Virtual School Meanderings

August 12, 2017

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the eSchool News Today.

3 ways to ease grading with blended technology

Grading papers is still a daunting teaching duty. But it doesn’t have to be. Teachers have many tools available to encourage students to turn-in those assignments on time.

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

ATHENS CITY SCHOOLS: Board approves charter resolution

Owsley credited the large jump to a mix of virtual school students and school choice. She said there would be more than 2,100 students enrolled at the …

Leon County School Board information

… Choice and Student Reassignment, Volunteers, Partners and Mentor Program, Foundation for Leon County Schools, Leon County Virtual School, …

Omaha area public schools: When they start and what’s new this year

Omaha Virtual School will be expanded to ninth-grade home-school students. » All high school football players will be outfitted with high-tech helmets …

New tax rates approved for PAISD

… salaries for the district and its employees, such as improved bilingual education, Virtual School, reading programs, social service needs for students, …

South Carolina’s charter school authorizer standards raise concerns among charter advocates …

But Summer said virtual school requires self-discipline, and it isn’t for everyone. While she thrived last school year, she said one of her friends got too …

Changes on tap for 2017-18 school opening in St. Johns County

Previously, if students in second through fifth grade wanted to enroll in an online instruction program such as the St. Johns Virtual School, they would …

High achiever: Pinon Hills grad headed to college with pair of scholarships in tow

Wilson, who recently graduated from California Connections Academy in San Juan Capistrano — a tuition-free virtual school that offers a fully …

Pearson’s Latest Financial Report Card: Another 3000 Jobs To Be Cut

Connections Education revenues declined slightly as growth in enrollment was offset by the expected impact from some virtual school partners …

Projects aim to improve schoolchildren’s health and wellbeing

Blackburn with Darwen’s Virtual School, which works to ensure children in care get the best possible support with their education, has teamed up with …

More students enrolling in Escambia Virtual Academy

(WEAR) — This year, the Escambia County school district is expecting a 50 percent increase in students that are enrolled full time in their Virtual …

Erskine College’s new role as charter school gatekeeper could change landscape of public …

Two of the first schools to express an interest in the new public charter school sponsor, the Charter Institute at Erskine College, are the S.C. Virtual …

South Carolina’s charter school authorizer standards raise concerns among charter advocates …

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is a prominent advocate for virtual charter schools. But even within the community of charter advocates, some …

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

Virtual schools—a fiercely debated topic. Some, like Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and the American Legislative Exchange Council, are in favor …

Commissioners address smoke detector concerns from county’s program

“Perhaps we can leverage our good relationship with the school board and let’s work together with them,” Bergosh said. “And perhaps if it comes down …

‘No shots, no school’? Vaccination rates lag in California charter schools

Many charter schools operate as virtual schools or “independent study” home school programs, meaning their students would be exempt from the …

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

Hundreds of supporters of Ohio’s largest online charter school, the … Despite the virtual school’s contention during litigation that its enrollment was …

Mustangs are forging a new path

“A lot of parents are skeptical thinking it’s virtual school because it involves a computer—but it’s not. Personalized learning is new to Oklahoma, but …

New school year to emphasize career tech

Russellville High School principal Jason Goodwin looks out over the … including a revamped virtual schoolprogram with a new platform providing …

Mustangs are forging a new path

“A lot of parents are skeptical thinking it’s virtual school because it involves a computer—but it’s not. Personalized learning is new to Oklahoma, but …

First class: ECP Early College starts year

Electives will be taught using the Virtual Public High School online program and foreign languages will be taught through the virtual school or course …

Lake County kids eager for start of 2017-18 school year

Flora Curet’s kids — Sabrina, 8, Lilian, 6, and Alexander, 5, who attend Florida Virtual School — also are ready to hit the books again. Sabrina had an …

St. Teresa’s debuts new high school in Albany

St. Teresa’s is allowing students to take classes through Georgia Virtual School during the school day for any classes they don’t currently offer.

Country’s Oldest State Virtual School Turns 20

Since that first academic year, when it had 77 semester completions, the school (since renamed the Florida Virtual School) has reported delivering 3.6 …

Alabama Virtual Academy at Eufaula City Schools Begins 2017-18 School Year

The virtual school offers a personalized approach to learning that ensures every student receives an excellent educational experience.

Five questions heads should ask themselves before excluding a student

In my role as head of a virtual school for children in care, working for various different local authorities over the years, I know that exclusion — whether …

Teacher turnover relatively stable at local schools

The teacher did not return for a second year, and the district turned to the Texas Virtual School Network option to allow the students to finish their …

Virtual Schools Market in North America to Grow at a CAGR of 12.82% During 2017-2021 …

Albany, NY — (SBWIRE) — 08/08/2017 — A virtual school operates on an online learning platform and offers courses pertaining to various fields entirely …

LIMESTONE COUNTY SCHOOLS: Grant to boost virtual efforts

The funds will be used to purchase Edgenuity software to assist virtual school efforts. “This will open up a bank of about 200 courses through different …

Florida Cyber Charter Academy Kicks Off 2017-18 School Year

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Students and teachers at Florida Cyber Charter Academy (FLCCA), an online public school option …

Another Opportunity For Dropouts in Costa Rica

On the other side, National Virtual School is available for people seeking schedule flexibility. They offer semi-virtual modality for teen dropouts.

Students get college, SAT-prepped at Stirling Road Branch Library

Abigail Slentz, a student at Florida Virtual School, wants to attend Stanford University and then pursue a career in anthropology. IMG_4387-541×360 …

This High School Student Probably Makes More Money Than You

This article on education is sponsored by My Tech High. My Tech High is a public school program tailored to the unique needs of each student.

New Rating System Proposed for Virtual Schools

David Chaney, co-founder and superintendent of Epic Charter Schools, the state’s largest virtual school, said school administrators are still studying …

Letters: Virtual education costs taxpayers less

For others, a virtual school setting is their last hope to gain the diploma they need to be productive members of the Hoosier economy. Then there are …

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Cyber option smart move by district

Two decades of the charter school movement in Pennsylvania have … its own internet-based school, the Scranton School District Cyber Academy.

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 …

School construction, Pine-Richland lawsuit settlement and cyber charter office opens: 5 things to …

CYBER CHARTER OPENING: The 21st Century Cyber Charter School, based in Downingtown, will open a brick-and-mortar office in Murrysville today …

East Allegheny school board addresses school performance and debt

MacFann said at least two students are coming back to East Allegheny for cyber charter classes. The superintendent said the district’s cyber school ..

Lawmakers owe support to public schools

In 2013-15 Pennsylvania taxpayers spent $1.2 billion on cyber school tuition. This was money removed from public school budgets to the charter …

Project boosts use of technology at Penn Hills middle school this year

She also said the district’s cyber school — Cyber High-quality Interactive Education Fostering Student Success — is poised to have another strong …

East Allegheny to vote on new dress code

He said the district’s cyber school made its offerings more challenging for youngsters who now attend charter schools such as PA Cyber and Agora.

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