Virtual School Meanderings

October 2, 2022

EBSCO Alerts

Filed under: virtual school — Michael K. Barbour @ 8:02 am
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ebscoFirst, the alert for virtual schools.

1. TI- Impact of Virtual vs. In-Person School on Children Meeting the 24-h Movement Guidelines during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
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AF- Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA.
AF- Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA.
AF- Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA.
AF- Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA.
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SO- International journal of environmental research and public health; 2022 Sep 07, Vol. 19 (18), Electronic publication
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AB- The pandemic mitigation strategy of closing schools, while necessary, may have unintentionally impacted children’s moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA), sleep, and time spent watching screens. In some locations, schools used hybrid attendance models, with some days during the week requiring in-person and others virtual attendance. This scenario offers an opportunity to evaluate the impact of attending in-person school on meeting the 24-h movement guidelines. Children (N = 690, 50% girls, K-5th) wore wrist-placed accelerometers for 14 days during October/November 2020. Parents completed daily reports on child time spent on screens and time spent on screens for school. The schools’ schedule was learning for 2 days/week in-person and 3 days/week virtually. Using only weekdays (M-F), the 24-h movement behaviors were classified, and the probability of meeting all three was compared between in-person vs. virtual learning and across grades. Data for 4956 weekdays (avg. 7 d/child) were collected. In-person school was associated with a greater proportion (OR = 1.70, 95% CI: 1.33-2.18) of days that children were meeting the 24-h movement guidelines compared to virtual school across all grades. Students were more likely to meet the screen time (OR = 9.14, 95% CI: 7.05-11.83) and MVPA (OR = 1.50, 95% CI: 1.25-1.80) guidelines and less likely to meet the sleep (OR = 0.73, 95% CI: 0.62-0.86) guidelines on the in-person compared to the virtual school days. Structured environments, such as school, have a protective effect on children’s movement behaviors, especially physical activity and screen time.
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Next, the alert for cyber schools.

1. TI- Confronting Oppressive Assessments : How Parents, Educators, and Policymakers Are Rethinking Current Educational Reforms
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AB- This book is about doing what’s right for public education in the United States in this age of intensive curriculum convergence, planned instructional standardization, and oppressive accountability procedures. Information is presented about why and how educators, parents, students, community members, and policy-makers have decided to protest against current state and federal educational policies and procedures. The practical experiences of parents, teachers, principals, school superintendents, school board members, and professors are analyzed in chapters of this book. Their first-hand experiences with the various components of the current reform movement are poignantly presented. Through their voices the frustrations with the serious flaws associated with this reform agenda are passionately and logically articulated. They comprehensively explain their personal and professional motivations for organizing and fomenting a rethinking in school reform implementation procedures and they advocate their “smarter approach” to school reforms in our country. The book includes key references that elucidate the need to seriously re-think the directions and strategies of contemporary schooling in order to maintain enlightened creative instruction based on exciting student-centered curriculum experiences and professional educational judgments.
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Finally, I did not receive the alert for K-12 online learning.

October 1, 2022

Virtual Schooling In The News

Filed under: virtual school — Michael K. Barbour @ 7:01 am
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InTheNewsBeginning with the Education Dive.


Putting the spotlight on special education

Amid ongoing educator shortages and the push to reacclimate students to in-person learning, special education remains a key area of focus. Learn how schools are personalizing their instruction approaches in this Trendline.

Next, the District Administration Daily Newsletter.

Fueled by pandemic, homeschool ‘hybrids’ gain traction with middle-class parents

The 74
The programs, which mix in-person classes with learning at home, are finding an audience, particularly among religious families.


‘Inundated with applications’: No teacher shortage at virtual schools

The 74
While many brick-and-mortar districts desperately seek to fill vacancies, online schools often are attracting more candidates than they can hire.


Dozens of schools in Carolinas go remote awaiting storm that blasted Florida

As hurricane-ravaged schools across Florida began working to determine when they might reopen, Tropical Storm Ian forced most districts in South Carolina to keep students home.


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Further, the eSchool News.

