Virtual School Meanderings

January 28, 2017

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the Connected Educator SmartBrief.

Other News

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

What’s Next For Old Mission School, TCAPS After Deal

… costs for expanding programs like TCAPS’ international program, its newly announced homeschool partnership program, and its virtual school.

Celebrate Children, Celebrate Choice

Virtual School: The Mississippi Virtual Public School offers a rigorous online curriculum to students in 6-12. Participation in this program is determine …

Senator Wants Virtual Schools Accountable for Student Attendance

Virtual charter schools would be required to track and report student attendance —something the schools aren’t currently tasked with doing — under a …

Bishop Kelly has virtual school day

BOISE – “Snow Day,” it’s something many students in the Treasure Valley have been hearing a lot these last few weeks. However, for those at Bishop …

High school students embrace politics with help of virtualclasses

BURTON, Mich. (WJRT) – (1/19/17) – Some Mid-Michigan high school students are embracing the opportunity to learn more about government on the …

Charter School To Expand Space In SE OKC

EPIC Charter, a virtual school serving 9,000 students wants roughly 20,000 square feet, to use for testing and special education. Superintendent David …

EDUCATION NOTEBOOK: High School Showcase set for Thursday

Current 8th and 9th grade students attending a St. Johns County School District school (including St. JohnsVirtual School) must apply online between …

Second Baptist Christian Prep to celebrate School Choice Week

Second Baptist Christian Prep to celebrate School Choice Week … Christian, home school, charter school,virtual school or traditional public school.

Indian Creek looking at partnership to add more education options

The virtual school would become a charter school, able to accept students from across the state for its online courses, and the public school district …

CUSD to Open School of Choice Period Feb. 1

Those programs include California Preparatory Academy, the district’s online independent study high school; Capistrano Virtual School, which offers …

Online Schools Growing Yet Reasons Students Choose Them Haven’t Changed

Although the report doesn’t share specific data regarding growth of the use of online programs, as evidence it profiled several virtual school programs …

States Step Up to Help Districts With Ed-Tech Procurement

In Wisconsin, the state’s virtual school is emerging as a procurement agent for districts. “It’s becoming mainstream what they’re able to provide …

Senator Pitching “Virtual Schools”

… in a brick and mortar, public or private school, behind a desk at home, or a virtual school student, I’m going to fight for them to have that choice.”.

Wide support for legislative ethics reform, says senator

Don Huffines filed a bill to expand access to virtual school to kindergartners, first and second graders. Huffines said the 2007 law that created a system …

Lawrence school officials brief lawmakers about virtual schools

Lawrence school district superintendent Kyle Hayden briefs a legislative committee about the Lawrence Virtual School. Hayden spoke to the House …

Virtual Public School Gives Back at Sacramento Food Bank

Volunteers from California Connections Academy @ Ripon sort food in their service project at the Sacramento Food Bank. Share this pic with friends!

Multiple choice: Options for education take center stage

… increased enrollment credited to the implementation of a virtual school and representatives from the Alabama Department of Education dropping by …

New tech trend breaking down learning barriers

Last year, NSW first ‘virtual school’, Aurora College, opened a range of new possibilities for regional and remote students to study in selective streams …

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Local officials unhappy with new cyber school

Kevin Miller, who becomes superintendent of RESA on April 1, said new cyber charter school Success Virtual Learning Center of Michigan, its founder …

Gwinnett Schools rolls out cyber day plan to replace weather makeups

The cyber scenario for snow days has been discussed for several years, and instituted in local privateschools like Greater Atlanta Christian.

Palisades board member voices concerns of cyber charters

Officials in the Palisades School District are concerned about the quality — and high cost — of cyber schools outside the district attended by district …

Don’t judge cyber charter schools on test scores alone

Cyber charter schools in Pennsylvania don’t try to contest SPP (School Performance Profile) scores on record at

Bethlehem school district starts budget $12.5M in the hole

The Bethlehem Area School District is starting its 2017-18 budget process with … Seventy-five percent of the state’s 130,000 charter and cyber school …

The Agora Cyber Charter School: Learn At Your Pace

A family who choose to enroll their child in cyber school can take control of their student’s education.” To learn more, visit their website or watch the full …

Tax-shift proposal worries Berks public school leaders

… building Thursday afternoon, is that state dollars are keeping up with rising, mandated costs such as pension contributions and cyber school tuitions.

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