Virtual School Meanderings

May 25, 2019

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the eLearning Insider.

Since its inception, online learning has been hailed as beneficial because it enables us to study anytime and anywhere. A new study by two Royal Roads University researchers, Shandell Houlden and George Veletsianos, casts doubt on this assumption. In fact, according to Houlden and Veletsianos, the flexibility associated with online learning may even be compromising student… Read More.

Next, the ASCD SmartBrief.

Study questions benefits of online learning

Taking high-school courses online may help students graduate, but it may not help them learn, according to a study of students at 18 Milwaukee schools. The Milwaukee district operates the courses through a partnership with Edgenuity.
Chalkbeat (5/20)

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

St. Johns Tech, St. Johns Virtual kick off graduation season

Celebrations were held for students of St. Johns Technical High School and St. Johns Virtual School this week, kicking off graduation season in St.

Virtual Schools Market Is Booming | Pansophic Learning,Mosaica Education, Virtual High School …

Company profile section of players such as K12 Inc, Connections Academy, Mosaica Education, Pansophic Learning, Florida Virtual School (FLVS), …

Lee County’s high school graduation rates are the highest ever

Also on Sunday, Lee Virtual School is holding its graduation ceremony at 2:00 p.m. at the Cape Coral Yacht Club, located at 5819 Driftwood Parkway.

Ginnie Graham: A measles outbreak in Tulsa has become a very real possibility

… that have reported to the state show lower immunized rates than public schools, and no reporting exists on virtual school or home-schooled children.

Global Virtual Schools Market 2019 | Top Leading Countries, Companies, Consumption, Drivers …

Global Virtual Schools report offers the latest industry trends, technological innovations and forecast market data. A deep-dive view of Virtual Schools …

BCVS Class of 2019

BRADLEY COUNTY VIRTUAL SCHOOL celebrated 13 graduates during its commencement Friday night. Pictured are graduates Kaitlynn Ben-Judah, …

Northwest Arkansas schools working to boost graduation rates

The district also is growing its virtual school offerings to appeal to students who prefer that sort of delivery. Students who are expelled are offered a …

Idaho Technical Career Academy to Hold Commencement Ceremony on May 24

MERIDIAN, Idaho–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 20, 2019–. Idaho Technical Career Academy (ITCA), Idaho’s only career-focused virtual school, will …

1 in 5 school districts in Alabama faces financial struggle

… schools are maintaining student enrollment numbers from year to year, and the virtual school more than doubled enrollment—from 953 students last …

State school districts see increase in graduation rates

The district also is growing its virtual school offerings to appeal to students who prefer that sort of delivery. Students who are expelled are offered the …

Projected $10.2-million deficit leads Hammond superintendent to recommend school closures

To address declining enrollment, Miller made two revenue generation proposals Wednesday night — reopen enrollment and pursue virtual school …

NC virtual school gets go-ahead to split from management

RALEIGH — Despite low performance scores, one of North Carolina’s two virtual charter schools has been given the go-ahead to break away from its …

St. Johns Tech, St. Johns Virtual kick off graduation season

Celebrations were held for students of St. Johns Technical High School and St. Johns Virtual School this week, kicking off graduation season in St.

Ferris State dedicates Swan building project, plans for Center for Virtual Learning

The Center for Virtual Learning includes the renovation of and an addition to Vandercook Hall to house the School of Digital Media, Information …

North Carolina OKs virtual school’s split from for-profit manager

One of North Carolina’s two virtual charter schools will be allowed to break away from a for-profit management company, but it will be placed under …

Global Virtual Schools Market by Product, End User, Marketing Channels & Forecast To 2028

The Research Report on “Virtual Schools Market-Global Market Analysis And Forecast — 2028”, expressed by Market.us, the market has come …

Bradley County Virtual to graduate 15 at WVHS

Bradley County Virtual School, the Bradley County school district’s online education option, will hold its graduation Friday. A ceremony honoring 15 …

37 graduate from Virtual Academy of Lafourche

VAL Director Julie Bourgeois said the virtual school, which has been up and running since 2007, can actually provide a more personal educational …

Graduation ceremonies scheduled this weekend

Local high schools will be having commencement ceremonies this … students from the school district’sVirtual School, according to Ashley Razak,.

Latest innovative report on Virtual School Software Market by 2025| Litmos, Saba Cloud, Thought …

virtual school teaches students entirely or primarily online or through the internet. It has been defined as “education that uses one or more …

Virtual Schools Market Set to Register 12.8% CAGR During 2019-2024

Global Virtual Schools Market Growth Status and Outlook 2019-2024. An online school (virtual school or e-school or cyber-school) teaches students …

Virtual school kicking off in the county this fall, meeting tonight

A time of registration for the virtual school will be set for those interested in participating in the program. There is no charge for tuition or curriculum, …

Indiana lawmakers will scrutinize school funding, but virtual schools aren’t on the agenda this …

A 2017 Chalkbeat investigation of Indiana Virtual School also showed how the school paid millions to companies linked to the school’s founder …

Clarke School Board considers clarifying online course policy

… Board decided to take some more time considering policy IGBGA – CCPS – R, formally titled “eligible on-line courses and virtual school programs.”.

