Virtual School Meanderings

July 2, 2022

Virtual Schooling In The News

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InTheNewsBeginning with the Education Dive.

Survey: Educators, parents see value in hybrid learning

While survey respondents view online learning favorably, both groups hold some concerns about too much screen time for students.

Next, the District Administration Daily Newsletter.


Matt Zalaznick

CIOs and other ed-tech leaders are not being left out of the K-12 recovery conversation, particularly when it comes to spending relief funds on learning and safety.  Read More>>

Matt Zalaznick

New Hampshire districts are getting three potentially transformative teaching tools at no cost for five years, and the PD to power them. Read More >>

Ramesh Balan and Ericka Johnson-Allen, DA guest columnists

In order to turn learning loss into learning gain, we need bots that serve as personal tutors. Read More>>


Some schools turning to virtual tutoring have struggled to get students to participate. Communication between tutors and teachers can be spotty, and the scheduling logistics are complex. Read More >>

Moving on to Education Week.

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Research About Educational Technology Needs a More Critical and Useful Lens
The changing ed-tech landscape in K-12 schools demands more and better research.
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Student Teachers Are Learning Outdated Tech in Prep Programs
Most teacher preparation programs aren’t keeping up with advances in technology.
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What Schools Really Learned From Remote Learning
A new report looks back at the 2020-21 school year to draw conclusions.
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10 Tips for Making Digital Materials More Accessible to Students With Disabilities
Avoiding PDFs and editing automatic transcriptions are among the ideas.
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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 prior to the pandemic.
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How Teacher-Prep Programs Should Help Future Educators Adapt to Crisis and Change
The pandemic threw teachers into chaos and asked them to make sense of it for students.
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Also, the various newsletters from ASCD.

Teacher: Some students are fatigued by online learning
Teacher: Some students are fatigued by online learning
While students gained valuable technology skills over the past two-and-a-half years, some are fatigued by online learning, writes Leyla Hagihossein, a teacher at Trevor Day School in New York City. In this commentary, Hagihossein writes that she gives students choices that allow them to learn “in a way that best fits” their skill sets.

Full Story: EdSurge (6/24)


Study: Teacher prep programs missing the mark on edtech
Study: Teacher prep programs missing the mark on edtech
Teacher preparation programs may be failing to teach about the latest education technology, says Jenna Conan Simpson, director of instructional technology at All Saints’ Episcopal School in Texas. Conan Simpson, who will present findings from a qualitative study of educators at this week’s International Society for Technology in Education conference in New Orleans, says teachers reported using outdated technology and from teacher educators who were decades removed from being classroom teachers.

Full Story: Education Week (6/24)


ISTE: Making the most of continued remote learning
ISTE: Making the most of continued remote learning
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Schools should adopt a “new normal” to support students who are continuing to learn remotely, according to researchers Alvaro Brito, a doctoral student and learning specialist at the Compton school district in California, and Devery Rodgers, assistant professor of educational leadership at California State University-Long Beach. Their findings, presented at the International Society for Technology in Education conference, include giving teachers experience with online course design, using data, and focusing on communication.

Full Story: Education Week (6/27)


Does virtual tutoring make a difference?
Does virtual tutoring make a difference?
As schools invest more time and money in virtual tutoring programs, officials say there are mixed views about effective approaches. Limited studies show some promising results from pandemic-era virtual tutoring programs, but Matthew Kraft, an associate professor of education at Brown University, says it is “premature to start saying: ‘Oh, it’s working here, it’s not working there.'”

Full Story: Chalkbeat (6/29)


Research: Make the most of continued remote learning
Research: Make the most of continued remote learning
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Schools should adopt a new normal to support students who are continuing to learn remotely, assert researchers Alvaro Brito, a doctoral student and learning specialist at the Compton Unified School District in California, and Devery Rodgers, assistant professor of educational leadership at California State University Long Beach. Their findings, presented at the International Society for Technology in Education conference, include using data, allowing teachers with online course design experience to lead remote efforts and focusing on communication.

Full Story: Education Week (6/27)


Study examines student mental health, online classes
Study examines student mental health, online classes
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A study of 5,000 adolescents in Japan suggests that those taking online classes that featured daily routines and social interactions during building closures because of the pandemic were better protected from mental health challenges when they returned to in-person classes. The study, which may be one of the first examining students’ mental health after the return to in-person schooling, was published in Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences Report.