Moving on to Education Week.

edtech sept 2022 learning management
What Teachers Really Think About Their Learning Management Systems
Adoption of the technology has surged, leading to almost ubiquitous use. Our new special report looks at how schools are calming tech chaos.
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edtech sept 2022 culling tools
Should It Stay or Should It Go? Schools Trim Number of Tech Tools They Use
Ed-tech leaders are culling the tools teachers embraced over the past two years.
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3 Shifts That Will Benefit Every New Ed. Leader
We need leaders who can develop shared visions of what school can be.
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How Tech Training for Teachers Is Not Measuring Up, in Charts
Ed-tech professional development comes with little or no follow-up training.
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Does Your School Really Need That Technology? 7 Questions to Ask
Consider effectiveness, teacher satisfaction, and other factors.
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Off-the-Shelf or Custom-Made? Why Some Districts Are Designing Their Own Curriculum
Advocates say the homegrown materials better reflect the cities where they live and the students they serve.
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Also, the various newsletters from ASCD.

Teacher: Flip classroom roles to boost engagement
Teacher: Flip classroom roles to boost engagement
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One of the best ways to spark student engagement is to flip classroom roles, writes Jason Abril, a high-school English teacher. In this article, Abril shares how student lectures offer an effective project-based learning lesson.

Full Story: Edutopia (9/23)


Educators share qualities of effective LMS
Educators share qualities of effective LMS
School learning management systems aid instruction, according to 52% of educators included in an EdWeek Research Center survey of more than 1,000 district leaders, principals and teachers. Of those surveyed, educators said their ideal LMS has good interoperability with other technology and streamlines communication.

Full Story: Education Week (9/23)


Survey: Fewer schools offer home internet help
Survey: Fewer schools offer home internet help
This school year, 45% of public schools are offering assistance with home internet access — a decline from earlier in the pandemic when 70% were doing so — according to data released Tuesday by the National Center for Education Statistics. Of those surveyed, 94% said they are offering digital devices for students in the 2022-23 school year.

Full Story: T.H.E. Journal (9/27),  Chalkbeat (9/27)


Creative ways schools are increasing digital equity
Creative ways schools are increasing digital equity
Districts, schools and teachers who evaluate educational technology tools from a student’s perspective and use their feedback can “uncover built-in elements that hinder rather than [help] equity,” Madeleine Mortimore of Logitech writes. Mortimore also shares educator anecdotes about providing digital equity outside of schools and how schools can use technology to successfully connect with families.

Full Story: SmartBrief/Education (9/27)


Union: Drop simultaneous in person, online instruction
Union: Drop simultaneous in person, online instruction
A teacher works with students in a classroom as others are logged in online. (Romeo Gacad/AFP via Getty Images)
The Connecticut Education Association is urging the state to drop a recommendation that would make dual instruction — simultaneous teaching of students online and in person — an option under certain circumstances. Educators say dual instruction is “unacceptable” because “you cannot split a teacher in half” to teach in two places at once, said Kate Dias, president of the union.

Full Story: WVIT-TV (West Hartford, Conn.)


Free multimedia US history resources available online
Free multimedia US history resources available online
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A public broadcasting media platform in Boston has launched a collection of free digital resources to support teachers covering US history in their classrooms. The U.S. History Collection, accessible through PBS LearningMedia, is intended to supplement — rather than replace — lesson plans, says Seeta Pai, executive director of education at GBH, who adds that the content is “youth facing” and promotes critical thinking without telling students what to think.

Full Story: Current (tiered subscription model) (9/27),  WGBH-TV/AM/FM (Boston) (9/28)


FCC doles out $55M more of Emergency Connectivity Fund
The FCC parceled out nearly $55 million from the Emergency Connectivity Fund to reach 125,000 students in California, Indiana, Michigan, Puerto Rico and Texas. The program has pledged broadband grants to help about 10,000 schools, 900 libraries and 100 consortia.

Full Story: Telecompetitor (9/22)

Online principal prep programs expand access
Prior to the pandemic, almost half of preparation programs for principals were offered fully online and that number has increased during the pandemic. Among the benefits of online programs, researchers say they can help to expand access to people in rural areas who don’t easily have nearby brick-and-mortar universities for classes.

Full Story: Education Week (9/16)

Are schools asking the right questions about tech?
Educators and experts share seven questions that district and school leaders should consider when determining new technology tools to bring on. Questions include whether the technology is accessible to all students and whether the tools are in compliance with privacy laws.

