Virtual School Meanderings

June 11, 2016

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the SmartBrief for EdTech.

How to connect with middle-schoolers in an online classroom

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Engaging students in a virtual classroom is similar to how educators do it in a traditional school setting, online middle-school science teacher Ashley Fryer writes. In this commentary, she offers insights into how she connects with virtual students through live classroom meetings, online chats and shared experiments from science kits.

Education Week Teacher (tiered subscription model) (6/1)

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

Congrats Class of 2016! Lee County graduations photos

Lee Virtual School — 7 p.m. Harborside Convention Center). Estero High School — 7 p.m. (Alico Arena). North Fort Myers High School — 7 p.m. …

Virtual school could bolster enrollment for Limestone schools

ATHENS — A new virtual school and district-choice program at Limestone County Schools could bolster enrollment after the school system lost nine …

PUSA grad excels at virtual school bus management

PUSA grad excels at virtual school bus management. Paradise graduate Dakota Carson (second from left) stands with (l-r) Paradise Unified School …

Baxter Springs student among virtual school graduates

ELKHART – Kansas Connections Academy, an online public school serving students in grades K-12 across Kansas, graduated 59 seniors on Friday …

Virtual school could bolster enrollment for Limestone schools

ATHENS — A new virtual school and district-choice program at Limestone County Schools could bolster enrollment after the school system lost nine …

PUSD grad excels at virtual school bus management

Paradise graduate Dakota Carson (second from left) stands with (l-r) Paradise Unified School District Transportation Director Rubina Hartwig, and bus …

Baxter Springs student among virtual school graduates

ELKHART – Kansas Connections Academy, an online public school serving students in grades K-12 across Kansas, graduated 59 seniors on Friday …

Pittsfield Students Inducted into National Honor Society from MassachusettsVirtual School

The 2015-16 school year is the second for the new school. The success of the virtual school is apparent in the school’s first survey of TECCA parents, …

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

The school’s personalized instruction and interactive curriculum helped the 108 graduating seniors to succeed in the classroom and set them up for …

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 …

South Carolina Virtual Charter School Celebrates Class of 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C., June 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — South Carolina Virtual Charter School (SCVCS), a full-time online public school, will …

Hoosier Academies to Graduate Class of 2016

… better student, while making it possible to pursue your full potential,” said Krista, who enrolled at the Hoosier Academy Virtual School in 10th grade.

Washington Virtual School Will Host In-Person Graduation Ceremony

TACOMA, Wash., June 7, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Washington Virtual Academy (WAVA), a tuition-free, online public school serving …

Caddo Schools to consider new virtual academy

“The virtual school is a concept that Caddo has been looking at for quite some time,” Ramsey said. “When you look at the education opportunities in …

Richmond School Board votes to become a part of regional computer science high school

“Thus far, we have seen enrollment numbers for interested students in the virtualschool in 13 of the 15 school districts,” Lane said. “Charles City and …

Students overcome obstacles to get high school diploma

Seven students from Flexible Evening High School walk in their recessional after graduation ceremonies Monday evening at Gov. Thomas Johnson …

Derby students among virtual school graduates

Kansas Connections Academy, an online public school serving students in grades K-12 across Kansas, recently graduated 59 seniors at a ceremony …

Arkansas’ second virtual school to launch this fall

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) — Online education is booming in Arkansas as parents look for the best option for their children. The state’s second virtual …

Maine virtual school features virtual commencement speaker

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A virtual high school in Maine has a high-profile virtual commencement speaker. Sen. Angus King will be addressing the …

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

2016 Mets draft preview: Alex Kirilloff

Instead, he is home-schooled as part of the Pennsylvania Cyber School program, a public charter school that offers courses online. Kirilloff has a good …

PA Cyber Charter School to graduate 1300, ceremonies in 3 cities

PITTSBURGH, June 3, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The first of three commencement ceremonies for the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School …

Leechburg man charged with having knife that looks like gun onschool property

The Leechburg Area School District superintendent told Channel 11 News that as soon … I’m glad I cyber-school my child,'” parent Denise Miller said.

Survey of Pa. school officials predicts widespread staff cuts and property tax hikes

Survey of Pa. school officials predicts widespread staff cuts and property tax hikes … The Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators (PASA) and … Nichols saidcyber charter students often return to the district a few years …

Scranton seeking to improve special education, move students

Special education students in the Scranton School District may soon return to … The district is exploring using Apex Learning to offer a cyber school …

Large Pa. Cyber Charter Under Review for Data Irregularities

“Agora’s child accounting systems and processes—and whether school districts are properly billed for cyber charter students.” “Agora’s student …

Teacher contract negotiations at impasse

Contract negotiations in the Stroudsburg Area School District could be … The district is also preparing to move forward with the cyber charter school …

Minersville Area likely to raise taxes

Increasing costs associated with special education, cyber/charter schools and increasing costs with the Public School Employees’ Retirement System …

Districts’ only link to cyber charters: Money

Even though districts have no control over the cybers, they are required to pay the per-pupil price to the cyber school for students residing in their …

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, …

 

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