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December 14, 2019

LEARN News | December 2019 – HOLIDAY GREETINGS!

A newsletter from a Canadian-based K-12 online and blended learning program.



Dr. Michael J. Canuel



Join Us In 2020 For Our Next OCS Days

LEARN‘s PED Services team is inviting all educators to experience firsthand our Open Creative Space! This is an all-day, hands-on experience, free of charge to all educators (and a pizza lunch will be provided). We only ask that you register in advance – see our upcoming dates below.

February 21st, 2020
April 24th, 2020
May 22nd, 2020

Register for OCS Today


LEARN By Doing Is Our Motto

It is hard to keep up with new technologies. On our thematic OCS days, we focus on one theme or technology that is of notable interest to the community. The workshops will be hands-on, discovery learning with expert support.

Upcoming Thematic Dates:
January 24, 2020 – Artful Making In STEAM
February 7, 2020 – Scratch Day 2020
March 20, 2020 – Microcontrollers Day

Register Today for Thematic Workshops


Mining Matters Workshop

January 31st, 2020 9:30 to 3 PM (Lunch provided) at LEARN in Laval.

LEARN is excited to collaborate with Mining Matters in offering this free
full-day workshop on rocks and minerals for Grade 4 to 6 science teachers.

Register for Mining Matters Workshop


New LEARN Document Collections, Evaluation Tools and Gaming Activities

LEARN and its partners have posted many web-based resources and activities in line with the Quebec Social Sciences programs. Browse what’s new this month for Secondary Cycles 1, Cycle 2, on Cartograf, and for Elementary Cycle 1.

Discover the LEARN Social Sciences Section


RÉCITUS Has A New Elementary Website!

The RÉCIT univers social launched its new French elementary website for Societies and Territories in November. A whole new look with colourful visuals to accompany the existing content. Educators can access English content via the LEARN web site.

Explore the New RÉCITUS Elementary Site



Learn More About LEARN Tutoring!

Do you want to know more about LEARN Tutoring before signing up?

Please note that there will be no tutoring from December 13 to January 5, as students and tutors enjoy a well-deserved winter break! Happy holidays!
Students in grades 2 to 11 have access to online tutoring, 1-on-1 appointments with certified teachers, at no charge.

Make a Request Today


Virtual Campus Success Stories

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This year, we are starting a new initiative with our online students called: Mindfulness. The goal is to incorporate moments of mindfulness into regular online courses, in order to make the practice a habit that they can use anytime. Through prompts related to breathing, meditation, movement and reflection, we offer students the opportunity to reflect on what makes them happy, what makes them special, what makes them tick, less stressed, less worried and more focused.
LEARN More About Online Courses


Join the LEARN Tutoring Team!

Are you a qualified Quebec teacher? Experienced in the classroom? Keen to support struggling students?We regularly post new openings at both secondary and elementary levels, so feel free to send a CV along even if a specific job is not posted.
Visit our Careers page for all our current job postings!

Send your CV today!



Strengthening Knowledge and Skills
As A Community

On November 26-28, 41 Community Development Agents from across the province gathered in Montreal to attend the CDA training offered by LEARN’s Provincial Resource Team.

CDAs strengthened their knowledge and skills through featured workshops with English Language Arts Network (ELAN), Bird Protection Quebec, The Depot, Karen Delage, Centre of Excellence for Mental Health (CEMH), as well as presentations from Indigenous Health Professions Program’s Dr. Saylor and Tablée des Chefs’ Jean François Archambault. Participants also had the opportunity to experience an unconference, where CDAs shared their expertise with peers.

LEARN More About the CLC Initiative


Registration Is Now Open!

WHEN: FEBRUARY 11-12, 2020

LEARN has been supporting early childhood initiatives through its network of community schools (CLCs) for over 12 years. This year, Community and Education will come together to share knowledge and build stronger relationships in support of Early Childhood Education for the English-Speaking Community of Quebec. LEARN’s PRT is co-designing the symposium and it promises to be informative, interactive and offer opportunities for intersectoral collaboration and networking.

