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July 23, 2022

Virtual Schooling In The News

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InTheNewsBeginning with the Education Dive.

How 2 states are using data analysis and professional development for learning recovery

Rather than remediation, Massachusetts and North Carolina are concentrating on helping classroom teachers accelerate student learning.

Report: States make progress on tracking chronic absenteeism

Attendance Works finds nearly all states are requiring schools to take daily attendance even for in-person and virtual learning settings.

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

More than 90% of the pilot program’s participants said they planned to study cybersecurity in college, pursue cybersecurity credentials or go directly into the cybersecurity workforce. Read More >>

Similarly, from EdSource Today.

By Michael Burke, EdSource
UC wants to add another 23,000 students by 2030. This week, the university’s regents will learn how the system plans to achieve that.

Further, the eSchool News.

Moving on to Education Week.

The Pandemic’s Toll on Academic Growth Wasn’t Uniform. Recovery Efforts Can’t Be Either
Returning to “normal” will not be enough next school year, researchers writes.
Conceptual illustration: Some students were more impacted by pandemic
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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.
Young girl looking bored during online class at home.
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Technology Is the Tool, Not the Teacher
Technology can be a powerful enhancement to learning—when it’s used wisely.
many monitors, some with students others empty
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Also, the various newsletters from ASCD.

Classroom tech investments elevate remote learning
Classroom tech investments elevate remote learning
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Many school districts are enriching their remote learning programs by stocking educators’ physical classrooms with remote- and hybrid-appropriate teaching technology. To facilitate remote students, schools are equipping classrooms with digital whiteboards, green screens, headsets, body cams and other tools to create an engaging virtual learning environment.

Full Story: EdTech (7/14)


How is online learning evolving?
How is online learning evolving?
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Virtual learning has evolved exponentially since the COVID-19 pandemic began, changing the way online courses work while diversifying learning concepts, writes Greg Smith. He says that current online learning shifts place more focus on community, which has a positive influence on course completion rates.

Full Story: Entrepreneur (7/15)


Schools remain focused on Wi-Fi access for students
Schools remain focused on Wi-Fi access for students
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School districts have struggled with inequities in high-speed internet access since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and are still struggling to close those gaps. Reliable broadband access is vital to meeting students at home with internet connections, writes Corey Murray, and datacasting using television broadcast signals is just one creative way educational content is being delivered outside Wi-Fi’s reach.

Full Story: EdTech (7/19)


UCLA creating online resource for teaching AAPI history
UCLA creating online resource for teaching AAPI history
People walk near Royce Hall on the UCLA campus. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
The Asian American Studies Center at UCLA is developing the AAPI Multimedia Textbook, a digital resource that will outline the history, culture and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. The project is being funding by a $10 million state grant.

Full Story: NextShark (7/19)


Keep PE engaging with tech, project-based learning
Keep PE engaging with tech, project-based learning
Integrating project-based learning and technology, such as wearable fitness trackers, into physical education lessons keeps students engaged and active, writes PE teacher Ismail Karon. Save classroom time for active engagement, and not written assignments, as a way to make the most of the active time together, Karon writes.

Full Story: eSchool News (7/22)


Colo., Idaho ramp up online college access
Colo., Idaho ramp up online college access
Idaho and Colorado are spending more than $6 million and $8.6 million, respectively, to launch online higher-education programs. Colorado’s program, which started as an element of the Rural College Consortium, has a goal for students to be able to learn within their communities and stay there after graduation.

Full Story: Chalkbeat (7/17),  Idaho Education News (7/20)


Technology may help bridge education gap
The COVID-19 pandemic and prolonged school closures abroad have wreaked havoc on education for students all over the world. Digital technology can help close some of the gap, but educators and technology providers many times don’t see their goals the same way.

Full Story: The Mandarin (Australia) (7/18)

Opinion: Edtech needs a culture change
Natalia Kucirkova, a professor in Norway, says education technology has not delivered on its promises of democratising education, even as its presence has grown in schools. Kucirkova says education technology needs changes in culture and policy if it is to “equitably educate children at scale.”

Full Story: World Economic Forum (7/19)

Other News

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

Pros and cons of Lee Virtual School – WINK News

Friday is the deadline to enroll your child in Lee Virtual School, open to all grades. What are the pros and cons unique to this program?

Backpack-A-Thon 2022: Help students get school supplies they need this year!

… Restoration for the 2022 Backpack-a-thon Virtual School Supply Drive which will once again take the place of the annual Back to School Bash.

Backpack-A-Thon 2022: Help students get school supplies they need this year! – WFTV

… The UPS Store for the 2022 Backpack-a-thon Virtual School Supply Drive which will once again take the place of the annual Back to School Bash.

Abu Dhabi: Expat students at Virtual Charter Schools post exceptional final scores | Uae

A total of 72 expatriate students graduated from the virtual school after attending final exams administered in accordance with the UAE Ministry …

Graduation rates and literacy levels top concerns at Detroit’s July school board meeting

… to serve high schoolers, and to a company called Brainspring, which is providing literacy intervention for K-3 and virtual school students.