Virtual Schools Market Status and Outlook 2019 : Connections Education, K12 Inc, Mosaica …

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

Summer McLeod to take part in National Youth Leadership Forum

Along with being a student at Madison Creative Arts Academy, Summer is also enrolled in Florida Virtual School, where she takes additional classes.

Florida education commissioner suggests takeover authority for long-struggling schools

This spring, the Legislature effectively ousted the board of trustees for Florida Virtual School and handed the role to the State Board of Education.

Virtual Schools Market – Major Industry Giants in Buzz Again || K12 Inc, Connections Academy …

The report covers forecast and analysis for the Virtual Schools market on a global and regional level. The study provides historic data of 2012 along …

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

11 Hempfield School Board candidates vie for 3 open seats

“Way too little help from the state, way too many unfunded mandates from the state, spot assessments, cyber school tuition unfairly paid through our …

My Turn: Monroe, Pike taxpayers foot the bill for online charter schools

Same goes for those radio ads, TV ads, and internet ads promoting free cyber school — all paid for with public money. In fact, over the last three …

Max Bartos found his life’s passion after a bike accident nearly killed him

Right now, Bartos is in cyber school, still getting great grades. In September, he will start at the Stone Independent School as a junior. “I’m going to …

VOTER’S GUIDE 2019: Contested races in the Crawford County primary election

A. The cost of cyber school is draining public education funds. Cyber schools are for profit businesses and are not required to perform to the same …

Local school district must accept competition

As I recall, the cyber school programs were established to provide a school choice program where the students and their parents wished to use as …

21st Century Cyber Charter School inducts 24 students into the National Honor Society

DOWNINGTOWN — A total of 24 cyber school students were inducted into the National Honor Society at an induction ceremony held at St. Anthony’s …

Local school district must accept competition

As I recall, the cyber school programs were established to provide a school choice program where the students and their parents wished to use as …

My Turn: Monroe, Pike taxpayers foot the bill for online charter schools

Funny thing about those billboards advertising “free” online education: The education isn’t free — and neither is the billboard. Both are paid for with …

‘Organized crime’ behind TrickBot cyber attack on Coventry schools, says FBI

A cyber attack that closed Coventry Local Schools on Monday and compromised the district’s computer system has drawn the attention of the FBI, …

Reading superintendent calls for school funding reform

“When a cyber charter school is approved, the cyber charter, it never comes to the local school district. It goes straight to the state. And we are tasked …

Three candidates vie for two Mifflinburg School Board seats

Lunch school debt is a challenge, all three candidates agreed. … On the issue of cyber schools, Keiser was adamant: “Cyber schools do not work.

Online Charter School Gets Approval To Sever Ties With Management Company

An online public charter school that serves more than 2,400 students across North Carolina will be allowed to end its contract with its for-profit …

Deeper dive needed on cyber students’ cost

As I read Russ O’Reilly’s article, “Schools strained by cyber options,” in the May 13 edition of the Mirror, several questions came to mind that were not …

Tentative tax increase is scheduled for Shamokin Area residents

The district, according to business manager Karen A. Colangelo, spent $1.6 million so far this year on cyber school costs, and it will likely reach $2 …

Student Engagement Hits Plateau Following Jump

Surveys and expanded course options through things like the Chinook Cyber School program have been helping give students both choice and voice.

Penn Hills School District’s recovery plan includes cuts, furloughs and tax hike

… elementary Pennsylvania Value Added Assessment System scores and CHIEFS Academy, the district’s in-house cyber school. He said Penn Hills …

Spring Cove plans tax hike

Cyber school tuition costs are expected to eat up about $500,000 for the year, she said. Baker also pointed out the district has eliminated woodshop …

Shamokin school district’s prelim budget includes 1.12-mill tax hike

The tax increase was primarily necessitated by hikes in health care, retirement contributions and cyber school costs, according to business manager …

Elk Lake anticipates tax increase

The preliminary budget also totals $673,147 towards cyber school education to cover the estimated increase of $91,647 in cyber tuition. “In the past …

Students Recognized By NB School District

… coming year including the need to hire more staff for increasing student enrollment as well as the increasing costs made by Cyber school tuitions.

 

May 19, 2019

EBSCO Alerts

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

Next, the alert for cyber school.