Full Story: Education Week (9/27)

Principal: How to scale effective teaching practices
There are five key ways that school leaders can highlight effective teaching strategies at their sites, according to high-school principal Mike Woodlock. In this article, he suggests modeling best practices as faculty meetings, tapping teacher-led professional development and utilizing instructional rounds.

Full Story: Edutopia (9/28)

Other News

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

Busting the myths about online schooling – The Mail & Guardian

The best online schools have teachers trained in this and they form a connected faculty in the virtual-school space that should draw on the best …

Virtual Schools Market Size, Share and Growth Prospects 2022 Global Key … – Digital Journal

Abbotsford Virtual School; Mosaica Education; Virtual High School(VHS); Aurora College; Wey Education Schools Trust; Lincoln Learning Solutions …

Virtual learning or snow day? Anne Arundel Co. to let superintendent decide – WTOP News

… virtually or to have asynchronous learning, where students work on assignments by themselves, at home. The virtual school day would be …

Great Hearts Awarded National Ed-Prize from the State Policy Network for Innovative …

Great Hearts Awarded National Ed-Prize from the State Policy Network for Innovative Microschool & Virtual School Models …

State Superintendent Says Public Education Needs More Funding – Urban Milwaukee

Art that second-grader L.B. created during virtual school is hung on the wall at her home Thursday, March 17, 2022. Angela Major/WPR.

Great Hearts Awarded National Ed-Prize from the State Policy Network for Innovative … – Benzinga

Great Hearts Awarded National Ed-Prize from the State Policy Network for Innovative Microschool & Virtual School Models. by PRWeb.

COVID, economic factors leading to lowered enrollment in Pike County Schools | News

“Through the creation of the virtual school, we have them the option to actually stay at home and go to school.” Although the outlook seems bleak, …

Jackson Water Crisis from Freshman Student Perspective – HottyToddy

By early afternoon, an additional email was sent announcing virtual school for the following week. Students felt mixed emotions.

DMV Download from WTOP News – PodcastOne

The the virtual school day would be approximately four hours long and you, I think in your intro you ask the question why would they possibly want …

Child battling cancer being bullied, mother now raising awareness | News –

Like most kids Aiden did virtual school during the pandemic, this year he was excited to go back to in person. “I was kind of excited cause I didn’t …

Dasara: Schools in Manglauru taluk get 4 additional holidays – Udayavani

Delhi model virtual school: How it will function. The loss of learning hours due to the additional holidays in Mangaluru must be compensated by …

Cornerstone board gets back to business at first open meeting –

Board heard about the division’s Cyber Stone virtual school during the meeting.

Virtual Schools Market will reach at $ 12.2 bn by 2032 – –

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

Why not deed the mayor’s boat to the city of Annapolis?; virtual learning on snow days has …

Therefore, having virtual school during temporary vacations becomes difficult for teachers, students, and parents.

More students this year | Quinte News

… only 84 elementary school students are in the so-called “virtual school.” A “virtual school” is not being offered in the high school system.


Attention all GCVI Parents/Guardians. There is a virtual School Council meeting scheduled for Thursday September 29th, 2022, starting at 6:30 pm.

How tech leaders like Shopify are TV-ifying the traditional company meeting – BetaKit

Like the pandemic’s acceleration of remote-first solutions like virtual school and telehealth, the post-COVID era has given rise to another trend, …

September 2022 – The School District of Palm Beach County

… Palm Beach Virtual School · Palm Springs Community Middle · Plumosa School … Turning Points Academy · Virtual School · South Region Office …

What do CMS board candidates say about superintendent, low test scores?

The African American Caucus of Mecklenburg County Democratic Party hosted a pair of virtual school board candidate forums this month.

The AGO’s Indigenous Collection: A celebration of art and culture – The Medium

Commencing in the fall of 2021, the AGO has been offering a free virtual school program led by a team of Indigenous art educators.

Senior Advisory Teacher (Bi Borough Children In Need) – LocalGov Jobs

Reporting to our Bi-Borough Virtual School Head, you will help to promote educational progress and achievement for Children in Need.