Clay County Educator Named 2023 Florida Teacher of the Year

Ron Nieto Digital Educator Award – Jessica Strong, Florida Virtual School Full-Time Middle School, Florida Virtual School.

JUNE 2022 TREASURER’S REPORT – Penn Manor School District

… Health Services and CHIP · Payments · Penn Manor Virtual School · Preschool Resources · Right to Know Letter · Registration for New Students …

School news, July 16, 2022 | News |

More than 600 students graduated from Indiana Connections Academy, a tuition-free full-time public virtual school including Courtney Catron, …

Law change allows homeschool students to participate in public school activities

Online courses are offered through Edgenuity or Georgia Virtual School. Edwards also explained to families the legislation’s eligibility …

Westfield superintendent receives exemplary marks from School Committee –

… the phases involved in reopening our schools from remote, to hybrid, to full in-person learning, while still maintaining the Virtual School.

Adaptations prompted by pandemic show silver linings in West Virginia schools – WVNews

Reports of reduced social-emotional health in schoolchildren have been documented in the wake of virtual school, but mental health experts are …

Tom Ackerman column: The antidote to screen time overload | Columnists |

For Kai Clarke-Peters, virtual school during the pandemic was like being stuck in a particularly boring time warp. “I couldn’t learn anything.

Kerala Becomes 1st State To Have Its Own Internet Service; 20 Lakh People Will Get Free …

This State Launches Virtual School TV Channel For Educating Kids With No Internet · Business · Kerala Becomes 1st State To Provide Free Internet …

UPDATE: Epic Charter Schools co-founders, former CFO charged in elaborate scheme to …

Oklahoma virtual school board members resign unexpectedly. Oklahoma virtual school board members resign unexpectedly. From Sept. 13, 2021 …

Mobile Video Services Market, Outlook and Forecast 2022-2028 – Xaralite

… ,Abbotsford Virtual School ,Alaska Virtual School ,Basehor-Linwood Virtual School ,Acklam Grange ,Illinois Virtual School (IVS) ,Virtual High …

Virtual School Market Growth 2021 to 2026, Share, Global Industry Size, Trends, Emerging …

Global Virtual School Market (2021-2026) development status, competitive landscape and development models in different regions of the world, …

Virtual Schools Market 2022 Segments Analysis by Top Key Players – Travel Adventure Cinema

… 2022 Segments Analysis by Top Key Players :K12 Inc, Connections Academy, Mosaica Education, Pansophic Learning, Florida Virtual School (FLVS), …

A Comprehensive Study by Key Players:K12 Inc, Connections Academy, Mosaica Education …

Top Companies in this report are: K12 Inc, Connections Academy, Mosaica Education, Pansophic Learning, Florida Virtual School (FLVS), …

Volusia County Schools now offering all students free meals – Bay News 9

On top of her household responsibilities, she is also a virtual school teacher. Her career began working many years inside a classroom, …

9 Family partners with Hope Now for annual backpack-a-thon to help kids in need

And because it’s a virtual school supply drive, you can make your donations online. “There are still children that live in our community that …

NSW Govt seeks to level playing field for selective school students – Education HQ

… including fully and partially selective high schools, boarding schools, and a virtual school, and 76 primary schools with opportunity classes.

Positive People in Pinecrest : Amber Garcia | Miami’s Community News

The magnet program students do Florida Virtual School classes in technology as well as taking classes in social media, Leadership and other …

Virtual School Market Share 2022 Growth Status by Leading Players, Opportunity … – Digital Journal

The Virtual School Market report offers many opportunities for expansion in developing and developed markets. The research analysts provide …

Uvalde schools may go virtual as parents threaten to pull kids from the district in emotional forum

Go to the Business Insider front page for more stories. Read more on: virtual schooluvalde shootinguvalde. Europe’s mightiest river drying up amid …

Baldwin County Public Schools Virtual School Open House – FOX10 News

Principal Holly Resmondo joined us on Studio10 with the details. Baldwin County Virtual School Open House. July 26, 2022 (10am-11am and 2pm-3pm). 605 …

Baldwin County Public Schools Virtual School Open House – FOX10 News

Baldwin County Public Schools Virtual School Open House · Backpack Giveaway at Pathway Church · 24th Annual Jennifer Claire Moore Foundation …

State College adjusts its mask policy for the new school year. Here’s what to know

The district will still offer the elementary virtual academy and is in the process of hiring additional teachers for the district’s virtual school ..

Newberry residents graduate from SC Connections Academy

The virtual school hosted three in-person ceremonies, one at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, one at the Greenville Convention Center …

Blood drive spans three days – Yahoo News

Deadline to enroll in Lee virtual school. 6d ago ·WFTX – Fort Myers Scripps. 0:38. WFTX – Fort Myers Scripps.

