Virtual School Meanderings

March 25, 2017

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the MiddleWeb SmartBrief.

Skype, online learning key to this classroom

Fifth-grade students in Nebraska are using digital platforms, such as Scratch and Go Noodle, daily. They also used Skype for a recent lesson on graphic novels and engaged in Twitter and Skype chats with authors.
Enterprise Publishing Co. (Blair, Neb.) (3/3)

Similarly, the ASCD SmartBrief.

Calif. district opens online academy

Middle- and high-school students at California’s Paso Robles Joint Unified School District will soon be able to take most of their classes online. The online academy will offer such courses as math and English as well as preparatory classes for the ACT, SAT and PSAT, officials said.
The Tribune (San Luis Obispo, Calif.) (3/23)

Also, the SmartBrief for EdTech.

Other News

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

@FGCU_MTen Battles, Falls 5-2 to George Washington

Florida Virtual School/Texas Christian University) and Austin Bates (Marietta, Ga./Pope HS) secured a win at No. 3 over Chris Reynolds and Fernando …

@FGCU_MTen Falls to #48 UCF 6-1

Florida Virtual School/Texas Christian University) and Austin Bates (Marietta, Ga./Pope HS) came from 1-5 down to claim a 7-5 victory over Enrique …

Cathedral weighs virtual Catholic high school

Cathedral School in Superior is exploring options to begin offering virtual and online high school classes through an agreement with Regis Catholic …

iSucceed Virtual High School to enroll new students during Idaho roadshow

BOISE, Idaho — iSucceed Virtual High School, a tuition-free online high school available to all 9th through 12th grade students in Idaho, is hosting six …

@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 …

The River Valley Virtual Academy Features Aspects Similar To Traditional Schooling

Students enrolled in the virtual academy will be able to participate in regular school activities or enroll in a specific art or physical education course on …

Ashley tackles the challenge of virtual education

Gifted: Year 7 Ashley Sher is one of a select few Eden High students who are also enrolled in the state’s firstvirtual high school, and her dad Larry …

@FGCU_MTen Battles, Falls 5-2 to George Washington

Florida Virtual School/Texas Christian University) and Austin Bates (Marietta, Ga./Pope HS) secured a win at No. 3 over Chris Reynolds and Fernando …

Idaho Virtual Academy Now Accepting Enrollment for 2017-18 School Year

MERIDIAN, Idaho–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Idaho Virtual Academy (IDVA), a tuition-free online public charterschool, is now accepting enrollment …

Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy Opens Enrollment for 2017-18 School Year

MIDWEST CITY, Okla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy (OVCA), an online public charter school authorized by the Statewide …

@FGCU_MTen Falls to #48 UCF 6-1

Florida Virtual School/Texas Christian University) and Austin Bates (Marietta, Ga./Pope HS) came from 1-5 down to claim a 7-5 victory over Enrique …

Virtual rural health school mooted: med schools, college and network on board

The School of Rural Health would not be a “bricks and mortar” department of either university, rather a virtual school, building on Auckland’s …

Hechinger chat: What does the Trump education budget mean for Trump voters?

The decision to double down on virtual school was especially stunning because the Trump budget director said there was no proof that feeding hungry …

Katy Virtual School brings online learning to students

Katy ISD trustees were updated at their March 20 board meeting on services provided by the Katy Virtual School. Darlene Rankin, director of …

Now, a virtual school to guide bloggers to succeed as digital influencers

Now, a virtual school to guide bloggers to succeed as digital influencers Understanding the rising opportunity of influencer marketing for brands, …

Forsyth Virtual gives students alternative to classroom

Virtual school allows students the opportunity to explore their interests through project-based learning and freedom from the traditional classroom …

Enthusiasm greets school of rural health idea but Waikato Uni says it’s not enough

The announcement yesterday of a proposed virtual School of Rural Health was generally welcomed across the sector, with Waikato University – which …

Virtual Class Visits Link Book Authors to Students

These days, more authors are also doing virtual school visits—using Skype, Google Hangout, or Facetime. While in-person visits can cost a school as …

New report examines the virtual schools market in North America 2017-2021

Report Outline: A virtual school operates on an online learning platform and offers courses pertaining to various fields entirely through digital …

McAuliffe vetoes legislation on charter schools, virtual schools

Dickie Bell that would have created a statewide virtual school program that would have provided Virginia students a full-time online education program …

Governor vetoes Republicans’ ‘educational choice’ legislation

Two bills, House Bill 1400 and Senate Bill 1240, would have established the Board of Virginia Virtual School as an agency in the executive branch of …

Separating fact from fiction on charter schools

While early versions of charter school legislation allowed for money to follow students out of district or for them to enroll in a virtual school, the final …

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Florida Cyber Charter Academy Opens Enrollment for 2017-18 School Year

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Florida Cyber Charter Academy (FLCCA) an accredited, full-time online public charter school, welcomes …

 

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