1. TI- Mapping ICT-Industry Influence in U.S. K-12 Public Education: a social network analysis.
JN- Conference Papers — International Communication Association
PD- 2017, preceding p1-27
PG- 28p
DT- 20170101
PT- Article
AB- For the past two decades there has been a proliferation of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) education initiatives and models with a wide range of aims including to equip students with essential “twenty-first century skills” and narrow the achievement gap for under-served communities. These initiatives and models are at the centre of a contemporary reform movement that is characterised by market-based initiatives where federal and regional Departments of Education are increasingly looking to and depending on industry leaders for solutions and resources to ameliorate what is perceived as a failing public education system. Despite rhetoric to the contrary, there is still little evidence that these initiatives are achieving such aims. As such, educators and researchers continue to wonder why there continues to be sustained investments in these initiatives without evidence to suggest they are actually working. To begin answering this question, this paper conducts a Social Network Analysis (SNA) of a rapidly expanding IBM-led public private partnership high school model called Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH). The P-TECH model, intending to serve marginalised youth, has been touted by President Obama as the future of American secondary education (Shapiro, 2013). This model was chosen as an emblematic example of the foundational transformation the U.S. K-12 education system is seeing. Along with the market-driven education policies it is a transformation where governance and control continues to shift from the public to private sector. Utilising a Political Economy of Communication (PEC) framework, the analysis illuminates the ways in which forces of digital capitalism are propelling these models and the sustained investments without
evidence to suggest their aims are being realised. The findings show how key interpersonal ties play a large role in shaping the shifting landscape of U.S. K-12 public education. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
AB- Copyright of Conference Papers — International Communication Association is the property of International Communication Association 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- Information & communication technologies
SU- Public education
SU- Social network analysis
SU- Achievement gap
SU- Capitalism
KW- digital capitalism
KW- education
KW- ICTs
KW- political economy
KW- social network analysis
AN- 135750084

Finally, I did not receive the alert for K-12 online learning.

May 18, 2019

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the eCampus News’ IT Campus Leadership.

10 suggestions for smarter online course design

an online student with an "aha!" face

For every pilot flying an aircraft today, there is an instructor who made it happen. Teaching someone to fly an aircraft involves multiple layers of skill and ability, psychological intuition, courage, and logic. Online course design can benefit from what we have learned about teaching someone to fly.

TRENDING TODAY

Next, the semi-regular SmartBrief for EdTech.

How online learning closes early-education gaps
At-home online programs can help to fill the early-education gap for families in rural areas, writes Tammy Williams, director of curriculum at Greensburg Community Schools. In this blog post, she describes how a nonprofit organization launched Waterford UPSTART to help children develop early literacy, math and science skills.
SmartBrief/Education (5/14)

Other News

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

Ginn: 2019 education legislation

The Department of Education would be responsible for ensuring the Georgia Virtual School has the capacity to enable schools to meet the …

Education reform must put students first

We can do this by opening the door to Innovation Zones, Local School Improvement Councils and Virtual School. These are proven strategies that …

YOUR LETTERS: 5-12-2019

Sebastian has excelled as a virtual school student at CAVA. I want our online teachers to know how much they’re appreciated. Thank you Mrs.

Indiana Sets New Rules for Virtual Schools

Indiana is trying to get its virtual schools under control. The abysmal track record of a couple of virtual school operators in the state have called into …

NC virtual charter school can stay open. But it will face more state scrutiny.

The state Office of Charter Schools and N.C. Charter Schools Advisory Board will increase how often it monitors the virtual school to ease concerns …

Lee County high school graduation details

At Cape Coral Yacht Club (5819 Driftwood Pkwy, Cape Coral, FL 33904). Lee Virtual School – 2 p.m.. At Fort Myers High School (2635 Cortez Blvd., …

Ghana: Introducing the Virtual High School As a Complement to the Existing Senior High School …

Among the notable ones are The Virtual High School (https://vhslearning.org); Chignecto-Cental-Virtual-School (http://ccrce.ca/virtual-high-school); …

High School Graduations set for Baldwin County Public Schools

We are so excited for our 2019 graduates! Here’s a rundown of the next couple of days. All graduation ceremonies start at 7 p.m.. May 13, 2019

Global Virtual Schools Market | Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019-2024)

Global Virtual Schools Market Research Report encompasses all analytical as well as statistical information regarding market summary, development, …

Kindergarten through 10th graders receive blended learning at Omaha Virtual School

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Making sure kids who are home schooled are well educated. That’s the goal of a new Omaha Public Schools program that …

Indiana Sets New Rules for Virtual Schools

Indiana is trying to get its virtual schools under control. The abysmal track record of a couple of virtual school operators in the state have called into …

Virtual school information session slated for Saturday

The Eau Claire school district is hosting an informational session Saturday about the new Eau Claire Virtual School. The meeting, scheduled for 10:30 …

Charter Schools Advisory Board approves virtual school’s request to change management

Raleigh, N.C. — The Charter Schools Advisory Board approved a … The same has been true for the other virtual charter school, N.C. Virtual Academy.

