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May 28, 2022

Virtual Schooling In The News

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InTheNewsBeginning with the District Administration Daily Newsletter.

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Matt Zalaznick

Two initiatives seek to help district leaders make more impactful ed-tech purchases, based on the experiences of their peers. Read More >>

Moving on to Education Week.

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Teachers Struggled to Stem ‘Learning Loss’ During Pandemic, GAO Finds
A report documents teachers’ concerns about students losing academic ground.
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What the Massive Shift to 1-to-1 Computing Means for Schools, in Charts
1-to-1 computing has expanded at a rate few could have imagined.
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New European Data-Privacy Policy Carries Implications for Ed-Tech Companies
The Digital Services Act would set stricter protections on data privacy.
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Also, the various newsletters from ASCD.

Smart classrooms grow beyond hardware
Smart classrooms grow beyond hardware
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The “smart” classroom has evolved since it was introduced — possibly around the time smartboards were first adopted — shifting from a focus on teaching and learning tools to using technology for instructional planning. Chief Information Officer Steven Langford of Beaverton School District, Ore., says a smart classroom is “more than just hardware.”

Full Story: Government Technology (5/19)

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Venture capitalist offers insight on edtech investment
Venture capitalist offers insight on edtech investment
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There was a spike in investments in education technology last year, says Matthew Tower, a principal at Workshop Venture Partners. In this interview, Tower reflects on the future of the edtech market following the “pandemic bump.”

Full Story: EdSurge (5/23)

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Khan, school leaders share edtech tips
Khan (Kimberly White/Getty Images)
Schools should strike the right balance between technology and in-person interactions, suggest Khan Academy founder and CEO Sal Khan, Desert Sands Unified School District technology facilitator Sally Adams and Anaheim Union High School District instructional coach Laurie Manville. They recently shared tips to help improve education technology, including being mindful of “tech fatigue.”

Full Story: Education Week (5/26)

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Program teaches 7 pillars of digital accessibility
A school district in California is launching a new program, “7 Pillars of Accessibility,” intended to help close the digital accessibility gap for students with visual and hearing impairments. Under the program, teachers receive guidance on seven actions that can help make learning more accessible to students.

Full Story: KEYT-TV/KCOY-TV/KKFX-CD (Santa Barbara, Calif.) (5/23)

Online learning more popular in community college
Seventy-six percent of community-college students want access to at least some fully online courses — an increase from 68% in fall 2021 — a new report from Bay View Analytics and Cengage finds. The survey also shows an increase in satisfaction in online learning among those enrolled in the courses.

Full Story: Campus Technology (5/23)

How to choose effective digital tools
Proper digital tools will improve opportunities for student engagement — both during virtual and in-person instruction — writes Stephanie Eaton, a former math teacher and current middle-school specialist of curriculum for Proximity Learning. In this blog post, Eaton shares tips to help teachers select the right tools.

Full Story: SmartBrief/Education (5/24)

How to choose effective digital tools
Proper digital tools will improve opportunities for student engagement — both during virtual and in-person instruction — writes Stephanie Eaton, a former math teacher and current middle-school specialist of curriculum for Proximity Learning. In this blog post, Eaton shares tips to help teachers select the right tools.

Full Story: SmartBrief/Education (5/24)

Class Technologies set to buy Blackboard Collaborate
Education startup Class Technologies is preparing to purchase Blackboard Collaborate. According to the agreement, Class is expected to acquire Blackboard’s video-conferencing platform this year, and once the contract is finalized the company will be known as Class Collaborate.

Full Story: EdSurge (5/24)

OCR to review digital resources for accessibility
The US Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is preparing to review K-12 online resources to ensure they are accessible for users of all abilities. The initiative will include everything from digital learning tools to school websites, officials said, and will involve creating a video series devoted to educating technology producers about the issues people with disabilities encounter when using digital resources.

Full Story: Disability Scoop (5/24)

Companies offer live-streamed teachers amid shortages
Some companies, including Proximity Learning and Elevate K12, are offering virtual teachers as a solution to vacancies and teacher shortages. However, some experts question whether live-streamed teachers is a good alternative to in-person instruction and other unintended effects, such as driving down salaries for teachers and replacing in-person educators.

Full Story: Education Week (5/26)

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

Virtual Schools Market Worldwide Industry Share 2022-2028 – The Daily Vale

… 2022-2028 | Charter Schools USA, Wey Education Schools Trust, Alaska Virtual School, Beijing Changping School, Inspire Charter Schools, etc.

