Greenfield School Department and K-12 Inc., the for-profit company that provides curriculum services for the virtual school, remains in …
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Harper Creek schools green-lights virtual program Battle Creek Enquirer
If approved, the district would set up a virtual-school program this fall at its administration building on B Drive North, allowing students to make up credits online …
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New Education Research Clearinghouse for K-12 Blended and … DigitalJournal.com
This Research Clearinghouse for K-12 Blended and Online Learning project evolved from the University of Florida’s Virtual School Clearinghouse (VSC) and …
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New offerings ABQ Journal
The other programs are a full-time virtual school and an International Baccalaureate program opening at Sandia High School. Classes throughout the district …
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Bay Virtual School optimistic; no cuts in sight The News Herald
PANAMA CITY — The local franchise of a state-funded virtual school will not be affected by … Florida Virtual School lay off 625 of its part-time teachers last week.
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Parents complain Course Choice killed virtual school Alexandria Town Talk
BATON ROUGE – Parents whose children successfully completed courses under the Louisiana Virtual School, a state-run program in effect for more than a …
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Westby school district surveys homeschool parents WKBT La Crosse
He hopes to have all the research wrapped up by the end of the semester and rollout the virtual school next fall. Copyright 2013 by WKBT News8000. All rights …
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Purks: Florida Virtual School let Plant City golfer master game Tbo.com
Here’s a few more: “I got so used to the (Florida Virtual School) that I was ready to be done with it (by senior year). I was ready to go to a classroom. I was ready …
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NC Court weighs whether for-profit school should get tax dollars … WNCN
An administrative law judge who initially ordered that the virtual school get its charter without the state school board’s blessing found that it was not “acceptable …
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Florence Offering Virtual High School For Students whnt.com
081413 LD Virtual School 6pm PKG. FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Florence Board of Education is launching a virtual high school this fall, allowing students …
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Parents upset over demise of Virtual School Alexandria Town Talk
BATON ROUGE — Parents whose children successfully completed courses under the Louisiana Virtual School are unhappy that Superintendent of Education …
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USD 457 rolling out virtual school program The Garden City Telegram
We’ve changed the world, so we need to change schools, too,” Ronn said Thursday while talking about the new virtual school program implemented by the …
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Course Choice voucher program will serve all students who want it … NOLA.com
Later that day at a BESE committee meeting, union representatives seized on the previously little-discussed Louisiana Virtual School as a new weapon in their …
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Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Upward creep of CASD taxes a necessity (Guest essay) Chambersburg Public Opinion
In response, the district aggressively launched its own cyber school offering, the Franklin Virtual Academy, which competed with the private cyber schools for …
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Allentown schools want to revamp online offerings Allentown Morning Call
District sees the virtue of virtual learning. April 14, 2008. Quakertown schools expanding online courses. February 13, 2012. 2 more plan cyber school programs
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District enrolling for new virtual school scheduled to open in … Philadelphia Public School Notebook (blog)
“We’ve been sending communications to those [cyber school] families by mail. We’re saying check out PVA, not only for the quality but for the personalization …
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Trine oversees its 2nd charter Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
For now, Education One will solely oversee Indiana Cyber School and Johnson Academy. But further down the line, Bock said, more schools might be accepted.
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Allentown School District seeks vast expansion of cyber learning … The Express Times – LehighValleyLive.com
Nearly 2,000 students left the Allentown School District in favor of charter and cyber schools last year, bringing millions of the district’s tuition dollars with them.
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East TN’s newest cyber academy denied approval by state, for now WBIR-TV
But the State Department of Education is putting Tennessee Cyber Academy on … K12, Inc. currently operates a similar publicly funded virtual school in Union …
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Rochester reaching out to students who left district Timesonline.com
There were 37 Rochester students at Baden Academy Charter School, 20 enrolled at the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School and 10 at Lincoln Park Performing …
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Harrisburg schools to furlough more employees yet hires cyber … PennLive.com
Harrisburg schools to furlough more employees yet hires cyber school director. Print · Cate McKissick | Special to PennLive By Cate McKissick | Special to …
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Tri-District Virtual School To Compete This Fall Interlochen Public Radio
Three small northern Michigan school districts are teaming up next year to form a new cyber school. Suttons Bay, Manistee and Crawford AuSable all had their …
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