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August 18, 2018

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Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the Google News alert for virtual school.

PHS virtual school now enrolling students

IEP (individualized education program) students must meet with their team to decide whether the virtual school is appropriate for each student.

Pasco eSchool wins state award

Pasco is one of 44 Florida districts holding a Florida Virtual School franchise, and one of the largest. Broward and Orange counties have larger …

Montello Summer School provides learning fun

… Primary Adventures extended learning program, AP Biology Extension, Montello Virtual Schoolattendance, and a UW-Madison week long Summer …

Fairfield Community High School District 225 Board met May 17.

Motion by Jeremy Carter, seconded by Dana Gilbert to approve the Illinois Virtual School for credit recovery. Carter, Jeremy Yea Merkle, Scott Yea.

Virtual Schools Market 2018 Analysis and In-Depth Analysis on Market Dynamics, Emerging …

Top Key Players of Virtual Schools Market: Connections Education, K12 Inc., Mosaica Education, White Hat Management, Abbotsford Virtual School, …

Bryan students part of growing virtual school program

Texas Connections Academy is a free virtual school for grade 3 through 12. The online school is free to for any student that was enrolled in Texas …

PHS virtual school now enrolling students

KINGWOOD — High school students in Preston County who don’t attend traditional school are being offered a chance to earn their diplomas and …

Court: State can base e-school funding on participation data

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio had authority to calculate a giant online charter school’s funding using student participation data rather than only …

NAHL signs two-year extension with Apex Learning Virtual School

The North American Hockey League (NAHL) is pleased to announce the continuation of their partnership with Apex Learning Virtual School to serve …

I Have To Admit, I Don’t Understand the Popularity Of Virtual Schools

But for the life of me, I don’t understand why virtual schools, where kids sit at home and get their educations from a computer, are as popular as they …

Virtual charters adding students

They attend Indiana Connections Academy, one of six public virtual charter schools operating in the state. A growing number of families are choosing …

Pasco eSchool wins state award

Faced with the new requirement, many of Florida’s 67 county school districts turned to Florida Virtual Schools, created in 1997 as the first statewide, …

Overdue accountability

Nearly a decade later, virtual charter schools represent the very worst of Indiana’s public education system, with the state’s three online schools …

Wheatfield boy, 8, goes to school online because of health issues

Virtual schools are a small but growing part of the education system. In 2015, 278,511 American kids took their classes online, according to the …

75 High Desert schools earn California PBIS coalition recognition

… Valley Middle (silver); Serrano High (silver); Snowline Virtual School (bronze); Vista Verde Elementary (silver); Vista Verde State Preschool (silver); …

Meador Heads to Cornell University

She was the first student in the seventh grade in WV to take high school credits via the WV Virtual Schoolsystem via coordination and observation by …

Global Virtual Schools Market 2018 key Vendors – K12, Connections Academy, Mosaica …

Global Virtual Schools Market Research Report 2018 traces the major market events including product launches, technological developments, …

Florida Virtual School hires law firm to investigate complaints; general counsel Frank …

The Florida Virtual School, faced with “multiple employee complaints,” this week hired an outside law firm to investigate — and accepted the …

Frank Kruppenbacher leaves Florida Virtual School

Orlando lawyer and Florida Republican stalwart Frank Kruppenbacher has left the Florida Virtual Schoolafter serving as its general counsel for 18 …

Florida education news: Teacher pay, birthday treats, water supply and more

MOVING ON: Florida Virtual School’s longtime lawyer Frank Kruppenbacher resigns his post, Florida Politics reports. CAMPAIGN TRAIL: A candidate …

Florida education news: Budgets, audits, board races and more

ONLINE SCHOOLING: Florida Virtual School has hired lawyers to investigate teacher complaints, the Orlando Sentinel reports. TURNAROUNDS: …

Family transitions after ECOT closure

However, when the virtual school abruptly closed its doors in January, it left the Davis family in shock. “It just became a very big panic,” said Davis.

