Virtual School Meanderings

September 24, 2016

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with Education Week’s EdWeek Update.

In Absence of Qualified Teacher, Maine High School Turns to Software ProgramIn Absence of Qualified Teacher, Maine High School Turns to Software Program

An education technician will administer the Rosetta Stone program to students in the school’s French and Spanish classes. Read more.

(Teaching Now)

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

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 …

Virtual schools appear to thrive in Washington

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

State lawmakers take a closer look at virtual charter schools

Democratic state lawmakers expressed growing distress this week over the management and funding of New Mexico’s three virtual charter schools …

School choice is best for Iowa’s students

He attends a virtual academy and is thriving. Unfortunately, there are opponents to virtual school and they want them to close, forcing my son to return …

She’s got spirit! Student creates mascot for virtual charter school

School mascots usually evoke an image of a student in a fuzzy costume rallying his peers during a pep rally or sporting event. But students at a local …

A DC Charter Wins $10M to Invent Virtual Reality Programs that Will Change High School — All of …

The XQ: Super School Project winners were unveiled Wednesday in a heavy-hitter event befitting a $100 million award. The prizes went to schools …

Hartsville’s Jaedyn Howle attends classes in virtual classroom

A daughter of Phillip and Deandria Howle, Jaedyn is enrolled in the South Carolina Connections Academy, avirtual K-12 public school she has been …

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

It authorizes the closing of a hundred Georgia public schools, almost … The governor then gets to fire up avirtual school district stretching across the …

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

Since Best & Brightest creation, 1500 students from Leon County schools have ….. Home-schooled andVirtual School students are eligible to enter the …

NLRB Decides Charter Schools Are Private Corporations Despite Public Influence

The Pennsylvania Virtual School Association filed a petition to represent full-time and part-time teachers at the Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School.

School headcount rises, falls across county

The district has 22 students in the virtual school, about the same as last year. Nickerson High School, with a headcount of 326, is down about four …

Schools with an ‘incomplete’ on Florida’s report card now get grades

In Orange County after appeals, the Orange County Virtual School earned an A, Apopka High School earned a B, Jones High School earned a C and …

Tech puts new muscle in the learning game

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) — Technology is extending its reach in education. Omaha Virtual School is putting the learning process into the cloud and into …

USD 410 board hears of enrollment increases

approved selling HMS three-year-old laptops to TEEN Virtual School at $25 each. The computers will be used by students who do not have one.

Calhoun County school board OKs virtual classes

“The Virtual School policy itself is relatively new, but we’ve been doing a version of this policy for about four years,” Robin Kines, principal of the …

We know our kids and their educational needs best

We have chosen virtual school for my children and they are doing great! But some national charter school organizations are trying to stifle choice by …

O’Connell enjoys principalship at new Creek school

While in Adams-Friendship, O’Connell said, he worked with others to create a virtual school program for students who were pregnant, homebound for …

BASD eyes 16 objectives to move facilities plan forward

… STEM programming, a potential virtual school, a potential greenhouse and potential culinary arts. Add more space to support the performing arts.

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Accountant postpones expected guilty plea in cyber school funds diversion

The accountant for former Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School CEO Nick Trombetta apparently decided not to plead guilty Monday as expected to …

Conneaut builds online program from the ground up

After the third time, students become ineligible for the cyber program and must return to the traditional classroom or transfer to a private cyber school.

Accountant postpones expected guilty plea in cyber school funds diversion

The accountant for former Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School CEO Nick Trombetta apparently decided not to plead guilty Monday as expected to …

Agora Cyber Charter names new CEO

After a troubled 2015-16 academic year, the Agora Cyber Charter School in … After serving for four years as CEO at Pennsylvania Cyber in Midland, …

Conneaut builds online program from the ground up

Herb Bossard, head of the cyber program at Conneaut Area Senior High, … Whether cyber school is appropriate for everyone, private cyber schools …

Smethport school district sees declining enrollment

School director Daniel Wertz asked if district students enrolled in cyberschool were included in the data. London said they were, but not the students …

Erie area schools pass hat for projects not in budget

As pensions, employee health benefits, charter and cyber school tuitions, and state education mandates claim larger shares of school budgets, more …

Pa. auditor general: Cyber spent millions on mgt. firm, arts center tied to founder

One of the central issues was that the cyber school’s board had provided little oversight over business transactions involving Nick Trombetta, the cyber …

Lehigh Valley schools near top in sending money to cyber school

The Bethlehem Area and Allentown school districts are among the top 20 Pennsylvania school districts in taxpayer dollars sent to a cyber school …


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