Virtual School Meanderings

November 8, 2014

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the eClassroom News.

3 predictors of strong digital learning
3 predictors of strong digital learningStudent choice at the state level, student choice at the course level, and the existence and strength of charter school laws are three predictors of how strong a state’s digital … [Read More]

Nack to the semi-regular ASCD SmartBrief

High-school teachers experiment with MOOCs
Some high-school teachers are finding ways to use massive open online courses in their classrooms as a supplemental source. In addition, more MOOC providers are releasing courses geared toward K-12 education. U.S. News & World Report/High School Notes blog (10/27)

Educator: Differentiation-flipped instruction hybrid gets results
Teachers can customize students’ learning using what educator Joe Hirsch refers to as “fliperentiated” instruction — the combination of differentiation and flipped instruction. In this blog post, he shares tips for adopting this method. Edutopia.org/Flipped Classroom blog (10/21)

How one teacher implements blended learning
Fifth-grade teacher Valyncia Hawkins uses a blended-learning model that combines technology and small-group instruction to personalize learning for students. This article describes the 20-year teaching veteran’s switch to the teaching model and how she incorporates it daily in her classroom. The Hechinger Report (10/15)

How technology can keep students learning on snow days
Many states are establishing protocols for using online learning to keep students engaged when school is closed because of inclement weather. Some school districts in Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia already have policies permitting the practice. District Administration magazine online (11/4)

Also the SmartBrief for EdTech.

Study examines national state of digital learning
Schools increasingly use local, blended-learning models to enhance digital-learning opportunities, according to the authors of a recent report. The report spotlights states’ digital-learning policies and highlights policies that generally correspond to more access to digital learning. eSchool News (free registration) (11/4)

Report: States vary in access to virtual education
While a growing number of students are enrolling in state-run virtual schools, gaps continue to persist in students’ access to technology, digital content and communications services, according to a recent report released by the Evergreen Education Group. The report also found that in districts with fewer than 2,500 students, there is little to no digital learning available. Education Week (tiered subscription model)/Digital Education blog (11/4)

Online educators more likely to use social media
U.S. News & World Report (11/5)

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

Cyber-education in Greenfield: Virtual schools, real scrutiny

IF SO-CALLED virtual schools are to be a new frontier in education, then there needs to be a tough sheriff in town. That’s clear from the recent decision …

Kentucky counties get waivers for virtual schools

Kentucky counties get waivers for virtual schools … The Todd County School District applied to pursue non-traditional instruction through an …

Kentucky counties get waivers for virtual schools

Kentucky counties get waivers for virtual schools … the Kentucky Department of Education, one of 13 Kentucky school districts chosen to do so.

Report on Florida Virtual School lacks key elements, reviewer states

There is no control for the reasons why FLVS students enrolled in their virtual course. … “If a student being bullied in a brick-and-mortar school …

Todd County gets virtual school waiver

Todd County students stuck at home for inclement weather will still get time in the classroom, albeit a virtualone. The Todd County School District …

Why Berrien Springs Public Schools wants to open a tutoring center in Grand Rapids for virtual …

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Berrien Springs Public Schools is seeking to open a drop in tutoring center on Eastern Avenue for virtual high school students in …

Voter Guide: Joint School District seeking $60 million bond measure

The Snowline Joint Unified School District consists of 11 schools and the Snowline Virtual School. The district encompasses a large portion of the …

Milwaukee high school awarded with app development curriculum

They came up with virtual libraries. It’s exciting.” Students have a wide range of ideas from an academic app for students to virtual school buildings.

Voter Guide: Joint School District seeking $60 million bond measure

The Snowline Joint Unified School District consists of 11 schools and the Snowline Virtual School. The district encompasses a large portion of the …

Yardleys School in Tyseley finally reopens after asbestos scare

The school spent tens of thousands of pounds on online tutoring – making it the firstvirtual school in the UK – after being forced to close on September …

State Digital Education Programs Grow, But Disparities Persist

… including Connections Education, a commercial provider of online education; the Michigan Virtual School; the National Association of Independent …

Flagler County fifth-graders blown away by meteorologist’s talk

… creating software used in e-learning programs like the Florida Virtual School, donated $5,000 worth of weather station equipment to Flagler County …

DB enrollment among topics at first input session held for city schools study

… Cox Academy that is an alternative high school and middle school, as well as a blended learning school now and a virtual school starting next year.