Register Today


The NEXTschool Leader: Thinker, Striver & Nudger

School leaders (board leaders, principals, and teachers) involved in NEXTschool are leading and living a complex change process – one that is exciting, fulfilling and sometimes bumpy and messy! Much is written about the characteristics, strengths and ‘inner work’ of leaders who successfully navigate such transformations.

Continue Reading About the NEXTschool Leader



Articulating Ideas and Meaning Through the Use of Comics

Author Nick Sousanis discusses his PhD dissertation, which was written and drawn entirely in comic book form and later published by Harvard University Press. In this interview he discusses the benefits and challenges of doing so, and how comic studies can enhance teaching and learning.

Continue Reading



Deadline is December 16, 2019, To Apply for AIG! Connecting With Qualified Artists

Artists Inspire Grants (AIG) – an ELAN/LEARN partnership to provide students in English communities with hands-on creative experiences, funded by the Government of Canada’s Action Plan for Official Languages.

Annual funding from 2019-2023:  $1500/English public school (elementary/secondary) to connect with qualified artists from Quebec’s English-speaking Communities to facilitate creative experiences during the school day (plus travel costs for rural/remote schools) that take place before March 31st in each of the 4 years.  

ELAN’s ArtEd Team wants to support your school in getting the maximum benefit from your Artistslnspire Grant.
– For all the details and how to apply download the AIG brochure here

Connect with ELAN’s Art Ed Team to learn more and plan your 2019-20 creative experiences: 438-979-1171
Folllow ELANArtEd on Facebook for inspiration and updates.

Apply for the 2019-2020 School Year Now



Meet Our Winners

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Inspirations: Compassion in Action Contest in collaboration with Encounters with Canada! Congratulations to all the winners and to all the students who participated in the contest this year!
Visit the contest page for updates and read about their experience.
Meet the 2019 Winners


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Laval, QC

NCVirtual E-lert For Dec. 13, 2019

A newsletter from a US-based K-12 online learning program from yesterday’s inbox.

