Virtual School Meanderings

May 21, 2016

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the ASCD SmartBrief.

Why high-school students should enroll in MOOCs

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Massive open online courses can allow high-school students to explore college-level work and potential majors and careers, says Deborah Davis of Davis Education & Career Consultants. Other experts discuss the benefits of MOOCs for high-school students.

U.S. News & World Report (5/12)

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

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 …

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 …

Virtual schools becoming a reality in the state

PINE BLUFF (KATV) — Going to school online isn’t a new concept but Connections Education, a free online accredited public school, says what …

Study: Alternative Schools Like Virtual, Charters Hurt Overall Graduation Rates

Charter schools, virtual schools and alternative schools have been held up as positive substitutes for kids who are struggling in a traditional public …

Pinellas 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 …

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

Her school, iUniversity Prep, is one of the state’s six full-time public “virtual schools” – where everything, including PE, can be done off-site.

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

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 …

Virtual K-9 school to begin this fall

A representative of an online public school that will begin operations in September was in Pine Bluff on Wednesday to talk about the school to …

Muscogee County School Board approves two principals

She worked for the Fulton County Board of Education (1999-2014), where she was an online personal fitness teacher for the district’s virtual school, an …

Parents pack Pinellas School Board meeting in plea to keep charter schools open

The virtual school was issued a notice for termination because it has not met the requirements of the corrective action plan it was required to submit in …

Wyoming Connections Academy to host program Thurs.

For more information, call 1-800-382-3601 or see www.connectionsacademy.com/wyoming-virtual-school/learn-more/events. The Sheridan County …

Virtual school coming to Ionia in Fall 2016

This comes after the school board unanimously voted for approval of a virtual school during Monday night’s board meeting. Douglas R. Welch High …

Pinellas vote would close three charter schools if problems aren’t cleaned up in 90 days

The virtual school was issued a termination notice because it has not met the requirements of the corrective action plan it was required to submit in …

Graduation: St. Johns Virtual School urges caution with technology

PETER.WILLOTT@STAUGUSTINE.COMSt. Johns Virtual School graduating seniors listen to a speaker during their commencement held in the school …

Meet the kids using virtual reality headsets at school

Imagine being able to visit far away countries from the comfort of your classroom? Well this school in London has been using virtual reality to do just …

Albertville BOE adopts digital school option

The Albertville City Board of Education on Tuesday approved a virtual school option for high school students. The option will be delivered through the …

Online alternatives expand options for home-based learners

But the evolution of online offerings through for-profit charters, public school districts or supplemental providers, like Michigan Virtual School, allow …

UK’s Virtual School-Gate Classlist Quickly Raises Over £400000 on Crowdcube

Classlist, a UK-based virtual school-gate community, has recently launched a Crowdcube initiative with a mission to raise £550,000 for its website’s …

Virtual schools expanding in spite of issues

… no sweeping national action has been taken to clean up the virtual school marketplace. In California, however, Attorney General Kamala Harris has …

East Baton Rouge School Board greenlights Istrouma renovations

The School Board also settled Thursday on EBR Virtual Academy as the name for a new in-house virtual school that it is opening this fall. A naming …

Gull Lake baseball coach Blakely retires after 24 years

A longtime teacher at Gull Lake, Blakely will continue in his job on staff at the school, teaching online courses through the district’s virtual school.

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

INDIANA AREA: Directors vote to expand cyber school program

The school board this week approved the addition of an in-house cyber school program to the district’s four elementary schools. IDEAL, the Indiana …

INDIANA AREA: Directors vote to expand cyber school program

The school board this week approved the addition of an in-house cyber school program to the district’s four elementary schools. IDEAL, the Indiana …

Cyber school couple may attend prom

“There’s been a change in thinking in regard to Cyber Charter students attending prom,” Dr. Craig Butler, Hazleton Area School District superintendent …

No prom for cyber students

These were the words of Patricia Sterenchock, whose son Austin, as of Tuesday, will not be able to attend the Hazleton Area High School prom. In fact …

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 …

Tax increases and cyber schools debated in Bangor

On the question of cyber school funding, which costs the district $1.2 million annually to pay for students who left school to take classes online …

New Online Public School, Reach Cyber Charter School, Approved to Open in the 2016-2017 …

A cyber school approach serves a wide range of students, including those who are significantly ahead or behind in the classroom, those who need a …

Pa. warns Agora Cyber: Provide accurate data – or else

The cyber school has been beset with controversy this academic year. Since last August, Agora has been led by a series of top administrators and has …

Brownsville school board passes preliminary budget

Business manager Bill Boucher said there is much work to do to balance the budget as the district faced increases in pension, cyber school and …

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