Virtual School Meanderings

November 12, 2016

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the ASCD SmartBrief.

School overhauls support blended learning

Some schools are redesigning their learning spaces as they adopt blending learning programs, according to a white paper from Evergreen Education Group and Fuel Education. The researchers looked at three such schools and found common characteristics — leaders ready to think outside the box, teachers who use an online curriculum and a culture that embraces change.
eSchool News (free registration) (11/10)

Similarly, the SmartBrief for EdTech.

Other News

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

Sponsored Post: K-12 Washington Virtual Academy

“I wanted to attend virtual school so I could have a more flexible schedule and ultimately go to martial arts all day, every day,” Enzo said. His mother …

Graduation rates in local schools are above 90%

… Central High School, Walker Valley High School, alternative school GOAL Academy and the Bradley County Virtual School, which allows students to …

Georgia Superintendent of Schools to Recognize Georgia Cyber Academy for Family Engagement

9, at 10 a.m. to congratulate the virtual school’s family engagement team for winning the Department of Education’s Parent Engagement Month video …

@FGCU_WTEN Completes Fall Slate at Dick Vitale Intercollegiate

Florida Virtual School), Sara Kelly (Naples, Fla./Florida Virtual School) and Maja Ornberg (Kil, Sweden/De la Gardiegymnasiet, Lidkoping) to compete …

School district offers virtual school program

The program run by Omaha Public Schools is the first K-8 virtual school in the state and started offering classes in August for the 160 students in its …

Omaha school district offers virtual school program

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Dozens of Nebraska home-schoolers are forging a new educational path at Omaha’sVirtual School. The program, run by …

Do online high schools make the grade?

Nearly 460 full-time charter, privately run or district-operated virtual schools enrolled more than 261,000 students during the 2014-15 academic year, …

Sponsored Post: K-12 Washington Virtual Academy

“I wanted to attend virtual school so I could have a more flexible schedule and … Enzo is an 11th grader at Washington Virtual Academy (WAVA).

Children with positive care experience outperform at school

Children with positive care experience outperform at school … Results (NCER), the National Association ofVirtual School Heads (NAVSH) and the …

A Virtual Mess: Inside Colorado’s Largest Online Charter School

In June 2016, the Colorado state board of education approved the creation of two new statewide virtual schools. Both will be managed by Ken Crowell …

Enrolment keeps falling

It should be stressed that none of the above enrolment counts include Vista Virtual school, which serves 5,364 students within a distributed learning …

Connections Education: A Defense of Cyber Charters

“Some of these groups are clearly making a political decision to sacrifice virtual schools and for-profit education management organizations.”.

Parents know better than charter school organizations

Virtual school works for our family and my children are doing great! As school choice comes under attack, I hope our lawmakers and education officials …

Superintendent: Owens to become virtual school headquarters

The building, he said, will become the headquarters for the district’s virtual school program as well as house some new and existing career tech …

Beloit’s virtual school program growing

Another draw, Paepke said, is the newly restructured Beloit Virtual School. She noted that virtual schoolstudents are also eligible to take advantage of …

For some students, virtual can be best educational fit

BELOIT — Although Beloit Memorial High School wasn’t a good fit for Nathan Brown, virtual school in the School District of Beloit has helped him …

Here’s how a school’s graduation rate soared double digits two straight years

Whether it’s through Apex Learning or Georgia Virtual School, the Carver participants dramatically can change their academic outlook.

Early signing period: Junior tennis stars Victoria Emma, Stevie Kenndy pick DI programs

Emma and Kennedy, both 17, take their high school classes online through the Florida Virtual School so they can train during the day. They both made …

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Erie cyber school program could recoup students, tuition dollars

The makeshift classroom is home base for the Erie School District’s cyber school, created in 2012. High school students work mainly online at home …

Connections Education: A Defense of Cyber Charters

Connections Education has heard the mounting criticism of full-time online charter schools, including calls for reform from prominent pro-school-choice …

Erie cyber school program could recoup students, tuition dollars

The makeshift classroom is home base for the Erie School District’s cyber school, created in 2012. High school students work mainly online at home …

Georgia Superintendent of Schools to Recognize Georgia Cyber Academy for Family Engagement

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Helping to debunk a longstanding myth that online families are not sufficiently engaged in student learning, Georgia …

Cyber Charters vs. ‘Multi-District Online Schools’

GOAL Academy is a charter school, authorized by Colorado’s Falcon District 49 and governed by its own board of directors. Rocky Mountain Digital …

Is Public Education Endangered? Will We Evolve Or Die?

Now think about the predator version of education — Cyber School. A student can experience everything that he/she would experience in the brick …

 

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