Virtual School Meanderings

September 6, 2014

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the Google News alert for virtual school.

Lee County School Board opts out of standardized testing, parents react

Her son was enrolled in the Florida Virtual School program, and got good grades on his report card. After learning he would have to repeat the third …

Big bills from virtual school raise tensions with Maine school districts

Sparking the latest concerns were bills sent to local school districts by the virtual school, Maine Connections Academy, which some superintendents …

The Virtual Classroom

In concept, the virtual school allows students to learn largely from home, with an hour of interactive class time per subject per week.

Big bills from virtual school raise tensions with Maine school districts

Like all charter schools in Maine, the virtual school is funded through the … The virtual school has a contract with Connections Academy, a company …

Ebel: Some tips to help virtual school students succeed

In South Carolina specifically there are more than 8,000 students statewide enrolled in virtual schools, according to the most recent “Keeping Pace …

Lee Virtual School student: Prayers don’t belong in lesson

The principal of the virtual school responded saying, “At our orientation, we explained there may be rare instances in our curriculum that a parent or …

Virtual schools offer an alternative public education

For about 200 Texas students their school supply list included a computer with high-speed internet, a headset and a microphone. They attend a virtual …

Back to School Anything but Routine for Oregon Virtual School Students

NORTH BEND, Ore., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — New school supplies and meeting new teachers are still part of the first day of …

Big bills from virtual school raise tensions with Maine school districts

BANGOR — The opening of Maine’s first online charter school, set for next week, is rekindling tensions with public school officials over the financial …

Virtual school’s enrollment on rise

The Smoky Valley School district created its virtual school to provide students with educational opportunities outside of the traditional classroom.

Local teacher pioneers virtual classrooms

Currently the Chief Learning Officer for Florida’s Virtual School, Ryerson has been there from the beginning, first helping to promote the school and …

Three groups apply for remaining charter school spots in Maine

A virtual school, a school for K-5 in Lewiston or Auburn, and a York County school … Monday’s application is the third time for Maine Virtual Academy.

Tampa-area high school students face online deadline

Brenes, a junior, is taking Spanish II and driver education online through Florida Virtual School and working around her swim team practice after …

Virtual school makes for actual confusion

CINCINNATI (Jeff Hirsh) — Confusion over the possible opening of a new school in Over-The-Rhine jumped to a new level Tuesday, September 2.

Questions about Portland’s virtual school plan still nag board

Ten-year survival rates are nearly the same compared with women who had tumors removed and underwent radiation.

Florida Virtual School Full Time Free Information Session

Florida Virtual School Full Time (FLVS FT), a high-quality tuition-free public education option for students in grades Kindergarten-12 statewide, will …

Preliminary report says Lawrence school enrollment went up 2 percent

The numbers also show a preliminary drop of 199 students in the district’s virtual school program, down to 1,171. Superintendent Rick Doll said it is …

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Hearing scheduled in criminal case against cyber school’s founder

U.S. District Judge Joy Flowers Conti on Friday scheduled a Sept. 30 hearing on Nicholas Trombetta’s claim that she should dismiss the criminal …

Chambersburg Area School District comments on court order

“When she was demoted last August, they made her basically coordinator of the cyber school. That’s what she’s doing now,” attorney Jack Sharpe said …

School notified authorities about malnourished Greenville boy

The 7-year-old lost 14 pounds once he was pulled from school so that he could attend Cyber School at home. Dr. Jennifer Wolford of UPMC Children’s …

Allegheny County school districts resize, close schools as population shifts

Third-graders read books after a tour at the library during the first day of school at Highcliff Elementary School in Ross. Instead of two larger and five …

Hearing scheduled in criminal case against cyber school’s founder

Trombetta, the founder of Midland-based Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, faces 11 counts of mail fraud, bribery, tax conspiracy and filing false tax …

Danville e-Learning Cyber Academy enrollment jumps in Year 2

Danville e-Learning Cyber Academy students Cassandra Lindenfeld, left, and Samantha Shoop, right, work on an assignment together at the …

Fox Chapel Area expands cyber classes into middle school

Dorseyville Middle School students can enroll in cyber classes for the first time this year as the Fox Chapel Area School District expands its online …

Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School announces graduates

LUZERNE/WYOMING COUNTIES: Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School recently announced the local graduates of the Class of 2014. Luzerne County: …

Western Pa. districts aim to win back students from cyber charters

West Mifflin’s assistant principal, Rob Campana, said when students tell him they want to switch to cyber school, he takes a critical look at their grades.

Could This Tiny Picture Get an 11-Year-Old Boy Expelled from School?