Pearson Announces Partnerships with Four New Connections Academy Virtual Schools for the …

COLUMBIA, Md., May 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Pearson announces four new full-time virtual public schoolswill deliver its Connections Academy …

SoCal virtual school students tour Temecula Valley Museum

TEMECULA – Teachers and students from California Connections Academy Southern California, a tuition-free virtual public school serving students …

Union Public Schools to launch full-time virtual program next year

A full-time virtual program is coming to Union Public Schools, giving the district a better opportunity to target students who choose to go elsewhere.

Lake County Virtual School Student Honored With National Award For Leadership And Volunteerism

he National WWII Museum in New Orleans has named Central Florida student Benjamin Mack-Jackson of Lake County Virtual School as a 2019 Billy …

Buffalo Wants Math Program; Cleveland Seeks PD Management; Florida Virtual School Wants …

An urban New York district is in the market for an online mathematics intervention program, while a major online school system in Florida needs virtual …

NC virtual charter school under scrutiny

RALEIGH — One of North Carolina’s two virtual charter schools will be allowed to break away from a for-profit management company, but it will be …

Central School students travel the world via virtual reality

Huntsville City Schools working to create virtual school · Local softball team asking for help to travel to World Series · Central High School in …

Global Virtual Schools Market: Development History, Current Analysis and Estimated Forecast to …

The latest report on “Global Virtual Schools Industry” divided by product type, applications, industry verticals and research regions presents growth …

Aiken Scholars Academy to welcome second cohort in 2019-20

The students represent almost every middle school in the county, along with international, parochial, private, and virtual school students. The following …

Stay educated

One virtual school in Indiana has continually been rated an “F” yet saw its funding increase from 6.5% to 10.2%. None of this makes sense, yet we …

NC Politics in the News- May 13, 2019

WRAL NEWS: Charter Schools Advisory Board approves virtual school’s request to change management Charter Schools Advisory Board (CSAB) …

Children in care lagging behind school peers in Wandsworth

… with extra funding to meet their needs through the Pupil Premium Plus, worth £2,300 per child, and other measures such as the Virtual School Head …

NGA to become TCAT Center, hybrid

Negotiations with TCAT will continue, and plans are for a virtual school containing a computer network to be launched as soon as possible. Over the …

NC Politics in the News: Your weekly North Carolina political news report May 2019 #2

WRAL NEWS: Charter Schools Advisory Board approves virtual school’s request to change management. Charter Schools Advisory Board (CSAB) …

Jacobs Project Management to Oversee Massive Omaha School Project

OPS enrolls over 52,000 students and is currently made up of 63 elementary schools, 12 middle schools, seven high schools, one virtual school and …

The Kindest School to Launch its First Class in September 2019

The Kindest School is a student centered virtual school. Their educators will determine where each student would like to improve and recommend …

NC virtual school gets go-ahead to split from management

The school will now be renamed N.C. Cyber Academy, and it is understood that the virtual school will now hire several different vendors to provide …

Latest innovative report on Virtual School Software Market by 2025| Litmos, Saba Cloud, Thought …

virtual school teaches students entirely or primarily online or through the internet. It has been defined as “education that uses one or more …

Graduation ceremonies scheduled this weekend

… from Basehor-Linwood High School as well as close to a dozen students from the school district’s Virtual School, according to Ashley Razak,.

Global Virtual Schools Market Trend, Applications, Industry Key Players, Share by Region

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

Thousands of Bay Area families homeschool their kids

There is a growing trend of parents pulling their kids out of traditional classrooms and opting to homeschool. With so many established resources …

Student enrollment stabilizing

The district also looked to promote virtual school. Most recent reports show an increase in home school, as well. According to enrollment reports, …

SEC’s top freshman returns to Lake Nona as UF aims for first men’s tennis national title

He graduated from Florida Virtual School. Advertisement. “I knew coming into college that there were going to be a lot of really good tennis players, …

Board of Education gives virtual charter OK to drop management company

The approval amends the virtual school’s charter both to move on from Pearson and also to rename itself — from N.C. Connections Academy to N.C. …

5G enables AR and VR for the enterprise: CIO primer

He offered the example of students taking a virtual school field trip to an historic site where they could see each other’s reactions and could interact …

Swindon Children in Care Awards 2019 celebrate youngsters’ achievements

… variety of people who work with children including social workers, independent reviewing officers, the Virtual School, nurses and personal advisors.

