Virtual School Meanderings

August 17, 2014

ProQuest/EBSCO Alerts

proquestBeginning with the ProQuest Alert for virtual school.

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Education program hits record enrollmentBarnes, Jim. The Washington Post [Washington, D.C] 10 Aug 2014: T.1.

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County’s Virtual High School sees record enrollment (Posted 2014-08-10 12:36:21)Barnes, Jim. The Washington Post [Washington, D.C] 10 Aug 2014.

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Next, once again this week I did not receive a ProQuest Alert for cyber school. ebsco

Moving on, there were once again no relevant items in the EBSCO alert for virtual school or cyber school.

Finally, I also did not receive an EBSCO alert for K-12 online learning

August 16, 2014

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the Google News alert for virtual school

Tampa kids, parents get ready for back-to-school

Luckily, they also found out more about Florida Virtual School and Florida Virtual Academies, an online charter school, Stong said. It’s useful …

Record number of virtual students head back to school

… Department of Education selected Connections Academy to serve K-8 students throughout Indiana as part of the Virtual School Pilot Program.

Fla. students required to take online class to graduate

There are 140 online courses through Florida Virtual School, and students can enroll 365 days a year. A senior can enroll right now and fulfill this …

Maine’s first virtual school exceeds minimum enrollment

AUGUSTA — The state’s first virtual charter school has signed up 279 students for the fall, exceeding its minimum 243-student enrollment threshold, …

Options abound for Florida Virtual School students

Florida Virtual School, an online public school district spanning the state, is open to students in kindergarten through 12th grade, with full-time and …

Maine’s first virtual charter school reaches enrollment goal and is set to open

PORTLAND, Maine — Maine’s first virtual charter school is on track to open in the fall after exceeding its minimum enrollment threshold. The Portland …

Missouri judge rules for virtual-school teachers

COLUMBIA, Missouri (AP) – A Missouri judge has ruled in favor of teachers who filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit when they were laid off from the …

Sunnyside District juggles students around due to 2 school closures

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) – There are 20 schools and one virtual school starting school today in the Sunnyside Unified School District.

Five things to know today, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014

Florida Virtual School is hosting a “Meet and Greet” for parents to see how online learning can support homeschooling programs. Parents can meet …

Record number of virtual students head back to school

It’s back to school for a record number of students at Indiana Connections Academy (INCA), the statewide K-12 virtual charter school. More than 3,500 …

Virtual school fills need for hundreds of NM students

This is the second year for the virtual school. In many ways, it’s just like a typical school. The forth- through 12th-grade education includes live lessons, …

Virtual High School open to more students

… attend a DoDEA school, and this would recoup some of the costs, said Patricia Riley, chief of DoDEA’s distance learning and virtual school program.

Board accepts grant and staff changes

Bliefernicht said the cost of staffing a virtual school coordinator goes over the budget, but the district hopes to have if funded through open enrollment …

Lawrence school board approves tax cut

And, she said, the state also changed the way it funds virtual school operations in a way that hurt the Lawrence district and will have to be addressed …

USD 497 moves forward with budget, concerned about upcoming legislative session

“Our district experienced a pretty substantial decrease in funding related to our virtual school students and our local option budget due to decisions …

Virtual school a first for Maine

Students at Maine’s first-ever virtual school are ditching the traditional classroom for an all-online learning experience that allows them to work at their …

SCHOOL STARTS HERE TODAY

“We’re going to develop our own virtual school,” Espolt declared. “Students can still work online from home, but we can make it even better by …

Statewide Virtual Charter School Board Still Faces Problems

The board of The Oklahoma Statewide Virtual Charter School faces an uncertain future in terms of their extended support from the State Department of …

Internet Powers Virtual School Choices

Running Springs mom Cindy Bornmann wasn’t happy with the traditional brick-and-mortar schooling choices for her children offered through Rim of …

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

RU authorizes cyber charter school

“We believe the Cyber School of Excellence will be well-received by families who are looking for different options outside of the traditional brick and …

Cyber Charter School Holds Information Session

Commonwealth Connections Academy (CCA), a K- 12 public cyber school, is hosting a local information session to educate parents and families …

RU authorizes cyber charter school

“We believe the Cyber School of Excellence will be well-received by families who are looking for different options outside of the traditional brick and …