Global Virtual Schools Market Research 2018 : Wordwide Players K12 Inc, Connections Academy …

The Global Virtual Schools Market 2018 started as a small industry but now has reached an unexpectedly high demand. The Market Research Explore …

Last Call for 8.15.18 — A prime-time read of what’s going down in Florida politics

“Florida Virtual School hires law firm to investigate complaints; general counsel Frank Kruppenbacher resigns” via Leslie Postal of the Orlando …

Teacher who consistently goes the extra mile for her students wins top award

Tracey Lewis, a post 16 advisory teacher for Merton’s Virtual School received a ‘commitment award’ at the AimHigher London Practitioner Awards …

No charges emerge from state attorney’s virtual-school invoice inquiry

BARTOW — There is no probable cause to believe a crime was committed in the handling of a virtual-school vendor’s attempt to collect $1.8 million for …

Florida education news: Teacher shortage, school board campaigns, campus security and more

CLEARED: Prosecutors find no crime in the handling of a virtual school vendor’s attempt to collect $1.8 million from the Polk County school district, the …

Fairhope announces Junior City Council

This includes home school and virtual school students. The mission of Fairhope Junior City Council is to get Fairhope youth more involved in our …

TNReady: Robertson district eyes ‘no confidence’ as school scores post

English EOC exams: Robertson County Virtual School (39.3), White House Heritage High (33.1), Jo Byrns High (30.6), Statewide average (29.4).

3 more state charter schools denied

The Seven Arts Lyceum, a statewide virtual school to be physically based in the Searcy School District for up to 700 students in kindergarten through ..

Virtual Schools Industry 2018 Market Trend, Key Vendors (K12 Inc, Connections Academy …

K12 Inc and Connections Academy are market leader of for profit player, they take a total market share of 44% in 2017, while Florida Virtual School ..

Charter school scrambles as it awaits new campus

On Thursday, 9th- and 11th-graders had virtual school online, with 10th-graders on a trip to Hana and 12th-graders having class at the Kihei Youth …

Global virtual schools market by types, applications, countries, companies and forecasts to 2023 …

An online school (virtual school or e-school or cyber-school) teaches students entirely or primarily online or through the internet. An online school can …

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Emerson-Gridley goes back to school a year after its closing

The Erie School District’s cyber school program, which has expanded to include students in kindergarten through fifth grade. The new name for the …

MDE Overreach a Serious Concern

Buried in the cyber school section of the manual, which affects schools like Success VLC and more than a dozen other online charter schools, is a …
The Georgia Cyber Academy is a tuition-free online public charter school option that students in all grade levels can apply for classes. Bogart resident …
Georgia Cyber Academy Welcomes Back Students for the 2018-2019 School Year on August 10 – Business Wire (press release)
Florida Cyber Charter Academy Welcomes Students for the 2018-2019 School Year on August 13 – Business Wire (press release)
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Emerson-Gridley goes back to school a year after its closing

The Erie School District’s cyber school program, which has expanded to include students in kindergarten through fifth grade. The new name for the …

York County gymnast Trinity Thomas among contenders for upcoming US championships

… up in West York, enrolled at the University of Florida this summer after earning her high school diploma a year ahead of schedule at cyber school.

Brentwood educators looking to offer more learning opportunities in 2018-19

The cyber school offers all of the core courses Brentwood offers to its students as well as some specialty classes, such as Gothic literature. Many of the …

Jawn? Ocky? Philly kids school teachers with new handbook

The glossary was self-sourced, said Abogourin, who is about to start his senior year at the Philadelphia Virtual Academy, the district’s cyber school.

PA Leadership Charter School: Enroll Students Today!

For the last 3 years, the school has been voted the number 1 cyber school in PA! Dr. Heidi Gough and Jianna Conway were here to talk about how …

BC3 Golf Outing Raises Record $90000

A cyber school student counted in those public schools’ graduating classes is also eligible. “Funds raised at the outing also support special projects,” …

Global virtual schools market by types, applications, countries, companies and forecasts to 2023 …

An online school (virtual school or e-school or cyber-school) teaches students entirely or primarily online or through the internet. An online school can …

August 17, 2018

Our New Book On The Next Wave Of K12 Innovation

I said earlier in the week that this would get applied to the K-12 setting.  Anyway, 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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