Officials with the Northern Ozaukee School District, which sponsors Matthew’s cyber school, did not return requests for comment from TheBlaze.

STSD is building My Cyber Campus

Southern Tioga School District is building its own cyber school called My Cyber Campus. Substitute Superintendent Sam Rotella updated the school …

Top Southmoreland wrestler won’t get extra year …… Vincentian girls get transfer

By actually starting ninth grade at the cyber school, the WPIAL ruled Griffiths “eligibility clock” started. Under PIAA rules, once a student starts ninth …

 

August 31, 2014

ProQuest/EBSCO Alerts

proquestBeginning with the ProQuest Alert for virtual school.

1.
State-led virtual school senior leaders: An exploratory studySivy, Mark Joseph.The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, ProQuest, UMI Dissertations Publishing, 2014. 3625053.

Formats:
Citation/Abstract
Preview – PDF (686 KB) Full text – PDF (2 MB)

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

Moving on, the EBSCO alert for virtual school.

1. TI- Discovery Grows Q1 Education Revenue.
JN- Electronic Education Report
PD- 5/23/2014, Vol. 21 Issue 11, p3-3
PG- 1/2p
DT- 20140523
PT- Article
AB- The article reports on the 18.5% increase of the education revenue at Discovery Communications Inc. which worth $32 million in the first quarter. It highlights the launch of professional development service, Digital Leader Corps. (DLC) program by Discovery Education which support school systems in training the teachers into a digital transition. It also notes that the DLC program offers a customized job-embedded consultation for the teachers with coaching and feedback from Discovery Education.
DE- PROFESSIONAL education
DE- TEACHERS
SU- EDUCATIONAL programs
SU- TRAINING of
SU- SCHOOL districts
CO- DISCOVERY Communications Inc. Ticker: DISCA
IC- 611310 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
IC- 611430 Professional and Management Development Training
IC- 611110 Elementary and Secondary Schools
IS- 10779949
AN- 96198578
UR- http://proxy.lib.wayne.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&AN=96198578&site=eds-live

There were no relevant items in the EBSCO alert for cyber school.

Finally, once again I did not receive an EBSCO alert for K-12 online learning.

August 30, 2014

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the ASCD SmartBrief

How one district navigated the path to blended learning

School children (8-9) with female teacher working with computers
(Tetra Images – Jamie Grill)

This article profiles a North Carolina district’s transition to blended learning. The district — comprised of 36 schools — began the transition in 2012 with a Race to the Top grant and the help of blended-learning coaches. So far, the district has implemented the model in four middle schools, where all students have been given laptops. Time.com (8/28)

Also, the SmartBrief for EdTech.

Mass. schools go digital with new online courses, teacher websites
Milford Daily News (Mass.) (8/24)

Pa. district invests in online course delivery, mobile learning app
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (8/27)

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

New Rock Hill charter school calls first week a success

Often, virtual school works well for students with medical issues, or military families, or families whose religious calendar does not align with a …

Online learning options expanding

While some districts are enhancing offerings of individual online classes, the state’s second virtual school, based in Walpole, is preparing to offer …

Online school programs growing, despite challenges

“He’s learning much more in the virtual school,” she said during a start-of-year “school social” at Cleveland Park late late week. “Having older children …

Virtual Schools A Flexible Option For Students

GRAPEVINE (CBSDFW.COM) – Most students spend the first day of school finding their locker or their home room. But Tristin Thomas spent his first …

Virtual schools plan raises troubling questions

The idea of virtual charter schools may be worth exploring. But the way North Carolina appears to be going about it holds little promise toward better …

South Carolina’s Virtual School Program renamed

State Superintendent of Education Mick Zais announced on Aug. 19 that the South Carolina Virtual School Program (SCVSP) will now be known as …

Going Back to School at a Virtual School

Going Back to School at a Virtual School … Today is the first day of school for Utah Connections Academy, a tuition-free K-12 online public school.

Florida Virtual School Launches Skating Game To Reinforce Geometry Concepts

Solar Skate asks students in grades 4-8 to use geometry concepts to rebuild a Florida Virtual School (FLVS) has partnered with Grom Social to create …

Massachusetts Virtual Academy at Greenfield Commonwealth Virtual School Welcomes Students …

GREENFIELD, Mass., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Massachusetts Virtual Academy at Greenfield Commonwealth Virtual School, the …

Portland sets sights on virtual homeschoolers

Should Maine high schools offer virtual academic programs? … When asked why the district didn’t just create its own virtual charter school, he said the …

Some Upstate students boot up to go back to school

As thousands of Upstate children hopped in big yellow school buses and headed off to big brick schoolhouses last week, the state’s virtual schools hit …

