Virtual School Meanderings

May 27, 2017

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the SmartBrief for EdTech.

How one district implemented blended learning

In this blog post, Barbara Haeffner, director of curriculum and instructional technology at Meriden Public Schools, describes how her district implemented a blended-learning program in just two years. She shares three ways officials helped make the implementation a success.
SmartBrief/Education (5/23)

Easy ways to use virtual learning in class

Educators can create virtual learning experiences by using online discussion boards for students and free apps that provide lessons and simulations, educational consultant Matthew Lynch writes in this blog post. Lecture capture technology also can be used to reinforce lessons and boost student interaction, he suggests.
Education Week (tiered subscription model) (5/23)

Use digital marketing to boost online classes

Wichita State University saw enrollment in online classes double in 2013 after developing a successful digital-marketing plan for the courses. Online Executive Director Mark Porcaro says three key components made the plan work, including understanding workforce trends and aligning degrees to industry demand.
Education Dive (5/23)

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

Virtual school hosts real prom

Imagine going to your high school prom, but not knowing anyone there. That’s what some teens faced Friday night. It was part of a delicate dance …

Lawrence Virtual School grants diplomas to 80 students, its largest class to date

Lawrence Virtual School Class of 2017 valedictorian Dallin Harper illustrates his message that setbacks provide energy for future success to fellow …

Virtual school hosts real prom

Imagine going to your high school prom, but not knowing anyone there. That’s what some teens faced Friday night. It was part of a delicate dance …

Lawrence Virtual School grants diplomas to 80 students, its largest class to date

Lawrence Virtual School Class of 2017 valedictorian Dallin Harper illustrates his message that setbacks provide energy for future success to fellow …

ALABAMA CONNECTIONS ACADEMY: Enrollment to new virtual school open

Virtual schools may serve a wide range of students, including those who are significantly ahead or behind in the classroom, those who need a flexible …

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 …

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 onvirtual school. There will be representatives …

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

AUSTIN — Texas’ move to greatly expand virtual charter schools despite lackluster performance was significantly scaled back today after a Dallas …

‘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.

What ‘school choice’ means in the era of Trump and DeVos

This is a primer about the school choice movement, which supporters say seeks …. Virtual schools have been useful for some populations of students, …

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

Limestone County is committed to expanding student access to quality education no matter where in the state they reside, and this new online school …

Troy City Schools introduce virtual learning tools to students

The virtual life is only one component of the program. It will also track a student’s academic and athletic involvement from elementary to high school.

The US Virtual Schools Market to grow at a CAGR of 29.02% during Forecast period 2015-2019 …

A virtual school operates on an online learning platform and offers courses pertaining to various fields. These schools have a core curriculum and …

Online School Students Graduate, Prepared for Success in Evolving World

According to a 2016 third-party survey of Connections Academy online school parents, the top reasons for choosing virtual school include the desire …

Virtual School Holds Information Session for Parents

It’s a virtual school in Rogers. It is holding an information session for parents at Hyatt Place in Bentonville on Wednesday, May 24. Parents can learn …

Indiana Virtual School Partners with EdisonLearning to Increase Quality Online Education Options

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., May 24, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Indiana Virtual School announces that it will be partnering with international …

Tennis sensation using virtual school to aid in training

Lana Mavor decided to withdraw from a traditional school to enroll at Maine Virtual Academy, which allows her to maximize her tennis training.

Dale County student finishes high school and aviation course at the same time

Due to a scheduling conflict, he had to finish his high school courses through virtual school at night and take courses at the Alabama Aviation College …

Special school helps young mother succeed

According to the school’s website, PLC is a non-traditional virtual school serving students in Richmond County. The school – which is part of the …

Teen wounded in leg during morning Center Point shooting

Limestone County Schools recently announced a partnership with education giant Pearson to offer virtual school through the Alabama Connections …

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Teenage dancer following dream

When she was 12 and entering eighth grade, Emily made the choice to start cyber school to allow her to focus more on dancing. “I’ve known this is …

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 …

Cyber schools cost district millions

“The general consensus is that cyber school isn’t necessarily the best way to teach,” said Principal Vitulli of East Stroudsburg’s program. “Success in …

‘Ugly’ Wilmington budget debate still simmering

The district is losing $400,000 annually for district students who opt to attend cyber school. Board members want the amount given to the cyber …

Woman claims daughter abused at school by aide

She is now in counseling and attending cyber school. The Halls said they plan to file a civil lawsuit against the district. They said they believe that’s the …

Legislative committee finds that charters cause financial issues for many districts

The report found issues with the state’s funding of charter school transportation, special education payments, cyber school payments, and the state’s …

Bleak world of education reform

The cyber school model has students studying at home on a computer. All learning is done online and taught by unexperienced teachers who oversee …

Eastburg school board opposes charter school bill

“We need to absolutely define what it costs to educate a child in cyber school,” she said. “Then we need to make sure that’s the amount they get.”.

 

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