Full Story: Forbes (tiered subscription model) (6/28)


Opinion: Idea-sharing boosts online engagement
Idea-sharing can help engage students learning in Massive Open Online Courses, according to Unnati Narang, an assistant professor of marketing at the Gies College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In this commentary, Narang says research shows that students who share their ideas see a 30% increase in “video consumption and assessment completion” in MOOCs.

Full Story: EdSurge (6/29)

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

Cyber School Market Development Size 2022 – Indian Defence News

Cyber School Market Development Size 2022 | Charter Schools USA, Florida Virtual School (FLVS), Lincoln Learning Solutions, K12 Inc, …

Global Virtual Schools Market 2022-2028 by Major Players – High Timber Times

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

Summer School Adding Element Of Fun To The Classroom | Harrisonburg |

… Michael Richards · Smithland Elementary School · Sarah Yoder · Engagement · Enrichment · Learning · Pandemic · Virtual School.

School education of children badly affected in Latin America during pandemic

One million young people in Argentina who had been attending virtual school, according to Mercedes Porto of the youth-focused Fundacion Cimientos, …

Day 5 Part 2: AQHA VRH World Championship Show – YouTube

82K views 1 year ago · Justin Dunn Mulemanship. Virtual School Master Videos. Virtual School Master Videos. •. 27K views 6 years ago …

Gadsby-Dolly: Soldiers may join police as role models at troubled schools

… could not log on to virtual school lessons during the pandemic. “With 47,000 dropouts, we cannot say what tsunami will hit us in five years.” …

Former state auditor and GOP chairman says Epic scandal facilitated by Republicans … – Tulsa World

After Tuesday’s meeting of the virtual school board, Epic Superintendent Bart Banfield expressed some frustration but said the school’s leadership …

Virtual Schools Market Experiences a Huge Growth by 2028 | Acklam Grange, K12 Inc …

Abbotsford Virtual School Connections Academy Wey Education Schools Trust Florida Virtual School (FLVS) Mosaica Education Aurora College

Open Enrollment, Childhood Literacy Included in Kansas’ $6.4 Billion Education Budget

Virtual school, alternative education, part-time enrollment. The bill raises the per-student rate that schools receive for virtual students to ..

Greater Commonwealth Virtual School Honors Students for Academic Achievement at …

GREENFIELD — The Greater Commonwealth Virtual School is pleased to announce the academic achievements of members of the school’s recent …

“America’s Embarrassing Reading Crisis: What we learned from COVID” | WGCU PBS …

… and compares established virtual learning methods like those used by Florida’s Virtual School with traditional brick-and-mortar schools.

5 things to know about Metro Nashville Public Schools enrollment trends

Virtual school enrollment is up. There has been a slight uptick in interest in distance learning or virtual school since the coronavirus pandemic.

Learning to learn – A year of firsts teaches students how to read and so much more

Structure and routine were the main ingredients missing from virtual school. Eads couldn’t control her students’ environments last year, …

‘I just wanted to help’: Students at Whole Children raise money for Ukrainians in need

Pearson attends the online Greater Commonwealth Virtual School and Santos attends Northampton High School. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING » Buy this …

K12 Inc, Connections Academy, Pansophic Learning, Florida Virtual School (FLVS) –

Cyber School Market Is Expected to Boom |K12 Inc, Connections Academy, Pansophic Learning, Florida Virtual School (FLVS) …

Governor Signs Bill to Expand Bright Futures Eligibility | NewsRadio WFLA | Florida News

Also appearing with the governor this morning, Education Commissioner Manny Diaz, Jr. and Blake Dellenbach, a senior with the Florida Virtual School.

SCOTUS nonpublic school funding ruling a victory for Illinois school choice advocates

FILE – remote learning, Illinois, Virus Outbreak Virtual School Rules. A Chicago charter school teacher Angela McByrd works on her laptop to teach …

Celebration to highlight Gaston’s response to pandemic

Marisiddaiah said that teachers had to pivot to virtual learning and parents who were forced to help their children with virtual school.

