Virtual School Meanderings

September 10, 2016

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the eSchool News Today.

TODAY’S TOP NEWS

Survey finds Millennial parents favor online and flexible education
parent millenial

One of the most studied and analyzed generations, millennials are now becoming parents. According to a recent research report, 43 percent of children age 0-17 had millennial parents in 2014,…

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

Parent school choice shouldn’t be changed

Back-to-school time is upon us, and I am grateful that Wyoming has school choice and that I, as a parent, am trusted to make education decisions for …

New Baton Rouge virtual school for struggling, advanced students plans to open after slow start

The virtual school’s office stayed dry, but the rest of Glen Oaks High School where its offices and school were located flooded. After an initial attempt to …

Maine’s virtual schools attracting more students

Seventh-grader Erik Wickett opens a past live lesson through Maine Connections Academy, a virtual charterschool, at his home in Glenburn in this …

Bossier Parish schools offer virtual learning program

Bossier Parish middle and high school students now have the chance to learn in a different way. The VirtualLearning Academy allows students the …

New Baton Rouge virtual school for struggling, advanced students plans to open after slow start

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING –Part of an online chemistry study assignment, on a monitor in the Central Virtual Opportunities School …

94% of Washington Virtual Academy Students Benefitted Academically From Curriculum in 2015 …

OMAK, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Students at Washington Virtual Academy (WAVA), an accredited, full-time, online public charter school, will begin …

Blended, virtual ed doing well

The addition of blended classes and refining virtual school are two of the ways USD 435 is working to meet the facilities and technology goal of the …

New Public K-12 Virtual School Washington Connections Academy Kicks Off 2016-2017 School Year

Online public school Washington Connections Academy kicked off its first school year on Aug. 29, providing a new option for students in Washington …

Guest Column: The other side of the virtual charter school story

A recent guest column in your paper by Lawrence Feinberg about public virtual charter schools was filled with half-truths that have been regurgitated …

Michigan Virtual Charter Academy Welcomes Back Students for 2016-2017School Year

Students at Michigan Virtual Charter Academy (MVCA), a full-time online public charter school authorized by Grand Valley State University, will return …

Hillsborough set to close online academy, citing ‘mismanagement’ and ‘neglect’

Florida Virtual Academy at Hillsborough County, which serves more than 200 students and is not related to the state’s Florida Virtual School, has …

NC virtual charter schools off to rough academic start

A Stanford University study last year of virtual charter schools found that students typically lost 72 days of learning in reading and 180 days of learning …

Ball State must convince state board why failing online charter school deserves another chance

This year Decatur Township started a K-12 virtual school, which district officials are hopeful can beat the trend of other online options. Decatur is the …

In danger of closure, virtual charter surprises state board by transferring students to sister school

The new “alternative virtual school” now enrolls Hoosier Virtual students who require the most extra support, said Ball State’s Bob Marra, such as those …

Failing online charter school’s fate on the line

This year, Decatur Township started a K-12 virtual school, which district officials are hopeful can beat the trend of other online options. Decatur is the …

Professional Development and Virtual Schools: Swapping Ideas and Practices

… Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township, explains how teacher professional development has evolved over five years at her virtual school.

Florida: Hunter Education Now More Easily Accessible

… course to purchase a hunting license can do so while earning high school credit as part of the Florida Virtual School Outdoor Education course.

State delays action on failing virtual school

The university authorized a separate virtual school to serve middle and high school students struggling academically. Both schools are part of Hoosier …

CPS virtual school students learn at home via computer

Varga, 16, is one of several hundred students who stayed home to learn “virtually” as more than 350,000 Chicago Public Schools headed back to …

FGCU women’s tennis welcomes four recruits for 2016 campaign

Forster, a student from Florida Virtual School, has nine career singles wins and 19 career doubles wins on the International Tennis Federation Circuit.

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Bus woes a burden for HASD families

One of these options is keeping her daughter home and enrolling her in cyber school, which Cunningham says she really does not want to do.

Former accountant accused in tax conspiracy involving Pa. cyber school founder to plead guilty

The accountant for former cyber charter CEO Nick Trombetta is scheduled to plead guilty to helping him divert about $8 million in public money, …

Cyber charter letter off base (letter)

We understand the passion of the writer of the “Cyber charter schools abuse taxpayers” letter that appeared on Aug. 29, but it is disappointing that …

Harmony School Board to consider participation in online learning program

10 for a pilot program that would allow Harmony students currently enrolled in cyber schools to participate in online learning offered by the school …

Cyber education is not a drain on public schools

The Post-Gazette’s Aug. 28 editorial “Charter School Caper” once again shows your editorial board’s bias against charter schools. In it, you call for …

Here’s what a recent PennLive op-Ed got wrong about cyber-charter schools: Tillie Elvrum

A recent op-ed piece by Lawrence Feinberg in Pennlive about public virtual charter schools was filled with half-truths that have been regurgitated time …

What is the Clintondale Community Schools’ Cyber School?…

Please note: Attending classes via our cyber school is FREE. Students can complete a middle school or high school education from the comfort of …

Teachers approve union at King of Prussia cyber school

After a long wait that included a controversial decision by the National Labor Relations Board, ballots showed that teachers at the school voted, 57-15, …

New cyber charter opens office in downtown Grand Rapids

The cyber school is an offshoot of PACE, the Paris Academy of Co-Secondary Education program. The online program had been operating for several …

 

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