My Turn: ‘Not lost in the crowd’ at Taos Cyber Magnet School

Taos Cyber Magnet School occupies a unique place within the educational offerings of Taos High School. For the past eight years, it has offered an …

Cyber Charter School Holds Information Session

Commonwealth Connections Academy (CCA), a K- 12 public cyber school, is hosting a local information session to educate parents and families …

Indiana Cyber Charter School Being Sued For Alleged Non-Payment

NNDS also claims that it was erroneously charged almost $10,000 for Indiana Cyber School employee health care premiums, and that it has only …

 

August 10, 2014

ProQuest/EBSCO Alerts

proquestBeginning with the ProQuest Alert for virtual school.

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Portland Virtual School begins registrationLansing State Journal [Lansing, Mich] 03 Aug 2014: 5.

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Educational egaming: the future for geoscience virtual learners?Pringle, Jamie K. Geology Today30.4 (Jul 2014): 147-150.

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Next, once again this week I did not receive a ProQuest Alert for cyber school. ebsco

Moving on to there were no relevant items in the EBSCO alert for virtual school or  cyber school.

Finally, I did not receive an alert for K-12 online learning

August 9, 2014

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the SmartBrief for EdTech.

Gingrich: Is blended learning the future of education?
In this commentary, Newt Gingrich highlights recently proposed legislation that would launch blended learning pilot programs in five states. The proposal comes with $25 million in federal grant funding that would be used for purchasing technology and training teachers. CNN (8/1)

S.C. district seeks to better meet students’ needs with virtual school option
Aiken Standard (S.C.) (8/2)

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

California Connections Academy @ North Bay welcomes site administrator to lead new public K-12 …

“Having been a teacher with Connections Academy for nine years, I’ve had an opportunity to experience how students succeed in the virtual school …

Aiken District to introduce virtual school option

STAFF PHOTO BY ROB NOVIT Alex Lowe and Kathy Privott, Midland Valley High School teachers, will participate in a new virtual school program in …

Pasco officials question new Florida Virtual School rule on final exams

Pasco school officials are upset that Florida Virtual School has decided that students no longer need to pass their final exam to earn course credit.

Virtual School offers 48 courses for high school credit

NATCHITOCHES — As an approved Supplemental Course Academy provider, the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts Virtual School …

LSMSA Virtual School offers 48 courses for high school credit

Natchitoches – As an approved Supplemental Course Academy provider, the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts Virtual School offers 48 …

Aiken District to introduce virtual school option

STAFF PHOTO BY ROB NOVIT Alex Lowe and Kathy Privott, Midland Valley High School teachers, also will participate in a new virtual school …

Pasco officials question new Florida Virtual School rule on final exams

A small change to the Florida Virtual School’s grading policies has irked Pasco County school officials, who hold the second-largest district-run FLVS …

Florida Virtual School changes its policy on collaborative projects

Florida Virtual School long has required its students to participate in collaborative assignments as part of their course requirements. The idea has …

Group seeks deal on virtual school decision Parents of Tennessee Virtual Academy students …

NASHVILLE — Parents of Tennessee Virtual Academy students, Union County’s school superintendent and two state legislators urged top officials of …

California Connections Academy @ North Bay welcomes site administrator to lead new public K-12 …

“Having been a teacher with Connections Academy for nine years, I’ve had an opportunity to experience how students succeed in the virtual school …

Virtual academy to stay open … for now

MAYNARDVILLE — There will be school as usual after all — at least for one more year — starting Monday at the Tennessee Virtual Academy.

Huffman orders closure of Tennessee Virtual Academy next year

From the outset, however, the school has struggled to perform academically. Three straight years of low student growth of Tennessee Virtual Academy, …

Union County school board votes to keep new students enrolled in

MAYNARDVILLE (WATE) – The Union County School Board voted Wednesday night to keep 600 students enrolled in its Tennessee Virtual Academy.

Maine’s first virtual school exceeds minimum enrollment

Maine Virtual Academy, a virtual school that is applying for the third time. It withdrew its application the first year, and was rejected by the commission …

Pasco officials question new Florida Virtual School rule on final exams

A small change to the Florida Virtual School’s grading policies has irked Pasco County school officials, who hold the second-largest district-run FLVS …

Sunnyside District juggles students around due to 2 school closures

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) – There are 20 schools and one virtual school starting school today in the Sunnyside Unified School District.

