Virtual School Meanderings

July 15, 2017

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the eSchool News Today

TRENDING THIS WEEK

The 3 major dos and don’ts of blended learning

With the goal of making the learning experience more personalized and individual, a growing number of schools have embraced the concept of blended learning. The transition from more traditional pedagogies to one that’s centered on blended learning isn’t easy, but the rewards are certainly many.

Next, the Connected Educator Smart Brief.

Community projects keep online students connected

Community projects keep online students connected
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Virtual learning offers a range of benefits for students, but it can be isolating at times, asserts special-education teacher Kimberly Hinton. In this blog post, she highlights how community service can help students stay connected to others.
SmartBrief/Education (7/11)

Moving on to the semi-regular ASCD SmartBrief.

4 steps to a successful blended-learning rollout

4 steps to a successful blended-learning rollout
(Pixabay)
Introducing technology to classrooms just for the sake of technology is not an effective approach to blended learning, asserts assistant superintendent Tara Beams. In this commentary, she shares four steps to take on the road to implementing blended learning.
T.H.E. Journal (7/12)

 

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

Performance lagging at Michigan’s virtual schools, study finds

Sixty percent of virtual school students attend a school operated by one of two, for-profit education management organizations: K-12 inc. and …

Mensa members make Hollywood Beach smartest place in USA (for 5 days)

Recently he has been doing Florida virtual school, which has allowed him to progress even faster, he said. Still not convinced it sounds like a barrel of …

A closer look at PAISD’s coming tax election

Among these include improved and/or expanded curriculum programs like bilingual education, a Virtual School and reading program, better social …

$0.05 EPS Expected for K12 Inc. (LRN)

More important recent K12 Inc. (NYSE:LRN) news were published by: Washingtonpost.com which released: “Virtual school operator K12 Inc. faces …

Free State student one of top youth piano players in the country

As he begins his senior year at Free State, he will mix his classes there with those he takes through Lawrence Virtual School, which gives him …

Statewide virtual school, partnering with Limestone County schools, launches in August

This isn’t a traditional school she’ll be leading, but a statewide public virtual school for grades K-12 that’s partnering with the Limestone County school …

When School Doesn’t Offer Physics, Rural Students Head Online

Elaine Schlett coordinates the Grandview (Missouri) School District’s Virtual Summer School, which has more than 1,300 students across the state …

Is Buying K12 Inc. (LRN) Here a Winning Strategy? The Stock Formed Bullish Double Top Pattern

Also Washingtonpost.com published the news titled: “Virtual school operator K12 Inc. faces challenge from stockholders demanding …” on December …

Performance lagging at Michigan’s virtual schools, study finds

Michigan’s virtual schools, which have grown significantly over the past seven years, continue to graduate students at a rate far lower than the …

Statewide virtual school, partnering with Limestone County schools, launches in August

This isn’t a traditional school she’ll be leading, but a statewide public virtual school for grades K-12 that’s partnering with the Limestone County school …

Students take virtual look at new BVP Mayoral Academy High School

While the site is under construction, project architects provided virtual reality equipment allowing a simulated experience of the school. (Breeze photos …

Springfield school’s world-first achievement

ONE Springfield school is pioneering in the space of virtual technology and is the only school in the world with a fully integrated online virtual school …

Students take virtual look at new BVP Mayoral Academy High School

Clad in hard hats and safety glasses, they donned virtual reality goggles programmed with two 360-degree images of a new high school being built on …

Arnett: Schools Will Be the Beneficiaries, Not the Victims of K-12 ‘Disruptive Innovation’

Since the book’s publication, virtual charter schools have continued to expand, and a number of innovative brick-and-mortar charter schools that make …

Ohio online charter takes funding repayment case to state’s Supreme Court

Districts nationwide have expressed frustration with virtual charter schools, and other online charter organizations, such as K12, have faced their own …

Ohio online charter takes funding repayment case to state’s Supreme Court

Districts nationwide have expressed frustration with virtual charter schools, and other online charter organizations, such as K12, have faced their own …

Letter: Reasons vary for choosing online school

… based solely on test results that don’t focus on individual students and fundamentally misunderstand the population of students virtual schools serve …

When School Doesn’t Offer Physics, Rural Students Head Online

Elaine Schlett coordinates the Grandview (Missouri) School District’s Virtual Summer School, which has more than 1,300 students across the state …

Teachers Union Adopts New, Anti-Charter School Policy

Teachers Union Adopts New, Anti-Charter School Policy … The policy statement also condemns virtual charter schools, which have recently come …

Public statewide virtual school launches through Limestone County Schools

LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – Parents, this fall you have a new, tuition-free option for educating your little ones. Nationally-accredited Connections …

Virtual School Helps Parents Plan at Home Time

Virtual School Helps Parents Plan at Home Time Michael Cary/CNN. Back-to-school sales have already begun, and that’s a great time to buy a laptop.