Dec. 13, 2019
Greetings, everyone!
DPI has asked us to share the “Definition of High Quality Reading Instruction Survey” with you. Please share with your stakeholders.
We also have details for closing out your semester with NCVPS and a start-up guide for Spring 2020.
See all the details below, and please forward this e-lert to your school-level stakeholders.
End of Semester Tips and Reminders
Please see our End of Semester web page for details! You will find information on exams, final grades, course extensions, and much more!
Definition of High Quality Reading Instruction (Birth – 12th Grade) Survey
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) convened a B-12 Literacy Team with cross-divisional/cross-area involvement to examine the alignment of policy, legislation, instructional practices, initiatives, and programs to support literacy in NC Public Schools. Subsequently, and in line with the focus to improve student reading proficiency in the early grades, the State Board of Education (SBE) adopted a Collaborative Guiding Framework for Action on Early Reading. NCDPI is developing action steps for each of the priorities, including new or revised SBE policies, NCDPI initiatives using existing resources, and legislative recommendations, including both recommended statutory revisions and appropriations requests.
The first action of the framework is to develop a definition of high quality reading instruction that is aligned with the National Reading Panel and current research to guide state policy and practice in reading, from Birth – 12th Grade. NCDPI has also held three regional stakeholder meetings to gather feedback on a working definition of high quality reading instruction. Stakeholder groups were comprised of Administrators, Advocacy Group Leaders, Faculty from Institutions of Higher Education, Practitioners, Parents, District and State Leadership, Organization Leaders, and Literacy Leaders.
From December 11, 2019 – January 11th, 2020, NCDPI is launching the Definition of High Quality Reading Instruction (Birth – 12th Grade) Survey for widescale public review. The survey results will inform the final state definition of high quality reading instruction, Birth – 12th Grade.
Survey Link:
Thank you for your time and input on the Definition of High Quality Reading Instruction (Birth – 12th Grade) Survey.
Spring Registration Details
Registration is open for Spring 2020. See the 2019-2020 Academic Year tab on our NCVPS Now page for full details on how to register and what to expect once classes begin.
Early Start Additions
We’ve added three courses to our Early Start calendar for Spring 2020:
  • English 1 Honors
  • English 2
  • English 2 Honors
You can register for all three courses now.
Reserve Funds
Did you know that if your district or charter school uses all its allotted funds, you can continue to enroll using NCVPS reserve funds? Contact us as you near the end of your allotment. We have a short request form for your district e-learning coordinator or charter principal to complete.
Anticipated/Expected EOC/CTE Scores
We will report anticipated/expected EOC/CTE scores for Early Start and Traditional classes in our progress reports on the following dates:
  • Early Start Classes: Dec. 5, 2019
  • Traditional Classes: Dec. 19, 2019
State Testing
See all the details about how NCVPS grades and the EOC, CTE, and NCFE state exams schools need to administer on our Grades and Testing Quick Reference Guide.
Course Extension
Our process for extension requests is changing for the Spring 2020 semester, but for Fall 2019, the process will remain the same. NCVPS will grant two-week course extensions this fall for the following reasons:
  • medical (family medical reasons included)
  • IEP/504 reasons (IEP modifications for extended time on assessments does not meet the requirement for course extensions)
  • senior graduation issues
Extension Requests – Instructional directors will review extension requests on the following dates:
  • Early Start: Dec. 9, 2019 through Dec. 18
  • Traditional: Jan. 6, 2020 through Jan. 15
If large portions of the course are missing, an extension will not help the student. We will, of course, work with student situations as we get closer to the end of the semester. We want our students to be successful. What we need now is for the student to work steadily and make progress in the course.
Course extension requests must come from the principal. The principal should include the following information in the ticket to the Virtual Support Center requesting an extension:
  • Student’s name
  • School’s name
  • Course name
  • NCVPS teacher’s name
  • Grade level
  • Reason for extension
  • The final end date being requested for the extension (within the two-week time frame)
An ELA can open the ticket for the principal. Just be sure to include the principal’s email address in the ticket.
Spring Calendar Adjustments
NCVPS is adjusting its Spring 2020 calendar to meet the Office of State Human Resources requirements for NCVPS teachers. Our teachers must take a mandatory 31-day break in service from NCVPS annually to align with NC General Statute § 126-6.3(b). During the mandatory break in service, our teachers are not allowed to complete any tasks (paid or unpaid) for NCVPS.
To meet those requirements, we are ending our Spring 2020 semester two days early, shortening our spring course extension period, and pushing back the start of our summer school.
Here are the adjustments to our calendar:
Spring Block and Yearlong Classes End Dates
Early Start Original: May 8, 2020
Early Start Adjusted: May 6, 2020
Traditional Original: May 29, 2020
Traditional Adjusted: May 27, 2020
Spring Course Extensions
We will have a two-day extension period for Spring 2020 courses. Schools will not submit extension requests via the HelpDesk. Instead, they will work directly with the NCVPS teacher, and the teacher will grant the 2-day extension.
Final Grades Posted
