Virtual School Meanderings

May 20, 2017

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the Google News alert for virtual school.

District looking to move virtual school program

In a letter from Mark Carver, Suwannee County School District director of facilities, he stated that the property would help run the virtual school …

More kids could go to school online under Texas bills to expand virtual learning

Traditional public school advocates note that statewide, about 90 percent of virtual school students in Texas attend a campus that is labeled the failing …

Elite Scholar Ottawa High School: Carmen Hanson

While she was taught at home until eighth grade, Hanson then began virtual school until 10th grade, where she then transferred to OHS. The transition …

@FGCU_MTEN Season Comes to an End With 4-0 Loss to #15 Florida

Florida Virtual School/Texas Christian University) and Ezequiel Cerrini (Sunny Isles Beach, Fla./Homeschool) dropped a 6-1 match at No. 2 to Maxx …

Virtual Academy latest option for school choice

Provided by Gaston’s public school system, the virtual school will feature a blended model of instruction where students take courses online and …

Letter: Teachers are appreciated

My child attends Florida Virtual School Full Time, a public, free virtual school. My child was struggling in the public school system and needed the …

Lee Virtual’s Academic All-Star is Haley Keller

While dedicating herself to complete her high school studies online through Lee Virtual School, the 18-year-old also balanced classes through …

Guest Column: Governor should sign bill that supports better education in public schools

It expands school choice access for special needs and virtual school students. … And it removes longtime barriers to accessing virtual school for home …

Virtual school offers alternatives

Field trips, commencement, even dances—all aspects of a traditional school experience that might fall by the wayside in a digital learning environment …

District looking to move virtual school program

In a letter from Mark Carver, Suwannee County School District director of facilities, he stated that the property would help run the virtual school …

More kids could go to school online under Texas bills to expand virtual learning

AUSTIN — Texas could greatly expand the reach of virtual charter schools even after the digital campuses have faltered across the state and nation.

In Wake of Concerns, Law Approved Changing How Virtual Schools Track Attendance

Virtual charter schools will have to start tracking student attendance in accordance with a new law signed Friday by Gov. Mary Fallin. The proposal …

Virtual Academy latest option for school choice

The Gaston County Virtual Academy is a virtual middle school set to open in August that offers online learning for students. Provided by Gaston’s …

Indiana Virtual Charter School Escapes the Ax Again, Despite Poor Academic Record

Indiana education officials have decided to give a long-troubled virtual charter school another chance to right its academic ship, despite earning six …

Virtual Charter School Escapes Closure But Will Shrink

Hoosier Academies Virtual School avoided closure from the State Board of Education at a hearing Wednesday. Instead, the board approved a lesser …

Board of Education Approves Virtual Academy Changes

By another 6-1 vote, the board voted to freeze enrollment at the virtual school, effective immediately, and prevent re-enrollment from students who drop …

Lee Virtual’s Academic All-Star is Haley Keller

While dedicating herself to complete her high school studies online through Lee Virtual School, the 18-year-old also balanced classes through …

Janesville’s ARISE Virtual Academy unlike any other in the state

ARISE student Chelsea Gallagher works with elementary teacher Gale Rundle at Franklin Middle School. The school offers online and in-school …

Town hall meeting on Monday, May 22nd on Dothan virtual school

There will be a town hall meeting Monday, May 22nd at 6:00 PM at the Dothan-Houston County Library on virtual school. There will be representatives …

Virtual charter schools wouldn’t be expanded just yet: Texas Senate wants a study first

Virtual school supporters say the flexibility allows for them to meet their children’s needs, particularly when dealing with health concerns or bullying.

New Tuition-Free Virtual Public School Approved to Serve Alabama Students in Grades K-12

Alabama Connections Academy (ALCA), a full-time statewide public virtual school, has been authorized by the Limestone County School District to …

ALABAMA CONNECTIONS ACADEMY: Enrollment to new virtual school open

Enrollment is now open to students in grades K-12 who are interested in taking classes through Alabama Connections Academy, a statewide public …

‘You did good work:’ With graduation, SJVS students prepare for next steps

Michael Eisen, program coordinator for St. Johns Virtual School, acknowledged that the online-based high school program wasn’t for all students.

DIGITAL PASSPORT INITIATIVE: LCS may scale back program

“There was no virtual school in Athens City,” he said. “We were getting 74 percent of the sales tax and we’re getting 62 percent now. That was going to …

Gallagher resigns from Southwestern Schools

Prior to that, she was an assistant principal, athletic director, counselor and virtual school principal for the Prairie du Chien School District for five years …

Virtual school gets panel OK for more kids

The state’s Charter Authorizing Panel on Wednesday approved a 1,000-student increase to 3,000 for the Arkansas Virtual Academy after the school’s …

Educational Choice, Not School Choice, Making Moves In Florida

In the case of Florida, that movement started with the Florida Virtual School (FLVS) in 2003, which only receives money when students successfully …

Jason Fischer: Our kids deserve hope

… reduces standardized and computer testing; expands school choice access for special needs and virtual school students; implements mandatory …

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Crummel’s Classroom: cyber school meteorology

Students at Reach Cyber Charter School have a new tool to learn about the weather. It’s called Weatherstem. It not only provides current weather …

Milwaukee eighth graders look toward the future during special career day

Two teachers at Central City Cyber School have been helping their eighth graders think about different careers every month since school started.

Carlisle board members pass resolutions calling for “true” charter school reform

It’s not a matter of limiting parental choice, but improving accountability for the taxpayer dollars flowing out of school districts and into charter and cyber …

Lackawanna Trail Board of Education passes proposed final budget

According to Glynn, rising costs to fund students in the district who attend cyber charter schools continue to make it more difficult to balance the budget.

Reality panelist answers everything you want to know about cyber school

If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me what a cyber school was or how it worked, I’d have almost enough money to afford a textbook for a …

 

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