In what seems to be a pattern these last few weeks, while I did receive the ProQuest Alert for virtual school it did not contain any relevant items.
Once again this week I did not receive a ProQuest Alert for cyber school.
Moving on, I did not receive a copy of the EBSCO alert for virtual school or K-12 online learning.
Finally, the EBSCO alerts for cyber school.
1. TI- Pa. Senator’s Residency at Issue in Charter Row.
AU- Trotter, Andrew
JN- Education Week
PD- 12/1/2004, Vol. 24 Issue 14, p13-13
AB- This article reports that U.S. Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania has withdrawn five of his children from a cyber charter school, following a barrage of stories in home-state newspapers challenging the propriety of schooling them at state taxpayers’ expense when his family lives most of the year in a Washington suburb. Pennsylvania’s 2002 charter school law allows students who reside anywhere in the state to attend one of about a dozen online charter schools. The law requires that the school district in which the students reside pay their tuition to the cyber charter. Two of his children take part in the charter school’s online classes, including real-time sessions interacting with teachers and other students from around the Keystone State.
DE- EDUCATIONAL law & legislation
DE- SCHOOL administration
DE- TAXATION — Law & legislation
DE- EDUCATION — Finance
DE- CHARTER schools — Law & legislation
DE- LEGISLATORS — United States
GE- UNITED States
IC- 611710 Educational Support Services
IC- 611699 All Other Miscellaneous Schools and Instruction
IC- 923110 Administration of Education Programs
IC- 921130 Public Finance Activities
PE- SANTORUM, Rick, 1958-
2. TI- Kaplan Virtual Education Consolidates.
JN- Electronic Education Report
PD- 4/4/2011, Vol. 18 Issue 7, p2-3
AB- The article offers information on the plans of Kaplan Virtual Education, a leading provider of online education for grades 6-12 in Portland, Oregon. It states that company will close its Hollywood, Florida office on the second quarter of 2011 and consolidate operations in Portland. It mentions that 88 employees will be laid of as a result of the closure. It notes the decline of the company’s revenue in 2010, which totaled to 114 million dollars. It also notes the company’s operating loss which is 30.7 million dollars.
DE- STRATEGIC planning
DE- BUSINESS failures
DE- CONSOLIDATION & merger of corporations
DE- EMPLOYEES — Dismissal of
DE- BUSINESS revenue
DE- BUSINESS losses
SU- WEB-based instruction
GE- PORTLAND (Or.)
CO- KAPLAN Virtual Education (Company)
3. TI- New Cyber High School Gains Notice in Pennsylvania.
JN- Curriculum Administrator
PD- Aug2000, Vol. 36 Issue 7, p13
AB- Focuses on the computer-based home-schooling program, Western Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School. Expected growth of the program; Number of students in the program; Tuition fee of the school; Benefits of each student enrolled in the school.
DE- HOME schooling
DE- COMPUTERS in education
DE- EDUCATIONAL technology
GE- UNITED States
4. TI- Making E-Learning Elementary.
AU- QUILLEN, JAN
JN- Education Week
PD- 1/12/2011, Vol. 30 Issue 15, pS9-S11
AB- The article discusses web-based instruction for elementary school students. It is noted that parents must be involved in their child’s education and that the needs of children for social interaction are different. The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School and the programs it offers to children in grades K-2 are discussed as is the Arizona Virtual Academy. Elementary school students who are gifted academically are considered as are those who struggle academically and how they can be helped by online courses is considered.
DE- ELEMENTARY education
DE- WEB-based instruction
DE- GIFTED children — Education
DE- SCHOOL children
5. TI- The learning company partners with net schools.
JN- T H E Journal
PD- Jan2000, Vol. 27 Issue 6, p10
IL- 1 Color Photograph
AB- Focuses on the partnership between the Learning Co. and NetSchools Corp. to increase the availability of educational resources in schools. Learning Co. titles to be incorporated to NetSchool Systems.
SU- RESOURCE programs (Education)
CO- LEARNING Co. DUNS Number: 941891806
CO- NETSCHOOLS Corp. DUNS Number: 961363082