Virtual School Meanderings

August 20, 2017

EBSCO Alerts

ebscoFirst, I the alert for virtual school.

1. TI- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Behavior Regulation and Virtual School Support.
AU- Wallace C
AU- Ievers-Landis CE
AU- Scherer C
AU- Roizen N
AU- Augustyn M
AF- Department of Psychological Sciences, Case Western Reserve University; †UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Cleveland, OH; ‡Division of Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics and Psychology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH; and §Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA.
LA- English
SO- Journal Of Developmental And Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP; 2017 Feb/Mar,
Vol. 38 Suppl 1, pp. S41-S43
TA- J Dev Behav Pediatr
IO- J Dev Behav Pediatr
YR- 2017
MD- Print
ME- Cited Medium: Internet
EP- 20170201
PB- Publication : <2000->: Hagerstown, MD : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
PB- Original Publication : [Baltimore, Md.] : Williams & Wilkins, [1980-
CY- United States
IS- 1536-7312 ()
IS- 0196206X (ISSN-L)
PT- Journal Article
JT- 8006933
SB- In-Data-Review
AB- Case: Tony is a 6-year-old multiracial boy diagnosed as having attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder-combined type who is followed in your primary care practice and has started on a stimulant medication. Tony continues to have difficulty with emotion regulation and impulse control both at home and at school. He was asked to leave his private school soon after beginning first grade because of physical fighting, emotional outbursts, and arguing with teachers.His mother made the decision to enroll Tony in online virtual schooling for the remainder of the academic year, with the plan to transition back to traditional school for the next academic year. They have enrolled in a program that offers lessons online and sends materials to the home for the child to use to complete certain types of assignments (e.g., science experiments). Virtual schools are different from traditional home schooling because children receive their instruction from teachers online with parental assistance as opposed to parents being responsible for teaching all material. Tony’s mother comes to your practice requesting assistance with setting up an appropriate school environment for her son at home, where she can monitor and support his academic progress.Tony is a bright child, with an Intelligence Quotient in the superior range. He has advanced academic skills, but he becomes dysregulated if he is told he is wrong or that he has answered a question incorrectly. For example, if he answered a question incorrectly in class, he would become verbally abusive toward his teacher and often have temper tantrums. This challenging behavior occurred daily at school and was one of the factors leading to his expulsion. The behavior had predated the introduction of stimulant medication and had remained consistent after he began medication.Tony’s parents are highly educated, and both parents hold professional jobs with steady income. His parents have good command of typical behavior management strategies such as the use of rewards, time out, and behavioral contingencies to target noncompliance and temper tantrums. However, Tony’s difficulty identifying and regulating his emotions leads to emotional outbursts and shutdowns that have thus far been unresponsive to standard behavior management techniques. Tony continued to have outbursts even when the behavior was ignored. His mother is concerned not only about his learning during the coming year but also about his social relationships and the family dynamic. Tony’s outbursts cause significant disruption in the home and are a source of tension among parents and siblings.His mother is asking for advice on how to support his behavior better at home now that he will be spending his entire day there. How might you assist this child and his mother by helping to integrate therapeutic goals into the academic environment?
LR- 20170131
EM- 20170131
UD- 20170201
DO- 10.1097/DBP.0000000000000292
PM- 28141718

Next, I received the alert for cyber school, but again there were no relevant items.

Finally, once again I didn’t receive the alert for K-12 online learning.

August 19, 2017

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the Google News alert for virtual school.

Big Online School Changes Leadership Amid Fight Over Funding

The superintendent of one of the nation’s largest online charter schools is retiring amid its court battle with Ohio officials over at least $60 million in …

Saturday Letters: Sheriff Williams is a breath of fresh air

I had an employee recently withdraw her child and place him in virtual school because of the failure of the public school system. So when Fischer …

On Point Fundraiser: Extraordinary Evening with Rory Feek set

… Teen Board which involves students from all the Cleveland and Bradley County secondary schools, including the Bradley County Virtual School.

Big online school changes leadership amid fight over funding

In a statement, ECOT board president Andrew Brush praised Teeters for leading the virtual school through “turbulent times.” The state has sought to …

Oklahoma student: All our schools deserve support

Often, students try a virtual school because they weren’t succeeding in another environment. Sometimes virtual school isn’t the right fit either.