Our dates for posting final grades have not changed:
Early Start: May 14, 2020
Traditional: June 4, 2020
Extension grades will be entered on the final grade report (not a reopened grade report).
Summer School
Moving forward, we will have a shortened summer session. Summer school for 2020 will begin on July 7 and end on August 18. We will work with districts that need grades earlier than that. We will share more details when we finalize our 2020-2021 calendar.
Spring Early Start Course Additions
We have a number of course additions to our Early Start calendar that we would like to highlight. These courses will begin on January 6, 2020, and all schools can enroll students into these courses.
AP Courses – Beginning our spring block AP courses on our Early Start calendar allows students to have more instructional time in the course before the AP test. Here’s what we’re offering:
  • AP Statistics
  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP Government and Politics US
  • AP Psychology
CTE Courses
  • Career Management
  • Entrepreneurship I (BE/ME)
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Marketing
  • Computer Programming 1
  • Principles of Business and Finance
Health and Health & Physical Education
  • Health (9-weeks for .5 credit)
  • Health & Physical Education (semester length for 1 credit)
  • Success 101
Math 1 Honors – This is a new course for us in the spring. It is only on our Traditional calendar at this time. If you need an Early Start section, open a ticket with our Virtual Support Center to submit that request. We will see if we can make that happen.
Current Reporting
What Grades Are Currently Posted?
Dec. 5 – Early Start Progress Report with Expected/Anticipated CTE Grades and Anticipated EOC Scores Posted in the NCVPS Registration System
What’s Next on the Schedule?
Dec. 19 – Early Start Calendar Final Grades Posted in the NCVPS Registration System
Dec. 19 – Traditional Calendar Progress Report with Expected/Anticipated CTE Grades and Anticipated EOC Scores Posted in the NCVPS Registration System
Reporting Overview
See our Grades and Testing Quick Reference Guide for an overview of our reporting. We have details on our Student Status (No-Show) Reports, Progress Reports, Final Grade Reports, and how we calculate grades.
See details below on action steps you can take with your progress reports.
Progress Report Action Steps
What should your action steps be with our progress reports? We’re glad you asked! Here are a few steps you can take.
Access the Report – Progress reports are posted in the NCVPS registration system. See our Guide for Accessing Grade Reports for details.
Schools have access to our posted progress reports. Parents, facilitators, and mentors can use the Canvas App for Parents to monitor student progress.
Check Student Progress – We have so many students who excel in their online courses. We celebrate many of them with our Super Student Award. Contact us if you have a great student who you would like us to publicly recognize. We will contact the student’s teacher to begin the process.
However, if you have any underperforming students, we have a number of supports ready for you. Students have time to improve their grades, but they should start immediately. Please review the following supports.
Student Help Page – If students are having any problems at all, and they aren’t sure where to find help, they should visit our Student Help page. They are never more than two clicks away from help!
Teacher Communications – Students do not always advocate for themselves very well. Go ahead and reach out to the NCVPS teacher to see if adjustments can be made for students who are struggling. Our teachers are eager to help.
Intervention Strategies – NCVPS has a number of intervention strategies for districts and schools to follow. These are good for any low-performing, under-performing, or at-risk students. Visit our Intervention Strategies page for details.
Virtual Support Center – If you have a complicated support question or problem and don’t know where to start, open a ticket with our Virtual Support Center. We will escalate your ticket to the right person. Be sure to include the student’s name, PowerSchool ID number, and your school name. If your ticket is about a specific course, please include the course name and teacher name.
Previous News
Parent Contact Information
NCVPS tasks its teachers to have regular communications with the parents or guardians of their students. However, our teachers often find the contact information in PowerSchool is not accurate. Please help our teachers find update-to-date parent contact information. Our teachers will be reaching out to you, as we rely on schools to provide that information. We are sure your school will need current parent contact information, as well!
IEPs and 504s
If you have students with IEPs or 504s, please communicate the modifications to the students’ NCVPS teachers. The modifications are a shared responsibility between NCVPS and student’s school.
Semester Success with NCVPS
Visit our Semester Success with NCVPS page for details on how to get the most out of your semester. The page includes registration, grade, and student support details.
2019-2020 Academic Year
Visit our NCVPS Now page for full details on registration, grade reporting, and student supports. Click on the 2019-2020 Academic Year tab.
Request for Sections
If your school needs a yearlong or early start section that we do not currently offer, open a ticket with our Virtual Support Center. We will see if we can make it happen!
You no longer have to wait for the e-lert to see the latest NCVPS updates. Just visit our new NCVPS Now page where we bring you live updates on the state’s virtual school. Bookmark the page or find NCVPS Now under our HOME button.
Your North Carolina students appreciate your dedication and hard work!
North Carolina Virtual Public School | 1017 Main Campus Drive, Partners I Bldg., SUITE 3900Raleigh, NC 27606