Gill-Montague IT director earns MassCUE Administrator Award for tech innovation

Before breaking for applause during a virtual School Committee meeting last week, Superintendent Brian Beck strayed from his notes to second …

‘Inundated With Applications’: No Teacher Shortage at Virtual Schools – The 74

But several virtual school administrators said their institutions have been largely immune to the problem. An extreme example comes at Lowcountry …

As NYC school board meetings return in person, will parent voices dwindle?

For many New York City parents, the move during the pandemic to virtual school board meetings meant they could attend without having to scramble …

DeAngelis: Schools of choice lead in providing transparency | Opinion – Detroit News

Virtual school parents were also more likely to strongly agree they have insight and control over what their children are learning, …

IAEA Event Highlights Agency’s School on Nuclear and Radiological Leadership for Safety

Test and Learn: IAEA Conducts Pilot Virtual School on Nuclear and Radiological Leadership for Safety · Nuclear Professionals Share How to Promote …

A rural school gets creative in facing the NC teacher shortage – WUNC

If students have a question, they raise their hands and Bassett responds. Fleming says this feels different from her experience with virtual school …

Enrollment up at Iola schools

… official enrollment count last week, the district saw an increase of 15.5 students (virtual school students are counted at .5 per student).

Couple opens new Hmong grocery store on Clairemont Ave. –

North, Regis, Saint Croix Falls win sectional titles. Updated Jun 8, 2022. The Eau Claire Virtual School is there for those who need it. Education …

Top 18 Best Uiisii Kids Earphones 2022 (Reviews) – Pirate Press

iClever HS21 Kids Headphones with Microphone for Virtual School- Rotatable Extendable Mic – 94 dB… Check Price Now. 2, JBL Tune 225TWS True …

Dare County Schools goes virtual Friday because of Ian’s possible impacts

Dare County plans virtual school day due to Hurricane Ian | …

Against the ‘new normal’ – reflections on universities after COVID-19 | UCT News

Teaching and learning moved online in an instant. The physical campus drained of students and teachers and the university became a virtual school, …

Pupils at award-winning online school share their passions – FE News

The Headteacher of a multi award-winning virtual school which was set up during COVID-19 lockdown has praised colleagues for changing lives as …

Nas Academy Partners With Invisible College for Web3 Education – Yahoo Finance

Social media sensation Nas Daily, known for his 1minute viral videos, is now exploring Web3 through his virtual school Nas Academy.

Identifying the looked after children missing from education | Children’s Commissioner for England

This is testament to the success of the role of the Virtual School Head and demonstrates how we absolutely need to have high ambitions for the …

Generation COVID: Record Numbers of Youth Opt Out of College, Work – Newsweek

“We’re wondering if it’s because of a year and a half of virtual school and not being connected outside of their house…or two years without …

Autism: A Mom’s Journey to Get a Diagnosis and Resources for her Son

While virtual school was a challenge for many neurotypical kids, it was downright untenable for most kids on the spectrum, and Augie was one of those …

City Councilor seeks to use old Friendly’s building on Sumner Ave. for nearby school

“The building itself will be used for a virtual school and offices for the school department,” Councilor Davila told us.

The 12th Annual National Red Ribbon Week Photo Contest Kicks Off October 1, 2022

… Most Creative School or Virtual School, Best Use of School or Virtual School, Best Use of Theme, Most Ambitious and Most Educational.

In Australia, children are increasingly reluctant to go to school – Globe Echo

Patrick’s parents enrolled him in online learning, offered by Victoria Virtual School, but the experiment was unsuccessful.

EDITORIAL: Online learning remains paramount component of education after pandemic

We must continue prioritizing methods that are best for students, and a mix of in-person and virtual school seems like a solid place to begin.

