Virtual School Meanderings

March 18, 2017

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the eSchool News Today (and this also appeared in the eSchool News’ eClassroom Today too).

TODAY’S TOP NEWS
Are online preschools signaling the future of education?

online preschool

Since 2008, Utah has given its families an alternative to preschool called Upstart. Developed and administered through a state contract with the Waterford Institute, the Upstart program provides four-year-olds with in-home online curriculum.

Next, the ASCD K-12 Leadership Brief.

E-learning tech set to grow 7.2% over next decade

The market for e-learning technology, including learning management systems and gaming, is expected to grow at a compounded annual rate of 7.2% over the next decade, according to a report. Rapid growth of wearables and online content also is expected as the market is set to reach approximately $325 billion by 2025, data suggest.
CampusTechnology.com (3/9)

Similarly, the SmartBrief for EdTech.

Video takes online discussions to next level

Video helps take online discussions to next level
(Pixabay)
Some online instructors are replacing traditional online discussion threads with video. One student says the format helps build a sense of community, while an instructor at Rutgers University says video has helped make interactions with online students more authentic.
EdSurge (3/17)
Other News

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

Idaho virtual school plans Twin Falls event

Jacob Fridal, enrolled in INSPIRE Connections Academy in Idaho, made a CD with a collection of his music for school credit and plays for a visitor on …

Communications consultant, one-time school board candidate applies to board’s open seat

Her youngest, a sophomore, attends classes part-time at both LHS and Lawrence Virtual School. As a communications professional, Spears says she …

Core adopts fiscal responsibilities of Dial Corporation from Mid-Central

Dial Virtual School, a statewide program operated out of Mid-Central, was instituted in 2002 and provides “high quality distance learning classes to …

Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles Athletics

Florida Virtual School/Florida) and Felipe Ramirez (Armenia, Colombia/Florida Virtual School) evened up the doubles portion of the match with a 6-4 …

Virtual schools increasing in popularity

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Virtual schools are increasing in popularity. These schools are different than charter schools. It’s an online-based curriculum …

Idaho virtual school plans Twin Falls event

Jacob Fridal, enrolled in INSPIRE Connections Academy in Idaho, made a CD with a collection of his music for school credit and plays for a visitor on …

Virtual Schools Market in North America Expected to Grow 13% by 2021

The virtual schools market in North America is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of almost 13 percent from 2017 to 2021, according …

A new virtual school will allow kids to get school lessons at Ster-Kenikor cinemas

Primestar Marketing is a company that focuses on youth development and their virtual schools will help Grade 9 – 12 high school learners by having …

VIRTUAL LEARNING: School board learns more about proposal

Limestone County Schools could become a statewide leader in virtual education if school board members agree to a proposed partnership. Limestone …

Virtual Schools Market in North America – Drivers and Forecast from Technavio

The research study by Technavio on the virtual schools market in North America for 2017-2021 provides a detailed industry analysis based on …

Education

Portland, ME – Maine Connections Academy (MCA), the state’s first tuition-free virtual charter school, is currently enrolling students in grades 7-12 for …

Former Gov. Jeb Bush pushes charter schools

Jefferson City – Charter and virtual school advocates heard friendly comments for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who spoke on their behalf at the …

Communications consultant, one-time school board candidate applies to board’s open seat

“The school board does represent the community, and it’s good to have the … attends classes part-time at both LHS and Lawrence Virtual School.

@FGCU_MTen Drops Tough Match to #29 South Alabama

Florida Virtual School/Florida) and Felipe Ramirez (Armenia, Colombia/Florida Virtual School) took down Juan Cruz Soria and Loic Cloes 6-4 before …

Explore virtual realities with experts from Australia and NZ

It can help us with everything from building empathy for refugees to facilitating virtual school trips across the world.” The programme, which runs from …

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Governor’s Cyber School Cuts Don’t Add Up

While all other districts and charters funded at that minimum level would receive a $100 increase in their foundation allowance, cyber school financing …

Holly Area Schools earn ‘badge of approval’

Nuss said that in a time when parents have choices to send their kids to a traditional public school or charter, study online via cyber school, attend a ..

Auditor orders cyber school exam

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio’s auditor ordered a statewide examination Thursday of cyber schools’ data collection practices after his office found the …

Governor’s Cyber School Cuts Don’t Add Up

In his 2017-18 budget, Gov. Rick Snyder has proposed reducing funding for certain types of public schools:cyber schools, which are charter schools …

Boyertown school board hears Cyber School update

Boyertown Area School District has partnered with the Berks County Intermediate Unit (BCIU) this year to offer students cyber options through Berks …

Georgia Cyber Academy Senior Receives Prestigious STAR Recognition

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Georgia Cyber Academy (GCA) is proud to announce that Senior Malik Saafir has been selected by the Professional …

 

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