Virtual School Meanderings

June 17, 2017

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the SmartBrief for EdTech.

Will Facebook enter the online education market?

Facebook is working to offer training for developers through its new Developer Circles initiative. Now, some Facebook users are questioning whether the platform could have applications for online education.
Inside Higher Ed (6/12)

Study considers online student performance

Study considers online student performance
(Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images)
Less-academically prepared students in online courses are more apt to drop out, or receive lower grades than peers who took on-campus courses, according to a study. To boost student performance, researchers say, online courses need to be designed to produce better learning outcomes, especially for at-risk students.
Inside Higher Ed (6/12),  Education Next (6/2017)

Other News

Back to the regular Google alert for virtual school.

Not So Fast: Comments on a Viral Charter School Video

Here in Indiana, Indiana Virtual School is a charter school that received large criticism for running ads after spending $116,000 over 6 months on …

Task force looking for potential issues with virtual schools

“But in the marketplace for students, some people are responding competitively and setting up a virtual school of their own and saying, ‘We can …

Staunton Democrat opposes Incumbent House 20 Del. Bell

For the past two years, legislation by Bell to establish a full-time virtual school program has passed the General Assembly but has been vetoed by Gov.

Florida Virtual School helps homebound students learn

Thousands of students who can’t attend traditional brick-and-mortar schools attend Florida Virtual School. FLVS is a free, fully accredited online school …

Task force looking for potential issues with virtual schools

MONTGOMERY — State Superintendent Michael Sentance says he’s heard “dribs and drabs” of concern about virtual schools in the state and has …

Task force looking for potential issues with virtual schools

MONTGOMERY – State Superintendent Michael Sentance says he’s heard “dribs and drabs” of concern about virtual schools in the state, and has …

Column: Why online schools are growing

Virtual schools are expected to grow at an annual rate of 12.8 percent during the next four years. Nearly one million students currently participate in …

Area students graduate from online charter school

Enrollment for the Ohio Connections Academy 2017-18 school year is … enrollment is also encouraged, especially for families new to virtual school.

Leaving high school at 16 to pursue higher education

“While at the Virtual School, apart from the actual course material, I learned self reliance and organization skills,” Bethan said. “For sixth through eighth …

Students meet, dance at prom for online high schools

That was the case for many teens who attended the Arizona Virtual … Litz said many of the students who attend the virtual school were bullied at their …

Program for homeless high school students to expand this summer and into nextschool year

Like last year, students will take classes in the morning through the district’s Virtual School, followed by an afternoon of work at a local business …

Graduates took non-traditional path to diploma at Flexible Evening High School

So she made the decision to start attending Flexible Evening High School, through the Frederick CountyVirtual School program. On Monday evening …

Virtual school brings public education to students across Oregon

“It’s really flexible for our families,” says Oregon Connections Academy teacher Amy Dillahay, “that’s why a lot of our families come to us; they want …

For the sake of kids in need, please sign HB7069

We found public virtual school. Finally, we could bring the twins home for school while still having them taught by actual teachers with a challenging …

Who’s helping and who’s hurting? New national study looks at how charter networks measure up …

… school networks like KIPP and YES Prep come out looking good, but others — including large virtual school networks and for-profit charters — don’t.

New alternative ‘school-within-a-school’ approved by Jackson board

… have the option of attending an evening program at T.A. Wilson Academy, enrolling in the South Central Michigan Virtual School or doing both.

Graduates of virtual high school get diplomas

VACAVILLE — What were a few things that California Virtual Academies valedictorian Karissa Carleton of Sacramento was going to miss the most …

Tulsa Public Schools selects new principals for Booker T. Washington High School, McLain High …

Clay Vinyard has been selected as the new principal at Tulsa Learning Academy, a TPS virtual school based in the Tulsa Promenade mall at 4107 S.

Statewide online school celebrates graduation

According to a 2015 third-party survey of Connections Academy online school parents, the top reasons for choosing virtual school include the desire …

Finally, the Google alert for cyber school.

SASD approves $108 million budget

“One of the things we had been pushing for was to start our own cyber school,” said Robert Yarnall, SASD board member. “You have to be innovative …

Pennsylvania senator wants failing students out of cyber charter schools

Cyber school administrators are concerned by Argall’s plan. Brian Hayden, CEO of Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, the state’s largest cyber …

Ohio Board to Online Charter School: Pay Back Disputed $60M

ECOT officials have suggested that a repayment demand could be potentially crippling for the cyber school. Spokesman Neil Clark said Monday that it …

Cyber school graduates

Six Lawrence County residents are among those who graduated from Commonwealth Charter Academycyber school. Their commencement was …

Central, Cyber School graduates celebrate success

The years of hard work by Grand Haven’s Central High School and Cyber School graduates were celebrated during the commencement ceremony at …

Pennsylvania senator wants failing students out of cyber charter schools

Cyber charter schools are meant to be an accessible alternative to traditional schooling, but one state senator wants to make them a privilege that can …

SASD approves $108 million budget

The Stroudsburg Area School District approved a $108 million budget, which … “By starting our own cyber school it allows those kids to not only get a …

Ohio Board to Online Charter School: Pay Back Disputed $60M

ECOT officials have suggested that a repayment demand could be potentially crippling for the cyber school. Spokesman Neil Clark said Monday that it …

PA Cyber to graduate more than 1100 students from 61 counties

KUTZTOWN, Pa., June 9, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Nearly 275 Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School students today received their high …

Tax fraud sentencing delayed for cyber school founder

Nick Trombetta (right), founder of Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School in Midland, leaves U.S. District Court, Downtown, with his attorney J. Alan …

Online school sues Ohio board after vote on $60 million repayment

School officials say the repayment demand could be crippling for the cyber school, which serves 15,000 students. ECOT, which hasn’t repaid the $60 …

Online school sues Ohio board after vote on $60M repayment

Celiah Aker, a ninth-grader in her fifth year of enrollment in an online charter school named the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow or ECOT, works on …

 

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