At Oxford HS graduation, seniors honor classmates who didn’t get to walk across the stage

But virtual school for Jace wasn’t the same, either. Lessons flew at him at lightning speed. He had no motivation to finish anything. “It was just not …

L-D schools consider transfer of online credit and re-enrollment policies | bhpioneer.com

Lead-Deadwood High School will not accept the transfer of distance learning credits from providers not approved by the South Dakota Virtual School …

CCAMPIS: Investing in the Futures of Student Parents in Higher Education – ED.gov Blog

However, due to pandemic policies, that was only four hours per day, and balancing work, virtual school, and the need for additional childcare was …

3 Plus Your Community- Houston Museum – YouTube

FLVS Full Time In-Person Graduation Ceremony. Florida Virtual School. Florida Virtual School. •. 2.5K views Streamed 2 days ago.

Midview schools get $200,000 in state grants for security upgrades | Chronicle Telegram

Little Middies Preschool, Midview East Elementary School, Midview Academy/Midview Virtual School, Midview High School, Midview Middle School, …

May 2022 – The School District of Palm Beach County

… Osceola Creek Middle · Pahokee Middle-Senior High · Palm Beach Virtual School · Palm Springs Community Middle · Plumosa School of the Arts K-8 …

All Centre County school districts proposed budgets that raise real estate taxes. Here’s a look

… believe will be elevated virtual school enrollments, meaning students that are in the virtual academy instead of coming in person every day.”.

3 high school graduations across the U.S. end with gunfire in less than 24 hours – NBC News

Hammond High School students will have a virtual school day Friday, though faculty will go into to school, she said.

Celebrating the Charles County Public Schools 2022 Teacher of the Year nominees | details

When virtual school started in the summer of 2020, many parents now working from home saw and heard how teachers were leading classes over Zoom.

Students celebrate graduating from Lawrence Virtual School, ‘where everyone can find a home’

Dozens of Lawrence Virtual School graduates crossed the stage to collect their diplomas Saturday, and dozens of others not present in person were …

virtual school software Market by 2029 | Blackboard Inc, Cisco Systems, Dell Inc – The Daily Vale

It gives an overview of the market which includes its definition, applications and developments and manufacturing technology. This virtual school …

Quinte brings home the gold

… Secondary School with her project Creativity = TRIZ and Surya Narayan Santhakumar with his project Snow Sbot V2 from HPEDSB Virtual School.

School Choice program provides the right fit for some local students – The Sun Chronicle

… 72.8 students who chose to leave the Attleboro system, 47.1 students went to regular schools and 25.7 went to a Commonwealth Virtual School.

WATCH REPLAY: 2022 Brevard County High School Graduation Ceremonies Continue Today

Brevard Virtual School, 11 a.m. • Clearlake Gymnasium. □ Astronaut High School, 7 p.m.. Broadcast sponsored by Noble and Co. Real Estate

School boards cancel Tuesday classes in wake of destructive storm | CBC News

… would be closed to all staff and students on Tuesday, including at the Blessed Carlo Virtual School and St. Josephine Virtual High School.

Virtual school option announced for 2022-23 school year by Harmony Public Schools – Yahoo News

The virtual school, however — known as Harmony Virtual Academy — is intended for those families who either still need or prefer to learn online.

Virtual school option announced for 2022-23 school year by Harmony Public Schools | KLBK | KAMC

The virtual school, however – known as Harmony Virtual Academy – is intended for those families who either still need or prefer to learn online. “We’ …

Ottawa’s English and French school boards cancel classes on Tuesday to allow for storm cleanup

There will be no virtual learning on Tuesday for students with Blessed Carlo Virtual School and St. Josephine Virtual School.

Ottawa school boards cancel Tuesday class after massive Ontario storm – Global News

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Harmony Public Schools to offer virtual options for 2022-23 year | Yourbasin

The virtual school, however – known as Harmony Virtual Academy – is intended for those families who either still need or prefer to learn online.

Make schools ‘corporate parents’ for looked-after children, says review

Virtual school heads have a duty to promote the educational achievement of children in care and manage their pupil premium funding.

Not all bills are worth passing – GREAT BEND TRIBUNE

… was requested to provide a list of past classes and test scores when she enrolled her own home-schooled student in a public virtual school.

Owyhee High School celebrates prom with ‘A Walk in the Clouds’ | Education | elkodaily.com

Two years after COVID shutdowns, canceled events, and virtual school, Owyhee Combined School held its first prom since 2019.

Virtual Schools Market 2022 Size, Share, Growth Prospects, Companies Profile, Top Key …

Abbotsford Virtual School; Mosaica Education; Virtual High School(VHS); Aurora College; Wey Education Schools Trust; Lincoln Learning Solutions …

See KCS Virtual School’s Class of 2022 graduation ceremony – Knoxville News Sentinel

Scenes from Knox County Schools Virtual School of 2022 graduation ceremony in Knoxville, Tenn. on Saturday, May 21, 2022.