Dancer’s Gallery Takes Arts Education to New Heights in Cooper City

CAST is an innovative private performing arts school that utilizes the Florida Virtual School for academics with a teacher on site to assist all students.

School Board, union tentatively agree to two-year contract

… of the Monroe Virtual Academy, which offers students specifically in the district, separate from the FloridaVirtual School, access to online classes.

Business of the Year nominee: Running Zone

… Brevard Future Educators, Brevard Rescue Mission, Brevard Schools Foundation, Brevard Virtual School, Brevard Zoo, Children’s Hunger Project, …

Residents Say “No” to New Tax in Washington County

… for college, being able to do simulations or virtual school and doing other things, I’d be more prepared for college,” said Chipley High School Senior …

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Local high school athletes chasing Olympic Dream

“It’s extremely fun and it is basically a rush of speed,” said Niemiec, a 15-year-old who is a cyber school student from West Scranton High School.

Agora Cyber Charter School Celebrates 5th Annual National Honor Society Induction

In 2010, Agora became the first cyber school in the nation to charter an NHS chapter. Membership has grown from 17 original students to almost 100 …

JUSTIN GUIDO/BUTLER EAGLE

Seneca Valley School District’s cyber school, the Academy of Choice, … classes at the school but also complete cyber classes during the school day or …

Cyber schools gaining traction Students flock online to go at their own pace

Students of Seneca Valley School District’s cyber school, the Academy of Choice, take classes Monday in a computer lab at the high school.

2 Bucks teens get a taste of the life of professional musicians

Miles, on the other hand, attends the cyber school Connections Academy so he can spend more time playing music. “It was so great to have all these …

First open house for Dugger-Union Charter School

DUGGER, Ind. (WTHI) Dugger-Union Charter School’s first year as a cyber school is underway as students and parents adjust to the new online …

 

November 2, 2014

ProQuest/EBSCO Alerts

proquestBeginning with the ProQuest Alert for virtual school.

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Virtual schools, real scrutinyBoston Globe [Boston, Mass] 28 Oct 2014: A.10.

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Maine virtual school applicants say they’ll be independentGallagher, Noel K. McClatchy – Tribune Business News [Washington] 27 Oct 2014.

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BRIEF: Enrollment continues to rise at state virtual schoolSarrio, Jaime. McClatchy – Tribune Business News [Washington] 23 Oct 2014.

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Grounded Theory Study of Best Practices for K12 Virtual Teacher Professional DevelopmentPeterson, Janet L..Northcentral University, ProQuest, UMI Dissertations Publishing, 2014. 3637241.

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Next, I did not receive the ProQuest alert for cyber school.

ebscoMoving on, I did not receive a copy of the EBSCO alert for virtual school or K-12 online learning.

Finally, I did receive the EBSCO alerts for cyber school, but there were not relevant items.

November 1, 2014

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the ASCD SmartBrief.

Online collaboration connects 2 AP English classes
Two Advanced Placement English teachers in classrooms 900 miles apart — one in Arkansas, the other in South Carolina — are reporting “phenomenal” results from a program in which teachers and students collaborated in one online classroom. The teachers write in this commentary that they saw improvements in students’ writing and critical-thinking skills. eSchool News (free registration) (10/29)

Similarly, the SmartBrief for EdTech.

N.J. considers allowing virtual learning on snow days
Lawmakers in New Jersey are considering a bill that would permit schools to allow virtual learning to occur when schools are closed due to inclement weather. The issue arose over concerns that virtual learning — used during days of heavy snow last winter — could count against class-time mandates. NJSpotlight.com (New Jersey) (10/24)

Educator: How RTI can work in an online school
Online schools can offer response-to-intervention programs through universal screening, tiered interventions and authentic, differentiated tasks, Jeanne McCarthy, principal of a Pennsylvania school writes in this commentary. McCarthy describes her school’s program, including how small-group interventions and co-teaching work in an online setting. T.H.E. Journal (10/29)

KIPP ramps up investment in technology to support blended learning
The largest charter-school network in the country, KIPP, now is investing more in technology with a transition to blended learning. And, while KIPP schools that have embraced blended learning have shown impressive results, officials say the focus remains on students — not devices. The Hechinger Report (10/29)

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

Maine virtual school applicants say they’ll be independent

AUBURN – Officials from a second virtual charter school hoping to open in Maine say they will remain independent and in control of the school despite …