The 2020 SoftChalk Lesson Challenge Is Now Open

Readers that use SoftChalk might find this challenge interesting.


It’s time to show us what you’ve got! Get ready to make your finest and most innovative lessons soar in our annual SoftChalk Lesson Challenge! Each submission gives you the opportunity to receive recognition and bragging rights along with a prize as a 2020 SoftChalk Lesson Challenge winner!

Entering is easy, just:

  1. Use your SoftChalk Cloud account or create one for free.
  2. Make sure your lesson is public and published to the SoftChalk Cloud.
  3. Submit your Lesson to the 2020 SoftChalk Lesson Challenge!

Submissions are being accepted Friday, December 13, 9:00am ET through Friday, February 28, 2020 at 11:59pm ET.

For full details on entering the 2020 SoftChalk Lesson Challenge and to see the winning lessons from previous years, visit the official 2020 SoftChalk Lesson Challenge information page.

We can’t wait to see the carefully crafted and creative lessons you’ve built for your learners this year!

Have any questions? Contact us and we’d be happy to help!The SoftChalk Team

SoftChalk LLC 22 S. Auburn Ave. Richmond VA 23221  877-638-2425

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the EdWeek Industry and Innovation.

The Fastest Growing Ed-Tech Companies in North America

Deloitte named its 500 fastest-growing tech companies in North America. Thirty-nine of them touch the world of education in ways big or small. Preview this article on EdWeek Market Brief.

Instructure-Creator of Canvas LMS-Acquired by Private Equity Firm for $2 Billion in Cash

The Salt Lake City-based company that sells the Canvas learning management system has announced plans to be acquired by Thoma Bravo, a private equity firm. Read more.

Next, the EdWeek Update.


6 Big Mistakes That Can Undermine Personalized Learning Efforts

In this interview, Thomas Arnett, a senior research fellow for the Clayton Christensen Institute, talks about what K-12 schools get wrong most often. Read more.
• Special Report: Personalized Learning: What Educators Really Think and Do

Standards for Online Learning Updated for First Time Since 2011

One of the authors of the updated standards says they reflect the growing importance of digital accessibility and student engagement in online courses. Read more.

I Study How Teachers Collaborate Online. Here’s How They Can Do It Better

Researcher Robin Anderson shares what happened when one online community of teachers tried to unlearn their deficit mindsets together. Read more.

Trending Elsewhere

Online Tutoring Companies Take Small Steps to Protect Student Safety

Moving on to the eClassroom News.

Personalized learning: A 50-year-old “trend” worth exploring
As it becomes more mainstream, educators should look for tools and resources that support personalized learning.

Also, the ASCD SmartBrief.

Report: Some online teaching materials fall short

Report: Some online teaching materials fall short
About 64% of teaching materials available on online platforms reviewed by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute were rated “very poor or mediocre,” according to its report. Among other things, the materials were evaluated on their alignment with Common Core State Standards.
Education Week Teacher (tiered subscription model) (12/10)

Groups release new standards for online learning

Groups release new standards for online learning
The Virtual Learning Leadership Alliance and Quality Matters recently released revised standards for virtual education, the first such update since 2011. The document includes eight standards, and the updated version establishes accessibility in online learning as a separate standard.
Education Week (tiered subscription model) (12/11)



Similarly, the semi-regular SmartBrief for EdTech.

Online tutoring firms take steps to curb abuse

Online tutoring firms take steps to curb abuse
At least two online tutoring companies are taking steps to protect students following reports that educators have witnessed students being abused by parents or others during lessons. Qkids has launched a tool to help teachers report unsafe activity they witness during lessons, and VIPKid has added educational videos for parents and others on appropriate discipline.
EdSurge (12/10)


Studies find students prefer in-person learning

Studies find students prefer in-person learning
(Greg Baker/AFP via Getty Images)
Two recent studies from EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research find that a majority of college students and faculty prefer learning that is mostly or completely face-to-face — rather than online. Most, however, indicated they were in favor of some sort of blended approach, in which learning takes place in person and online.
EdSurge (12/11)


Online-course growth draws concern among Vt. faculty

Faculty members at Vermont State Colleges have expressed concerns that online courses are favored at the expense of on-campus programming, triggering waves of layoffs. College leadership has not reported any planned school closures, but campus layouts have changed in the face of the expanding online program, with some campuses considering renting, selling, or demolishing lesser-used buildings.
VTDigger (Vermont) (12/6)

Professors are key to quality online education

Professors are key to quality online education
Although professors are stakeholders in online education, their roles in online learning and the benefits they stand to gain are rarely discussed, writes Joshua Kim. Students and institutions would both likely benefit from putting faculty first by ensuring professors are supported and well-compensated for online education efforts, he writes.
Inside Higher Ed (12/11)


Wyo. history teacher creates online class

Fourth-graders in Wyoming will be able to learn about their state’s history in a new online course created by a longtime teacher. Alice Kerns, a long-term substitute teacher at Tongue River Elementary, developed the course for Acellus Academy, which is used by her district’s Cowboy State Virtual Academy.
The Sheridan Press (Wyo.) (12/11)

