Virtual School Meanderings

September 18, 2016

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with Education Week’s Industry and Innovation.

Self-Paced E-Learning Market Evaporating, Report Finds

A new report predicts the decline of the self-paced e-learning market and a revenue drop in the billions. Sales of mobile and gamified products, however, are on the rise. Read more.

(Marketplace K-12 Blog – Now on EdWeek Market Brief)

Similarly, Education Week’s Digital Directions.

Special Education Rules Apply to Virtual Schools Too, Ed. Department Says

Virtual schools are subject to the same federal special education mandates on issues such as testing and student identification, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Read more.

(Digital Education)

Back to the semi-regular SmartBrief for EdTech.

A student’s perspective of online learning

A student's perspective of online learning
(Pixabay)
A Cornell student describes her experience in a hybrid-learning classroom. Among her observations are a disconnect between students in different locations and that the online-learning platform did not easily facilitate class discussion.
Slate (9/12)

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

St. Mary’s students get new graphic design program, studio

The computer hardware and software for the studio were obtained through a partnership with Smoky Valley Virtual School. St. Mary’s also formed a …

Bid to drive up maths skills in schools to be launched

Schools are compared to a virtual school that reflects their social characteristics to take account of levels of deprivation. In Glasgow of the 30 …

Herne Bay teacher James Hope has been arrested on suspicion of child grooming at Faversham …

Mr Hope has worked for the county council since January as the assistant head of its Virtual School Kent team for Swale. On the VSK website, …

PS 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 …

State delays action on failing virtual school

The Indiana State Board of Education on Wednesday delayed taking action to potentially close a failingvirtual charter school. The board is weighing …

Professional Development and Virtual Schools: Swapping Ideas and Practices

Michele Eaton, director of virtual and blended learning for the Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township, explains how teacher professional …

Virtual schools appear to thrive in Washington

Washington Virtual Academies is an online charter school that enrolls thousands of K-12 students across the state. School started on September 6.

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

Hoosier Virtual Academy, one of a handful of online schools in the state, has received five consecutive years of F-grades, based primarily on state test …

Virtual high school serves reclusive Japanese students

More than a half million Japanese teenagers and young adults are ‘hikikomori’ – preferring to live in a virtualworld rather than the real one. (Source: …

Failing online charter school’s fate on the line

Hoosier Academy Virtual, one of a handful of online schools in the state, … Bob Marra, the charter schooldirector for Ball State University, argued at …

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

Hoosier Academy Virtual, one of a handful of online schools in the state, has received five consecutive years of F-grades, based primarily on state test …

St. Mary’s students get new graphic design program, studio

The computer hardware and software for the studio were obtained through a partnership with Smoky ValleyVirtual School. St. Mary’s also formed a …

Georgia’s Governor Wants To Turn His Public Schools Into Post Katrina New Orleans

The governor then gets to fire up a virtual school district stretching across the entire state, a district in which he alone appoints all the officials on …

LSMSA extends virtual school application deadline

26. in online courses offered by the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts Virtual School. Course offerings provide instruction for Louisiana …

STATE OF EDUCATION: Career tech, academic opportunities highlighted

The district recently opened its own virtual school and SUCCESS Academy, an alternative school for those at risk of dropping out. Reading scores are …

Best & Brightest Awards enters 12th year of honoring outstanding students

Home-schooled and Virtual School students are eligible to enter the program, joining public and private school students chosen by school principals, …

School choice is best for Iowa’s students

Unfortunately, there are opponents to virtual school and they want them to close, forcing my son to return to a system that was toxic to him. As school …

Hartsville’s Jaedyn Howle attends classes in virtual classroom

Deandria Howle said one the questions she gets asked most about the virtual school is about the social aspect of school. She said they have planned …

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

What is the Clintondale Community Schools’ Cyber School?…

Students along with their families regardless of size, decide to enroll in virtual/cyber classes rather than attending regular school for a variety of …

Teachers approve union at King of Prussia cyber school

It is the third cyber charter in Pennsylvania where teachers have unionized. … In addition, the school said its board members and administrators are …

ew cyber charter opens office in downtown Grand Rapids

The Paris Academy, authorized by the Genesee School District, is a new K-12 cyber charter school with offices in Grand Rapids and Saginaw.

The National Labor Relations Board Says Charter School Teachers Are Private Employees

The cases centered on two schools with teachers vying for union representation: PA Virtual Charter School, a statewide cyber charter in Pennsylvania, …

Agora Cyber Charter names new CEO

She said in a statement: “He possesses an impressive amount of cyber school experience, demonstrates a passion for cyber education, and has …

Meet the teacher: 22 new staff members at schools in Grand Haven

Isaac Sorensen: Cyber school teacher. Graduate of Baker College will teach at Central High School. Stephanie Szostowski: Autistic impaired teacher.

On the agendas

They will go over the approprioations for the 2017 school year, along with approving the purchase of “Cyber School in a Box” for a five-year license.

 

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