Two Mass. schools placed on probation by education board

Both the Boston Green Academy and the Greenfield Commonwealth Virtual School will have at least a year to show academic improvement. Failure to …

Enrollment continues to rise at state virtual school

The Georgia Virtual School is expected to reach an enrollment of 32,000 students this year, according to numbers released this week by the state …

Easton student at virtual school seeks afterschool program at OA

Students enrolled in a virtual school do all their classwork online, some six hours per day, which makes it unlike homeschooling but also unlike a …

Editorial: Virtual school, state remain at odds

Learning that state Education Commissioner Mitchell D. Chester is not happy with how the Greenfield Commonwealth Virtual School is performing …

Review finds state’s first virtual school lacking

The state’s first-ever virtual school is under threat of probation by state education officials because of low academic achievement and a failure to meet …

Virtual lessons a boon for Birmingham school hit by fire

Pupils at a secondary school closed by a fire are learning online in what is being claimed as the UK’s biggest virtual school experiment. Yardleys …

Report on Florida Virtual School lacks key elements, reviewer states

The Colorado-based organization, which critiques education research, finds fault with some of the methods in the Harvard working paper. It offers …

For-profit company’s role scaled back in plan for Maine second virtual charter school

… executive director of the commission, noted that last week the Massachusetts Board of Education placed Greenfield Commonwealth Virtual School, …

117 superintendent speaks out against sales tax attack ads

Specifically, Ptacek says Illinois Policy Institute officials attempted to get a Chicago virtual school voucher program passed last year; it made it through …

School funding at play in the Peach State Education on the air Court considers charters in …

The National Education Policy Center critiques a recent study touting the effectiveness of Florida Virtual School’s online courses: http://politico.pro/ …

Yardleys School in Tyseley to re-open – six weeks after asbestos scare

The academy has spent tens of thousands on online tutoring since it was forced to close – making it the first virtual school in the UK. Cash has also …

Todd County gets virtual school waiver

Todd County students stuck at home for inclement weather will still get time in the classroom, albeit a virtual one. The Todd County School District …

Suggestions for building student self-confidence

It’s common for all students, whether attending traditional brick and mortar school or virtual school at home, to struggle with self-confidence and …

Panama City Marine Institute serving troubled students for 40 years

Subsequently she was kicked out of Bozeman and was left with two options — PCMI or Florida Virtual School. The choice was easy since Davidson …

Kentucky counties get waivers for virtual schools

ELKTON, Ky. – A southern Kentucky county is the latest to get a waiver to keep students in class in cases of inclement weather. The Todd County …

Clark High School senior takes part in pharmacy tech program

… 20 other S.D. high school students are participating in the initial year of the Pharmacy Technician program offered through the DIAL Virtual School.

Kentucky counties get waivers for virtual schools, used in cases of inclement weather

ELKTON, Kentucky — A southern Kentucky county is the latest to get a waiver to keep students in class in cases of inclement weather. The Todd …

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School case to be heard again next month

A federal court hearing to address allegations that the FBI improperly recorded conversations between indicted Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School …

Cyber High School Will Allow Students To Attend as Avatars

A high school in Japan will allow students to attend via virtual avatar starting next spring. Meisei Cyber, an initiative of private Meisei High School in ..

Palmyra district sees enrollment increase in cyber program

PALMYRA >> Palmyra school district has seen an increase in the number of cyber charter school students switching to its Cougar Academy.

Cyber school draining Galeton revenue

Cyber school education has been taking a big fi- nancial toll on the Galeton Area School District. Superintendent Brenda Freeman told Galeton …

Agora Cyber Charter School Celebrates 5th Annual National Honor Society Induction

In 2010, Agora became the first cyber school in the nation to charter an NHS chapter. Membership has grown from 17 original students to almost 100 …

Cyber-education in Greenfield: Virtual schools, real scrutiny

That’s clear from the recent decision by the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to place a K-12 Greenfield cyber-school on probation …

Families scrambling after charter school closes abruptly

Some say they received a robo call last night telling them not to come to class. Others say they showed up ready for school only to be turned away.