37 graduate from Virtual Academy of Lafourche

VAL Director Julie Bourgeois said the virtual school, which has been up and running since 2007, can actually provide a more personal educational …

Innovative Virtual Schools Market in-depth approaches behind the Success Of Top Players like …

One of the latest trends to gain popularity in the virtual school market in … Abbotsford Virtual School; Alaska Virtual School; Basehor-Linwood Virtual …

Virtual Schools Market Set to Register 12.8% CAGR During 2019-2024

Global Virtual Schools Market Growth Status and Outlook 2019-2024. An online school (virtual school or e-school or cyber-school) teaches students …

Bradley County Virtual to graduate 15 at WVHS

Bradley County Virtual School, the Bradley County school district’s online education option, will hold its graduation Friday. A ceremony honoring 15 …

Virtual Schools Industry Production, Sales And Consumption Status And Prospects Professional …

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

Global Virtual School Software Market, Top key players are Litmos,SabaCloud,ThoughtIndustries …

Global Virtual School Software Market, Top key players are Litmos … Virtual school software Report by Material, Application, and Geography – Global …

Global Virtual School Market 2019:2025,Industry Analysis With Highest CAGR XX(million dollers …

New industry investigate report on Global Virtual School Market 2019, depicts a top to bottom assessment and expert examination on the current …

Facing $10.2M deficit, Hammond to close 3 schools, cut more than 100 jobs

The district will also propose opening a virtual school, providing an alternative for some students to graduate with online coursework. Paying about …

Dayton college partners with local group on workforce development program

The pilot program started with 20 students from the John K. Lazares Alternative High School in Lebanon and the Greater Ohio Virtual School, which is …

Opinion: Georgia charter schools delivering on their promise

… the Comprehensive Performance Framework established by its authorizer, the State Charter Schools Commission – another first for a virtual school.

Virtual Schools Market Astonishing Growth|Connections Academy, Mosaica Education, Pansophic …

Prominent players profiled in the study: K12 Inc, Connections Academy, Mosaica Education, Pansophic Learning, Florida Virtual School (FLVS) …

Fairhaven TECCA student drops egg from Fenway’s Green Monster

… a fourth-grader at TECCA, which is the state’s largest online K-12 school also known as TEC Connections Academy Commonwealth Virtual School.

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Auditor general finds child abuse policy issues in PA cyber / charter schools

This time, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is focusing on charter and cyber school policies. Different schools, but he found the same problem at …

Guest Column: Cyber charters aren’t free

Same goes for those radio ads, TV ads and internet ads promoting free cyber school – all paid for with public money. In fact, over the last three school …

Derry Area School Board eyes 2.8-mill tax hike

Derry Area said it costs $3,500 per year to educate a student through its own cyber school — compared to $12,180 for a regular student attending an …

All six Adams school districts demand cyber funding reform

On the playing field, Adams County’s six public school districts compete with one another. But one topic — funding for cyber charter schools — united …

South Butler School District

Approved a resolution that supports House and Senate bills in Harrisburg that would require students to use the district’s cyber school if they choose to …

Joe Iezzi Jr.

Iezzi also said that growing the cyber-school program in the Homer-Center district would contribute to the district’s operating efficiency, grow the …

Election Guide 2019: Gov. Mifflin schools

… eye on the budget, and that recently introduced programs, such as GM Gold Cyber School, have not only saved money but also benefited students.

PENNCREST School Board candidates speak on cyber schoolfunding

SAEGERTOWN — Eight of nine candidates running for positions on PENNCREST School Board had much to say regarding funds for cyber schools …

SCASD supports bills to eliminate cyber school funding; some people are worried

STATE COLLEGE – The State College Area School District board of directors approved a resolution to support a bill that would stop funding cyber …

Local districts would welcome cyber tuition reform

The district offers cyber school options at a fraction of the cost, is able to monitor progress and is able to provide tutoring for students who need …

Cornwall-Lebanon board discuss costs of cybercharter schools

These bills would allow any district that provides cyber school to be exempt from contributing students cybercharter tuition, placing the cost of …

Auditor general finds child abuse policy issues in PA cyber / charter schools

This time, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is focusing on charter and cyberschool policies. Different schools, but he found the same problem at …

Derry Area School Board eyes 2.8-mill tax hike

Derry Area said it costs $3,500 per year to educate a student through its own cyber school — compared to $12,180 for a regular student attending an …

Majority of cyber and charter schools lacked updated child abuse reporting policies: Auditor General

A review of 179 cyber and charter schools found most of them did not have updated policies on reporting child abuse, Auditor General Eugene …

Guest Column: Cyber charters aren’t free

Same goes for those radio ads, TV ads and internet ads promoting free cyber school – all paid for with public money. In fact, over the last three school …

Schools strained by cyber options

Facing deep budget deficits owed in large part to state mandates including cyber charter school tuition, the Altoona Area and Hollidaysburg Area …

PA Cyber Charter School abuse reporting

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is releasing a new audit on dozens of cyber and charter schools regarding policies of reporting child abuse.