Country’s Oldest State Virtual School Turns 20

Since that first academic year, when it had 77 semester completions, the school (since renamed the FloridaVirtual School) has reported delivering 3.6 …

New Rating System Proposed for Virtual Schools

The state agency that oversees virtual schools has proposed a new grading system to improve oversight of the schools, which have experienced …

Fayetteville Virtual Academy welcomes students to a new school year

High school students who are enrolled in the Fayetteville Virtual Academy, FVA, had their first orientation today to learn about the expectations going …

LIMESTONE COUNTY SCHOOLS: Grant to boost virtual efforts

The funds will be used to purchase Edgenuity software to assist virtual school efforts. “This will open up a bank of about 200 courses through different …

Chariho School Committee to review virtual education plan

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — Members of the Chariho School Committee will receive updates Tuesday on the district’s virtual education plan, the …

Letters: Virtual education costs taxpayers less

Indiana has students who drop out of high school each year, for a variety of reasons. Virtual schools like INVS convince about one-tenth of those who …

Alabama Virtual Academy at Eufaula City Schools Begins 2017-18 School Year

BUSINESS WIRE)–Students and teachers at Alabama Virtual Academy at Eufaula City Schools (ALVA-ECS), will start the 2017-2018 school year on …

Virtual Reality Science Lessons Now At Indy Charter School

State Sen. Brandt Hershman, R-Buck Creek, tries on an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset at Hope Academy in Indianapolis on Thursday, Aug.

Oklahoma student: All our schools deserve support

On Tuesday, Oklahoma’s Statewide Virtual Charter School Board is scheduled to meet to consider the charter for the school where I am a 10th-grader.

Big Online School Changes Leadership Amid Fight Over Funding

Big Online School Changes Leadership Amid Fight Over Funding … Brush praised Teeters for leading thevirtual school through “turbulent times.”.

A New Virtual School Program for Your Child

Monica Santiago joined us in the studio with more on how take advantage of a unique, free, and online public school option that allows your child to …

Greenbrier schools offer virtual option

Virtual courses will be delivered through Greenbrier Virtual School, WV Virtual School and/or a district-approved learning management system.

Lucy Beckham High could start by serving 9th and 10th grades in 2020

In other news Monday, school district officials discussed the possibility of creating a district virtual school to offer supplemental instruction in special …

Choosing a virtual K-12 education

… Sophia was in and out of the hospital for seven months last year, but never fell behind on her studies, thanks to the flexibility of this virtual school.

Virtual tutoring unique way to help students ace their work

Katy Independent School District’s Barbara Landreneau, virtual school coordinator, and Susan Richards, eLearning and instructional applications …

New school initiatives

The Wilkes County Schools Virtual Academy will be launched this fall semester, with Spanish II Honors as the initial pilot course. Five students are …

More students opting out of traditional schools, online classes see increase

Despite numerous hospital visits, Sophia has never fallen behind on her studies, thanks to the flexibility of her virtual school. According to the school’s …

Hampton one of 26 communities undergoing academy transformation

Thirteen high schools, including a virtual school, contain the Academies of Nashville pathways, in which students can study a wide range of career …

Mansfield City Schools grilled about lack of diversity on staff

Gilbert comes most recently from Cuyahoga Virtual School House. For 18 months, he served as principal at the Hedges Alternative School.

Virtual School provides flexibility in learning

Chilton County Schools’ virtual school program allows students to complete their course online while remaining a student at their physical school.

As school starts again, online teachers have to prepare, too

At Ohio Connections Academy, a statewide virtual school, teachers officially went back to school Monday to prepare for the students’ first day on Aug.

Hoosier Academies Set to Kick Off 2017-2018 School Year

INDIANAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hoosier Academies, a public charter school offering a fully online program (Hoosier Academy Virtual School) …

Oklahoma Connections Academy students log on for 2017-18 school year

For more information on Oklahoma Connections Academy, visit the school’s website at

See which Mass. schools failed to report concussion data

Which schools did and didn’t report concussion data This table, sorted alphabetically by town name, shows whether schools were required to report …

Caroline Buckheit of Naples now one of Boston’s ballerinas

Harriet Howard Heithaus, harriet.heithaus@naplesnews.com239-213-6091 Published 1:00 p.m. ET Aug. 16, 2017 | Updated 2:16 p.m. ET Aug.

Charter school relocates to Lehigh

All of the curriculum is online and the school uses the Apex Learning Virtual School. “Apex is a very student-friendly curriculum,” he said. “It allows a …

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Attack on epidemic envisioned

Tim Havener said he placed his daughters in cyber school for many reasons, including the negative impact that opioids could have on them. “I used to …

Steel Valley adding cyber charter classes for elementary school students

Steel Valley School District will add classes for elementary school-aged children to its cyber charter school academy this fall. Ed Colebank, the …

Lawmakers owe support to public schools

Public schools graduate on average 86.1 percent, whereas Pennsylvania cyber schools graduate 47.7 percent, according to Express Times columnist …

Project boosts use of technology at Penn Hills middle school this year

She also said the district’s cyber school — Cyber High-quality Interactive Education Fostering Student Success — is poised to have another strong …

Florida Cyber Charter Academy Kicks Off 2017-18 School Year

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Students and teachers at Florida Cyber Charter Academy(FLCCA), an online public school option …

Cyber academy helps student get ahead

Howell has been taking high school courses through the Georgia Cyber Academy, an online K-12 school for students throughout the state. The charter …

When back to school means staying home

In order to make sure the girls stay on target academically, they’ve enrolled them in a certified Pennsylvania cyber school. That means the girls will be …


August 13, 2017

EBSCO Alerts

ebscoFirst, I did receive the alert for virtual school, but there were no relevant items.