Almost 35% of students enrolled in a distance-learning course
Education Dive (12/11)

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

Global Virtual Schools Market 2019 by Company, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2025

… Inspire Charter Schools, Abbotsford Virtual School, Alaska Virtual School, Basehor-Linwood Virtual School, Acklam Grange, Illinois Virtual School …

Virtual Schools Market Expected to Deliver Dynamic Progression until 2028| Connections …

The major players [Connections Education, K12 Inc, Mosaica Education, White Hat Management, Abbotsford Virtual School, Alaska Virtual School, …

Chef Gordon Ramsay reveals why he plans to quit swearing

When one fan said he would love to join an online course Ramsay is hosting as part of a virtual school run by celebrity teachers called Masterclass, …

Online School Students Meet in Real Life

The virtual school, under the leadership and direction of Morah Devora Leah Notik and Rabbi Yaacov Ringo, provides a robust Chassidishe education …

Character education is just another hurdle to jump

Every local authority has a virtual school head who oversees the education of looked-after and previously looked-after children. We are their …

‘If you want life, you have to fight’: Glenpool family steps up for niece, 16, battling cancer

Currently, she’s doing virtual school at home. In Skiatook, she participated in track, basketball, cheer and softball. Before Kelbie can think about any of …

From car dealership to education: Trendy virtual school opens

Brooklyn Kyzar is an eight-grade student from Silverhill who is one of a growing number of Baldwin County students attending the Virtual School while …

CPS To Recommend Closing 2 Charter Schools, Including Chicago Virtual Charter School

The Chicago Public Schools now says it will recommend the virtual school be shut down because of poor performance. CPS also wants to close …

Arkansas to Teach Cybersecurity in High Schools

Courses will be offered both on high school campuses and remotely via the state’s virtual school, Virtual Arkansas. In partnership with public schools …

Global Virtual Schools Market 2019 by Manufacturers, Countries, Type and Application, Forecast to …

The major player of the Virtual Schools market (K12 Inc, Connections Academy, Mosaica Education, Pansophic Learning, Florida Virtual School …

CPS officials recommend closure of virtual charter school formerly run by Cheryl Pruitt

CPS is recommending the virtual school’s closure following poor academic performance and concerns of school finance and management, which are …

5 questions for Sandra Vohs

For 2020, Indiana’s public schools saw a funding increase of just over 2%, but the increase for charter schools was over 10%, virtual school funding …

Virtual Schools Market 2019 Insights on Key Driving Factors, Top Trends, Leading Players …

The industry study on Global Virtual Schools Market deliver a recent industry information and advanced future tendency. Likewise, highlights the …

Virtual Schools Market Analysis, Share, Growth Trends, Opportunities, Global Industry Overview …

Inspire Charter Schools. Abbotsford Virtual School. Alaska Virtual School. Basehor-Linwood Virtual School. Acklam Grange. Illinois Virtual School (IVS).

Virtual Schools Market Rising Trends, Size, Share, Key Drivers, Future Growth & Segmentation …

… 2024 | Top Players – K12 Inc, Connections Academy, Mosaica Education, Pansophic Learning, Florida Virtual School (FLVS), Charter Schools USA.

Technology helps Lamar students get healthcare

Tabitha Ferwalt, Cox Health, said, “The virtual school clinics that we set up are a convenient access to healthcare”. School nurses use devices with …

Epic Charter Schools suing state senator alleging libel, slander

After months of a back-and-forth dispute, Epic Charter Schools is suing state Sen. Ron Sharp over his comments on attendance policies at the virtual …

Star Wars: Heartwarming ‘Rise of Skywalker’ Commercial Goes Viral For Inclusion

… tools and equipment for people with disabilities (PWD) when you donate using your Globe Rewards points to Virtualahan, a virtual school for PWD.”.

West Virginia graduation requirement policies up for public comment

Under the new policy, all public high schools and middle schools must also offer a full-time virtual school option for grades 6-12. The schools can …

W.Va. BOE policy may allow students more choice in grad requirements

… would also require all middle and schools to offer a virtual option for their students, either through their county’s program or the state’s virtual school.