Wyomissing School Board’s budget would bump taxes 2.5%

Boyer said there are still some budget uncertainties, including the state budget and a possible change in minimum wage; charter/cyber school …

Four arrests made in BB gun shooting

Giordano, who resides in Hawley, is in 12th grade and is enrolled in cyber school. The magistrate said that conditions of electronic monitoring would …

BUTLER SCHOOL DISTRICT

Top issue: She believes the school district is losing too many students to cyber school and hopes to be an understanding voice for families moving in …

The Best and Brightest Class of 2019

They had to attend a public or independent high school or be home-schooled or attend cyber school in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, …

League of Women Voters host Candidate’s Night

In joint questioning, all agreed that vocational education was vital and that cyber school funding could damage brick and mortar schools. Jablonski …

Muncy school board approves proposed budget

He said state legislation to make parents of cyber school children pay for tuition would save the district an estimated $300,000 annually. The board …

Muslim groups apologize for video: Mistake ‘ours to own’

… require it to register with the state Department of Education — but a gathering place for children following a state-approved cyber school curriculum.

Muslim groups apologize for video of children singing about decapitation

… require it to register with the state Department of Education – but a gathering place for children following a state-approved cyber school curriculum.

CHARTER CHANGE? Districts, parents at odds over Senate Bill 34

But we don’t, because 200 of our students leave and go to Pennsylvania Cyber School or somewhere else.” Shingleton wasn’t alone. “The thing that …

 

May 12, 2019

EBSCO Alerts

ebscoFirst, I did not receive the alert for virtual school.

Next, I did receive the alert for cyber school, but there were no relevant items.

Finally, I also did not receive the alert for K-12 online learning.

So nothing to report this week.

May 11, 2019

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the eSchool News’ Innovations in K-12 Education.

How online learning helps students pursue their passions
Here are 5 reasons schools should add online learning to their curriculum offerings

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On April 25th, the Florida Virtual School was back in the news again. As the Orlando Sentinel reported, a proposal by state lawmakers is now calling for the elimination of its board of trustees. If the proposal goes through, the State Board of Education will oversee the troubled organization and initiate an audit. As previously reported on eLearning Inside, the once-lauded public virtual school… Read more.

 

 

 

 

On to the semi-regular SmartBrief for EdTech.

Other News

Back to the regular Google news alert for virtual school.

Reading schools’ virtual academy sending strong signal

She said it’s easy for students who attend virtual school to just stop going and ignore the virtual classes. “We are very strict on our attendance policy,” …

Bulletin Board: May 4, 2019

The elementary pilot program will allow 15 Kanawha County 3rd-5th graders to participate in a full-time or part-time virtual school program.

Education chair: New voucher program good for students and state | Commentary

… school sectors in America; the biggest private school choice program; the biggest education savings account; the biggest state-run virtual school.

CJ Szafir and Libby Sobic: DPI should let all schools count online learning

Cj Szafir · Libby Sobic · Tony Evers · Education · School Choice · Voucher Schools · Private Schools · Virtual School · Virtual Learning · Public …

Richard Corcoran gives Legislature high marks after Session

And after criticism of Florida Virtual School leadership in the past, Corcoran welcomed a review, while saying the online resource provides a valuable …

Charter schools, ESAs may be revisited

One student in the film, who took part in a virtual school at home, claimed her reasoning for no longer wanting to attend public school was that she did …

US News & World Report Ranks Academica—Serviced Schools among Florida’s Best 2019 High …

#972-1,760 in Charter High Schools. Mater Virtual Academy Charter Middle/High School. Virtual School. #12,935-17,245 in National Rankings.

Legislature dismantles Florida Virtual School board

The state would take direct control of the Florida Virtual School for the rest of this year, eliminating its board of trustees and auditing its operations and …

With ‘grave concerns,’ board backs letting NC virtual charter leave national company

“You’re on your own,” Alex Quigley, chairman of the advisory board, told the virtual school’s leaders. “If you can do it, do it. We’re giving you that …

Lake student honored with national leadership award

TAVARES — Benjamin Mack-Jackson of the Lake County Virtual School was recently named a recipient of a 2019 Billy Michal Student Leadership …

Global Virtual Schools Market Estimations, Business Competitors, Cost Structure, Key Companies …

Key players profiled in the report include K12 Inc, Connections Academy, Mosaica Education, Pansophic Learning, Florida Virtual School (FLVS), …

After years of debate, law increases oversight of virtual schools

If online students fail to log into classes as often as required, virtual schools must kick them out, under a new Indiana law signed Wednesday by Gov.