Next, I also received the alert for cyber school, but again there were no relevant items.

Finally, once again I didn’t receive the alert for K-12 online learning.

August 12, 2017

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the eSchool News Today.

3 ways to ease grading with blended technology

Grading papers is still a daunting teaching duty. But it doesn’t have to be. Teachers have many tools available to encourage students to turn-in those assignments on time.

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

ATHENS CITY SCHOOLS: Board approves charter resolution

Owsley credited the large jump to a mix of virtual school students and school choice. She said there would be more than 2,100 students enrolled at the …

Leon County School Board information

… Choice and Student Reassignment, Volunteers, Partners and Mentor Program, Foundation for Leon County Schools, Leon County Virtual School, …

Omaha area public schools: When they start and what’s new this year

Omaha Virtual School will be expanded to ninth-grade home-school students. » All high school football players will be outfitted with high-tech helmets …

New tax rates approved for PAISD

… salaries for the district and its employees, such as improved bilingual education, Virtual School, reading programs, social service needs for students, …

South Carolina’s charter school authorizer standards raise concerns among charter advocates …

But Summer said virtual school requires self-discipline, and it isn’t for everyone. While she thrived last school year, she said one of her friends got too …

Changes on tap for 2017-18 school opening in St. Johns County

Previously, if students in second through fifth grade wanted to enroll in an online instruction program such as the St. Johns Virtual School, they would …

High achiever: Pinon Hills grad headed to college with pair of scholarships in tow

Wilson, who recently graduated from California Connections Academy in San Juan Capistrano — a tuition-free virtual school that offers a fully …

Pearson’s Latest Financial Report Card: Another 3000 Jobs To Be Cut

Connections Education revenues declined slightly as growth in enrollment was offset by the expected impact from some virtual school partners …

Projects aim to improve schoolchildren’s health and wellbeing

Blackburn with Darwen’s Virtual School, which works to ensure children in care get the best possible support with their education, has teamed up with …

More students enrolling in Escambia Virtual Academy

(WEAR) — This year, the Escambia County school district is expecting a 50 percent increase in students that are enrolled full time in their Virtual …

Erskine College’s new role as charter school gatekeeper could change landscape of public …

Two of the first schools to express an interest in the new public charter school sponsor, the Charter Institute at Erskine College, are the S.C. Virtual …

South Carolina’s charter school authorizer standards raise concerns among charter advocates …

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is a prominent advocate for virtual charter schools. But even within the community of charter advocates, some …

‘Not Everyone Is Built for It’: Students Offer Their Take on Virtual Schooling

Virtual schools—a fiercely debated topic. Some, like Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and the American Legislative Exchange Council, are in favor …

Commissioners address smoke detector concerns from county’s program

“Perhaps we can leverage our good relationship with the school board and let’s work together with them,” Bergosh said. “And perhaps if it comes down …

‘No shots, no school’? Vaccination rates lag in California charter schools

Many charter schools operate as virtual schools or “independent study” home school programs, meaning their students would be exempt from the …

Changes at the top for Texas A&M law school

In the letter, Young praised Morriss for his “long record of innovation and entrepreneurial spirit” and said the new initiative will be “a virtual school, …

State to cut more from online school’s funding

Hundreds of supporters of Ohio’s largest online charter school, the … Despite the virtual school’s contention during litigation that its enrollment was …

Mustangs are forging a new path

“A lot of parents are skeptical thinking it’s virtual school because it involves a computer—but it’s not. Personalized learning is new to Oklahoma, but …

New school year to emphasize career tech

Russellville High School principal Jason Goodwin looks out over the … including a revamped virtual schoolprogram with a new platform providing …

Mustangs are forging a new path

“A lot of parents are skeptical thinking it’s virtual school because it involves a computer—but it’s not. Personalized learning is new to Oklahoma, but …

First class: ECP Early College starts year

Electives will be taught using the Virtual Public High School online program and foreign languages will be taught through the virtual school or course …

Lake County kids eager for start of 2017-18 school year

Flora Curet’s kids — Sabrina, 8, Lilian, 6, and Alexander, 5, who attend Florida Virtual School — also are ready to hit the books again. Sabrina had an …

St. Teresa’s debuts new high school in Albany

St. Teresa’s is allowing students to take classes through Georgia Virtual School during the school day for any classes they don’t currently offer.