The pandemic worsened racial achievement gaps. Making up the difference won’t be easy.

Despite the academic consequences, the benefits of virtual school have made it a complicated issue, especially for Black families.

School board meetings increasingly divisive | The Gazette

Virtual school board meetings offered during the pandemic to slow the spread of the virus allowed more people to engage in ways that were a more …

Cosmonious High review: back to summer school in the metaverse | Laptop Mag

To find out, I spent an entire afternoon wandering around Owlchemy’s virtual school from my Oculus Quest 2 headset.

K-12 Technology Spend Market has Huge Demand Top Key Players Profiling – The Daily Vale

… Alaska Virtual School, Basehor-Linwood Virtual School, Acklam Grange, Illinois Virtual School (IVS), Virtual High School(VHS), Aurora College, …

Big Data Network Security Software Market 2022 implemented by the Top key players – Xaralite

… Market 2022-2028 by Major Players: K12 Inc, Connections Academy, Pansophic Learning, Florida Virtual School (FLVS), Charter Schools USA, etc…

For some families, virtual learning was a hit. Wisconsin school districts are trying to meet that need

At the beginning of the 2021-22 school year, second grader L.B. enrolled in the Racine Unified School District’s virtual school in part because …

Ottawa schools with power will reopen Wednesday | CBC News

The Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) also said its two virtual schools — Blessed Carlo Virtual School and St. Josephine Virtual High School …

Big Rapids Virtual School graduates 13 students

Big Rapids Virtual School graduated 13 seniors at the Big Rapids High School auditorium. Photo courtesy/Amy Bordano. BIG RAPIDS — Big Rapids …

City Schools will suspend once crucial virtual learning after only 15 students said they want …

Jason Vandever helps his son with his virtual school in September 2020. Credit: Courtesy of Faith Vandever. Share …

Virtual learning may be possible solution to teacher shortage – WGNO

Nearly 150 students in Jefferson Parish attended the virtual school for the 2021-22 year. “We get to focus on ourselves and we get to be closer to …

Big Rapids Virtual School graduates 13 students – Manistee News Advocate

Big Rapids Virtual School graduated 13 seniors at the Big Rapids High School auditorium. Photo courtesy/Amy Bordano.

A+ Teacher uses humor in her virtual classroom – News 13

— A+ Teacher Jessica Strong teaches for Florida Virtual School. She uses humor to make learning fun and memorable for her students. Strong says, “I …

Upshur County BOE offers virtual learning alternative to in-person classes – WBOY

Information for Upshur County Virtual School can be found on their website. Continue Reading. Copyright 2022 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights …

Virtual Schools Market – increasing demand with Industry Professionals

… Pansophic Learning (United States), Florida Virtual School (United … Abbotsford Virtual School (Canada), Acklam Grange (United Kingdom), …

Texas Association of School Boards leaving National School Boards Association – YouTube

2022 Polk Grad Academy/Polk Virtual School Graduation. Polk County Public Schools. Polk County Public Schools. •. 85 watching. LIVE NOW …

Ottawa storm 2022: Most schools with power reopening Wednesday

The list of closed schools, which includes the virtual school, can be found on the board’s website. There will be no school bus service Wednesday …

Kiel school board doesn’t discuss Title IX investigation at virtual meeting attended by hundreds

Two public speakers talked about events surrounding the Title IX investigation and said they’d like to see all the media attention stop.

Avera Health, JDRF and the Helmsley Charitable Trust Partner to Provide Virtual Health …

… the telehealth provider Avel eCare to study the impact of delivering virtual school nursing services in medically underserved communities.

Virtual Schools Market to have a Stout Growth in the Near Future – The Daily Vale

Inspire Charter Schools Illinois Virtual School (IVS) Basehor-Linwood Virtual School Acklam Grange Lincoln Learning Solutions Connections Academy

Virtual Schools Service Market Emerging Trends Focusing on Top Key Players like Florida …

Top Key Players: Florida Virtual School,K12 Inc.,Connections Education,Abbotsford Virtual School,Lincoln Learning Solutions.

Harmony Public Schools to offer fully virtual option for students | Community Impact

The virtual school, dubbed Harmony Virtual Academy, is available for students who prefer or need to learn online and is approved for about 572 …

President Biden signs new policing policies in executive order – YouTube

2022 Polk Grad Academy/Polk Virtual School Graduation. Polk County Public Schools. Polk County Public Schools. •. 1.2K views Streamed 1 day ago.

Recognizing depression and anxiety in children and adolescents: Is it more than teenage angst?

