Virtual School Meanderings

November 26, 2016

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the ASCD SmartBrief.

Tips to jump-start blended learning

Tips to jumpstart blended learning
Educators aiming to adopt blended learning should first consider their goals, asserts Bill Tolley, a teacher at the International School of Beijing. In this blog post, he shares several blended-learning goals and how to achieve them.
SmartBrief/Education (11/21)

Similarly, the SmartBrief for EdTech.

How to use PD to teach blended learning

Training teachers on how to use blended learning in the classroom can be tough because the concept is still new to many administrators, Stepan Mekhitarian writes. In this article, Mekhitarian offers tips for how to incorporate blending-learning practices into professional development for educators.
EdSurge (11/19)

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

Letter: Virtual school, real success

My child attends Florida Virtual School full time, a public, free virtual school. I was interested in this because I wanted one-on-one time with my son, …

Inmate education program presents risks, benefits for Athens school system

… the program after the Mobile County School System stepped forward with an offer to enroll incarcerated youths in that school system’s virtual school.

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.

Letter: Virtual school, real success

My child attends Florida Virtual School full time, a public, free virtual school. I was interested in this because I wanted one-on-one time with my son, …

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 …

Virtual school students visit the Capitol

MCA is an online public school. That means the students are coming together from all over the state. Scott Wolchek talked with students and parents …

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 …

Virtual high school classes on the rise

Little over two years ago, a couple of San Diego teenagers earned high school diplomas after taking every class since kindergarten via computers …

Iowa Virtual Academy Opens 2017-2018 Enrollment for Families Seeking Online School Option

GARNAVILLO, Iowa–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Iowa Virtual Academy (IAVA), an online public school program of the Clayton Ridge Community School …

Indianapolis charter high schools rank near the bottom on the 2016 ISTEP

The scores were even lower for some charter high schools in Marion County including Hoosier Academy’s hybrid virtual school. Not a single student …

Unified to buy three new properties

“We would also look to put a virtual school, which doesn’t need to be much but a home for our virtual education,” David Hazen, chief operations officer …

First virtual school launched in South Africa

THINK Digital College has launched a virtual school, claiming it to be the first in South Africa to offer a CAPS and Cambridge curriculum from Grade R …

Letter: Thankful for virtual school

TEC Connection Academy, online virtual school, has given me the opportunity to be received into a school where individuality is encouraged, not …

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Exeter School Board hears report on special education in district

Exeter’s supported cyber school program for high school students increased its enrollment to 16 and Miller anticipated it growing to 20 or 25 later in …

PA Cyber board president to take over as CEO

MIDLAND — Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School’s board of trustees has hired a new chief executive officer — and it turns out, it didn’t need to look very …


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