Saskatoon Catholic schools byelection: A primer

proposed, developed and ran Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools’ cyber school for 14 years before retirement. Cannell’s wife is an assistant principal …

Power Players Behind the Corporate Takeover of Pennsylvania Schools

Cyber School Firms: Cyber schools in Pennsylvania are not only failing to educate kids well, they have been mired in scandal. K12 Inc. executives …

Report on Florida Virtual School lacks key elements, reviewer states

“If a student being bullied in a brick-and-mortar school transfers to a cyber school, any improved performance may be completely divorced from the …

JUSTIN GUIDO/BUTLER EAGLE

Seneca Valley School District’s cyber school, the Academy of Choice, is nearly 700 students strong this year. The majority are hybrid students, …

 

October 26, 2014

ProQuest/EBSCO Alerts

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State places 2 schools on probation, gives year to show progressVaznis, James. Boston Globe [Boston, Mass] 22 Oct 2014: B.5.

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State to review virtual school: Student learning low, officials sayVaznis, James. Boston Globe [Boston, Mass] 21 Oct 2014: B.1.

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SAD 17 board surprised by extra charter school enrolleesDixon, Leslie. McClatchy – Tribune Business News [Washington] 21 Oct 2014.

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SAD 17 board surprised by extra charter school enrolleesDixon, Leslie. Sun Journal [Lewiston, Me] 20 Oct 2014.

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Charter Commission Advances Virtual School Proposal, Schedules Public HearingTargeted News Service [Washington, D.C] 15 Oct 2014.

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Next, I did not receive the ProQuest alert for cyber school.

ebscoMoving on, I did not receive a copy of the EBSCO alert for virtual school or K-12 online learning.

Finally, I did receive the EBSCO alerts for cyber school, but there were not relevant items.

October 25, 2014

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsI don’t normally make editorial comments on this regular Saturday feature…  But notice the distinction in reporting in the Google alerts (and the irony) in the fact that one state is moving to approve the cyber charter school for a for-profit provider, while the state right next store is putting the cyber charter school of that same provider on probation.  Kind of funny if you ask me or, as one of my colleagues indicated in an e-mail, “might be one is smarter than the other, or more likely, one is more susceptible to lobbying.”

Beginning with the ASCD WorldWide Edition SmartBrief.

Free PD Online Course: Blended Learning: An Introduction
As a part of Connected Educator Month, ASCD is offering a free PD Online Course to participants. Designed by Google certified high school English teacher and blended learning expert Catlin Tucker, this course is designed to help you use technology to support classroom instruction and management. By signing up, you’ll receive free 30-day access to the Blended Learning course. Sign up now. Browse all PD Online courses.

Also,the SmartBrief for EdTech.

Del. blended learning initiatives help prepare students for higher learning
T.H.E. Journal (10/22)

Next, an ASCD SmartBrief Special Report.

Special Report: Blended LearningBlended learning is helping to transform one-size-fits-all learning into personalized, student-centric instruction. Such flexible learning environments are becoming the new normal in a world where students can access lessons anytime, anywhere and on virtually any device.

In this ASCD SmartBrief Special Report, we provide a roundup of news about recent trends in blended-learning implementation and personalized learning. We also highlight tips and tools to support blended learning in the classroom.

Implementation

3 components of blended-learning implementation
Blended learning can be messy, but it’s a hallmark of modern learning, history teacher Bill Tolley writes in this commentary. He offers tips to help schools get started, with an emphasis on three essential components — online delivery, student control and the brick-and-mortar experience. Education Week Teacher (tiered subscription model) (10/8)

K-12 districts upgrade networks to keep up with demand
With the influx of online testing, mobile devices in schools and use of multimedia resources in the classroom, K-12 districts nationwide are working to upgrade their networks. For many, officials say, the struggle is adapting the technology fast enough to keep up with the speed of change, particularly when it comes to bandwidth and reliability. EdTech magazine online (10/13)

How one district expanded blended learning
An Ohio school district is one of 32 — out of a total of more than 600 — in the state to advance blended-learning concepts. This article demonstrates how, with the help of a portion of a $14 million state grant, the Mentor school district has been able to work toward its goal of expanding blended learning to all schools. StateImpact/Ohio (10/9)

Personalized Learning

Report: Technology has big benefits for at-risk students
At-risk students benefit most from interactive technology, according to a recent report from the Alliance for Excellent Education and the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education. The report also lists five recommendations that “if paired with professional development for educators” would help educators use technology to aid at-risk students. The tips include implementing one-to-one technology and making high-speed Internet a priority. eSchool News (free registration) (10/7)