Legislature dismantles Florida Virtual School board

The state would take direct control of the Florida Virtual School for the rest of this year, eliminating its board of trustees and auditing its operations and …

After years of debate, some stronger oversight of virtual schools signed into Indiana law

If online students fail to log into classes for too long, virtual schools must kick them out, under a new Indiana law signed Wednesday by Gov.

Reading schools’ virtual academy sending strong signal

When Kaiya Bauer transferred from Muhlenberg High School to Reading … She said it’s easy for students who attend virtual school to just stop going …

With ‘grave concerns,’ board backs letting NC virtual charter leave national company

A state board is reluctantly backing efforts by leaders of a North Carolina virtualcharter school to break away from a for-profit company that’s paid …

Opinion: Virtual schools are a valuable option. SB 1455 is a big step back.

While these students represent only 0.3 percent of the public school enrollment, virtual education is a critical alternative for their families. Even if the …

Top Scholar: Brevard Virtual School’s Maria Slate

Maria Slate. School: Brevard Virtual School. Age: 17. Hometown: Melbourne. GPA: 4.41 (weighted). Top award: Florida’s Talented Twenty. Up next: I …

District Agrees to Stop Calling Online Program a Homeschool

While I have seen many public school systems seek to enhance their revenues by creating online programs (aka “virtual schools”) and marketing them …

Kanawha County Schools taking applications for virtual elementary school pilot program

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) — Kanawha County Schools is taking applications for third, fourth and fifth grade homeschooled or public …

New study: Virtual Schools Market Astonishing Growth, Technology and Top key vendor K12 Inc …

Virtual Schools market size was 2390 million US$ and it is expected to reach 6360 million US$ by the end of 2025, with a CAGR of 13.0% during …

Pearson Announces Partnerships with Four New Connections Academy Virtual Schools for the …

… 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Pearson announces four new full-time virtual public schools will deliver its Connections Academy virtual school program for …

Lake County Virtual School Student Honored With National Award For Leadership And Volunteerism

he National WWII Museum in New Orleans has named Central Florida student Benjamin Mack-Jackson of Lake County Virtual School as a 2019 Billy …

Buffalo Wants Math Program; Cleveland Seeks PD Management; Florida Virtual School Wants …

Districts seek online tools for a variety of purposes. An urban New York district is in the market for an online mathematics intervention program, while a …

Florida education news: Education legislation, charter schools, public comment and more

VIRTUAL SCHOOL: The Florida Legislature dismantles Florida Virtual School’s board of trustees, the Orlando Sentinel reports. GRADUATION TIME: …

Virtual Schools Market: Segmented by Application and Geography Trends, Growth and Forecasts …

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

Overworked adjunct professors deserve more credit, pay | Letters

Parents and students may choose from many classes in traditional schools, magnet schools, charter schools or virtual school to meet the needs, …

More money, more commitments in the Hillsborough County schools

Other parents are opting for virtual school and homeschooling. As the population is growing, Hillsborough has not seen a net loss in enrollment.

Bentonville School Board weighing raises for staff

… also would like to add a half-time assistant principal at the high school level who would cover both Gateway and the district’s virtual school.

Global K-12 Educational Technology Market 2019 Trends, Market Share, Industry Size, Growth …

There are several states that are utilizing virtual school platforms for e-learning across the country that continue to increase. Virtual school enables …

Teaching jobs in Plymouth – these schools are hiring now

It is a full time role during term time working alongside the Local Authority’s Virtual School for Looked-After Children. The candidate should be …

Charter Schools Advisory Board approves virtual school’s request to change management

NCQVE is a formal name for the virtual school’s Board of Directors. After CSAB deferred the decision to the State Board without a recommendation, the …

Union Public Schools to launch full-time virtual program next year

“Part of the misinformation about virtual school with some students, I think, is that they believe they can just get on the computer for a couple hours a …

NC’s 2 virtual charters are low performing. But they could be allowed to get more students.

“There may be concerns about how curriculum is being performed or the students that have enrolled in a virtual school may not be the best learning …

2 Works For You to stream Broken Arrow commencement Wednesday

… of Education will present diplomas to 1,142 seniors from Broken Arrow High School, Broken Arrow Academy and Broken Arrow Virtual School.

Senate lowers performance standards for charter schools, eliminates enrollment cap

By Matthew Burns, WRAL.com senior producer/politics editor. Raleigh, N.C. — Legislation that cleared the Senate on Wednesday would allow charter …

University of North Florida Education Professor Named 2019 College Ready Florida Innovator

Ohlson’s K-12 educational experience includes roles as a 15-year teacher and school leader in Boston Public Schools and the Florida Virtual School.

