Virtual School Meanderings

November 19, 2016

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the SmartBrief for EdTech.

Studies: Students benefit from digital materials

Studies: Students benefit from digital materials
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College students that use digital-learning materials tend to do better on exams, improve their academic performance and are less likely to drop out, according to multiple studies. A report from McGraw-Hill Education found that 81% of students said digital-learning tools helped them improve both their grades and their efficiency.
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Other News

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

Fulton High School offers innovative virtual reality class

The goal is to build a virtual school for new students to help them learn their way around before ever stepping foot on the real campus. Senior Nancy …

Owens Elementary to become virtual school headquarters

Limestone County Schools Superintendent Tom Sisk says it will become the headquarters for the district’s virtual school program as well as house …

Virtual school to open in 2017

The Arkansas State Board of Education approved Thursday the creation of a charter school for the Van Buren School District, according to a news …

Local student takes to online high school

“It brings the community feel to an online virtual school where we don’t see each other in the hallways on daily basis.” Although Irvin hasn’t met …

Owens Elementary to become virtual school headquarters

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) – Sugar Creek Elementary School will absorb the elementary students of West Limestone High School and Owens Elementary …

Virtual school to open in 2017

The Arkansas State Board of Education approved Thursday the creation of a charter school for the Van Buren School District, according to a news …

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 …

Owens Elementary to become virtual school headquarters

Limestone County Schools Superintendent Tom Sisk says it will become the headquarters for the district’svirtual school program as well as house …

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 …

Michigan sees spike in K-12 online school enrollment

This year, more than 1,700 kids are enrolled at Michigan Connections Academy (MICA), which is a K-12virtual school. Alayah, Ah’Nyah, and Layla …

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

Last week’s news that the Muscogee County School District’s graduation … Whether it’s through Apex Learning or Georgia Virtual School, the Carver …

Early signing period: Junior tennis stars Victoria Emma, Stevie Kenndy pick Di-I 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 …

Virtual School Students Visit the Capitol

Nearly 100 students, parents and teachers from the Michigan Connections Academy visited the Michigan Historical Museum and capitol today.

Newport News School Board to set legislative positions

The draft of legislative positions also includes continued opposition to the creation of a Virginia Virtual School Board. The Newport News School Board …

Virtual school students visit the Capitol

Virtual school students visit the Capitol. FOX 47 News. 7:05 AM, Nov 15, 2016. Copyright 2016 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material …

American Education Week: Limestone Education goes on display

With the addition of an alternative virtual school, Sugar Creek Elementary and expanded career technical programs, it’s not a far stretch to imagine the …

Virtual school hires new teacher from Leominster

BOSTON — TEC Connections Academy (TECCA), the Commonwealth’s newest and largest virtual public school, has announced the addition of …

Letter: This school works

Though a virtual school, field trips are still scheduled so that students can interact with their fellow classmates and teachers. It’s a wonderful program …

‘Bold steps’ ahead for Beloit schools

Beloit Learning Academy, Roy Chapman Andrews Academy and Beloit Virtual School have an alternate rating system and do not have report cards.

oard approves track replacement

The Nettie Hartnett Education Center already houses other programs such as Parents as Teachers and a virtual school. But Roth said probably less …

Boys removed from FPC over alleged threat still barred from school two months later, but no …

In the meantime, Gavin said, the boys are doing coursework through online programs like iFlagler and Florida Virtual School, and are not being …

Waterloo School Board awards snow plowing bid

There is a move to more online courses to extend the district’s support of AP courses and courses offered through the Wisconsin Virtual School.

Sherri Pankratz fills Centre board vacancy

They asked Superintendent Susan Beeson to develop a board policy regarding what activities virtual school students can participate in at Centre …

Orlando virtual school teacher fired after grade-changing accusation

ORLANDO, Fla. – An Orlando virtual school teacher accused of giving students grades they didn’t deserve will not be allowed to teach for at least a …

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

CEO: Cyber charter school offices changing location

HOLLIDAYSBURG — A local cyber charter school is set to move its administration offices to a location with better internet connectivity that will improve …

 

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