Virtual School Meanderings

June 4, 2022

Virtual Schooling In The News

Filed under: virtual school — Michael K. Barbour @ 7:01 am
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InTheNewsBeginning with Education Dive.

EL, high-poverty students struggle to access appropriate virtual learning workspaces

A teacher survey by the U.S. Government Accountability Office found 1:1 check-ins and school-based tutoring can help with academic progress.

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Next, the District Administration Daily Newsletter.

Matt Zalaznick

What if there was a way to (very easily) find which ed-tech programs and platforms are making a difference in districts with the same characteristics as yours?  Read More>>

OPINION & ANALYSIS

Kavitta Ghai, DA guest columnist

If almost every workplace has adopted communication and productivity software to scale their ability to empower employees, why shouldn’t schools follow suit? Read More>>

Sponsored Content

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Moving on to Education Week.

Image of a child interacting with a teacher through the computer.
RECRUITMENT & RETENTION
Using Virtual Teachers to Fill Vacancies: Smart Solution or Big Mistake?
Some fast-growing companies are livestreaming teachers into classrooms.
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RECRUITMENT & RETENTION
Using Virtual Teachers to Help Fill Vacancies: Some Pros and Cons
Companies are offering to fill hard-to-staff positions with virtual teachers.
View on laptop of a Black male teacher with a young student sitting at a desk.
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Also, the various newsletters from ASCD.

Survey: Only 9% of teens want full remote learning
Survey: Only 9% of teens want full remote learning
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Although most teenage students prefer in-school learning, Black teens are less likely to want to only go to school in person and Hispanic teens are more likely to want a hybrid-learning setup, according to a Pew Research Center report released this week that looked at how the pandemic has affected learning. Just 9% of teen students prefer to be remote the whole time.

Full Story: The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (6/2)

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Online jobs for teachers on summer break
Online jobs for teachers on summer break
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Educators who will be away from their classrooms this summer have options for side gigs that are completely online, such as tutoring or transcription quality control. This article lists more ideas for summer, from-home work for teachers.

Full Story: Tech & Learning (6/2)

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Report: Remote-learning tools put students at risk
Many of the applications and services recommended in 49 countries for remote learning amid the pandemic are capable of or did harvest students’ data, selling information to third parties and monitoring students’ activities, a report by Human Right Watch warns. “In the process of endorsing and ensuring their wide adoption during COVID-19 school closures, governments offloaded the true costs of providing online education onto children, who were unknowingly forced to pay for their learning with their rights to privacy, access to information and potentially freedom of thought,” report authors say.

Full Story: Engadget (5/25)

Students frustrated with school’s internet restrictions
East Lyme High School in East Lyme, Conn., put strong filters in place to protect their networks and eliminate access to inappropriate content, but students and teachers say these restrictions hinder their ability to do legitimate work. The school’s technology head, Benjamin McCarthy, said the tech team is focusing on making the school better and will be implementing a kiosk at the help desk, so students can get access to information behind the firewall to help with research.

Full Story: The Day (New London, Conn.) (tiered subscription model) (5/26)

Colo. district offers online reading interventions
A pilot program of reading interventions for third- to fifth-graders is being rolled out in a Colorado district found success with online school approaches employed since earlier in the pandemic. Eight schools have signed up to participate, with students identified for the program being those less likely to receive supports because they are “on the cusp” of reading proficiency.

Full Story: Daily Camera (Boulder, Colo.) (5/26)

Baltimore teacher keeps students together, learning
Kyair Butts, a teacher in Baltimore, says he has remained a constant for students during years of disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Butts says he offers students straight talk — including research showing the effects of growing up poor — and support via team teaching, in which one person teaches while other educators are available via Zoom to chat and answer questions.

Full Story: The 74 (5/31)

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

Niagara school boards preparing for virtual option this fall | StCatharinesStandard.ca

About 125 elementary students have registered for virtual school. “This time was chosen to receive enrolment numbers which allowed us to begin …

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

Market Overview: Virtual school market will register a 12.8% CAGR in terms of revenue; the market size will reach USD 5994.92 billion by 2028, …

PHOTOS: RCPA, RCVS and Focus Program Classes of 2022 graduates

Robertson County Phoenix Academy, Virtual School and Focus Program graduates receive their diplomas at Commencement in 2022.