DeSantis signs Bright Futures bill to expand scholarship access in Florida

For the past six years, he said he has attended Florida Virtual School. “This just opens up new opportunities for me that I just can’t even …

High school graduates who missed out on celebrations during pandemic mark milestones in … – CBC

After two years of socially-distanced and virtual school graduation celebrations, people in Winnipeg’s North End came together Monday to mark the …

School Committee approves lease to host Westfield Virtual School at Westwood Building

The School Committee voted unanimously to enter a lease into a space on the fourth floor of the Westwood Building for the Westfield Virtual School …

Virtual elementary school opens enrollment to non-district students – The First Bell

Wayne County parents interested in virtual school for their elementary school students are now allowed to enroll in Dearborn Public Schools …

Florida Virtual School teacher encourages students to bring a pet to class – News 13

— Even though it’s summer break, the teaching and learning continues for some. Danielle Wolfe is an A+ Teacher for Florida Virtual School, and she …

Shuttered online school still owes $117 million – Toledo Blade

… finding that the former virtual school owes $106.4 million to the Ohio Department of Education, $10.6 million in statutory costs to the Ohio …

Trending Report on the Virtual Schools Market Industry Size, Share, Growth … – High Timber Times

… of leading Virtual Schools market competitors: – Charter Schools USA,Pansophic Learning,D2,Illinois Virtual School (IVS),F2,Acklam Grange.

Holladay ordered to pay 50% of funds in Athens City Schools fraud scheme |

(WHNT) — Four defendants that were convicted in a multi-million dollar virtual school fraud scheme have now been ordered to pay restitution.

Ransomware attacks cost companies, government agencies billions of dollars

… This email scam is the costliest type of cybercrime · Hackers add another headache for teachers, parents struggling with virtual school …

Best Educational Tools for The Modern Classroom of 2022 June – Bollyinside

It is true that many parents, children and instructors hope to use less technology next year after a year of completely virtual school.

Former Athens Superintendent set to receive sentence after guilty conspiracy plea – WAFF

According to prosecutors, Holladay was the leader of a wide-ranging scheme to rip off taxpayers by faking enrollment numbers in a virtual school.

Virtual School Market 2022 New Business Opportunities In Grooming Regions – High Timber Times

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

Massachusetts Launches MassLinks – Virtual School Option for Adult Education & English …

Massachusetts Launches MassLinks – Virtual School Option for Adult Education & English Language Instruction.

Global Cyber School Market 2022 | Present Scenario and Growth Prospects 2028

Florida Virtual School (FLVS); Charter Schools USA; Lincoln Learning Solutions; Inspire Charter Schools; Abbotsford Virtual School; Alaska Virtual …

Holladay to Repay Millions in School Fraud Case – YouTube

Four defendants convicted in a multi-million dollar virtual school fraud scheme are being ordered to pay restitution.News 19 is North Alabama’s …

Are more JCPS teachers leaving classrooms? What the numbers show (hint: it’s not great)

More:JCPS’ virtual school saw heavy demand this school year. Will it be continued next year? Why are teachers leaving? This school year was, by most …

Missouri charter schools will receive millions in state funds with governor’s signature

The bill also includes provisions overhauling Missouri’s virtual education program, known as the Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program …

Mind-blowing T-shirt a winner – Yahoo News Canada

Ungalli recently announced 10-year-old Sophia Warnick, of Lakehead Virtual School, as the winner with her design.

Conroe ISD Meals No Longer Free for All Students in the 2022-2023 School Year

Conroe ISD Opens Virtual School for Grades 5-8. Advertisement. Advertisement. John Cooper School February 2022. Advertisement. Advertisement.

CBS 58’s One Good Thing: Mood melodies

“I was quite stressed during the pandemic and virtual school and other ongoing global issues,” Martin says. “So, I used music to help calm myself …

Local charter pays teachers almost $10K more than area districts – Beaumont Enterprise

… studying from home or who simply just learn better that way, we’re excited to continue offering a virtual school choice for fall 2022.”.

Prairie South Virtual School celebrates first-ever graduating class of Grade 12s

Prairie South School Division’s Virtual School has been in operation for over 20 years, but this is the first year a class of Grade 12 students …

Kennesaw State alum leads new elementary virtual programs in Cobb Schools – News

Beasley said families choose virtual school for a variety of reasons, from a child’s severe illness to social anxiety or even the convenience.

