Virtual School Meanderings

June 24, 2017

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the SmartBrief for EdTech.

Survey: Colleges lag in digital-learning goals

Survey: Colleges lag in digital learning goals
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Digital learning is a strategic priority for 61% of college leaders, but only 38% say their institution is making progress toward this goal, according to a report from Tyton Partners and Babson Survey Research Group. The report includes suggestions for boosting and improving adoption.
Campus Technology (6/19)

 

Engagement a top priority for online students

Engagement a top priority for online students
(Pixabay)
More than half of online students want to be able to connect and interact with their instructors and classmates, a survey shows. More engagement would improve courses for a quarter of respondents, while 59% say they travel to campus at least five times a year to meet with instructors and peers, the data show.
Campus Technology (6/21)

 

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

Juilliard-bound bassist says virtual school helped her succeed

Set on graduating a year early, she opted to try virtual school by open-enrolling in the Cumberland-Anita-Massena, or CAM, Community School District …

South Carolina’s online charter schools: A $350 million investment with disappointing returns

“Some families select a virtual school because they want to solve a short-term problem,” she said. “Their plan all along is to transition back to their …

State’s largest virtual school adds new charter school with Tulsa, OKC sites

We will still have the virtual school, but for students in Oklahoma and Tulsa counties, we can offer the additional benefits of having a facility where …

Juilliard-bound bassist says virtual school helped her succeed

Set on graduating a year early, she opted to try virtual school by open-enrolling in the Cumberland-Anita-Massena, or CAM, Community School District …

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 …

State’s largest virtual school adds new charter school with Tulsa, OKC sites

The state’s largest virtual charter school just announced a major expansion with new, onsite instruction opportunities for students in prekindergarten …

South Carolina’s online charter schools: A $350 million investment with disappointing returns

Today, the state has five virtual charter schools that together enroll roughly 10,000 students, up dramatically from about 2,100 students nine years ago …

For the sake of kids in need, please sign HB7069

After a lot of research we found what we had been praying for – a school that fit their needs. We found publicvirtual school. Finally, we could bring the …

School committee denies boy with immune disorder’s plea for virtual classroom assistant

HUDSON, Mass. – A 12-year-old Hudson boy missed up to 60 days of school this year because of an immune deficiency that makes him highly …

Polk County Schools review new virtual learning proposal

Jones explained his proposal to the school board at South Polk Elementary School Monday evening. His goal is to provide a virtual learning initiative …

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 …

Student juggles three jobs using virtual high school

She weighed her options, and as a freshman, she enrolled in the Minnesota Virtual Academy, a public, onlineschool run in association with the …

Betsy DeVos to charter school leaders: Your schools ‘are not the one cure-all’

In an address to charter school advocates, leaders, and teachers in … charter school networks, and that for-profit and virtual schools lag behind.

Marshfield joins virtual school affiliation

“We currently have 21 students enrolling out to other virtual school programs. Twelve of those are enrolling with Rural Virtual Academy, so if we then …

Free info session for AL virtual school at Hilton Garden Inn

A new virtual school might make you want to consider an educational alternative for your kids. Alabama Connections Academy is a tuition-free, virtual …

Waterloo School Board updated on nutrition initiative

It was learned the group of schools no longer organize distance learning, but rather is a charter virtual school available to consortium and open …

Indiana district to station “tech integration coaches” in schools next year

… each of its 2,500 students is equipped with a device of some kind — and it has successfully implemented “eLearning days,” or virtual school days.

Ashburn teen wins Luxembourg junior figure skating crown

Now in high school, she attends Riverside every other day and does virtual school on her off-days, where she spends seven hours at the rink. Despite …

Ohio’s online charter school ECOT to lay off quarter of staff to repay $60M to state

In fact a study from the Fordham Institute last year, highlighted the downsides of specifically Ohio’s statewide virtual school, concluding that it could not …

S&T to Demo New EDGE Virtual Training for First Responders (Video)

(The Virtual Training Revisited video describes advances in the free computer-based training tool, including a virtual school environment for …

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

South Carolina’s online charter schools: A $350 million investment with disappointing returns

At one cyber school, nearly a third of students dropped out last school year. Data from the S.C Public Charter School District, which oversees these …

Clairton City School District is so much more than football

We encourage students to attend Steel Center Career and Technical School and have established our own cyber school where students can work …

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 …

Jeannette school official: Cyber charters a ‘drain’ on district

When a student leaves the home district to attend a cyber charter, the home district must pay the charterschool the full cost of educating the student, …

21st Century Cyber Charter School to offer first annual summer camp program

The Chester County-based 21st Century Cyber Charter School will host Camp 21, a free two-day program for students entering sixth through ninth …

South Carolina’s online charter schools: A $350 million investment with disappointing returns

At one cyber school, nearly a third of students dropped out last school year. Data from the S.C Public Charter School District, which oversees these …

ASD Enrollment Declining As Costs Increase

Another significant increase was enrollment in cyber school offered by ASD. While only 17 students received online education in 2010, that number …

Exterminator working to eliminate Wilmington mice during summer

•They agreed to a continue using the Odysseyware cyber school program for students attending cyber school through the district until August 2018.

Tax increase lessens in UD schools budget

… was found in the potential for the district to save $100,000 by bringing back 100 students with its new online cyber school that will launch this fall.

ASPIRA Inc of PA

ASPIRA Inc. of Pennsylvania to launch its cyber school initiative for the 2017-18 school year. After a year of refining ASPIRA Bilingual Cyber Charter …

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