Five things to know today, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014

Florida Virtual School is hosting a “Meet and Greet” for parents to see how online learning can support homeschooling programs. Parents can meet …

Maine’s first virtual charter school reaches enrollment goal and is set to open

PORTLAND, Maine — Maine’s first virtual charter school is on track to open in the fall after exceeding its minimum enrollment threshold. The Portland …

White Oak High School to offer online courses

They also have the option to tie into the Texas Virtual School Network, Ratcliffe said. Gilbert added it is likely White Oak ISD will amend its online …

Missouri judge rules for virtual-school teachers

COLUMBIA, Missouri (AP) – A Missouri judge has ruled in favor of teachers who filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit when they were laid off from the …

For some Louisiana students, back to school starts online

Theresa Broussard says she’s so happy with her son’s experience at LACA that she plans to enroll her daughter in the virtual school. LACA Principal …

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Cyber debate: Taking aim at school performance

But cyber school advocates say School Performance Profiles (SPP) are just one measure of achievement and that an online K-12 education is on par …

Fort Gordon unveils US Army Cyber School headquarters

In two ceremonies hailed as historic moments for the Army, Fort Gordon took another step toward implementing the expansion of cyber warfare …

Dugger Cyber School Starting Soon

Don Williams of the Indiana Cyber Charter School says they hire quality faculty to teach the students. “We hire licensed teachers, students receive a …

Cyber debate: Taking aim at school performance

Carlisle school board member Tim Potts says cyber charter schools that fail to make the grade should be closed, and the flow of public money that …

NNDS says former employee stole information, joined PA Cyber

BEAVER — The Rochester-based National Network of Digital Schools Management Foundation is suing a former employee for allegedly stealing …

 

August 3, 2014

ProQuest/EBSCO Alerts

proquestBeginning with the ProQuest Alert for virtual school.

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Next, once again this week I did not receive a ProQuest Alert for cyber school. ebsco

Moving on to the EBSCO alerts, I did not receive an alert for virtual school or K-12 online learning.

Finally, the alert for cyber school.

1. TI- Gartner opens cyber school specializing in IT.
JN- PC Week
PD- 2/10/97, Vol. 14 Issue 6, p119
PG- 1/8p
DT- 19970210
PT- Article
AB- Mentions the creation of the Gartner Group Internet Learning Center by the Gartner Group Inc. for information technology (IT) professionals and end users.  Examples of topics to be covered; Requisite equipment to utilize the school; Contact point.
DE- INFORMATION technology
SU- STUDY & teaching
CO- GARTNER Group Inc. Ticker: IT
IS- 07401604
AN- 9702262169
UR- http://proxy.lib.wayne.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&AN=9702262169&site=eds-live

2. TI- Kids surf through cyber school.
AU- Gordon, David George
JN- Current Science
PD- 3/1/96, Vol. 81 Issue 13, p4
PG- 3p
IL- 2 Color Photographs, 1 Black and White Photograph
DT- 19960301
PT- Article
AB- Focuses on the growing number of teenagers who routinely surf the Internet.  Schools with access to Internet; Importance of cyberspace; Role in actual research.  INSET: Common and kooky Internet icons..
DE- INTERNET & children
IS- 00113905
AN- 9602271376
UR- http://proxy.lib.wayne.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=asx&AN=9602271376&site=eds-live

3.  TI- Teaching with technology.
AU- Hill, Julie
JN- Presentations
PD- Oct2002, Vol. 16 Issue 10, p28
PG- 5p
IL- 6 Cartoon or Caricatures
DT- 20021001
PT- Article
AB- Reports the importance of technological innovations for classroom management in the U.S.  Introduction of cyber school program; Emphasis of the relationship between schools and society; Advantages of using technology in classroom setting.  INSETS: Teaching, play by play.;Sign up for video classes.;Trading in the chalk.;The multimedia term paper.
DE- TECHNOLOGICAL innovations
SU- CLASSROOM management
GE- UNITED States
FT- 2732
IS- 10727531
AN- 7576594
UR- http://proxy.lib.wayne.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&AN=7576594&site=eds-live

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