Virtual School Meanderings

April 8, 2017

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the SmartBrief for EdTech.

Ind. could adopt online pre-K program

Ind. could adopt online pre-K program
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Indiana lawmakers are considering allocating $2 million for an online program to prepare students for kindergarten. The program, developed by the Utah Department of Education and nonprofit Waterford, already is available in Utah, South Carolina and one county in Indiana.
Chalkbeat (4/6)

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

NI pupils ‘wowed’ by virtual school trips

Internet giant Google has been working in Northern Ireland over the last month helping students to go on virtual school trips. Some 50,000 local …

Virtual high school launches in Muskegon County

John Severson, superintendent of the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District, raised concerns about the virtual school. He pointed out that some …

Capitol Notebook: Working on veto override … and taking back way out

A proposal to reduce virtual school aid would have cost the Lawrence school district, with its large virtual school, an estimated $832,000. Rep.

@FGCU_MTen Drops Road Contest to NJIT

The deficit became 2-0 after Oliver Landert (Naples, Fla./Florida Virtual School/Florida) fell to Jan Cimrman 6-4, 6-4 but FGCU came back almost …

NI pupils ‘wowed’ by virtual school trips

What was your favourite school trip? Maybe it was to Belfast Zoo or the Giants’ Causeway – or maybe you were lucky enough to visit the Eiffel Tower in …

Virtual high school launches in Muskegon County

Success Virtual Learning Center, a cyber charter school, opened at 950 Norton Ave. mid-January and it has about 50 students. The school is …

Oregon’s Online Schools Offer Flexibility, But Graduation Rates Lag Behind

Official graduation data from Oregon’s Department of Education suggest virtual schools here tend to struggle getting students to earn diplomas.

Capitol Notebook: Working on veto override … and taking back way out

A proposal to reduce virtual school aid would have cost the Lawrence school district, with its large virtual school, an estimated $832,000. Rep.

Scott Walker’s K-12 budget drops hours of instruction mandate

It would also free virtual charter schools from having to ensure that teachers are available for direct pupil instruction for a minimum number of hours …

School-Choice Data Reveals Parents Opting Out of Private Schools for Charters and Virtual

Denver County, Recovery and New York City school districts were ranked as the nation’s top school-choice districts in the fifth Education Choice and …

Virtual course proposed for Wilton High School

The Virtual High School is a nonprofit entity that provides rigorous online instruction delivered by certified teachers that allows students to engage with …

Bill to change school grading system passes Senate committee

Lawmakers noticed there were a large number of kids leaving high schools when they’re behind on credits, opting instead to home-school or do virtual …

@FGCU_MTen Wins Dramatic 4-3 Match Over USC Upstate

Florida Virtual School/Texas Christian University) claimed the match victory with a … Florida Virtual School/Florida) and Ramirez put FGCU behind 1-0.

Hoosier Academies Opens Enrollment for 2017-2018 School Year

… a public charter school that offers a blended program (Hoosier Academy Indianapolis) and a fully online program (Hoosier Academy Virtual School), …

Oregon’s Online Schools Offer Flexibility, But Graduation Rates Lag Behind

Virtual Academy student Skylar Isaacs said he has friends, but admits he’s been in virtual school for so long that he doesn’t always know what he’s …

One step at a time

Currently enrolling kindergarten through 11th grade, Hoosier Academy offers both an onsite as well as a virtual school. The program is tuition-free, …

Engineering a powerful way of learning

Offered through the PSSD Virtual School, students take all their theory and quizzes online and then get hands on experience job shadowing at a …

WV House Ed passes bill to expand online classes, allow online diplomas

“We would hope that it would enhance the number of virtual school opportunities,” Burch said of the bill, which he said seems to basically allow county …

Virtual school a real problem for Pearson

John Fallon, chief executive of the beleaguered Pearson educational group, came under renewed pressure yesterday after a City analyst raised fresh …

Third medical school has potential for harm: Otago Medical School dean

Last month, Otago and Auckland universities announced their joint plan for a virtual School of Rural Health based in 20 communities around the …

Comeback Ends in Heartbreak as @FGCU_MTEN Falls to Kennesaw State 4-3

Florida Virtual School/Florida) at No. 2. Landert had claimed a 6-4 first set win over Fermin Calvo Barcelo but suffered a 7-6 loss in the second to force …

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Millcreek 2017-18 school budget work in progress

Charter and cyber school costs are projected at about $1.8 million. Districts are required by law to pay tuition costs for local students enrolled in charter …

Harmony School Board considering on-site cyber school

WESTOVER — Harmony Area School Board is expected to vote on renewing … 10 to provide an online learning cyber academy for Harmony students …

Millcreek 2017-18 school budget work in progress

School district administrators are recommending a 1.1 percent tax increase, but … Charter and cyber school costs are projected at about $1.8 million.

Is Growth in Rural Charter Schools a Good Thing?

Some charters have devised an approach known as “cyber school,” where students attend classes remotely and the school reimburses the families for …

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