Virtual School Meanderings

October 8, 2016

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with Education Week’s Digital Directions.

Ohio Cyber Charter Dramatically Inflated Attendance, State Audit Finds

Attendance and login records show that Ohio’s Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow was paid for 9,000 students more than it should have been, according to a state audit. Read more.

(Digital Education)

Next, the semi-regular ASCD SmartBrief.

Wyo. releases 2017 digital-learning plan

District leaders in Wyoming now have a guide to help steer the use of digital technology in schools. The state’s Department of Education this week released the final draft of the 2017 Digital Learning Plan.

Star-Tribune (Casper, Wyo.) (tiered subscription model) (10/6)

Similarly, the SmartBrief for EdTech.

Are online programs gaining respect?

Online programs have been working to shake the stigma associated with some for-profit online institutions. As the programs gain legitimacy, more elite universities have begun offering online options, including 2U, which offers online programs in conjunction with over 12 universities.
The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (10/4)

On to the Connected Educators Brief.

How schools can prepare for digital growth

How schools can prepare for digital growth
(Pixabay)
School leaders must ensure they have enough high-speed internet capacity to keep up with the growing demand of digital-learning initiatives, according to a report from the State Educational Technology Directors Association. The association also recommends monitoring networks to identify areas where demand is growing.
EdTech magazine online (9/30)

 

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

Savannah-Chatham dropout rate down to 2.6%

… ahead academically and students who learn better online can take classes through Georgia Virtual School or Savannah-Chatham’s Twilight School.

Virtual Schools Industry – Trends, Drivers, Strategies, Applications and Competitive Landscape …

A virtual school operates on an online learning platform and offers courses pertaining to various fields. These schools have a core curriculum and …

Virtual School students share experiences with BOE

Students of the Crenshaw County Virtual School joined the monthly Board of Education meeting to relay to attendees their experiences thus far.

$1.5M grant will create virtual schools for Onslow Co. military-connected students

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – In Onslow County, schools received a one and a half million dollar grant to create virtual schools for …

Delegate Dickie Bell Pushing Virtual Online School Option

The Virginia Virtual School would be a parental choice program where parents or guardians would choose whether or not they want their child to take …

Onslow County Schools receives grant to implement a new virtual academy

Onslow County Schools has received a grant that will provide a new … the school district to implement avirtual academy that will provide participating …

SCCPSS continues to produce low dropout rates

We also have opportunities through the Georgia Virtual school and, more importantly, our district level through our virtual program called Twilight …

Superintendent Mark Evans plans to retire at end of school year

Additionally, the district recently opened the first virtual school in the state and has posted its highest state test achievement scores in district history.

Jacksonville school for students with special needs adds grade

“They’re also taking some classes using Florida Virtual School, and that’s another way we’re transitioning them to prepare them to go back into the …

Savannah-Chatham dropout rate down to 2.6%

The Savannah-Chatham Public School System’s dropout rate has … classes through Georgia Virtual Schoolor Savannah-Chatham’s Twilight School.

OPS Superintendent Mark Evans plans to retire at end of school year

Additionally, the district recently opened the first virtual school in the state and has posted its highest state test achievement scores in district history.

SCCPSS continues to produce low dropout rates

We also have opportunities through the Georgia Virtual school and, more importantly, our district level through our virtual program called Twilight …

GSB introducing “Virtual School Bank” to teach children about the importance of saving

BANGKOK, 5 October 2016, (NNT) – The Government Savings Bank (GSB) has unveiled an online edutainment program called “Virtual School Bank” …

Dothan City Schools offer virtual classes for busy students

… different, it is a very rigorous and challenging program.” Faulk said there are between 45-50 students enrolled in Dothan City’s virtual school.

5 Online Schooling Alternatives for Your Child Actor

The virtual school provides students with the flexibility to learn from anywhere with an innovative curriculum that meets and exceeds all national and …

A different kind of school

Victoria had a friend who signed her children up with Hoosier Academy Virtual School — a public accredited kindergarten-through-12th-grade online …

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

State Charter Association Not Happy With Livingston Classical Academy Using “Loophole” To Get …

The cyber school “loophole” process that LCA used to get authorized was featured in a recent report on Michigan Radio, and previously on WHMI.

Accountant pleads guilt to conspiracy to divert Pa Cyber school funds

The accountant for former Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School CEO Nick Trombetta admitted Wednesday in federal court that he helped Trombetta …

New Whitmore Lake “cyber school” took advantage of a loophole to get chartered

Technically, Livingston Classical Academy is a “cyber school.” In reality, though, the only class that will be online this year is health – which parents …

Accountant pleads guilty in $8 million PA Cyber school fraud

PITTSBURGH —An accountant has pleaded guilty to helping the founder and former CEO of Pennsylvania’s largest online charter school avoid …

State Charter Association Not Happy With Livingston Classical Academy Using “Loophole” To Get …

The state charter school association is calling out a controversial cyber-charter and a local district for utilizing “loopholes” to gain authorization and …

Ohio Cyber Charter Dramatically Inflated Attendance, State Audit Finds

At issue are records demonstrating how often cyber students—who work primarily from home, via the Internet—log in to their school’s online learning …

Superintendents’ Forum: Cyber charter schools come at high cost

And, according to a June 17 Philadelphia Inquirer article, this same cyber school is managed by a for-profit firm that manages 29 other cyber schools …

LT looks at tech affiliation

School board member Joe Strauch said that he would recommend Transcendent Digital Media as a group of cyber school developers, who he said …

Commonwealth Charter Academy building bridges from class to business

The cyber school gathered to learn more about building bridges. Students competed to build the bridge that could withstand the most weight.

 

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