Virtual School Meanderings

April 22, 2017

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the eSchool News Today.


Real talk: This is what successful blended learning actually looks like

blended learning

In theory, blended learning sounds straightforward: You replace a portion of the traditional face-to-face instruction with web-based online instruction. In practice, though, launching and sustaining a blended learning initiative takes planning, training, tech tools, and the flexibility to change course midstream. Colorado District 49, where I am superintendent of the…

3 ways new-to-online students can thrive with virtual learning

virtual learning

Digital learning opportunities are widely available and abundant today. From MOOCs to digital study aids to virtual tutoring, there are many ways for students to hone their academic skills while still maintaining flexibility in their schedules. An added bonus? They can often do this from the comfort and convenience of…

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

@FGCU_MTen Displays Strong Performance in 4-2 Loss to #34 Memphis

Florida Virtual School/Florida) and Andres Alfonzo (Hollywood, Fla./Florida Virtual School/Texas Christian University) dropped difficult decisions at No.

Virtual school eyeing Wichita Falls students

Texas Connections Academy, which partners with the Houston ISD, is offering an informational session for interested parents and their children 6 p.m. …

Report: Virtual Schools Expand in US Despite Poor Performance

Virtual schools have expanded and proliferated in the United States, despite poor performance, lack of research support and inadequate policies, …

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 Board Approves, Then Balks at, Buying Ads for Virtual Schools

Two days after voting to pursue hiring a public relations firm to market the online schools sponsored by the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board, the …

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

Virtual Schools in the U.S. 2017, a three-part report released today by the National Education Policy Center, provides a detailed inventory of full-time …

Online learning offers flexibility to high school students

The virtual schools offer frequent social activities, online and in-person, such as National Honor Society, Future Educators of America and Creative …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Virtual school eyeing Wichita Falls students

Texas Connections Academy, which partners with the Houston ISD, is offering an informational session for interested parents and their children 6 p.m. …

Plymouth student applauds teacher during appreciation week

Being in a virtual school, people tend to think that students can’t form connections with their teachers since they don’t meet in-person every day.

Blue Ridge Community Unit School District 18 Board of Education met April 19.

H. Discuss for Approval Proposal to Pay for Illinois Virtual School. IX. Closed Session. A. The appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, …

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber 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, …

Smethport school district looking at half-million budget shortfall

SMETHPORT — In his report to the school board Monday, District … Wertz mentioned the cost of $46,000 the district pays for cyber school students.

Both sides size up charter school bill

… complain that students they hadn’t identified as needing special education are classified as special-ed students when they enroll in cyber school.


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