School Counselor Shares How The Mental Health of Children Is More Important Now Than …

Muston also discussed the challenges students faced when the COVID-19 pandemic shut down schools, but how the students at her already virtual school …

Meet N.C.’s 2022 teacher of the year – Spectrum News

The pandemic made it a rough couple of years for teachers and students, with virtual school, hybrid school, staffing shortages and burnout

Special last day of school – YouTube

Osceola Virtual School & Zenith Accelerated Learning Academy | High School Graduation 2022. Osceola County School District.

State Rep. meets with students at Iroquois Elementary – YouTube

2022 Polk Grad Academy/Polk Virtual School Graduation. Polk County Public Schools. Polk County Public Schools. •. 1.3K views Streamed 2 days ago.

Venice teacher pens book on how COVID affected learning | | yoursun.com

‘Does virtual school work?’ is question that is tackled. By SUE ERWIN Staff Writer; May 27, 2022; 12 hrs ago …

Sioux City students celebrate high school graduation – KTIV

The District’s virtual school first opened its doors in the fall of 2021 and is celebrating its first class of graduates.

April Jeppson: Take time for the little things with children – Albert Lea Tribune

We did not have virtual school or online learning, so when we had to close due to the weather, we had to make up for those days at the end of the …

St. Augustine High School celebrates Class of 2022

St. Johns Virtual School celebrates the Class of 2022 · Graduates of the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind celebrate achievements.

VIBE Academy recognizes graduates | Local news | siouxcityjournal.com

Sioux City VIBE Academy, the district’s virtual school, held its commencement service Saturday at the Tyson Event Center.

2022 graduate profiles | Education | clevelandjewishnews.com

“Virtual school is not easy at all and so it created a lot of resilience, not only for me, but also for my friends.”.

LAFCU essay winners share their high school COVID-19 pandemic experiences

Although virtual school was a little unusual the first few weeks, it eventually became a routine: Wake up, join Zoom classes for four hours, …

Pledre: Solving Nigeria’s education crisis with virtual schools | TechCabal

After that, you can start enrolling students at your own virtual school. Typically, you’d have to raise millions of dollars to set up a virtual …

Region 6, Litchfield schools to hold public hearings on merger – The Register Citizen

“To continue the important dialog, and to always seek improvement, I will be holding a virtual School Security Community Forum.

Bored during the lockdown, Jack Bresnahan created the Gainesville Blitzball League | Lifestyles

… when he started getting more guys together who needed an outlet – something to do in their new world of virtual school and virtual everything.

Virtual Schools Market Is Likely to Experience a Tremendous Growth in Near Future

K12 Inc; Connections Academy; Mosaica Education; Pansophic Learning; Florida Virtual School (FLVS); Charter Schools USA; Lincoln Learning …

Cyber School Market 2021 with Top Countries Data Analysis by Industry Trends, Size, Share …

Leading players in the Cyber School market: K12 Inc Connections Academy Pansophic Learning Florida Virtual School (FLVS) Charter Schools USA …

E-school Market 2021 Trending Technologies, Development Plans, Future Growth … – AlgosOnline

K12 Inc Connections Academy Pansophic Learning Florida Virtual School (FLVS) Charter Schools USA Lincoln Learning Solutions Inspire Charter …

Behind Khan Academy And Arizona State University’s Khan World School Launch – Forbes

The Khan Academy and Arizona State University Prep Digital’s partnership to launch the Khan World School, a virtual school for high schoolers, …

Harmony Public Schools offering online learning option in fall 2022 – Dallas Morning News

For students who need to continue studying from home or who simply just learn better that way, we’re excited to continue offering a virtual school …

Virtual School Market Size 2022 Shares, Challenges, Development, Key Players …

The Virtual School Market including detailed description of competitive environment in the market through comprehensive business profiles, a project …

Virtual School Market Share 2022 SWOT Analysis, CAGR Status, Opportunity and … – Xaralite

Tables and figures facilitate analyse universal the Virtual School Market Forecast. This research provides key statistics on the state of the industry …

Wisconsin schools spending federal COVID money on at-risk students – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

… books for higher grades, because students “didn’t solidify those skills during virtual school” at the typical grade level, she said.