Online school programs growing, despite challenges

This year, there are twice as many virtual schools and more than four times as … “He’s learning much more in the virtual school,” she said during a …

Going Back to School at a Virtual School

Students across the state are starting school today by logging on instead of lining up. Learn more about Utah’s online public school option for K-12 …

Virtual Schools A Flexible Option For Students

And, perhaps surprisingly, most parents don’t see their students distracted by the temptations of technology like wandering away from virtual school to …

Three groups apply for remaining charter school spots in Maine

Dr. Tom Frieden, the director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is visiting Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the three hardest hit …

Mobile, Baldwin online schools have room for more students

The Mobile County school system’s new Envision Virtual School for grades 6-12, just launched in July, has 187 students enrolled. School officials had …

Virtual schools offer an alternative public education

They attend a virtual school. Makaela Morisato is an aspiring young dancer who is now getting a high school education online through iUniversity …

Importance of online learning for children highlighted

It is competing for students with Massachusetts Virtual Academy at Greenfield Commonwealth Virtual School and this type of e-learning education …

Ebel: Some tips to help virtual school students succeed

As the executive director at South Carolina Connections Academy, a K–12 virtual school that serves more than 3,000 students statewide, I’ve …

Lee Virtual School student: Prayers don’t belong in lesson

The principal of the virtual school responded saying, “At our orientation, we explained there may be rare instances in our curriculum that a parent or …

Back to School Anything but Routine for Oregon Virtual School Students

NORTH BEND, Ore., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — New school supplies and meeting new teachers are still part of the first day of …

Virtual school’s enrollment on rise

The Smoky Valley School district created its virtual school to provide students with educational opportunities outside of the traditional classroom.

Local teacher pioneers virtual classrooms

Currently the Chief Learning Officer for Florida’s Virtual School, Ryerson has been there from the beginning, first helping to promote the school and …

ack-to-school: New program offerings at Zeeland Public Schools

With a revamped non-traditional education program in place and an all new virtual school option, Zeeland Public Schools staff are hoping to engage …

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Online school programs growing, despite challenges

“He’s learning much more in the virtual school,” she said during a … Cyber Academy of South Carolina, based in Greenville, is using a blended …

Feds dispute ex-PA Cyber chief’s claims of illegal attorney-client recordings

The U.S. Attorney’s office in Pittsburgh asked a federal judge not to throw out charges against Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School founder Nicholas …

Donation Saves Southern Indiana School

They’ve worked for months to keep a school in their town, first by establishing a partnership with Indiana Cyber Charter School (ICCS). The next step …

School board to vote Wednesday on contract for Cathy Dusman

… they say she has been handling these same duties since last August when she became coordinator for the cyber school, a non-administrative role.

Danville e-Learning Cyber Academy enrollment jumps in Year 2

Danville e-Learning Cyber Academy students Cassandra Lindenfeld, left, and Samantha Shoop, right, work on an assignment together at the …

Back to school: Deer Lakes, Fox Chapel, Highlands, North Allegheny

New at the middle school is a full-time cyber school pilot program. The Fox Chapel Area Online initiative builds on last year’s high school cyber …

Former Manor Elementary School going up for bid

The building be a good space from which to operate a cyber school, said Levino, who moved to Irwin in 2005 after 40 years in Manor. “It was a shame …

State judge denies CASD’s request to revoke Dusman reinstatement during appeal

… she has the same responsibilities she has had for the past year in her non-administrative role as CASD’s coordinator for the county cyber school.

 

August 24, 2014

ProQuest/EBSCO Alerts

proquestBeginning with the ProQuest Alert for virtual school.

1.
Pre-service special education teachers’ frequency of opportunities to respond in the TeachLivE(TM) virtual classroomPeterson, Maria Brooke.Texas Woman’s University, ProQuest, UMI Dissertations Publishing, 2014. 3623983.

Formats:
Citation/Abstract
Preview – PDF (2 MB) Full text – PDF (5 MB)

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 23, 2014

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the SmartBrief for EdTech.

N.C. state board looks to approve 2 new virtual charter schools
A state budget requires a four-year pilot program under which the North Carolina State Board of Education must approve two virtual charter schools that can begin enrolling students next August. The schools, which will serve K-12 students, must utilize state certified teachers, at least 90% of whom must reside within the state. Asheville Citizen-Times (N.C.) (tiered subscription model) (8/16)

Tapping the potential of blended learning

Word Cloud "Blended Learning"
(mindscanner)

The most effective blended learning environments include a comprehensive approach that allows time for in-person and video instruction, according to Adam Holden, a longtime school administrator. In this blog post, he also suggests that blended instruction include authentic assessments. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education (8/19)

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

Children in care are getting ever better grades at school

Every council has to appoint a virtual school head who champions the education of children in care in that area. Photograph: Stella/Getty Images/fStop.