Tenn. program seeks to curb need for remedial math
Schools in Tennessee are piloting a new state-sponsored blended-learning program that teaches college-level developmental math to high-school seniors. The Seamless Alignment and Integrated Learning Support was designed by high-school teachers and community-college instructors and offers a way for schools to measure student readiness for college math. CampusTechnology.com (10/1)

Pa. school re-envisions library to support one-to-one
A Pennsylvania middle school is providing a digital-skills course to students in its newly redesigned library to support its one-on-one technology initiative. The course teaches students research skills, plus online law and etiquette, and it will then support digital projects in other subjects throughout the year. The library also was redesigned to include a walk-up tech-support center. York Daily Record (Pa.) (10/3)

Tips and Tools

Blended-learning toolbox addition: Office Mix
Educators can use a free addition for PowerPoint 2013 called Office Mix to help support blended- and flipped-learning models, according to Peter West, director of e-learning at Saint Stephen’s College in Australia. He highlights 15 ways educators can use the program. eCampus News (free registration) (10/10)

iNACOL releases blended-learning framework
Educators now have a framework by which to determine their online and blended-learning competencies. The framework, which includes a list of competencies and effective practices, was developed by the International Association for K-12 Online Learning and nonprofit Learning Accelerator. T.H.E. Journal (10/8)

Classroom-management strategies for mobile classrooms
In this article, East Central University assistant professor Mark Jones and instructor Toni Jones offer tips to help educators manage mobile classrooms. Their suggestions are to focus on instructional design, teach digital citizenship, develop guidelines to manage off-task usage and have a plan for when students violate the rules. eSchool News (free registration) (10/8)

ASCD Resources

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

J-Serve Teen Task Force announced

… Harris (junior at Virtual School), Jonathan Hefley (sophomore at Seminole High School), Rebecca Michel (sophomore at Winter Park High School), …

Dearborn Heights Schools superintendent defends permanent suspension of Atiya Haynes …

She’s been offered the opportunity to enroll immediately in the district’s “virtual school,” an online-based curriculum that will allow Haynes to complete …

Say No to Maine Virtual Academy

Maine already has one virtual charter school, the Maine Connections Academy, which opened this fall. It is far too early to add another virtual school to …

New guides push school choice for parents, families

… choice booklet, which the center’s CEO says will give parents access to information about private, charter, homeschool and virtual school options.

Second virtual school in Maine one step closer to opening

The Maine Charter School Commission will review the Maine Virtual Academy’s application and will vote in November on whether to open contract …

Yardleys School in Tyseley becomes UK’s first virtual school after fire forced closure

A Birmingham school which remains closed due to an asbestos scare has “reopened” for the time being as the UK’s first virtual school. The potentially …

Charter school committee recommends second virtual school

A three-person review team of the Maine Charter School Commission is recommending that a virtual charter school be approved to move forward in its …

Shenandoah Valley Virtual Academy provides learning with, without walls

The school district based in Shenandoah plans to showcase its Virtual Academy by providing tours by appointment of what the academy can provide …

School district sees big increase in enrollment

Reed City Area Public Schools adds virtual school with 16 new students, adding to enrollment growth. / UPNORTHLIVE.COM …

State’s first virtual charter school is latest addition to changing education landscape

Based in South Portland, it is the state’s first virtual charter school, allowing students to take classes online regardless of where they live in Maine.

Maine moves virtual charter school forward

Maine has six charter schools serving almost 900 students. Maine Connections Academy opened this fall as the state’s first public virtual charter …

Education chief backs probation for charter school

The state would not release any information Wednesday on the recommendation for the Greenfield Commonwealth Virtual School, and school officials …

Review finds state’s first virtual school lacking

The state’s first-ever virtual school is under threat of probation by state education officials because of low academic achievement and a failure to meet …

Tyseley Yardleys School still closed in asbestos scare

The academy has spent tens of thousands on online tutoring – making it the first virtual school in the UK – since it closed on September 29. Money has …

Two Mass. schools placed on probation by education board

Both the Boston Green Academy and the Greenfield Commonwealth Virtual School will have at least a year to show academic improvement. Failure to …

Virtual lessons a boon for Birmingham school hit by fire

Pupils at a secondary school closed by a fire are learning online in what is being claimed as the UK’s biggest virtual school experiment. Yardleys …

Easton student at virtual school seeks afterschool program at OA

Students enrolled in a virtual school do all their classwork online, some six hours per day, which makes it unlike homeschooling but also unlike a …

Ofsted-ready assessment reports from Contact Group help Virtual School Heads in LAs meet …

Ofsted-ready assessment reports on looked after children (LACs) can be accessed in real-time by Virtual School Heads (VSH) in local authorities …

Massachusetts in brief

The state education board has placed two schools, including the first virtual school in Massachusetts, on probation for low achievement and other …

Enrollment continues to rise at state virtual school

The Georgia Virtual School is expected to reach an enrollment of 32,000 students this year, according to numbers released this week by the state …

Are virtual reality schools the future of education in Japan?