Virtual School Holds Info Session for Parents

Virtual School Holds Info Session for Parents iStock / DOConnell. To get the full list of all the most contaminated produce, click here. Virtual School …

‘Lost in the Cracks’: Alabama District Brings Personalized Learning to Incarcerated Youth

The American prison system has been criticized for being a place of punishment instead of rehabilitation. In states such as Alabama, where youth as …

Out of the comfort zone

For students who have experienced bullying, a virtual school is an emotionally safer environment. The wall of privacy works to level the social …

Jessica Alba & Gwyneth Paltrow Want To Talk Business

The trajectory of Gwyneth Paltrow and Jessica Alba’s careers is strikingly similar in two key ways: Both started acting at a young age, achieving …

Does K12 Inc. (LRN) Have Any Gas After Forming This Bullish Double Top?

Washingtonpost.com’s news article titled: “Virtual school operator K12 Inc. faces challenge from stockholders demanding …” with publication date: …

K12 Inc. (LRN) Forms Double Top; Strong Momentum for Buyers Coming

More recent K12 Inc. (NYSE:LRN) news were published by: Washingtonpost.com which released: “Virtual school operator K12 Inc. faces challenge …

A schoolteacher defends her virtual classroom: Letters

I am still in my first year of teaching a math course for Florida Virtual School, and I believe that associate professor of political science Michael …

Newest Mena classrooms could be virtual

Students would still be required to participate in state testing and fulfill requirements for each class taken, however, the virtual school would allow …

VIRTUAL ED: Principal explains benefits, challenges of online learning

Alabama-certified teachers are currently being hired for the first year of the virtual school, which begins Aug. 14. Registration is now underway, but no …

Former Oxford principal doing good work in Athens

The K-12 school is a part-virtual and part-blended learning space — meaning students from all over the state can attend the virtual school (which …

Editorial: Adoption program gets needed expansion, thanks to some locals

A new law took effect on July 1 that corrects a glaring oversight by allowing employees of charter schools and the Florida Virtual School to qualify for a …

Prayer, family inspire Clark’s run for School Board District 5

Clark has experience with a variety of school options, with his grandchildren being or having been enrolled in traditional public schools, virtual school …

How to learn about California Connections Academy @ Capistrano

California Connections Academy @ Capistrano, a tuition-free online public school, will hold a free information session in Redlands for families …

Maine charter school moves away from online learning model

Students at Snow Pond Arts Academy spend the morning studying theater, music and dance before using an online curriculum in the afternoon.

K12 Inc. (NYSE:LRN) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

OHVA is to pay the Company for educational products based on the Company’s standard National Managed Virtual School Rates, subject to certain …

Virtual school to host info sessions in Northwest Arkansas

Arkansas Connections Academy will hold four information sessions this month for families interested in the school. The virtual public charter school is …

New private school gives middle-schoolers a non-traditional option

The Pioneer School will offer a hybrid model of instruction, with students in grades 6 to 8 taking online classes through the Florida Virtual School, …

District report slams Francis Marion Military Academy

That is because Marion has its own virtual school and does not contract with Florida Virtual School. In May, when Francis Marion’s state funding came …

Technology Enhancing Fashion Experience : Roposo

Similarly, Roposo’s first virtual school – blogger academy – teaches upcoming bloggers on how to create content, increase reach, talk to brands, and …

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Dingmans cyber school grad named statewide valedictorian

Brinson attended elementary school locally but transferred to cyber school because she did not feel challenged in the traditional classroom.

Another generation of Swank race drivers hits the track

Off the track, Swank is able to get his school work done in the morning and work on his car in the afternoon because he attends cyber school.

Dingmans cyber school grad named statewide valedictorian

DINGMANS FERRY — Lovisa LjungQvist Brinson, of Dingmans Ferry, was named Valedictorian of AgoraCyber Charter School’s Class of 2017.

Have charter schools been a blessing or curse?

Brian Hayden, CEO of Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, which offers education to Johnstown students, said that hasn’t been his experience.

PA Cyber Charter School Launches First Summer Camp Program

Serving Pennsylvania students in grades 6-12, 21st Century Cyber Charter School is proud to offer its first summer camp program this year. CAMP21 …

Education Roundup: Fifty high school students receive scholarships

“For years, what school districts pay to cyber charter schools has been the same as the payments they make to ‘brick and mortar’ charter schools, even …

Future uncertain for Georgia’s online charter schools

Elias Madera raises his diploma during the Georgia Cyber Academy commencement, Saturday, May 21, 2016, held at Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta.

Charter schools remain controversial

Some rural communities, including those in Somerset County, have been more impacted by cyber charter schools than the brick and mortar alternative …

Nearly 1000 Erie students not vaccinated

The new statewide rule includes students attending public, parochial or private schools, and those attending a cyber school. The other significant …

 

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