Virtual School Meanderings

July 30, 2016

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the eSchool News Today.

Math publisher introduces online PD series
math pd

Marshall Cavendish Education, publisher of the Singapore Math curriculum, introduced a new online professional development series for teachers of grades K to 5 scheduled throughout August. These Back-2-School with Math…

Next, the MiddleWeb SmartBrief (which I believe may be making its first appearance).

Online program allows middle-schoolers to earn high-school credits

Online program allows middle-schoolers to earn high-school credits
(Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
A Tennessee middle school is piloting an online learning program that allows its students to take high-school courses and prepares them for dual-enrollment opportunities. Students can take the courses with the aid of a classroom teacher or work on their own.
Herald-Citizen (Cookeville, Tenn.) (7/24)

Similarly, the semi-regular SmartBrief for EdTech.

Other News

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

Cut in state virtual school funding felt in Lawrence district’s budget

One in 10 students enrolled in the Lawrence school district attend the district’s online school, meaning that the Kansas Legislature’s recent reduction in …

Online school grew fast and now the future is uncertain

Georgia Virtual School. Enrollment in fall 2015: not reported*. Grade from Governor’s Office of Student Achievement: not reported*. Description: A …

Athens City Schools to enroll inmates from at least eight county jails

… said officials at Mobile County Schools had stepped up to enroll jailed students there in their own virtual school, an action he said he “applauded.”.

Back to School: 5 public schools get new principals

… County for nine years, and for 4½ years, he served as instructional leader and instructional performance manager for the Florida Virtual School.

Florida Virtual School entrepreneur Ed Mansouri to focus on new WeatherSTEM tech project

Ed Mansouri, the nationally renowned software pioneer who developed the cutting-edge learning management system used by the Florida Virtual …

Cut in state virtual school funding felt in Lawrence district’s budget

Of the $2.8 million that was cut statewide from virtual schools’ budgets at a special Legislative session in June, more than $440,000 was pulled from …

In contrast to Ohio, New Hampshire virtual school is paid for results

When comparing the Virtual Learning Academy Charter School in New Hampshire to Ohio’s Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, perhaps the most …

Virtual school appeals to Elko families

“We have virtual live lesson rooms where the students meet the teachers to go … But because we’re a public school we’re held accountable that way.”.

Florida Virtual School entrepreneur Ed Mansouri to focus on new WeatherSTEM tech project

Ed Mansouri, the nationally renowned software pioneer who developed the cutting-edge learning management system used by the Florida Virtual …

Online school grew fast and now the future is uncertain

There are now several full-time “virtual” charter schools serving Georgia students, but the academy, with its head start, is about three times larger than …

Athens school board to consider inmate education tonight

Since Athens initiated the program, Mobile County Schools stepped up to accept jailed students there into their virtual school, an action Holladay said …

CMS approves Peocs Academy rental agreement

The virtual school will move into a building on the east side of Puckett Elementary for the 2016-2017 academic year, giving it space for an office and …

Michigan educator named CEO of PA Virtual Charter School

A Michigan educator who was part of a team that established that state’s first cyber charter school has been named CEO of King of Prussia-based PA …

Virtual charter school head chosen for YHS principal

YORK, Maine – The Head of School for the Maine Connections Academy, the state’s first virtual charter public school, has been tapped as the next …

Suwannee School District receives a C

Suwannee Virtual School and RIVEROAK Technical College do not receive school grades due to the limited number of students that are served per …

Saipan International School welcomes new headmaster

… a high school principal, an instructional coach, a curriculum coordinator, the director of a global virtual school and now, headmaster at SIS.

Guido Minaya: candidate for Lee Co. School Board, District 7

Better leveraging the Lee Virtual School. Recommending an instructional design team to support teachers. Ensuring that our implementation plan for …

Is a Modified Schedule a Reasonable Accommodation?

More high schools are offering online classes or through a virtual school environment. This way he could take classes based on his alertness, and …

Florida Virtual School pushes for more students

Hoping to bring in new students, Florida Virtual School has pumped up its advertising budget, including running TV ads for the first time. The virtual …

Taking education one byte at a time

“Two years ago we were the seventh largest virtual school in Kansas.” Marion, Hillsboro, and Peabody entered the virtual game last year through …

Florida Virtual School(R) Selects D2L’s Brightspace Learning Management System (LMS) to …

ORLANDO, FL and WATERLOO, ON–(Marketwired – July 28, 2016) – Florida Virtual School (FLVS®), a statewide public school district in the state of …

Chilton County Schools to offer Virtual School Program

Chilton County Schools are adopting the Virtual School Program for the 2016-17 school year, part of a program that the state Legislature wanted in …

Colorado opens door to online education

A recent report from the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools concluded that virtual school students perform worse on academics than …

Annual Parent Survey Shows Overwhelming Satisfaction with Connections Academy Virtual …

… results today from its annual parent satisfaction survey measuring families’ satisfaction with their Connections Academy virtual school experience.

With final credits in hand, students graduate through summer program

Frederick County Virtual School Principal Stacey Adamiak takes a photograph of herself and the 17 graduates of the summer session program before …

Colquitt County High School students earn Advanced Placement recognition

Pictured are 14 of the 25 students named by College Board as 2016 AP Scholars. Front row: Teresa Nguyen, Billie Mills, Paige Glover, Holly Cooper, …

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

South Butler OKs cyber school deal

JEFFERSON TWP — The South Butler School District renewed a contract with the Seneca Valley School District to enroll students in the Seneca …

Students attend Cyber School tucked away in Water Valley

Students attend Cyber School tucked away in Water Valley. Published 6:00 am Sunday, July 24, 2016. By Allen Brewer. news@oxfordeagle.com.

Students attend Cyber School tucked away in Water Valley

This year marks the first year the Base Camp Coding Academy has opened in Water Valley. The new school offers North Mississippi high school …

South Butler OKs cyber school deal

JEFFERSON TWP — The South Butler School District renewed a contract with the Seneca Valley SchoolDistrict to enroll students in the Seneca …

COO of Pa. Cyber Charter School promoted to CEO

Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School’s chief operations officer will take over as acting CEO following the resignation this week of Michael J. Conti.

Moon Area School board establishes cyber program, hires athletic director

The Moon Area School Board unanimously approved a motion Monday establishing the cyber school system for the district. The Moon Cyber …

In defense of cyber schools

One of the loudest arguments was how cyber schools weren’t held to the same academic standards as brick-and-mortar schools. We were …

Michael Conti resigns as CEO of Pennsylvania Cyber CharterSchool

Michael Conti, now former chief executive officer of the Pennsylvania Cyber CharterSchool, listens to teachers voicing their opinions about proposed …

PA Cyber’s COO to become acting chief executive

Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School’s chief operating officer will take over as acting CEO following the resignation this week of CEO Michael J. Conti.

Georgia’s largest online school contests peformance measurement

Georgia Cyber Academy, the state’s largest school with more than 13,000 students, says the way the state graded it last year simply doesn’t work.

Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School CEO resigns

The board of trustees accepted Conti’s resignation at its monthly meeting. He had been CEO since July 2012 and before that had been director of …

Conneaut Lake development earns $1M plus in tax credits

Cyber school students are supervised while they complete schoolwork and have the opportunity to participate in weekly Bible classes, field trips and …

 

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