Virtual School Meanderings

August 5, 2017

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the ASCD SmartBrief.

Online preschool program in Miss. shows early success

The nonprofit Waterford Institute is operating a free online preschool pilot program in Mississippi. Claudia Miner, vice president of development at the Waterford Institute, says the UPSTART program — which provides families with technology and training — is showing signs of success.
The Hechinger Report (8/1)

Next, the semi-regular SmartBrief for EdTech.

Virtual-school graduates talk pros, cons

Virtual-school graduates talk pros, cons
(Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Flexibility, personal attention from teachers and developing time-management skills are among the benefits of virtual schooling, assert two graduates of virtual high schools and colleges. In this Q&A, the graduates address common questions around distance learning — including socialization — but also acknowledge that while they were successful, virtual schools might not suit some learners.
EdSurge (8/1)

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

In rural America, school choice sometimes means virtual school

Weaving is one of the skills taught at Union City High School, where Emily Adams, 16, is a rising senior. – Amy Scott/Marketplace. Listen To The Story.

DeKalb Co. Schools virtual school program is revamped for new school year

“We’ve revamped our virtual school program for the 17 – 18 school year,” explained DeKalb County Schools Superintendent Jason Barnett, “During …

In rural America, school choice sometimes means virtual school

In rural America, school choice sometimes means virtual school … Weaving is one of the skills taught at Union City High School, where Emily Adams, …

Virtual School meeting set

Chilton County Virtual School will hold an informational meeting on Aug. 3 at 6 p.m. at PASS Academy. The meeting will provide an opportunity for …

Struggling virtual charter schools could find a new funding stream via Erskine College

The midsummer news comes amid renewed scrutiny of virtual schools by education researchers and the state public charter school district, which …

Former Frederick High student earns second chance with summer graduation

Anderson, a graduate of the Frederick County Public Schools Virtual School, saw graduating, as nontraditional as the path may have been, as an …

Indiana school testing ‘virtual’ pre-K program

NEW ALBANY, Ind (WANE) State lawmakers may soon be deciding on an alternative to traditional pre-K. It’s a method one Indiana school district is …

LPS will consider what next high school should look like

Maybe the next high school should be a virtual school, or the district should explore more online education. They could expand focus programs, …

Your guide to the 2017-2018 Henry County school year

… elementary schools from 5-7 p.m. The open house event for Impact Academy, Henry County’s virtual school, is Wednesday, July 26 from 2-7:30 p.m..

New America School computers allow for virtual reality, 3D lessons

The newest 3D computer models by zSpace were an ideal choice to bolster the school’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) …

Harlem Nonprofit Plans to Offer Virtual Psychiatrist Visits in School Clinics

Northside Center, a nonprofit agency in Harlem with clinics in city schools, got conditional state approval on Tuesday to let its psychiatrists have virtual …

DeKalb Co. Schools virtual school program is revamped for new school year

“We’ve revamped our virtual school program for the 17 – 18 school year,” explained DeKalb County Schools Superintendent Jason Barnett, “During 16 …

Virtual School meeting set

Chilton County Virtual School will hold an informational meeting on Aug. 3 at 6 p.m. at PASS Academy. The meeting will provide an opportunity for …

Survey: Pecos Connections Academy Delivers Quality Education; Parents Satisfied with Online …

PCA’s 2016-2017 Parent Satisfaction Survey, a survey that gathers feedback from parents about the school and the virtual school experience, …

Struggling virtual charter schools could find a new funding stream via Erskine College

Malachi Sewell, 6, works through a school lesson in his school room at home with his mother Debra Sewell in 2010. The Sewells are among …

hio online charter school faces another funding reduction

Despite the virtual school’s contention during litigation that its enrollment was dropping because of the controversy and that it must lay off hundreds of …

New school year to emphasize career tech

Goodwin said technology upgrades this year will be vital, including a revamped virtual school program with a new platform providing remedial math.

St. Johns County well ahead of student growth curve statewide

… school districts and the Florida Virtual School, according to the Department of Education, and the Office of Economic and Demographic Research.

Changes at the top for Texas A&M law school

In the letter, Young praised Morriss for his “long record of innovation and entrepreneurial spirit” and said the new initiative will be “a virtual school, …

State to cut more from online school’s funding

Despite the virtual school’s contention during litigation that its enrollment was dropping because of the controversy, it has been the state’s practice to …

‘Not Everyone Is Built for It’: Students Offer Their Take on Virtual Schooling

Amanda Regan: For most students in a virtual school, there’s not a whole lot of student-to-student interaction. There are discussion boards that you …

Colorado Connections Academy Online K-12 Public Schools Receive Stellar Report Card From …

… satisfaction survey to find out how parents or guardians of students in the schools it supports grade the virtual school program in several key areas.

Escambia School District, UWF Honor Top Summer Science Students

1st Place: Madison Kemp, Ernest Ward Middle graduate and a Florida Virtual School student. Her topic was: The Effects of Manmade Climate Change …

State Superintendent Reduces ECOT’s Funding Following Yost Request

… in escrow, the Ohio Department of Education yesterday reduced by $12.4 million the amount of student funding it will send to the virtual school.

Margaret Hudson Program for teen parents closing, others step up

The academy takes care of students from the BA Academy, BA Virtual School and Mentoring Healthy Parents programs. Students should contact their …

Teenage contortionist from Lawrence bends one-time hobby into a future career

She’s now home-schooled through the Lawrence Virtual School, and devotes her free time to perfecting her craft at Lucia Aerial Arts in Overland Park.

More students enrolling in Escambia Virtual Academy

Jeremy Lowery is the administrator of the Virtual Academy. He said there are several groups where virtual school is a better option. He said, “We have …

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

In rural America, school choice sometimes means virtual school

When cyber school doesn’t work out, kids often come back to the district school needing extra tutoring and support to catch up. Several high school …

Pennies add up for Women’s Center

Sydney, 16, of Beech Creek, is a student at the 21st Century Charter Cyber School. Pictured with Glossner are Dawn Barner, left, and Sandy Ludwig, …

More kids are logging on to learn at cyber schools

Jakob Pandolph, 9, attends the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, one of the largest online publicschools in the country. – Amy Scott/Marketplace.

In rural America, school choice sometimes means virtual school

Last school year, 35 students from the district were enrolled in cyber charter schools, which are publicly funded but privately run. That’s out of almost …

Cyber camp, WCCC rebranding & education department donation: 5 things to know today

I got a sunburn at a summer camp for cyber school students yesterday. The students met with classmates and teachers, I.R.L. (that’s “in real life,” in …

Kennedey Courter is 2017 Fair Queen

Glossner, a senior at the Sugar Valley Rural Charter Cyber School, turned the tables by asking, “Why wouldn’t you come to the Clinton County Fair?

Downingtown-based cyber charter opens office in Murrysville

Prospective student Bryson O’Donnell, 15, talks to current cyber school students, during the grand opening of the new 21st Century Cyber Charter ..

Cyber option smart move by district

Scranton Superintendent Alexis Kirijan, Ed.D., has announced the formation of the district’s cyber school. (Times-Shamrock File). Two decades of the …

 

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