Your avatar will attend the virtual school, which is laid out like any other school with classrooms, desks and even an athletic field. You can also interact …

Kids get a kick out of Palm Coast professional-style soccer program

Now the players are registered as home school students so they can take flexible free online courses through the Florida Virtual School — the United …

Editorial: Virtual school, state remain at odds

Learning that stathttps://virtualschooling.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=39442&action=edite Education Commissioner Mitchell D. Chester is not happy with how the Greenfield Commonwealth Virtual School is performing …

Why AT&T Is Investing in Virtual School

It made sense that the Georgia Institute of Technology launched an online-only computer science degree in January of this year. It was less obvious …

Cyber High School Will Allow Students To Attend Via Avatars

The virtual school also features fishing spots and a farm, where students can play games. Besides its cyber academy, Meisei offers typical all-day high …

Program to create online charter schools

Tennessee, which opened its K12 Inc.-run charter school in 2011, may shut down the virtual school at the end of the year, after three years of test …

Four of six seats open on Ecorse Public School Board

… Academy Elementary School, Grandport Academy and Project Excel, Ecorse Community High School, Hope Academy, and Ecorse Virtual School.

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Consolidation among options Blairsville-Saltsburg may consider as student enrollment drops

Whitfield noted the population figures include students who are enrolled in Blairsville-Saltsburg’s own cyber school and take online classes at home …

Lehigh Valley superintendents denounce state charter school system

So, a cyber school educating an Allentown student for $4,000 is still getting $8,000 and the excess money doesn’t have to be returned, Mayo said.

Haverford School Board decries cyber charter payments

Pointing to a $43,628 payment to Education Plus Academy Cyber Charter School, Bennett noted that Education Plus had a School Performance …

Haverford school board protests cyber school bills

Pointing to a check to Education Plus Academy Cyber Charter School in the amount of $43,628, Bennett noted that Education Plus had a School …

Cyber schools can overemphasize standardized tests, too: PennLive letters

Courtney Thurston’s reckless and unsupported accusation that students with disabilities are “bullied out of brick-and-mortar schools” notwithstanding …

Charter school system is flawed, superintendents say

School superintendents across a five-county region want Pennsylvania … So, a cyberschool educating an Allentown student for $4,000 is still getting …

Haverford school board protests cyber school bills

HAVERFORD TWP. –When it came time to approve the school district’s October check register, school board Vice President Coleen Bennett raised …

Cyber school pioneer Trombetta cites wiretaps in seeking end to criminal charges

Attorneys for a cyber school pioneer on Monday urged a judge to drop or reduce the criminal charges against their client because they said federal …

Virtual School faces probation

Also the cyber school must provide evidence that it has completed the alignment of its curriculum to the Massachusetts curriculum frameworks by Dec.

CAMPAIGN 2014: Kevin Freeberg, Democrat for 62nd District

If the district has one available and the parents want a cyber school, they need to send them to that district’s cyber school,” Freeberg said. “If they want …

State places Greenfield Commonwealth Virtual School on probation

The Greenfield-based cyber school has been placed on probation for 20 months until June 30, 2016, when its state certificate expires. The 11-member …

Are virtual reality schools the future of education in Japan?

Meisei High School, which has been open as a traditional correspondence school since 2000, has revealed their new school: the Cyber School.

Palmyra district sees enrollment increase in cyber program

The Cougar Academy is the district’s version of a cyber school. The program also is used as an alternative education program for some students.

Cyber school draining Galeton revenue

Cyber school education has been taking a big fi- nancial toll on the Galeton Area School District. Superintendent Brenda Freeman told Galeton …

Transient students take bite out of RU’s enrollment

Enrollment in SEMCA, the online cyber school, plus shared services is 581 compared to 296 in fall 2013. The district has increased its shared services …

 

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