“I think that a lot of people assumed that the digital age kids would be fine with a completely virtual school platform, and that ended up not …

$5 billion CMS construction list includes uptown high school and regional sports fields | WFAE 90.7

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Virtual School, iMeck Academy and some programs from Hawthorne Academy would also move to Waddell, which may also become the …

Empowerment, exit and entrepreneurship will continue to transform education | The Maine Wire

Each student comes to KaiPod with whatever virtual learning curriculum the family has chosen, ranging from a tuition-free public virtual school …

Greater Commonwealth Virtual School Celebrates Success of eSports Program

GREENFIELD — Director of Technology Chris Moody is pleased to announce the success of the Greater Commonwealth Virtual School’s eSports program.

K-12 Virtual School Class of 2022 graduation | PHOTOS | ClarksvilleNow.com

CLARKSVILLE, TN (CLARKSVILLE NOW) – The first graduating class for the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System K-12 Virtual School was held …

St. Johns Virtual School Class of 022 – St. Augustine Record

St. Johns Virtual School graduates attend their commencement ceremony in the auditorium of St. Augustine High School on Wednesday, May 25, 2022.

St. Johns Virtual School celebrates the Class of 2022 – St. Augustine Record

Proud parents, grandparents, family and friends packed the St. Augustine High School Auditorium Wednesday for St. Johns Virtual School’s …

Alberta names new chair for Athabasca University – The Globe and Mail

Alberta is shaking up the board of Athabasca University as the institution’s president defies the province’s request that the virtual school …

Kiel schools go virtual after bomb threats; city cancels Memorial Day parade – WEAU

Schools were evacuated Monday and students were sent home. Classes were canceled Tuesday and Wednesday. The Board of Education held a virtual school …

Community reeling after school shooting killed at least 21 people: Part 1 – YouTube

Riverside Virtual School: Graduation Ceremony 2022. Riverside Unified School District. Riverside Unified School District.

Teacher of the Week: Ryan Bozeman – YouTube

Mr. Ryan Bozeman is Teacher of the Week and he leads the fifth grade students of St. Johns Virtual School.

Knoxville, Knox County high school graduations: Class of 2022 pictures

KCS Virtual School. Kelley Academy. Knoxville Adaptive Education Center. Knoxville Catholic High School. L&N Academy. Oak Ridge High School …

Teacher of the Week: Ryan Bozeman – First Coast News

The principal of St. John’s Virtual School, Mr. Ryan Erskine said he believes Mr. Bozeman is one of the top teachers he’s worked with. “This is so …

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Army Aims to Boost Cyber Force Amid Looming Threat | AUSA

While the Army Cyber School at Fort Gordon, Georgia, trains soldiers to be cyber warriors, she said, soldiers who have cyber and coding experience …

Midd-West School District’s tentative spending plan raises taxes – Yahoo News

Rising costs, including salaries, cyber school and special education, attributed to the increase, said Abate. “There’s not much we could do about …

The GCSE exam question branded ‘impossible’ by 16-year-old pupils – Gloucestershire Live

Gloucestershire cyber school rated ‘Good’ in first Ofsted inspection. Comments · Petrol prices around Gloucester and Cheltenham today.

Education group finds cyber charter school used taxpayer money for concert tickets …

CCA responded to the report Monday by stating that cyber school law requires the school to provide families funding for technology and that the …

Fitch Affirms Philadelphia School District, PA’s IDR at ‘BB+’; Outlook Stable

The district projects flat cyber school enrollment for fiscal 2023. Revenue Framework. Commonwealth allocations and local revenues each typically …

Group calls for cyber charter school reform | News, Sports, Jobs – The Express

“Our school district, conversely, could educate those 59 students at our own, highly-successful, in-house cyber school known as BeLA for about …

District to introduce budget without tax increase | Local News | ncnewsonline.com

In 2018-19, the district was paying the tuition for 174 students in cyber school. That number for 2021-22 is 231. The district is operating its …

Mulching and Summer Yard Cleanup – Free Estimates – Malvern, PA Patch

College students with 4+ years experience in yard cleanup including: mulching, planting/hedging/removing plants and bushes, weed wacking, …

Virtual Schools Market Size, Industry Report Analysis, Growth, Share, Application … – Digital Journal

… School acts as a local authority champion also called an online school or e-school or cyber school teaches students through the internet.

Access to High-Quality Curriculum Is On the Rise. But PD Is Not Keeping Up – EdWeek Market Brief

Cyber School: Management Firings Will Not Hurt Students. Sept. 21, 2012. K-12 Dealmaking: Brighteye Ventures, Wonder Workshop, Kano Raise Funds.

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