Virtual School Meanderings

November 27, 2016

EBSCO Alerts

ebscoFirst, I did receive the alert for virtual school, but there were no relevant items.

Next, I also received the alert for cyber school, which generated.

1. TI- Rewarding Failure.
JN- Education Week
PD- 11/2/2016, Vol. 36 Issue 11, p8-9
PG- 2p
DT- 20161102
PT- Article
AB- The article reports on the results of an investigation by “Education Week” newspaper into academic and management problems in cyber charter schools in the U.S. Topics covered include the use of learning software by students at the largest cyber charter school in Colorado, the poor academic performance of students in cyber charter schools, and the negative impact of these schools on student learning.
DE- CHARTER schools
DE- CYBERSCHOOLS
DE- WEB-based instruction
DE- EDUCATIONALLY disadvantaged students
DE- EDUCATION — United States
SU- UNITED States
IS- 02774232
AN- 119226561

2. TI- DEVILISH DETAILS: EXPLORING FEATURES OF CHARTER SCHOOL STATUTES THAT BLUR THE PUBLIC/PRIVATE DISTINCTION.
AU- Mead, Julie F.  1
JN- Harvard Journal on Legislation
PD- Summer2003, Vol. 40 Issue 1, p349-394
PG- 46p
DT- 20030601
PT- Article
AB- Since charter schools first appeared in 1991, state legislatures have used them to spur education reform. With charter schools rapid growth, to almost 2700 charter schools serving 684,000 students, a variety of legal issues have emerged. This Article examines several of these issues and describes the approaches used by different state legislatures and courts to resolve them. The issues implicated in these charter school laws often concern seminal features that have traditionally marked a distinction between
private and public education. Part I examines issues affecting the establishment of charter schools, including the sponsorship of charter schools; the conversion of private schools to charter schools; the provisions for home schools and cyber schools; the involvement of for-profit charter school management companies; and the finality of decisions made by charter-granting authorities. Part II explores questions related to charter schools’ operations, focusing on tuition; the application of health and safe
standards; and the standards guiding revocation, charter renewal or non-renewal decisions, and contract enforcement. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
AB- Copyright of Harvard Journal on Legislation is the property of Harvard Law School Journals and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder’s express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)
DE- School administration
SU- Charter schools
SU- Alternative schools
SU- Charter schools — Law & legislation
SU- Students — Legal status, laws, etc.
SU- Educational law & legislation
SU- Educational standards
SU- Educational change
SU- Education & state
IC- 923110 Administration of Education Programs
IC- 912910 Other provincial and territorial public administration
IC- 913910 Other local, municipal and regional public administration
AD- 1 Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Administration,
University of Wisconsin-Madison. Ph.D.. University of Wisconsin-Madison.
IS- 0017808X
AN- 31432782

Finally, once again I did not receive the alert for K-12 online learning.

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