‘Hug your kids,’ school leader says after 3 children, woman killed in domestic situation – mlive.com

… which include an elementary student, an older teen in virtual school and an 18-year-old. They are half-siblings of the children who died.

Flagler 3rd Graders’ Reading Scores Fall Again, to Lowest Level in 7 Years, Yet Rank 12th in State

The 19 students tested at iFlagler, the virtual option, tested higher, as virtual-school students tend to across the state, with 74 percent …

WATCH: Growing pains over for fledgling program that helps girls excel

… to the girls was very limited due to the fact that there was a lot of students doing virtual school and hybrid schooling and all of that.”.

Behind Khan Academy and the launch of Arizona State University’s Khan World School

… a virtual school for high school students, brings together two of the powerhouses of digital learning with the promise of creating a …

Poore making first bid for Charles school board seat | Local News | somdnews.com

… of adding an hour to the school day to make up for some of the lost time and adding virtual school learning options for after-school hours.

NYC is launching two virtual schools with a catch: Ninth graders only for now

“Those virtual school options are for students who may need to work from home, whether it’s for health reasons, for socio-emotional reasons, …

Virtual School, Interlachen kick off grad season – Palatka Daily News

Putnam Virtual School’s class of 2022 turned their tassels to the side Tuesday evening and marked the first high school graduation ceremony of the …

CityLab Daily: How Chicago Connected 64000 Students to High-Speed Internet

The challenges of virtual school have pushed some cities to try new ideas for expanding internet access. Electric Boat Maker Unveils Urban Water Taxi …

Niles non-traditional programs graduate Class of 2022 – Leader Publications

… Niles Cedar Lane, WAY Niles and Niles Virtual School were able to be recognized for their hard work and call themselves high school graduates.

End of pandemic-era free lunch program: How Summit County school districts are affected

… ran at a deficit for the 2020-21 school year because of the virtual school option and constant closings due to COVID outbreaks,” Bindus said.

June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month: Creating Safe, Inclusive Environments – Aldine ISD

Programs · My Library · Digital Resources · Student Resources for Reading Disabilities · Service Console · Virtual School · College Partners …

KATHY RADLOFF – WEAU

Throughout this school year Kathy worked with her grandson to help him get through his courses in the virtual school setting.

Virtual Schools Market by Top Key Players, Types, Applications, Countries & Forecast to 2022-2030

Florida Virtual School (FLVS) K12 Inc Aurora College Pansophic Learning Mosaica Education Abbotsford Virtual School Basehor-Linwood Virtual School

4 Things That Make Hilarie Burton Feel Like Her Best Self – Harper’s Bazaar

“So much was already put on women—helping kids through virtual school, taking care of our homes, and managing our careers virtually.

Bolton teenager founds Bereavement Cafe to help others

Bolton Council has helped Harry with advice and guidance, and to secure funding from The Virtual School. The cafe is also supported by Friends of …

Virtual Schools Market is Booming Worldwide with Aurora College, Acklam Grange, Charter Schools

… K12 Inc, Florida Virtual School (FLVS), Wey Education Schools Trust, Alaska Virtual School, Charter Schools USA, Virtual High School(VHS), …

WCS celebrates first virtual school graduation | Education | williamsonherald.com

WCS celebrates first virtual school graduation. By Elicia Hyder • For the Herald; Jun 2, 2022; 1 hr ago …

Virginia Virtual Academy Students Are Ready to Take Charge of Their Future

Prior to the pandemic, students enrolled in virtual school for several reasons—some were looking for the safe learning environment that online …

Kirk Cameron to Newsmax: Parents’ Eyes Opened During Home-schooling

When parents had to help their children with their virtual school lessons during the COVID-19 pandemic, their eyes were opened to what their young …

Mecosta Osceola ISD staff receive awards – Midland Daily News

Big Rapids Virtual School paraprofessional Amy Bordano poses with Director Mitch Cumings and fellow paraprofessional Julie Jensen after receiving …

On Tour with Xiran Jay Zhao – Publishers Weekly

Also in NYC, Books of Wonder hosted Zhao and fellow author Claribel Ortega (r.). The book tour went digital when Zhao made a virtual school visit at …

Familiar face filling new role as Jackson schools assistant superintendent – mlive.com

… overseeing the learning of students at the middle and high school level, as well as South Central Michigan Virtual school.