What does Powys Council’s new education strategy mean? – County Times

Another proposal is to establish a “virtual school” for children in care. Cabinet member for a learning Powys, Cllr Pete Roberts said: “We are at …

Harbor House collects back-to-school supplies for youth domestic violence survivors


Three Back To School Bashes, Open House Dates, Supply Lists & More for … – Smokey Barn News

Students in grades 9 through 12, Robertson County Phoenix Academy, Focus Program, or Robertson County Virtual School will receive any supply lists …

Virtual Schools Market With Covid-19 Impact and Market Size, Share, Growth Factors …

… Connections Academy, Mosaica Education, Pansophic Learning, Florida Virtual School (FLVS), Charter , chools USA, Lincoln Learning Solutions, …

Will Texas have enough teachers when school starts again? – KERA News

She said when she and her students returned to in-person class after the pandemic-forced virtual school, things unexpectedly changed.

Memphis Shelby County Schools violated federal disability law, new filing claims

… the first and mostly virtual school year of the COVID-19 pandemic, but did not rule that those violations persisted for the entire school year …

Future of Work Festival Interview Highlights – YouTube

Virtual school options for international students · Third Culture Kids Today · Focusing on inclusion from an early age, with Carmen Powell, children’s …

“Mobile Cares Back To School Celebration” at Harvest Church – FOX10 News

Baldwin County Public Schools Virtual School Open House. Updated: Jul. 19, 2022 at 11:35 AM PDT. Happening Here …

The definitive school supply list for every grade – Reviewed

Virtual school is (thankfully) behind us, but they’ll still need a good pair of headphones to use while at school. The PuroBasic headphones come …

Some Durham families happy to say goodbye to virtual learning, others call it a ‘life-changer’

The Ministry of Education has only committed to funding virtual school for 2022-23, but there are parents who would like to see it become a …

Here’s a Free Virtual Education Program Giving Families Maximum Flexibility

“In a virtual school setting, you as a parent are holding yourself accountable to be that secondary teacher’s aide and play a huge active, …

Mercer County Schools plans to offer virtual learning this school year | News |

… meeting regarding the virtual school option for the 2022-2023 school year, according to an announcement Thursday from Mercer County Schools.

Former Athens superintendent, two others sentenced in virtual school case

The mastermind of Alabama’s virtual school enrollment scam was sentenced Thursday to a half-decade in federal prison. Former Athens superintendent …

Mercer County Schools plans to offer virtual learning this school year – Yahoo News

… private school students and families new to Mercer County are invited to attend an informational meeting regarding the virtual school …

Former Limestone superintendent first to be sentenced in virtual school scam

Former Limestone County Superintendent Tom Sisk was sentenced by a federal judge to 18 months in prison for his role in a virtual school scam that …

No Cheers for Virtual Academy at Education Committee Hearing | St. Thomas Source

It began operations in January as a permanent virtual school system serving around 200 students in Grades 6-12. Virtual instruction was implemented in …

A new Indiana law targets enrollment incentives. What effects will it have?

… a prior ban on schools offering “any item that has monetary value” as an incentive to enroll, in response to concerns about a virtual school.

Former School Officials Sentenced to Prison for School Fraud Scheme – YouTube

Three school officials convicted in a multi-million dollar virtual school fraud scheme in Limestone County were sentenced in federal court …

Continuing Community At Fort Hays State University With Vizrt Group Tech

“When Tiger Media Network began upgrading equipment to meet the demand of a virtual school year, our team was drawn to the ease and affordability …

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

How To Find the Best Private Cybersecurity schools for You – ABOUT INSIDER

The Pros of Attending a Singapore Private Cyber School. One of the biggest and most obvious pros to attending a private cyber security school in …

Jarrett James Lash: Down with property tax | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

… 9,000 or 10,000 and they can decide which school to go to, public school, private school, religious school, cyber school or home school.”.

HASD budget to benefit from state funding increases | Local |

… ranging from extracurricular participation by charter/cyber school students to student discipline and rules for electronic devices.

Education Matters | How cyber school minimizes COVID impacts – WJAC

Education Matters | How cyber school minimizes COVID impacts. by WJAC Staff. Wednesday, July 20th 2022. UserWay icon for accessibility widget.

Country’s first globally-accredited cyber security school launched – Manila Bulletin

At the launch of CybersCool Defcon, Inc. the first globally-accredited cyber school in the Philippines. During the launch, His Excellency Ilan …

Cyber security school launched in PH | Philippine News Agency

MANILA – The first globally-accredited cyber school was launched in Manila Wednesday, bringing in Israeli cyber security education to the …

Lightning strike kills one soldier, injures nine at Georgia base – The Washington Post

The newly unveiled sign at the site of the new Cyber School at Fort Gordon, Ga. (Michael Holahan/AP). Listen. 3 min. Comment. Gift Article.

Cyber School Market Rising Growth 2022 – 2028 | Connections Academy … – The Post Newspaper

Cyber School Market Rising Growth 2022 – 2028 | Connections Academy, Charter Schools USA, K12 Inc, Florida Virtual School (FLVS), Lincoln Learning …

Three Cool Things to Know Before Becoming an Army Cyber Warrior – AFCEA International

1st Class Brian Picerno, senior career manager and an adviser at the Army’s Cyber School. Application opportunity events future cyber warriors will …

Board hears pitch for co-op | News, Sports, Jobs – Lewistown Sentinel

… who doesn’t have football, why we deny those kids a right to play a sport their school doesn’t have, but we let the cyber school kids play.


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