Country’s Oldest State Virtual School Turns 20

Since that first academic year, when it had 77 semester completions, the school (since renamed the Florida Virtual School) has reported delivering 3.6 …

Alabama Virtual Academy at Eufaula City Schools Begins 2017-18 School Year

The virtual school offers a personalized approach to learning that ensures every student receives an excellent educational experience.

Five questions heads should ask themselves before excluding a student

In my role as head of a virtual school for children in care, working for various different local authorities over the years, I know that exclusion — whether …

Teacher turnover relatively stable at local schools

The teacher did not return for a second year, and the district turned to the Texas Virtual School Network option to allow the students to finish their …

Virtual Schools Market in North America to Grow at a CAGR of 12.82% During 2017-2021 …

Albany, NY — (SBWIRE) — 08/08/2017 — A virtual school operates on an online learning platform and offers courses pertaining to various fields entirely …

LIMESTONE COUNTY SCHOOLS: Grant to boost virtual efforts

The funds will be used to purchase Edgenuity software to assist virtual school efforts. “This will open up a bank of about 200 courses through different …

Florida Cyber Charter Academy Kicks Off 2017-18 School Year

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Students and teachers at Florida Cyber Charter Academy (FLCCA), an online public school option …

Another Opportunity For Dropouts in Costa Rica

On the other side, National Virtual School is available for people seeking schedule flexibility. They offer semi-virtual modality for teen dropouts.

Students get college, SAT-prepped at Stirling Road Branch Library

Abigail Slentz, a student at Florida Virtual School, wants to attend Stanford University and then pursue a career in anthropology. IMG_4387-541×360 …

This High School Student Probably Makes More Money Than You

This article on education is sponsored by My Tech High. My Tech High is a public school program tailored to the unique needs of each student.

New Rating System Proposed for Virtual Schools

David Chaney, co-founder and superintendent of Epic Charter Schools, the state’s largest virtual school, said school administrators are still studying …

Letters: Virtual education costs taxpayers less

For others, a virtual school setting is their last hope to gain the diploma they need to be productive members of the Hoosier economy. Then there are …

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Cyber option smart move by district

Two decades of the charter school movement in Pennsylvania have … its own internet-based school, the Scranton School District Cyber Academy.

Downingtown-based cyber charter opens office in Murrysville

Prospective student Bryson O’Donnell, 15, talks to current cyber school students, during the grand opening of the new 21st Century Cyber Charter …

School construction, Pine-Richland lawsuit settlement and cyber charter office opens: 5 things to …

CYBER CHARTER OPENING: The 21st Century Cyber Charter School, based in Downingtown, will open a brick-and-mortar office in Murrysville today …

East Allegheny school board addresses school performance and debt

MacFann said at least two students are coming back to East Allegheny for cyber charter classes. The superintendent said the district’s cyber school ..

Lawmakers owe support to public schools

In 2013-15 Pennsylvania taxpayers spent $1.2 billion on cyber school tuition. This was money removed from public school budgets to the charter …

Project boosts use of technology at Penn Hills middle school this year

She also said the district’s cyber school — Cyber High-quality Interactive Education Fostering Student Success — is poised to have another strong …

East Allegheny to vote on new dress code

He said the district’s cyber school made its offerings more challenging for youngsters who now attend charter schools such as PA Cyber and Agora.

August 6, 2017

EBSCO Alerts

ebscoFirst, the alert for virtual school.

1. TI- Pearson plc SWOT Analysis.
JN- Pearson SWOT Analysis
PD- 6/1/2017, p1-8
PG- 8p
DT- 20170601
PT- SWOT Analysis
AB- A SWOT analysis of Pearson is presented.
DE- Mass media industry
DE- SWOT analysis
GE- London (England)
CO- Pearson PLC DUNS Number: 042859199
AN- 124267800

2. TI- Pearson plc.
JN- Pearson plc MarketLine Company Profile
PD- 6/1/2017, p1-33
PG- 33p
DT- 20170601
PT- Company Report
AB- Pearson plc (Pearson or “the company”) is an international education and media company with its principal operations in the education, business information and consumer publishing markets. The company provides learning materials, technologies, assessments and services to teachers and students. The company operates in the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. It is headquartered in London, the UK and employed 40,534 people during 2014. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
AB- Copyright of Pearson plc MarketLine Company Profile is the property of MarketLine, a Progressive Digital Media business and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder’s express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)
DE- Mass media industry
DE- Educational technology industries
GE- Great Britain
CO- Pearson PLC DUNS Number: 042859199
IC- 423490 Other Professional Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
AN- 124226819

Next, I also received the alert for cyber school, but there were no relevant items.

Finally, once again I didn’t receive the alert for K-12 online learning.

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