State education board opens flexibility policies to public comment

Middle and high school students would also be allowed tot ake part in courses through the West Virginia Virtual School program. Barth noted the …

Franklin Board of Education approves budget resolution

The unknowns, according to Coley, are charter/virtual school funding, finality of the state’s school budget and final salary surveys. “The knowns and …

Epic Charter Schools sues state senator for defamation

In its lawsuit, Epic accused Sharp of defaming the school in news releases and in emails concerning the virtual school’s attendance. “Just because he …

Global Virtual Schools Market 2019 by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to …

The prominent market players are [K12 Inc, Connections Academy, Mosaica Education, Pansophic Learning, Florida Virtual School (FLVS), Charter …

Ballarat students score 99.9

Thirty-seven people across Victoria have earned the top possible ATAR score this year – and among them is St Patricks College student Matthew Duffy …

Virtual School Global Demand and Forecast Market 2019 – BrainCert , Saba Software , SAP SE …

A Global market research report offers the latest published report on Global Virtual School Market and Forecast 2019-2025 for delivering key insights …

West Virginia agency wants to trim graduation requirements

It also would require full-time virtual school programs be offered for grades 6 through 12. Exposing students to career and technical education in high …

Virtual Schools Market Size – Industry Size, Growth, Share, Opportunities, Analysis and Forecast to …

Virtual Schools Market research now available at Brand Essence Research encompasses an exhaustive Study of this business space with regards to …

State School Board considers policy to personalize graduation requirements

Under the new policy, all public high schools and middle schools must offer a full-time virtual school option for grades six through 12, either through …

New Era of Global Virtual Schools Market (2020-2029) || K12 Inc, Connections Academy

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

Virtual Schools Market 2019 Availability | Connections Education, K12 Inc, Mosaica Education …

… Education, K12 Inc, Mosaica Education, White Hat Management, Abbotsford Virtual School, Alaska Virtual School, Basehor-Linwood Virtual School.

Global Virtual School Market Go Advanced and Next Generation 2019-2025

Virtual School Market Research Report 2019 features market growth with the strategic industry analysis considering the main factors influencing the …

Dorchester students visit Army Reserve maintenance facility

DCCTC is the public career center for Dorchester County, serving all four county high schools, local private schools and home/virtual school students.

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Valley cyber program receives national recognition

Gittens, who has been teaching the cyber school program for the past three years, was recently recognized as the November “Academy of the Month” …

Letters to the Editor, Dec. 5

… this gift you have given us! Learn more about Reach Cyber here: Jon and Bonnie Locey.

HopeCAT open house celebrates arts, tech

The students attend high school classes in the area and take art courses at HopeCAT. Freeman, a 15-year-old from Sharon who attends cyber school, …

Is Cyber School a Solution for Children With Anxiety?

The word “homeschooling” probably doesn’t bring the same images to mind today as it once did. Thanks to the internet and the availability of lesson …

State school board president resigns over chimpanzee tweet

… Area Superintendent William Harner’s remark in on Sunday that it costs more to educate a student at a cyber school than a traditional school.

Pottstown spearheads joint statewide fair school funding protest

“We see cyber school recruiters at concerts, fairs, and their billboards are everywhere. Who is paying for that ‘free tuition?’ Communities like ours,” he …

School closure plan presented

He also cautioned the board not to put the Rimersburg building up for sale, for risk of it being purchased by a charter or cyber school. He suggested …

Cyber school costs could impact extracurriculars in Oswayo Valley

Superintendent Jed Hamberger said it’s a pay to play concept; whatever the cyber school charges the district for tuition would be charged to those …

Michigan cyber schools fight Snyder’s proposed aid cut

For the Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy, a Manistee-based cyber school that serves about 2,700 K-12 students across the state, Snyder’s …

Charter school parents demand apology from superintendent for comments on race, poverty

… does not distinguish between cyber and brick-and-mortar charter schools, although the cost of educating cyber school students is much lower.

December 13, 2019

Why This Former School Principal Is Igniting New Social Networks Across Boston

As I say each week…  From the neo-liberal, educational privatizers masquerading as an academic body – so the term research here is used VERY loosely (as none of this actually represents methodologically sound, reliable, valid, or empirical research in any real way).

Check out this week’s highlights from the Christensen Institute. 
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