Virtual Schools Market Share 2022 Analysis, Growth Forecast by Applications, Sales, Size …

Aurora College; Florida Virtual School (FLVS); Acklam Grange; Alaska Virtual School; Illinois Virtual School (IVS); Charter Schools USA …

Extensive Opportunities in Virtual Schools Market 2022 to 2026 – Designer Women

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

Texas-based Harmony Public Schools bumps pay, offers virtual option – Houston Chronicle

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 …

Q+A: RCS high school students earn more than 500 credits during summer program

Rutherford County Virtual School students can attend their zoned school. With credit recovery taking place throughout the school year, …

Help at Hand: Helping Children Get Back into Education

Matthew* was 7 when his virtual school head contacted us with concerns that since moving to a foster home out of area he had no school place (at this …

African, African American, & Caribbean Studies – 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 …

Fl school districts receive guidance for controversial law – News 13

Florida Virtual School teacher encourages students to bring a pet to class. Danielle Wolfe brings her Chihuahua Lolita to virtual class, …

Outstanding graduating students awarded the CSC Nouvelon Vision Scholarship

… runs from early childhood to adult education, with some 6,100 students enrolled in 27 elementary, 1 virtual school and 10 secondary schools.

PSSD’s Virtual School a great platform to teach digital literacy skills, board learns

Prairie South trustees learned more about the division’s Virtual School during a recent board meeting.

Changes coming to Indiana schools: These new education-related laws are now in effect

A virtual school day is one where more than 50% of the instruction is self-directed and not live with students learning together via a video.

Record number of Coachella Valley students enrolled in summer school – The Desert Sun

Concern about learning loss escalated when millions of kids attended virtual school in 2020 and 2021, so last summer the state provided $4.6 …

Virtual Schools Market Size, Review, Key Findings, Growth Strategy, Trends And Global …

The Major Players in the Virtual Schools Market. K12 Inc Connections Academy Mosaica Education Pansophic Learning Florida Virtual School (FLVS)

School Boy’s Incredible Magic Trick – YouTube

Blessed Carlo Virtual School – Farewell Video (June 2022). Blessed Carlo Virtual School. Blessed Carlo Virtual School. •. 240 views 1 day ago.

Catholic diocese to debut first dual-immersion school program – Sun Gazette

It is part of a diocese that has 37 parish (K-8) schools, one “virtual” school, four diocesan high schools, five independent Catholic schools and …

July 1 – 5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester

… Holy Cross football set to return to Polar Park in October, Massachusetts launches a virtual school for adult education and the Worcester …

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Cyber School Market Development Size 2022 – Indian Defence News

Cyber School Market Development Size 2022 | Charter Schools USA, Florida Virtual School (FLVS), Lincoln Learning Solutions, K12 Inc, Pansophic …

Grading Our Schools: a closer look at enrollment – Yahoo News

Enrollment for the cyber school, staffed by district teachers, exceeded 1,300 students by spring. After peaking at more than 62,000 students in …

K12 Inc, Connections Academy, Pansophic Learning, Florida Virtual School (FLVS) –

Find the complete Cyber School Market analysis segmented by companies, region, type and applications in the report. New vendors in the market are …

Richland School Board approves $27M budget with tax increase | News |

For each student from Richland enrolled in a cyber school, the district pays that organization a rate based on what it spends per learner because …


… rising costs of needed items and healthcare, contractual agreements and the uncertainty of state funding, cyber school costs also increased.

Global Cyber School Market 2022 | Present Scenario and Growth Prospects 2028

The most recent study, titled Global Cyber School Market from 2022 to 2028, provides a comprehensive overview of the …

Chester County High School Students Graduate from Reach Cyber Charter School

Jesse Peterson; Emily Stanton; Caitlin Wagner. Only names above have been approved to print in media outlets. A statewide STEM-focused cyber school, …

Settlement Does Not Void Mandatory Expulsion for Weapon Possession – JDSupra – JD Supra

Due to the weapons adjudication entered by Latrobe, Hempfield offered to enroll R.S. in an alternative education cyber-school program rather than …

Briefs | News, Sports, Jobs – Times Observer

Reach Cyber Charter School is a statewide STEM-focused cyber school. It served nearly 8,000 students in grades K-12 this year.

uch-Anticipated Police Accountability Act Regs Published – Conduit Street

November 20, 2017. Maryland Launches “NSA Day of Cyber” School Challenge. November 6, 2017. Howard to Host Elder Abuse Awareness Resource Fair.


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