Virtual School Meanderings

February 6, 2010

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the Collaboration 2.0 from the T.H.E. Journal.

Wisconsin District To Launch Online School

Howard-Suamico School District of Green Bay, WI, has announced it will partner with Kaplan Virtual Education to launch Bay Port iAcademy (BPiA) to provide full- and part-time online education opportunities to middle school and high school students throughout the state. Since BPiA will be part of a public school district, all students will be able to attend tuition free. More

Florida Virtual To Extend Use of LMS to Students

The Florida Virtual School is expanding its use of Blackboard technology. The school provides free education to students throughout the state of Florida and delivers education in 43 other states and 39 countries. Previously, it was using Blackboard’s course management system for professional development for its teachers. Now the school will be implementing Blackboard Learn for its students as well. More

Pennsylvania Nonprofit Expands Online Learning Options

Capital Area Intermediate Unit (CAIU), a nonprofit regional educational service agency in south central Pennsylvania, has announced an expansion of their online learning partnership with EdisonLearning. More

Back to the regular Yahoo! News Alert for virtual school.

Local schools booting up their own online offerings
The Wenatchee World Mon, 01 Feb 2010 10:51 AM PST
OMAK —The Omak School District last week became the region’s first home base for a statewide online school. Dozens of students, local and statewide, logged on for the first day of school Friday at Washington Virtual Academy-Omak. Omak Superintendent Art Himmler sees the online school as a way for the 1,700-student district to offer a wide variety of classes it can’t afford otherwise. Online …

Dr. Richard A. DiPatri Named Superintendent of Schools for Penn Foster Virtual High School
redOrbit Tue, 02 Feb 2010 11:50 AM PST
SCRANTON, Pa., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ — Penn Foster, Inc., one of the oldest and largest online learning institutions in the world, today announced the appointment of Dr. Richard A. DiPatri as Superintendent of Schools for Penn Foster Virtual High School.

Ex-Brevard superintendent lands virtual job
Florida Today Mon, 01 Feb 2010 22:22 PM PST
Former Brevard Public Schools Superintendent Richard DiPatri was appointed today as the superintendent for Penn Foster Virtual High School, an online learning community.

Virtual school to hold info session
Stevens Point Journal Wed, 03 Feb 2010 13:03 PM PST
Wisconsin Connections Academy, the states original K-8 tuition-free virtual public school, will hold an information session at 6 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center, 1001 Amber Ave. Parents of students who are looking for an alternative to their current school are invited to attend. The event will include one-on-one time with teachers and the opportunity to view the …

Calvert Announces New K-8 Virtual Public Charter School in Colorado
PR Newswire via Yahoo! News Wed, 03 Feb 2010 11:38 AM PST
BALTIMORE, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Calvert Education Services will open a new virtual public charter school, The Colorado Calvert Academy State Charter School in the fall of 2010. Colorado Calvert Academy is authorized by the Charter School Institute (CSI), an independent charter authorizing agency within the Colorado State Department of Education (CDE).

Australia’s 50-year-old virtual classroom
BBC News Tue, 02 Feb 2010 16:21 PM PST
School of the Air celebrates 50 years of broadcasting lessons to school children across Queensland, Australia.

Virtual school to host local information session
Green Bay Press-Gazette Thu, 04 Feb 2010 13:04 PM PST
The Wisconsin Virtual Academy, a public virtual charter school, will host a no-cost informational event at 9 a.m. Friday at the Residence Inn Green Bay, 335 W. St. Joseph St.

Wisconsin Virtual Academy to host open house Tuesday
Stevens Point Journal Thu, 04 Feb 2010 12:53 PM PST
The Wisconsin Virtual Academy (WIVA), a public virtual charter school, is hosting a free event in Stevens Point for families interested in enrolling in the tuition-free school for the 2010-2011 year. The information session will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Holiday Inn Hotel Convention Center, 1001 Amber Ave., Stevens Point. The event gives families the opportunity to learn more about WIVA …

Georgia Virtual School Registration Now Open
WCTV Tallahassee Wed, 03 Feb 2010 14:39 PM PST
The Georgia Department of Education has opened registration for its Georgia Virtual School for the 2010 to 2011 school year.

Virtual school will be an Action Item for Andover BOE
The Augusta Daily Gazette Fri, 05 Feb 2010 06:34 AM PST
Andover, Kan. — A virtual school proposal will be considered under Action Items at Monday night’s meeting of the Andover School Board. That meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the district office.

Virtual school nears limit
Fond du Lac Reporter Fri, 05 Feb 2010 02:33 AM PST
A growing number of parents are choosing virtual school for their children.

Interestingly, nothing relevant from the Yahoo! News Alert for cyber school this week.

Moving on to the Google News Alert for virtual school.

Virtual school is another option
Beloit Daily News
By John Ranallo Michelle Mueller, principal of Wisconsin Connections Academy, a virtual public school, wants to remind parents and students that virtual …
See all stories on this topic Switching Schools Mid-Year? More Parents Going Virtual to Ease Transition
PR Web (press release)
Educators say many families switching their kids’ school mid-year are turning to virtual schools like Connections Academy ( …
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Cameco donates $2 million to virtual school in Prince Albert
By Cassandra Kyle, The StarPhoenixJanuary 29, 2010 PRINCE ALBERT — A virtual school that specializes in math and science programs for high school students …
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Home School of the Future
“I think it is a phenomenal program,” says Virtual School Administrator Veronica Godinez. “If I could have the opportunity to home-school my own children …
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Cameco gives $2M to virtual school
When Edward Benoanie first signed up to take math and science courses through Credenda Virtual High School, he wasn’t sure how his studies through the pilot …
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Switching schools midyear? More parents going virtual to ease transition
Creston News Advertiser
Here are the Connections Academy counselors’ tips for parents to ensure a seamless transition for their child to a virtual school in 2010. 1. …
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A vision for strengthening education
McCook Daily Gazette
One idea outlined in our Race to the Top application is to create a Nebraska Virtual High School. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has an excellent …
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Finally, the Google News Alert for cyber school.

Cyber Schools: Future of Education?
Dropping and picking up your children from school may become a thing of the past. Instead, instruction could come to your home. “A cyber school is a school …
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Cyber schools could see spike in Michigan
Central Michigan Life
Jennifer Granholm earlier this month allow for the start of two pilot cyber schools formerly banned in Michigan. If successful, cyber schools will increase …
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