Virtual School Meanderings

July 8, 2017

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the ASCD SmartBrief.

Survey reveals digital-learning trends

Survey reveals digital-learning trends
Data from a survey of more than 514,000 educators, parents and students show that principals say data, social media and online assessments are having positive effects on learning. The findings also show that online videos and games are most often used in classrooms.
T.H.E. Journal (7/5)

Next, the semi-regular SmartBrief for EdTech.

MOOCs find their niche in labor market

Massive open online courses have found a target audience in the labor market, attracting professional learners who want to take classes to nurture career growth, asserts Rick Levin, former CEO of Coursera. Some MOOC providers are partnering with universities to create programs that let students earn credentials in high-demand skills, writes Dhawal Shah of Class Central.
EdSurge (7/6)

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

Meet the team who care for the carers around Plymouth

The challenge for the Virtual School is to make sure they get this support and we can be the worst nagging parents with very pointy elbows in order to …

Michigan’s virtual charters are gaining in numbers, lagging in achievement

Miron says the rapid growth of Michigan’s virtual school hasn’t left enough time to evaluate what’s working and what’s not when it comes to policy and …

Florida Board of Education member seeks reappointment to seat

A former trustee for Florida Virtual School, Olenick is an executive of a central Florida construction company and former assistant state attorney and …

Rating the environment online – the story of EnviRate

Vanhanen, whom Harju-Autti likes to call the man of one hundred million trees, runs a virtual school of 100,000 people in 160 countries around the …

Michigan’s virtual charters are gaining in numbers, lagging in achievement

The number of Michigan kids who attend virtual schools has exploded in the past eight years. But a new study suggests those students aren’t keeping …

Youngest graduate crosses stage at Abbotsford Virtual School

Not only did Christine Wiebe cross the floor as the school’s oldest graduate at age 75 (see separate story), but Isabelle Harris, 15, accepted her …

Education update: Penn State paychecks, virtual schools and budget watch

It’s the middle of the week and local school districts are still juggling concerns about the lack of a state budget. We’re watching Harrisburg for signs of …

Rock Hill schools’ new expulsion policy aims to reduce time out of class

The Rock Hill school board made a policy change last year that … they cannot go to another district, they cannot enroll in the virtual school that South …

Reading School Board asked to back Virtual Academy

Jen Murray, teaching and learning assistant to the superintendent, presented the proposed Reading Virtual Academy during a school board meeting …

UPDATED: County school board OKs $2.2 million loan to pay off Apple

UPDATED: County school board OKs $2.2 million loan to pay off Apple … monies and revenue from the Connections Education virtual school.

Lake County schools jump from a C to a B on state scorecard

The A schools are Grassy Lake Elementary, The Villages Elementary, Lost Lake Elementary, East Ridge Middle, Lake Virtual School and Imagine …

Tennessee Virtual Learning Academy opens for enrollment

Tennessee Virtual Learning Academy, a statewide public school, is now accepting enrollments for grades 7-12 for the 2017-2018 school year, …

Charter school employees now eligible for adoption bonuses

Employees of charter and virtual schools soon will be able to take advantage of a one-time bonus for adopting children from Florida’s foster care …

Lincolnshire Media Education Awards honour exceptional people across the county

The Virtual School Achievement award was given to Edgaras Trofimova who has developed into a polite and clever student after studying at Carlton …

James Hope jailed after The Hunted One traps him in Faversham trying to meet boy, 15

A teacher working with vulnerable children was the victim of a sting when he arranged to meet a 15-year-old boy for sex through a gay dating website, …

Ex-headteacher from Kent who arranged to meet teen for sex through gay dating website is jailed

Hope was immediately suspended by KCC from his teaching role as assistant head with the Virtual School Kent team based in Swale. His 15-year …

Harnessing the EdTech revolution in Africa

This virtual school provides an alternative education system for children that is flexible, cost effective and only requires a smartphone or tablet plus …

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Reading School District to offer cyber school program

The Reading School Board said it has approved launching a cyberschool program this fall that will allow students to take classes online through the …

The 21st Century Cyber Charter School in Downingtown hosts graduation

Student commencement speaker Madison Egyud addresses her 21st Century Cyber Charter School (21CCCS) classmates during graduation.

Official Orders School to Stop Using Taxpayer Funds on Ads

Official Orders School to Stop Using Taxpayer Funds on Ads … pay back the funds could be crippling for the cyber school, which has 15,000 students.

Charleroi School Board approves budget with tax increase, no cuts to programs

Cyber school tuition also increased by $94,000. Business Manager Crystal Zahand said with the total cost of cyber school tuition being close to …

Derry Area School District plans to add ‘pay to play’ programming

The district says the continual increase in transportation, pension, special education, and cyber school tuition costs are forcing schools to come up with …

Professor says new cyber center could create buzz year round

He’s seeing big spaces that have been vacant for years finding new interest. “I’ve had hotels, a cyber school looking for ten acres, two student housing …

PA Cyber CEO appointed to statewide charter council

A statewide charter school advocacy group Wednesday appointed Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School’s chief executive officer serve on the group’s …


Leave a Comment »

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Blog at

%d bloggers like this: