Virtual School Meanderings

July 9, 2022

Virtual Schooling In The News

Filed under: virtual school — Michael K. Barbour @ 7:05 am
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InTheNewsBeginning with the Education Dive.

GAO recommends priority areas for Education Department

Suggestions include better reporting on virtual charter school management and improved data collection for restraint and seclusion.

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3 Ways to Bridge the Digital Divide in Schools

About 12 million U.S. students are isolated by their lack of access to reliable internet, with lower income students fairing the worst. Discover resources to help bridge this gap in this webinar.

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>>


Business Wire

Ohio Virtual Academy (OHVA), an accredited, full-time online public school, and one of the largest online schools in the country, announced today it has helped more high school students with career and workforce needs than ever before. Read More >>

Further, the eSchool News.


Moving on to Education Week.

VIDEO: How Expanded Tech Use Is Changing Teaching and Learning
The sudden switch to remote learning brought huge growth in tech use.
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Also, the various newsletters from ASCD.

Strategies to identify most effective edtech
Strategies to identify most effective edtech
Teachers face a growing list of digital tools, but five key questions can help narrow the list to the more effective resources, according to Monica Burns, a curriculum and edtech consultant, author and founder of In this article, Burns suggests asking whether edtech tools include open-ended creation tools, whether the tools work in the learning environment students currently use and whether the tools help students check for understanding.

Full Story: Edutopia (7/1)


Superintendents highlight power of tech at ISTE
Technology has helped to propel teaching and learning, according to a panel of three superintendents who spoke during ISTELive 2022. The panelists shared lessons learned, including how technology can support students’ mental health, as well as communication and connection.

Full Story: EdTech (7/6)


Virtual tutoring to expand in Ind. district
Virtual tutoring to expand in Ind. district
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Indianapolis Public Schools plans to expand virtual tutoring blocks at low-performing schools after testing the program at 12 schools this past spring. The pilot will continue with K-2 students in the fall, but questions have been raised about the alignment of a company’s tutoring curriculum with state standards and that these sessions will take away from other learning during the school day.

Full Story: Chalkbeat/Indiana (7/5)


ISTE: Leaders share successes, lessons from pandemic
ISTE: Leaders share successes, lessons from pandemic
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Superintendents notes some successes during the coronavirus pandemic, but also highlighted new challenges, during the ISTELive conference in New Orleans last week. P.J. Caposey, the superintendent of Meridian CUSD 223 in Illinois, said the pandemic shined a light on equity and access issues and said it’s likely that some tools that teachers have used during this period will no longer be available when federal relief funding is gone.

Full Story: EdSurge (7/7)


Ind. program helps students put behind by e-learning
Marion County hopes to help students who struggled with e-learning catch up with the Indy Summer Learning Labs. The Indiana summer program focuses on English and math; features physical education activities, STEM labs and free meals; and tracks students’ progress with assessments at the start and end.

Full Story: WRTV-TV (Indianapolis) (7/6)

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

Stakeholders welcome scrapping of SEA top performers list – Trinidad and Tobago Newsday

… MP Anita Haynes said since 2020 she had warned that 47,000 school children had not logged on to virtual school lessons during the pandemic, …

4 Bedroom Home in Lexington – $317990 – Winston-Salem Journal

The Kyle plan on lot #20 is sure to please offering plenty of space including a roomy office right off entry for virtual school or working from home.

Guest essay: Virtual schooling the right choice for some students – Dominion Post

Subscribe Now or sign in to read the rest of this content. Tags: charter schools, virtual learning, virtual school. Submitted to The Dominion Post.

Once the alternative, homeschooling could become mainstream | WFSU News

Virtual school enrollment has also steadily increased statewide since the pandemic. The Limontes relocated from Virginia to South Florida about a year …

Rainbow board achieves 100% EcoSchools certification – Sudbury News

By the numbers, Rainbow Schools earned 11 Bronze certifications, 7 Silver, 13 Gold, 11 Platinum and 1 Remote/Virtual School certification in the …

Virtual Education in K-12 Public Schools – A False and Corrupt Narrative in Virginia

the administration started up its own brand new, unproven in-house virtual school and named it “Virtual Virginia.” Cute. The very successful Stride, …

Cyber School Market Development Analysis 2022 –

… 2022 | Charter Schools USA, Pansophic Learning, Lincoln Learning Solutions, K12 Inc, Connections Academy and Florida Virtual School (FLVS).

