Virtual School Meanderings

May 14, 2016

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with Education Week’s EdWeek Update.

Charter, Alternative, Virtual Schools Drive Low Grad Rates, Study Finds

The seventh annual “Grad Nation” report finds that nontraditional high schools contribute disproportionately to the picture of low graduation rates, and calls for greater attention to these schools, especially since they serve large shares of vulnerable students. Read more.
(High School & Beyond)

Next, the semi-regular ASCD SmartBrief.

Other News

Similarly, the SmartBrief for EdTech.

Other News

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

Virtual Academy teacher’s work merits high praise

Virtual school teachers are using innovative, unique techniques in their classrooms to give our kids a great education and learning experience.

American Friends of Jamaica aiding education

… learning programmes in America – Broward Virtual School (BVS), which the Florida Department of Education announced earlier this month has been …

Is this Dallas-area online-only school the next big trend in public education?

Faulkner’s wife came across a brochure for a full-time virtual school run by Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, iUniversity Prep. Now in her second year at the …

Secondary school students believe social media affects studies

A love of Snapchat and Twitter does not make children digital natives · Virtual school tours take students to the moon and back · Proximity to college …

Puryear: Governor withdraws support of virtual education

What we needed was an expansion of our full-time public virtual school that currently has been considered effective from grades K-7 to grow to a full …

Building a Grad Nation Report Examines Roadblocks on the Path to 90% High School Graduation …

**According to NCES definitions, there is inherent overlap between the alternative, charter, and virtual school categories, so these numbers do not add …

New Virtual School hosts open house, virtual tour

With the unveiling of the newest addition to the Crenshaw County School System came an open house ceremony unlike others the county has seen.

Michigan’s Virtual Schools Expansion Could Cease After Poor Results

Virtual schools have been a part of Michigan’s push to not only improve the technology in their state’s schools, but also to promote innovation on top of …

Virtual school tours take students to the moon and back

‘So, girls, we’re going to the moon this morning,” says Fiona McKeever, a science teacher at Mount Sackville secondary school in Dublin. There’s …

Charter, Alternative, Virtual Schools Account for Most Low-Grad-Rate Schools, Study Finds

High-School-Graduation-blog.jpg CORRECTED Charter, virtual, and alternativeschools account for a disproportionate share of U.S. high schools with …

WMU researcher’s study shows that virtual, blended schoolscontinue to struggle

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—A Western Michigan University researcher has co-authored a study that reports full-time online schools and blended learning …

Charter, Alternative, Virtual Schools Are Drivers of Low Grad Rates, Study Finds

High-School-Graduation-blog.jpg Charter, virtual, and alternative schools account for a disproportionate share of U.S. high schools with low …

Online-only schools: Is this the next big trend in public education?

Hannah is a student at iUniversity Prep, a full-time online high school run by Grapevine-Colleyville ISD – one of six full-time virtual schools in Texas.

Prom: A brick-and-mortar piece of virtual ed

Reasons may involve individual circumstances or they may be institutional ones, such as increasing home-school and online K-12 enrollment. Online …

aton Rouge charter middle school heading toward contract renewal

Another, much different CSAL-run school is Louisiana Virtual Charter Academy. This online school educates students from across Louisiana in grades …

Comanche High School introduces virtual reality into classroom

Comanche Independent School District bought a machine about two years ago that … It runs what is called a zSpace real world virtual reality system.

inellas to consider closing three charter schools run by troubled management company

The virtual school is being recommended for termination because it has not met the requirements of the corrective action plan it was required to submit …

MPS Virtual School to Begin Accepting Applications

mps95234.jpg Montgomery Public Schools’ Virtual School Program will begin accepting applications for the 2016-17 school year on May 12 through …

Basehor-Linwood graduation Thursday

This year’s graduating class includes 158 BLHS students and 17 students from the Basehor-Linwood Virtual School. The class of 2016 includes five …

MPS accepting applications for new Virtual School Program

The Montgomery Public School System announced on Wednesday that it will accept applications for its 2016-2017 Virtual School Program beginning …

Four-star recruit forgoing senior year of high school to play at Stetson

… I just needed to take a couple of classes through virtual school, and I talked to the coach at Stetson and they said they’d love to have me,” said Ellis, …

Education Shoutouts

“I chose to work in a virtual school, because I wanted to experience a new challenge in teaching. After working in a brick and mortar classroom, I saw …

Demopolis City Schools BOE makes personnel changes in called meeting

The Virtual School is another step closer with the approval of a contract with Fuel Education. The company will provide the on-line curriculum for the …

School District Updates from School Board Meeting May 3, 2016

She joins the school district from Florida Virtual School where she has been an administrator for 3 years. Over the course of her 26 years in education …

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

CDA sponsors education contest

… a local education contest for students in grades 4 to 12 who are enrolled in a public school, parochial school, cyber school or home school.

Stroudsburg contract negotiations go nowhere in most-recent meeting

With regards to adding a cyber school program, Sultanik said they need to convince the association that the proposal is not going to result in a loss of …

UDA board faces tough choices

“There should be an outside organization that polices the cyber schools and looks after the students and if there’s no progress, the money stops and …

Trail School Board lays out $20.4M budget

Lackawanna Trail School Board discussed a proposed final budget of … Director of IU 19, will give an overview of the NOLA cyber school program.

Pocono Mountain School District residents will get tax decrease again

The district is looking at significant spending decreases in cyber school tuition, district-wide equipment and budgetary reserve spending, a small …

Clearfield Area School Board mulls 3-mill tax hike

In addition, he said the state requires the district to pay an outside cyber school the same amount it costs to educate its own students in its brick and …

Leechburg man charged with having knife that looks like gun on school property

I’m glad I cyber-school my child,’” parent Denise Miller said. Davenport’s arrest comes three weeks after a Leechburg student brought a fully loaded, …

FULL STORY: No mention of $5.4 million budget shortfall solution at PENNCREST meeting

… including transportation cuts, reducing technology purchases and realizing future savings from providing cyber school and alternative education …

No prom for cyber students

The school board’s handbook allows students in cyber schools to participate in extracurricular events if the cyber school does not provide them. And in …

Lackawanna Trail School District officials to explore ways to bring cyber students back to classrooms

High school principal Dr. Mark Murphy said current cyber school students prefer attending classes at the Lackawanna Trail campus but aren’t satisfied …

Cyber school couple may attend prom

Cyber school couple may attend prom. Maria Jacketti. Published: May 12, 2016. Article Tools. Font size: [A] [A] [A]. Our Social Networks. Facebook …

Cameron County School Board adopts preliminary budget

In addition, $400,000 was estimated for cyber school expenses, showing a great increase from last year that is slightly misleading. Wolf’s proposal for …

Blackhawk School District Postpones Vote On Teacher Furloughs

… our district and by having them leave to cyber school where we’re paying $10,000 per student to have them go somewhere else,” one woman said.

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