LRSD Pursuits Program nominated for School Board Innovation and Excellence Award

The program consists of seven parts: home education, virtual school, summer school, tutoring, diploma preparation, pre-employment centre and …

Kelso Virtual Academy reports 100% grad rate this year – Longview Daily News

The state’s accelerated learning grant totaled $205,000 to support testing and office hours with virtual school students, and the state’s …

Oakland School Shooting Leaves Six Injured in Active Shooter Incident |

Initial reports were of a shooting at Sojourner Truth High School, but that’s a virtual school. According to a tweet from journalist Katie Nielsen …

Bradley County Schools’ graduation rate increased in 2021-22

Both Bradley County Virtual School and GOAL Academy had graduation rates of 100%. Information:

Nashville’s Lockdown Czar Tries to Defend Himself, Sort Of ⋆ Brownstone Institute

… income or staying home to tend to their suddenly-virtual school children, without the luxury of being able to simply find a new babysitter.

School Stationery Supplies Market Analysis, Recent Trends and Regional Growth Forecast by 2027

The method used to derive the market share of the Virtual School based on the end user sector and market area is bottom-up forecasting.

Virtual Schools Market Statistical Forecast, Trade Analysis 2022: K12 Inc, Inspire … – Redskins 101

Alaska Virtual School Charter Schools USA Florida Virtual School (FLVS) Abbotsford Virtual School Aurora College Beijing Changping School

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Alabama’s new high school for cyber technology officially open –

The cyber school has 254 students now: 151 commuter students and 103 boarding students. Thirty-eight percent are female and 38 percent are …

Grand opening for state-of-the-art Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering

“We’ve been dreaming of this for four years, and today, we are here,” Dr. Claudette Owens, a cyber-school foundation board member, said.

Chichester School District responds to allegations from parents of an increase in bullying, fights

… level consequences Exclusion from school 3 alternative ed in-house programs, including a cyber-school option Outside placements Expulsion …

Cyber school students get day of in-person learning at Da Vinci Science Center – WFMZ

Cyber school students get day of in-person learning at Da Vinci Science Center · Local Trending News · Lehigh Valley News · Berks Area News · Business …

Former NSA Chief Signed Deal to Train Saudi Hackers Before Khashoggi’s Murder

While the agreement between IronNet, founded by Alexander, and the cyber school was widely reported in intelligence industry outlets and the Saudi …

Virtual Schools Market Size 2022: Business Prospects, Upcoming Trends, Major Leading …

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

Tag Archive for: National Cyber Summit – Huntsville Business Journal

We started building a cyber school here which is a state magnet for kids throughout the state of Alabama to come and live here and learn cyber and …

Budget 2023: security, a government priority – Globe Echo

… recruitment of 1,500 cyber patrollers, creation of a cyber school, but also equipping gendarmes and police officers with pedestrian cameras).

Former NSA Chief trained Saudi hackers before Khashoggi murder – Al Mayadeen English

While the agreement between Alexander’s IronNet and the cyber school was widely reported at the time in intelligence industry outlets and the …

Cyber school ribbon-cutting: ‘This is what we do in Huntsville’ | Alabama Mountains

Cyber school ribbon-cutting: ‘This is what we do in Huntsville’ … State Sen. Arthur Orr remembered Gov. Kay Ivey’s response four years ago when the …

Ayuda a damnificados del Huracán Fiona en República Dominicana – WFMZ

… Cyber school students get day of in-person learning at Da Vinci Science Center · Dominican Republic continues to recover after Hurricane Fiona …

69News Weather Forecast Video 09-27-2022 – WFMZ

… Cyber school students get day of in-person learning at Da Vinci Science Center · Dominican Republic continues to recover after Hurricane Fiona.

Cyber school students trade in computers for in-person learning – YouTube

Cyber school students trade in computers for in-person learning. No views Sep 28, 2022. JET24 FOX66 YourErie. JET24 FOX66 YourErie.

Cyber school students trade in computers for in-person learning | WJET/WFXP/

Cyber school students trade in their computers for a day of in-person learning. Reach Cyber Charter School took their STEM bus to the Erie …

New £50 million cyber academy to benefit influential UK-US relationship – GOV.UK

Building on the success of the UK’s Defence Cyber School, the new Defence Cyber Academy will develop sovereign and international courses and …

£50m Defence Cyber Academy ‘will counter global cyber security threats’ –

The expansion in UK-based cyber training builds on the work of the Defence Cyber School. Ben Wallace (Tristan Fewings/PA) Gallery 1 Ben Wallace …

Reach Cyber Charter School Takes STEM Education on the Road

The tuition-free K-12 cyber school brings new mobile classroom to students in communities across Pennsylvania. HARRISBURG, Pa.