Want out of virtual learning? Rainbow will consider it in August – Sudbury News

Parents who selected virtual school for their kids for the 2022-23 school year and now wish to switch to in-person learning in September will have …

Virtual Schools Market is set to experience a significant growth rate | K12 Inc, Connections …

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

Virtual Schools Market Size In 2022 is estimated to grow at a modest CAGR – Digital Journal

Illinois Virtual School (IVS); Charter Schools USA; Connections Academy; Basehor-Linwood Virtual School; N High School; Lincoln Learning Solutions …

Transportation costs cause deficit in Kenora Catholic’s 2023 Budget

Her report notes that three students remain enrolled in the board’s St. Isidore Virtual School, which was developed during the COVID-19 pandemic …

Fourth of July rally protests demise of Roe v. Wade at Viera courthouse – Florida Today

Mayer, a Florida Virtual School rising fourth grader from Port St. John, told the crowd Facebook trolls had questioned why a kid her age should …

KCS changes: Brad Carr to SDHS; Tim Berry downtown – Knox TN Today

She currently is principal of the district’s elementary virtual school. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Tennessee and has also …

School’s Cool remedies COVID learning delays | The Highlander

He hated virtual school. Asher’s vocabulary improved and he was so excited to tell me what they did every day.” Parents can register their kids …

New law gives students more virtual learning options – The Missouri Times

… a student may enroll in courses provided by the Missouri course access and virtual school program that is substantially similar to the typical …

Alisal Union School District will start its own virtual academy in the fall. | News

But teachers and parents noticed several kids were thriving in virtual school, triggering school districts to explore it as a long-term …

Green Bay summer schools build social skills lost with online learning

… 11, and Wesley, 8 — in summer school last year so they could practice being in a classroom after doing virtual school for over a year.

Minerva’s Virtual Academy Praise Teachers – FE News

The Headteacher of a multi award-winning virtual school which was set up during COVID-19 lockdown has praised colleagues for changing lives as …

Effective School Solutions & the Madison Holleran – GlobeNewswire

Katie Contey, Mahwah High School: Katie wanted to help herself and her classmates overcome the impact of social isolation and virtual school due …

West Virginia Board of Education to Meet in Kanawha County – July 13, 2022

Virtual Schools, E-learning & Materials · West Virginia Virtual School · Educators · Families · Data Management & Information Systems.

Florida 2022 school, district grades released – WJHG

WALTON VIRTUAL SCHOOL WCSD – “I”. Overall Walton District Grade – “A”. WASHINGTON COUNTY: CHIPLEY HIGH SCHOOL – “B”. Advertisement.

Grades are in! See if your child’s school received an A or an F – First Coast News

Virtual school grades in Duval County are listed as “incomplete.” First Coast News has also learned about teacher vacancies in Florida.

State must do better for looked-after children | Tes Magazine

Virtual school heads are responsible for allocating pupil premium plus – additional funding for children in care that supports them to catch up …

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Bucks County High School Students Graduate from Reach Cyber Charter School

Brandon Morris; Isabella Pugnetti. *Only names above have been approved to print in media outlets*. A statewide STEM-focused cyber school, Reach …

On the record – Liberty | News, Sports, Jobs – Tribune Chronicle

… Jim Jones RYFP Education Consulting at $2,500 per month to provide an online cyber school (Leopard Cyber Academy) for three months from Aug

Cyber School Market Development Analysis 2022 –

Cyber School Market Development Analysis 2022 | Charter Schools USA, Pansophic Learning, Lincoln Learning Solutions, K12 Inc, Connections Academy …

Have You Heard: Local residents’ achievements | Lifestyles |

LAWRENCE COUNTY STUDENTS were among Reach Cyber Charter School’s Class of 2022. Among the statewide STEM-focused cyber school’s 635 graduating seniors …

Life Science Analytics Market Growth By Top Companies with Forecast 2026

The Cyber School market is appropriately bifurcated into segments, according to the report. An overview of the industry wi…


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