New school provides a new option for dancers

The school’s academic courses are through Florida Virtual School, which is also partnered with The Julliard School to give students online music …

Pinellas charter school lottery leaves parents scrambling

Quinn said she enrolled her twins in a virtual school and hopes they can attend East Windsor later this year. “I have two more children over there .

Crestview Girl Scout prepares school route for open house

Brooke Williams, a Florida Virtual School Full Time student, will earn her Bronze Award, a Girl Scout Junior’s highest honor, after removing litter along …

2014 Principal, Assistant Principal of the Year Selected

Through these efforts, she continues to build a strong virtual school program for BPS students. Like Dr. Miller, Mrs. Price will represent the school …

Online education in Clark County gains in popularity

Students must undergo all required immunizations and submit necessary transcripts to attend virtual school. Since CCSD launched its virtual high …

Tampa Bay students head back to school Monday, but not all at Windsor Prep

Quinn has enrolled her boys in a virtual school for the time being. She believes many other parents are just as put off as she is. “I was there Friday for …

Back-To-School Primer

Starting today, you’ll notice more school buses on the roads and more traffic congestion around schools. Every police department in Baldwin County …

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 school: First day of class

AND ACCESS TO SOME OF THE CLASSROOMS IS BLOCKED. TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR HUNDREDS OF NEW MEXICO KIDS …

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 …

Virtual charter schools coming to NC

ASHEVILLE – Beginning in 2015, Western North Carolina students could have the option to attend one of two virtual charter schools in the state …

Virtual High School open to more students

More military children are eligible to take courses through the Department of Defense Education Activity’s Virtual High School, thanks to legislation …

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 …

Children in care are getting ever better grades at school

Every council has to appoint a virtual school head who champions the education of children in care in that area. Photograph: Stella/Getty Images/fStop.

Lawsuit: Virtual charter school owes $600K for services

Indiana Cyber Charter School, a virtual charter with locations in Fort Wayne and Avon, is accused of not paying Pennsylvania-based National Network …

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 …

RCAPS to launch virtual school

RCAPS to launch virtual school. By Nicole Weiss. REED CITY — Reed City students will now have an opportunity to attend the school via a satellite …

Florida Virtual School Launches Skating Game To Reinforce Geometry Concepts

Solar Skate asks students in grades 4-8 to use geometry concepts to rebuild a Florida Virtual School (FLVS) has partnered with Grom Social to create …

Suwannee County School Board to host community forum, other workshop highlights

… Board held a workshop session on Tuesday, August 12, during which issues surrounding transportation policies and virtual school were examined.

School enrollment down

… soon send letters to parents who home school their children to let them know accredited virtual school opportunities are also available at no charge.

Portland starting virtual school program

Portland starting virtual school program. Posted: Yesterday at 11:31 PM. Updated: at 12:51 AM …. Portland starting virtual school program …

South Carolina’s Virtual School Program renamed

19 that the South Carolina Virtual School Program (SCVSP) will now be known as VirtualSC. The mission of VirtualSC is to partner with public, private, …

Students transition to online learning

With virtual school becoming increasingly popular, Leete said he wants his students to be prepared if an online education is in their future. Nevada …

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Federal prosecutors in Trombetta case seek to keep documents secret

… to keep their response secret from the public over claims that they recorded conversations between a former cyber school head and his attorneys.

Indiana Cyber Charter School Being Sued For Alleged Non-Payment

(DUGGER) – The Indiana Cyber Charter School, that recently announced the opening of its Dugger campus for the 2014-15 school year, is under fire …

Lawsuit claims IN Cyber failed to pay company for services rendered

A statewide, online charter school, which has partnered with a local organization to operate Dugger Union Community School, is being sued by a …

High-Tech Schools With Low-Tech Problems

The achievement problems of online K-12 schools may turn out to be surprisingly low-tech: teachers and families have different roles in a cyber school …

PRESEASON POSTCARD: NOTRE DAME

A fifth addition is junior Trevon Jordan, a cyber school student from the Bethlehem School District who Muller said will see action at fullback and …

Donation Saves Southern Indiana School

Since the ICCS’s mission is to serve primarily as an online (“cyber”) school – although staff will be on hand for each grade and all core high school …

PA Cyber engineering students build own 3D printers

“PA Cyber’s School of Engineering requirements are 26 credits for graduation instead of 22, and there’s a lot more math and science,” said Director of …

 

« Previous PageNext Page »

The Rubric Theme. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,534 other followers