Cyber technology high school dedicates new campus | News |

Cyber school dedication.jpg. Facebook · Twitter · WhatsApp · SMS · Email; Print; Copy article link; Save. The nation’s first and only high school …

£50m Defence Cyber Academy ‘will counter global cyber security threats’

The expansion in UK-based cyber training builds on the work of the Defence Cyber School.

Reach Cyber Charter School Takes STEM Education on the Road – Benzinga

The tuition-free K-12 cyber school brings new mobile classroom to students in communities across Pennsylvania HARRISBURG, Pa., September 29, …

£50m Defence Cyber Academy at Shrivenham ‘will counter global cyber security threats’

The MoD said the expansion in UK-based cyber training builds on the work of the UK’s Defence Cyber School, opened in 2018, with the academy …

Pennsylvania school choice: Doug Mastriano’s plan – WTAE


Reach Cyber Charter School Takes STEM Education on the Road –

To learn more, visit to ABOUT REACH CYBER CHARTER SCHOOL Reach Cyber Charter School is a unique, …

New £50m cyber academy to benefit UK-US relationship – TechMarketView

Based in Shrivenham, Oxfordshire, the academy will build on the success of the UK’s Defence Cyber School, and will develop sovereign and …


September 25, 2022

EBSCO Alerts

Filed under: virtual school — Michael K. Barbour @ 8:03 am
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ebscoFirst, I did not receive the alert for virtual schools.

Next, I received the alert for cyber schools, 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.

September 24, 2022

Virtual Schooling In The News

Filed under: virtual school — Michael K. Barbour @ 7:01 am
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InTheNewsBeginning with the District Administration Daily Newsletter.

Should it stay or should it go? Schools trim number of tech tools they use

Education Week
Even if a program is free—or if a teacher is paying for it out of their own pocket—having such a wide array of products can complicate professional development and parent outreach, and force students to master different products as they go from class to class.


Opinion & Analysis:

4 ways a big online school is engaging and retaining teachers

Robin Winder and Jason Odom, DA guest columnists
Florida Virtual School has built a culture based on support, training, and open communication to increase its already high teacher retention rate.


Further, the eSchool News.

Moving on to Education Week.

How Technology Should Influence Learning for This Generation
A seasoned expert puts student engagement and equity high on her priority list.
edtech sept 2022 q&a
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Also, the various newsletters from ASCD.

Virtual school offers tips to support teachers
Virtual school offers tips to support teachers
(Vyacheslav Madiyevskyy/ Ukrinform/Future Publishing via Getty Images)
A supportive culture is key to retaining virtual educators, say Jason Odom and Robin Winder of Florida Virtual School, who cite their school’s practice of building teacher relationships and community, combined with a robust training and professional development program as key to maintaining high levels of job satisfaction and boosting retention. The approach saw the school’s retention rate increase last year, despite national trends.

Full Story: District Administration (9/20)


Guidelines for integrating tech into lessons
Guidelines for integrating tech into lessons
(Vyacheslav Madiyevskyy/ Ukrinform/Future Publishing via Getty Images)
Technology should be intentional and support learning experiences; it should not be used just for technology’s sake, says Melissa Lim, a technology integration specialist at Oregon’s Portland Public Schools. The Triple E Framework from University of Michigan can help K-12 teachers see how well their chosen technology tools are helping to engage students and enhance lessons.

Full Story: EdTech (9/16)


Other News

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

Virtual School Programs at Art Gallery of Ontario – MuseumNext

We named it, simply, Virtual School Programs or as we lovingly called it, VSP. This entire program was all offered for free, largely due to generous …

Vulnerable students, families want a normal school year too, but COVID-19 still top of mind

Montreal school board to create virtual school for vulnerable students. Haskett thinks masking this fall is “a smart choice” for classrooms.

Salem-Keizer school board meetings go virtual again after tension between groups – KGW

Both Brennan and McDonald attended the virtual school board meeting this week and said it seems conversations were more productive without disruptions …

E-school market to display unparalleled growth over 2022-2028 –

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

Lincoln High / Lincoln Calendar – Leon County Schools

… Success Academy At Ghazvini Learning Center · Virtual School · Woodville School · Adult & Community Education · Lively Technical College.