Q & A with Duval County School Board Member Lori Hershey, District 7 – Florida NewsLine

… virtual school, high-performing charter schools and school districts, along with good cause exemptions for third grade retention, …

A 6th year in high school that allows you to avoid CEGEP | The Bobr Times

Thanks to a partnership with an Ontario virtual school, the teaching can be done remotely, which allows young hockey players who are constantly on …

Virtual School Market Present Movements and Historical Data – K12 Inc., Alaska … – mbu timeline

K12 Inc. Alaska Digital Academy Pansophic Learning Mosaica Education Charter Schools USA Basehor-Linwood Virtual School Aurora College Lincoln …

New MPS graduates reflect on how they stayed motivated during pandemic, virtual school

Bandy said that year of virtual school was difficult. He originally wanted to graduate high school in three years, but that didn’t happen.

How lockdowns unlocked a children’s privacy problem – Kidscreen

In some cases, established tech platforms filled the need for virtual school environments; and in others, new outlets scaled up to fill the void.

Bomb threats end harassment investigation into student’s misgendering, WILL celebrates win

The threats resulted in the district going to virtual school for the remainder of the year, the cancellation of the city’s Memorial Day parade and …

State Senator Larry Teague’s Weekly Column – KAWX

The action also allows Premier High Schools of Arkansas to add as many as 250 students in a new virtual school. Both charters operate existing …

New DeKalb High School principal named for upcoming school year – Shaw Local

During a virtual school board meeting Feb. 4, the Kaneland School Board unanimously voted to approve Horne for the position of Kaneland High …

2022 High School Graduates | | williamsonherald.com

… contest winners displayed at libraries · WCS celebrates first virtual school graduation · Whitson secures $50K in state funds for High Hopes …

Long-term cost of sedentary behavior in kids and teens | Community | richmondregister.com

Many youths spent more than 18 months staring at screens for virtual school and then continued to use screens or watch TV during their free time.

WVa plant to start making electric school buses in September – Big Rapids Pioneer

Big Rapids Virtual School paraprofessional Amy Bordano poses with Director Mitch Cumings and fellow paraprofessional Julie.

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Audit spending by online charter schools | Editorial | citizensvoice.com

But many of them are unconcerned about the cyber school’s conduct because anything that diminishes the conventional public school system, …

Cyber School Market 2021 with Top Countries Data Analysis by Industry Trends, Size, Share …

The recently published Cyber School market report sheds lights on industry segments, competitive scenario, geographical expansion, and important …

Virtual School Market Size 2022 Shares, Challenges, Development, Key Players …

An online school (virtual school or e-school or cyber-school) teaches students entirely or primarily online or through the internet.

Virtual Schools Market by Top Key Players, Types, Applications, Countries & Forecast to 2022-2030

An online school virtual schoolss or eschool or cyber-school) teaches students entirely or primarily online or through the Internet.

Lehigh Valley wrestling: Tyler Kasak commitment, Powerade, Escape the Rock, transfers

He is doing cyber school while training for the world championships which are July 25-Aug. 1 in Rome. Advertisement.

Save $50 On Award-Winning Pest Control Service – Malvern, PA Patch

Viking Pest Control voted The Top 10 Best Pest Control company by Forbes Magazine & The Best Sustainable Pest Control Company by the Spruce is off …

Pennsylvania’s cyber charter schools cost taxpayers and businesses – GoErie.com

… for just $3,000 per student, I believe that the current cyber school funding scheme is an unjustified waste of taxpayers’ hard-earned money.

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