Virtual School Meanderings

February 11, 2017

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the SmartBrief for EdTech.

Tips to help shape digital device deployment

Tips to help shape digital device deployment
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How school leaders acquire and use technology depends in large part on the makeup of their schools, asserts Ellen Dorr, director of digital learning for a Washington state school district. In this commentary, she shares three models for deploying digital devices.
EdSurge (2/8)

Tool aims to help teachers adopt blended learning

ThinkCERCA has released its Classroom Planning Tool for teachers looking to bring blended learning into their classrooms. The tool has models for environments with shared devices and one-to-one devices.

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

Giving charters a chance

When a student leaves ABSS to enroll in a virtual school, funding for that child is transferred to the new school. As it stands, if the student leaves the …

Sponsored Post – Another Online School Success Story

Time was also a factor in Genesis’ switch to virtual school. She is involved with a wide variety of extracurricular activities, including Irish dancing, figure …

Sarasota Virtual School Begins Open Enrollment for the 2017-18 Year

Sarasota Virtual School (SVS) is a district public school which provides a full-time online learning option for students in grades K-12.

Taking learning beyond the classroom with Abbotsford Virtual School

Abbotsford Virtual School (AVS) is on the cutting edge of education with … They are offering a new, unique program for the 2017-2018 school year …

DeVos overstates grad rates for IDVA, other virtual schools

Patty Murray, D-Wash., President Trump’s choice for education secretary inflated graduation numbers forvirtual charter schools, including IDVA.

Giving charters a chance

In February 2015, North Carolina lawmakers approved the creation of two virtual charter schools — which would be free, open to the public, and …

Gastonia fourth-grader excels in online school and tennis

She plans to continue attending the virtual school and has set her goals on continuing to crack the national rankings as she gets older. She imparts the …

Trustees celebrate School Board Recognition Month

In other business, Cori Cumbee gave a presentation regarding the district’s recent launch as a virtual school. The online classes benefit students by …

Betsy DeVos’ Graduation Rate Mistake

“Their” refers to virtual schools, of which DeVos has been an outspoken champion. The “poor” refers to a large body of research — study after study …

Low participation and poor attendance could get a student expelled from an onlineschool in new …

A new House proposal would allow virtual charter schools, which conduct classes almost exclusively online, to remove students showing low …

Wisconsin Virtual Academy Opens Enrollment for 2017-18 School Year

MCFARLAND, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wisconsin Virtual Academy (WIVA), an online public charter school authorized by the McFarland School …

Low participation and poor attendance could get a student expelled from an online school in new …

One virtual school authorizer believes this proposal would help solve two problems that virtual school operators believe are especially relevant to their …

School districts make pitch for open enrollment

Pelz noted some families have previously enrolled out to attend virtual school and the district is working to get them to enroll into Beloit’s virtual school …

New Mexico Public Charter School Students Hold Capitol Day Rally And Legislative Visits

… their child will thrive — whether that’s in a traditional brick and mortar school, public virtual school, charter school, home school, or private school.

NC virtual charter schools report lower withdrawal rates after change in legislation

… advisory board members that the change in how withdrawal rates are calculated has helped “truly capture” what is going on at the virtual school.

What ‘school choice’ looks like in Jackson County

It is early morning and the kids at Blair-Taylor are heading to their classrooms to start their day. Each classroom has a smiling teacher’s face in it and …

Online charter gets new look, new plan

Communications director Michael Marsh said Connections Education used Florida Virtual School, and University View can get the same course …

Virtual Schools Market: Rising Cost of Higher Education Courses Boosts Virtual Schools Market in …

A virtual school refers to an online learning platform offering a range of courses across diverse fields. These schools let students learn at home from …

Columbia Virtual School’s Request to Stay Open Denied

Columbia, SC (WLTX) – A state board has denied a request for a Columbia-based virtual charter school to remain open following the end of the current …

It’s back to school and back to work after ‘snow day’

At St.Joseph-by-the-Sea High School, students were back in their classrooms on the Huguenot campus Friday, after observing a “virtual school day” …

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Conneaut School District to consider online special education classes

“By creating the classes, if we kept two kids or if we had a special education kid come back from (a private cyber school) we would make our money,” …

Students design dad a prosthetic fingertip

The cyber school planned to hold five similar workshops around the state, with guest speakers from the orthotic, prosthetic and physical therapy fields …

Family, friends of Penn Manor student and graduate feel outpouring of grief, support after crash

She spent part of her high school career at PA Cyber School. “It was like she never left,” Miller said. “These kids stayed in contact. It’s a special group …

Cyber charter school enrollment falling among Lancaster and Lebanon county students

Enrollment in cyber charter schools peaked at 1,720 Lancaster and … Cyber charters are privately run online schools that bill school districts for each …

Conneaut School District to consider online special education classes

Developing the district’s own online special education options would allow Conneaut to compete with private cyber schools that often cost the district …

School districts oppose property tax elimination; raise concerns about education funding, pension …

… but the Spring-Ford district has found that many of the students switching to a cyber school return to the district school the following year, he said.

Family Finds Online School to Be a Lifesaver

After Andrew passed away at eight years old, the Smiths enrolled their two surviving children in a cyber school. “We thought this would be a great …

School districts voice opposition to property tax elimination

… the Spring-Ford Area district has found that many of the students switching to a cyber school return to the district school the following year, he said.

 

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