Increase your eucharistic devotion by doing these 7 things, Maronite bishop says

The Diocese of Arlington is launching a new virtual school for families who want a Catholic education but are worried about sending their children …

Sudbury school boards reporting low virtual student enrolment

As it did in previous school years, the Rainbow board is offering a virtual school for both elementary and secondary students, said a spokesperson …

Confronting Covid’s Lost Generation – POLITICO

Without a computer during virtual school, the children’s primary means of access to their assignments and communication with teachers was via the …

Mumbai: Teacher gets stuck in school lift, dies – Udayavani

Delhi model virtual school: How it will function · Delhi Model Virtual School: How it will function? Three from Dakshina Kannada-Udupi selected …

Father files false complaint of 9-yo son’s disappearance from school – Udayavani

Delhi model virtual school: How it will function. The boy was found at the place mentioned by Harish. However, it is not known why Harish filed …

Online School Solutions Market Top Competitors: K12 Inc, Mosaica Education, Pansophic …

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

U.S. school book bans on the rise due to advocacy groups, report says | Reuters

… including fights over mask mandates, virtual school and the teaching of what critics consider to be divisive concepts about race.

Chamber hosting virtual school board candidate forum | Local News |

Chamber hosting virtual school board candidate forum. Staff report; Sep 19, 2022; 6 hrs ago. The Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce will host …

Virtual Schools Market to Witness Huge Growth by 2028 | K12 Inc, –

… Growth by 2028 | K12 Inc, Connections Academy, Pansophic Learning, Florida Virtual School (FLVS), Charter Schools USA – published on

Mesa woman’s side hustle goes to dogs | Business | Higley board discusses virtual school’s future · View more on Twitter · Learn more about privacy on Twitter.

Couto Construction Donates 200+ Backpacks to Learning Center in Massachusetts for New …

New Book, ‘Madi Goes to Virtual School’ Helps Ease Children’s Fears Over Online Learning Sep 24, 2020. Tabitha Berg ·

Art Gallery of Ontario bringing Bhangra to virtual school program – YouTube

… Pandher of the Yukon to bring his message of positivity and joy to students attending their virtual school program. Dilshad Burman reports.

How My Daughter and I Learned to Speak the Same Language | WIRED

It’s been a huge shift for our family—especially after a year of virtual school—and I’m always looking for ways to connect.

After rushed audit process, Epic Board of Education approves final report – Daily Ardmoreite

Superintendent Bart Banfield said the move could save the school $4 to $8 million. The Blended Learning and One-on-One virtual school districts …

What I Learned Leading America’s First Public School – Education Next

These students all made the honor roll at their previous schools, though the effects of virtual school due to Covid-19 and the variance in …

If our current generation is the loneliest, what can we do? – Clarion Herald

Sure, we all had stress and pressure, but we didn’t have to deal with lockdowns, deadly diseases, virtual school and canceling of so many …

Alert: Last date to register for CAT 2022 exam; check details here – Education Times

Delhi government launches Model Virtual School, invites admission applications. The school will admit students from classes IX to XII.

The rising cost of mental wellness outpaces growing demand – The Charlotte Post

I need someone to hear me out.’” Mbaye, who had thoughts of suicide, was able to get help through Atrium Health’s virtual school-based therapy program …

Akshay Kumar Shares Glimpse of His Day Out With Daughter Nitara at an Amusement Park …

Twinkle Khanna’s Description On Daughter Nitara’s Winter-Wear On Her First Day Of Virtual School Will Leave You In Splits. Akshay Kumar With Baby …

Online School Solutions Market Have High Growth but May Foresee Even Higher Value

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

Gurdeep Pandher of the Yukon collaborates with AGO’s virtual school program

This October, he’s combining all those epithets to bring his message of the joy of movement to the Art Gallery of Ontario’s free virtual school …

School 2.0: How has the pandemic changed learning? –

“The demand was there from parents and students for virtual school,” Dr. Gaines says. He is also talking with colleagues about how the district …

Virtual School Market Size and Share Forecast 2022-2026 | Major Key Players, Industry …

The global Virtual School market study provides precise and high-quality industry size data, together with revenue projections and business …

Canon Academy Video a Virtual Film School launched-North Africa

The virtual school also offers detailed insights on Canon cameras, and the best tips and tricks to use them, in the ‘Kit room,’ while its ‘theatre …

Utah virtual schools enrollment – The Salt Lake Tribune

… struggling students to come to the virtual school’s home base at Parkview Elementary, near Salt Lake City’s Poplar Grove neighborhood.