Flipped Classroom Market Growing Trend & Witness Huge Growth by Rocketship, The Keystone …

… Academy, K12, Laurel Springs School, Edgenuity, Kaplan,Inc, Wyzant, Florida Virtual School, California Virtual Academies, Tech Edvocate.

Virtual School Market 2019:2025, Global Industry Analysis With Highest CAGR XX(million dollers …

The Virtual School Market report breaks down the business from a 360-degree point of view from the essential market information and moving to …

Virtual Schools Market SWOT Analysis of Top Key Player & Forecasts To 2024

Companies involved: K12 Inc, Connections Academy, Mosaica Education, Pansophic Learning, Florida Virtual School (FLVS), Charter Schools USA, …

‘It’s Very Frightening’: Sharon Residents Train With Simulated Active Shooter Drills

While every situation is intense, the moment the virtual school shooting appears on the screen, the mood in the room instantly shifts. “All units report to …

BCPS High Schools Among the Nation’s Best Ranked by US News & World Report

PARKLAND, FL- All 33 Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) traditional high schools have made the list of the nation’s best high schools, according …

Assessing Supervising Social Worker – Fostering Team

This team is part of an integrated Looked After Children (LAC) service comprising LAC Social Workers, Fostering and Permanence, Virtual School a …

All High Schools In Hillsborough Schools Ranked Among the Best In The Nation

This is the first year all 27 high schools in our district made the list, in addition to Hillsborough Virtual School. The U.S. News Best High Schools …

Kindergarten through 10th graders receive blended learning at Omaha Virtual School

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Making sure kids who are home schooled are well educated. That’s the goal of a new Omaha Public Schools program that …

SoCal virtual school students tour Temecula Valley Museum

Last updated 5/9/2019 at 9:49pm. Courtesy photo. Students from California Connections Academy participate in a walking tour of Old Town Temecula, …

VIDEO: Union schools start virtual school program

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Project Graduation offers ‘safe place’ for students to celebrate with classmates one last time

… 7:30 p.m. Friday on the school’s football field; Lake Minneola High School, 7 p.m. Friday at Addition Financial Arena; Lake Virtual School, 6 p.m. May …

Local virtual school student recognized for academic prowess

LANSING – Nora Osborne, an 11th grade student at Michigan Connections Academy (MICA), an online, tuition-free public school has been named a …

In Case You Missed It: Governor Ron DeSantis Commends Florida Legislature for Passage of …

Providing a much needed review of Florida Virtual School’s (FLVS) operations in light of more than a year’s questionable management practices (SB …

Finally, the Google news alert for cyber school.

Cyber school funding

Considering the report from the Pennsylvania School Board Association that cyber schools over bill public school districts $200 million a year, should …

School funding fights developing at Capitol

Cyber school supporters strongly disagree, citing the enhanced opportunities those schools provide. The school board group is calling on the state …

Cyber school funding

Considering the report from the Pennsylvania School Board Association that cyber schools overbill public school districts $200 million a year, should …

POLL: If parents choose to have their child attend a cyber school outside of the home district’s …

Cathy D. (Fertig) Rowles, 60, of Osceola Mills, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2019 at her home. She was born December 3, 1958 in Lewisburg, …

School funding fights develop

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania’s cyber schools overbill public school districts by $200 million a year, the head of the Pennsylvania School Board …

Harmony board to consider renewing contract for district cyber academy

As it has been for each year, the Harmony Area Cyber School has been in existence, the annual fee is $5,000 plus additional costs for certain courses.

Millcreek school board sends message with budget vote

Millcreek school board sends message with budget vote …. They also approved a resolution requiring cyber schools to base their tuition on the actual …

Guest Opinion: End attacks on cyber public school students

We are privileged by the educational choices our state legislation affords, be it public, private, charter, or home school. This article is in response to the …

Clearfield Area School District: Board mulls tax hike, cuts to combat $1.3M budget woes

The budget anticipates outside cyber school tuition costs to be $1,150,000. School board President Larry Putt said he is confident that the state will …

Hazleton Area mulls proposal to hire extra teachers to fill in

School district Business Manager Robert Krizansky said bills from Kelly … Currently the district’s cyber school offers classes for grades six to 12.

Cornwall-Lebanon board discuss costs of cybercharter schools

These bills would allow any district that provides cyber school to be exempt from contributing students cyber charter tuition, placing the cost of …

SCASD supports bills to eliminate cyber school funding; some people are worried

STATE COLLEGE – The State College Area School District board of directors approved a resolution to support a bill that would stop funding cyber …

PENNCREST School Board candidates talk property taxes at public forum

… School Board answered a series of questions ranging from taxes to music and arts programs to social media standards to cyber school.

 

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