Virtual School Meanderings

April 15, 2017

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the eSchool News Today.

TODAY’S TOP NEWS

5 reasons why blended learning programs fail-and how to save them
blended learning program

Too often, educators who are considering investing in blended learning pull back after hearing horror stories of good programs gone bad. Whether it’s botched rollouts, network snafus, or general apathy that kills an initiative, many telling signs can be traced back to the planning and initial support stages.

Next, the semi-regular SmartBrief for EdTech.

Teacher shares recipe for blended learning

Teacher shares recipe for blended learning
(Pixabay)

For instruction to be truly blended, Carly Nation, an English teacher at a one-to-one device school in Florida, found that she had to revise the way she used technology to support instruction. In this commentary, she describes her recipe for blended learning.
EdSurge (4/11)

Other News

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

Virtual school meeting set for Tuesday

Kansas Connections Academy, a tuition-free K-12 virtual public school, will host a free information session in Parsons for families interested in …

Online school clicks for Alexandria family

The “virtual” school is called Minnesota Connections Academy. The Carter family of Alexandria says the concept has worked well for them.

WV Legislature passes home-school, virtual education bills

A board may then “contract with virtual school providers.” The legislation says students in the virtual programs must meet the same state testing …

Bill allows schools to use virtual instruction

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Legislature passed a bill Saturday allowing a county board of education or group of county boards to create a …

@FGCU_MTen Secures 5-2 Win Over Lipscomb

Florida Virtual School/Texas Christian University) put FGCU in front 3-2 win a crucial 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 victory at No. 4, setting up a pivotal victory for Felipe …

Pearson shares decline on worries over virtual schools

Pearson led the FTSE 100 lower on Thursday after Exane BNP Paribas raised concerns about virtual schools, one of its fastest growing businesses.

Virtual school meeting set for Tuesday

Kansas Connections Academy, a tuition-free K-12 virtual public school, will host a free information session in Parsons for families interested in …

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 …

Colquitt County schools to offer virtual classes

MOULTRIE, Ga. — Colquitt County Schools will take another step into the 21st century this fall when it opens the VirtuPack Learning Center, allowing …

WV Legislature passes home-school, virtual education bills

Lawmakers Saturday completed legislation giving home-schoolers access to public vocational education centers, giving them access to public school …

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

The House Education Committee on Tuesday passed a bill that would allow West Virginia county school systems to offer full-time K-12 virtual …

Bill allows schools to use virtual instruction

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Legislature passed a bill Saturday allowing a county board of education or group of county boards to create a …

Education bills still being debated on final day of WV Legislature

It would allow home-school students to participate in West Virginia … It would allow county school systems to offer full-time K-12 virtual education and …

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 …

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 …

Are virtual schools the future of education?

Virtual school Aurora College is using state-of-the-art technology to address the growing gap in achievement between country and city students in …

State budget still ‘up in the air,’ but deep education cuts seem less likely

They can then issue contracts with virtual-school providers. “They will still have to meet the same testing requirements and coursework requirements …

Virtual Schools Expand Despite Poor Performance, Lack of Research Support, and Inadequate …

The virtual education research base is not adequate to support many current virtual school practices. More than twenty years after the first virtual …

Here’s how to enroll in Wichita summer school

Summer school will be offered May 30 through June 15 at West High School and Chester I. Lewis Virtual School. The morning session is 7:30 to 11:30 …

First-time teachers head to school of hard knocks

One school that is being proactive about bridging the disadvantage gap is ‘virtual school’, Aurora College, which serves a population of 41,000 people …

Report: Virtual Schools Expand in US Despite Poor Performance

The virtual education research base is not adequate to support many current virtual school practices, according to the report. More than 20 years after …

Special Ed School Vouchers and the Burden of a ‘Simple Fix’

A special-needs child attends an online virtual school from home in Florida. Credit Scott McIntyre for The New York Times. Two weeks after President …

New Career Technical Virtual Charter School, Indiana Connections Career Academy, Approved to …

“We’ve worked with Connections Academy to provide K-12 virtual school to Indiana students for more than five years, and I’m thrilled to expand this …

Exclusive: Looked-after children three times more likely to move schools mid year

Virtual school heads, which were made statutory in 2014, are responsible for the looked-after children in a local authority. They negotiate with schools …

During Resistance Recess, Join The Fight For Public Schools

“Perhaps even more concerning than the spread of voucher programs and charter schools is the expansion of the virtual school industry that relegates …

LETTER: More than one route for education

… school systems before becoming the superintendent of schools for TEC Connections Academy (TECCA), the commonwealth’s virtual school.

Career Technical Charter School Approved to Open

“We’ve worked with Connections Academy to provide K-12 virtual school to Indiana students for more than five years, and I’m thrilled to expand this …

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Middleton–Cross Plains School District offers cyber session for parents

MIDDLETON, Wis. (WMTV) – Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District is making sure parents are informed when it comes to social media.

Edtech leader vets digital tools for students, teachers at cyber charter school

Edtech leader vets digital tools for students, teachers at cyber charter school … Courtney Kofeldt, because it is an online-only cyber charter school.

Rep. Dush provides glimmer of hope to Brookville School Board

It keeps your absenteeism down and it keeps kids from going to cyber school or moving into alternative ed. By eliminating or reducing that position, …

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