Why I joined the Ontario Education Workers Rank-and-File Committee – WSWS

… taking on the role of virtual school teacher at a time when school boards were rapidly reconfiguring their traditional learning plans in light …

UF helps state launch AI curriculum in Florida public schools

Teachers from 11 school districts across the state, as well as from the Florida Virtual School, participated in specially designed workshops this …

Joint Action to Strengthen the Health Workforce in the Region of the Americas – PAHO

Increasing Access and Availability of Qualified Health Workers: The Pan American Public Health Corps Training Initiative. A Virtual School in Public …

State superintendent addresses challenges facing public schools and calls on Legislature to …

Art that second-grader L.B. created during virtual school is hung on the wall at her home Thursday, March 17, 2022. Angela Major/WPR …

Single women with children struggle with poverty, here’s what can help change their circumstances

As a single mother of four, Tiffani Szabara is finding virtual school challenging for her two oldest daughters. They are (from left) Brinley, 4, …

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Analysis from Pa. teachers group shows ‘terrifying’ results from Mastriano education funding plan

… cyber school or home school.” Advertisement. PSEA officials urged Mr. Mastriano, who faces Democrat Josh Shapiro in the race for governor, …

UNICEF And Microsoft Partner To Expand Global Digitized Education – Forbes

They key appears to be a small server loaded with the appropriate education library—essentially cyber school in a digital box.

Cyber School Market Research Report: Know Market Dynamics, Opportunities and Risks 2026

The goal of the Cyber School market study is to give readers a thorough understanding of the variables that will define the industry’s growth …

Making Classrooms Mobile: Reach Cyber to Bring New STEM Bus to PA Communities

… will have opportunities to complete STEM activities on and off the bus. To learn more, visit

Her child used transgender name, pronouns at school. Mom blasts Dover for not telling her

The student told YDR she was new to the school district after coming out of cyber school and had asked a friend to use a male name and pronouns.

PA Cyber Building in Midland Struck by a Pickup Truck – Beaver County Radio

(Midland, Pa.) Midland Fire Chief Joe D’Itri, Jr. reported Thursday morning that a pickup truck driver struck the PA Cyber School building at 700 …


September 20, 2022

Preparing for the Next Time…

Filed under: virtual school — Michael K. Barbour @ 12:07 pm
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Last week I was interviewed for an article (which I wrote a bit about at News Article: Schools bake in distance learning days, say it keeps them in practice):

Schools bake in distance learning days, say it keeps them in practice

The days of widespread distance learning during the height of the pandemic are gone, but some school districts are keeping built-in distance learning days scattered throughout their calendars.

They say these days are valuable in affording staff time for professional development and for keeping everyone in practice if and when the need for remote teaching comes back around.

Broken Arrow Public Schools, a district in Oklahoma with around 20,000 students, has eight distance learning days scheduled, once a month, throughout this school year. The district held its first “Distance Learning Monday” of the year this week.

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While my earlier focus was on how good a job the reporter did with discussing the nuances, today I wanted to explore the topic of the article itself.  In this case a school district that is systematically preparing its teachers, students, and their families for what happens during the next disruption to the K-12 school system.

In preparation for the interview last week, I did some searching online for other examples – and found another one in Oklahoma from last year.

Oklahoma City Public Schools announces built-in remote learning days ahead of 2021-2022 school year

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Oklahoma City Public Schools has announced that it has built in seven asynchronous remote learning days as part of its 2021-2022 school calendar.

In a press release on July 29, OKCPS said that teachers will load assignments into Canvas and all students will login to learn at home.

OKCPS was able to provide every student with a device last school year, and returning students will use that device again this year. New students will be issued a device at the beginning of the coming school year.

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I wonder how many other districts across the country are doing this?

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