Virtual School Meanderings

June 4, 2016

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the Education Week’s Teacher Update.


What’s It Like to Teach Middle School Online?

Science teacher Ashley Fryer says some educators have misconceptions about the experiences of teaching and learning in a virtual classroom. Read more.


Also, the similar Education Week’s EdWeek Update.

Large Pa. Cyber Charter Under Review for Data Irregularities
(Digital Education)

Next, the semi-regular SmartBrief for EdTech.

Strategies for digital transformations

blended learning, online learning
(Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
More school districts nationwide are adopting digital content. The Houston Independent School District in Texas launched such an initiative about three years ago. “It’s a massive undertaking — you’re changing the entire culture of the district,” Lenny Schad, Houston ISD’s chief technology information officer, said.

District Administration magazine (6/2016)

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

New computer science standards useless without incentives

In fact, the Florida Virtual School accounts for one-fifth of all the state’s public school enrollments in AP Computer Science. Furthermore, the lack of …

Lori White: With new program, school system shifts focus from punishment to prevention

While it wasn’t feasible in this case for the student to stay at his regular school, he was able to use a virtual school option and keep up with his studies.

Carlsbad school board to vote on budget

In addition to the Carlsbad district budget, they will also vote on the Jefferson Montessori Academy and Pecos Connections Academy (a virtual school …

Academic All-Star: Christian Wood of Lee Virtual School

In the seventh grade, his parents enrolled him in Lee Virtual School, an accredited public high school that allows a flexible online schedule of classes.

Schools look to virtual academies

Effective next academic year, all public schools in the state must have in place a virtual school through which a student can use his or her computer to …

School choice is abundant in Georgia

Georgia Cyber Academy is a virtual school, operating under a charter issued by the Georgia Charter Schools Commission. We currently have over …

Home school convention attracts parents fed up with traditional education

Florida virtual school is another home school option. In 2013, Orange County had about 1,600 virtual school students. A year later, more than 11,000 …

da Vinci Institute High School celebrates 2016 graduates

The students were joined in the ceremonies by two graduates of Jackson Learning Lab — Sutton’s Bay Virtual Schools. As part of the celebration, Brian …

Profiles: Lee County’s 2016 Academic All-Stars

Ally Fraser of Bishop Verot Catholic High School … Mikaela Pabon of East Lee County High School … Christian Wood of Lee Virtual School.

New computer science standards useless without incentives

Many public school students interested in the AP Computer Science course have had to look for alternatives. In fact, the Florida Virtual School …

Tuscaloosa County School System adds virtual learning option

As part of a statewide effort to establish virtual classrooms in school systems, the Tuscaloosa County School System now has its own program.

Hoosier Academies to Graduate Class of 2016

… a public charter school that offers a blended program (Hoosier Academy Indianapolis) and a fully online program (Hoosier Academy Virtual School), …

CMS board approves 2016-2017 school year budget

Pecos Connections Academy is a new virtual school charted out of the district, which was approved in October 2015. Pecos Connections Academy …

Connections Academy School Leader, Amanda Ebel, Honored with Prestigious United States …

“Under Amanda’s leadership the virtual school community has grown and expanded, students have increased their academic achievements, and …

Kansas virtual school to host in-person graduation on June 4

SPRING HILL, Kan., June 2, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The 2016 class of seniors from Insight School of Kansas (ISKS), a tuition-free, online …

Virtual reality: could it revolutionise higher education?

Because he can plug into a wildly popular, hyper-realistic virtual world called the OASIS, Wade is able to attend a virtual school where teachers take …

Pittsfield Students Inducted into National Honor Society from MassachusettsVirtual School

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Eric Worrick and Eric DuPont of Pittsfield were inducted into the National Honor Society (NHS) this spring as part of the first …

State: Forsyth County schools rank high in climate

The district’s virtual school, iAchieve Academy, also received the top rating. The other 22 schools — 15 elementary, three middle and four high schools …

Thanks to Kokomo Center

I am writing this article to congratulate and thank the Kokomo Alternative/ VirtualSchool on the great job they are doing. Our youngest son who just …

Billerica student inducted into National Honor Society

… of Billerica, was inducted into the National Honor Society as part of the first class from TEC Connections Academy Commonwealth Virtual School, …

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

State Education Department now investigating Agora Cyber Charter

And what had been a departmental review of the cyber school has become an investigation into the operations of the online school, which has 8,500 …

School considers job cuts

Spending is up $750,000 from last year, mostly due to increases in retirement payments, health insurance and cyber school tuition.

State Education Department now investigating Agora Cyber Charter

The Agora Cyber Charter School failed to meet Friday’s deadline to turn over data on attendance, academic performance and finances to the state …

Pa. seeks financial, contract info from Agora Cyber Charter

The state Department of Education has expanded the scope of information that the Agora Cyber Charter School must provide by a deadline Friday.

Scranton seeking to improve special education, move students

The district is exploring using Apex Learning to offer a cyber school program, instead of renewing an agreement with Penn Foster. Credit recovery and …

Signal Embraces Generational Changes

Because of this, the military is very slowly moving in the direction where signal and cyber school take place at the same location. “In the ’70s, we all …

Teacher contract negotiations at impasse

“It is the district’s position that the association is attempting to hold the cyber school program hostage to attempt to get what it wants in the collective …

Zero school tax increase passes at DV

Costs to be reduced to get to zero are in the areas of cyber school tuition, energy, technology equipment, fuel, and pension contributions, bolstered by …


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