Virtual School Meanderings

July 21, 2019

EBSCO Alerts

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ebscoFirst, I also the alert for virtual schools, but there were no relevant items.

Next, I did not receive the alert for cyber schools.

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

So nothing to report this week.

July 20, 2019

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the eLearning Insider.

By the time the first week of summer vacation is over, a lot of teens are beginning to wonder what they will do for the next seven weeks. While binge-watching a favorite show or hanging out with friends is fun, it is difficult to spend the entire summer doing either activity. Fortunately, in an era of online learning, there are plenty of free courses to help teens pass the time and learn new skills, get ahead… Read more.

Next, the semi-regular SmartBrief for EdTech.

Online educators speak up about child abuse

Online educators speak up about child abuse
(Pixabay)

Some educators on online tutoring platforms say they have witnessed child abuse while on the job. Educators, some who shared stories anonymously, who teach on online platforms share stories of abuse they have witnessed and how they reacted.
EdSurge (7/17)

Other News

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

State cuts off funding to Indiana Virtual School and sister school. But will Indiana get its money back?

With Indiana Virtual School scheduled to close in September, under pressure from its oversight agency, cutting off the funding stream now won’t …

Belize’s virtual school, Kaina High School, holds 6th commencement exercise

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. July 11, 2019– On Sunday, July 7, 14 students graduated from the country’s only virtual school, Kaina High School Limited, and …

Global Virtual School Market Deep Analysis 2019-2024: BrainCert, Saba Software, SAP SE …

The “Virtual School Market” report offers a thorough examination of the diverse patterns and factors affecting the development direction of the …

Commentary: A real, not a virtual, debacle

Some fine reporting from Chalkbeat Indiana revealed that the Indiana Virtual School – like Indiana Vision Pathways, a public charter school …

Pam Farr Summer Shakespeare Studio 2019 Complete Company Announced

… Nadia Chacon (San Diego Virtual School), Grace Crandell (Helix Charter High School), Kathryn Dawson (Canyon Crest Academy), Lakesanne Deal …

School’s out for summer, or is it?

High school students use Georgia Virtual School credit recovery. The students can work at their own pace and get ahead to finish early. Gardner said …

Bartlesville schools look to technology needs

… include updating software services for curricular programs like STAR, Canvas, Study Island, Edgenuity virtual school and so on, Meador said.

State cuts off virtual school funding, but it’s unclear if it will get money back

In attempt to recover state money that two virtual charter schools received for allegedly non-existent students, Indiana has cut off public dollars to …

Virtual Schools Market Set to Register robust CAGR During 2019-2024

Manufacturer base of the industry: K12 Inc, Connections Academy, Mosaica Education, Pansophic Learning, Florida Virtual School (FLVS), Charter …

SHOW to stage ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’

Florida Virtual School — Neil Burger, Kismet Dunkerley, Isabella Flanigan, Olivia Kegley. Foley High School — Madison Engell. Gulf Breeze High ..

State could seek $40M after probe finds virtual schools inflated enrollment

Two school years after a student died, Indiana Virtual School kept him on its rolls and received state funding to educate him. Five years after two …

2 Indiana virtual schools received lots of public money. Now, the state wants $40 million of it back.

Indiana state investigators said two virtual charter schools took up to $40 million in public money based on highly exaggerated enrollments — and …

State Board of Education: Audit finds two Indiana virtual schools allegedly inflated enrollment

The state found that Indiana Virtual School and Indiana Virtual Pathways … The Indiana State Board of Accounts has the authority to audit schools in …

Virtual schools provide free, public alternative

Like many high school graduates, David Wheeler’s excitement for summer has evolved from the typical vacation from classes to looking to the future.

Virtual schools defrauded Indiana of $40M. Now the state says it will try clawing it back.

Indiana will try to claw back around $40 million from two virtual charter schools and the public school district charged with overseeing them after an …

State cuts off funding to Indiana Virtual School and sister school. But will Indiana get its money back?

In attempt to recover state money that two virtual charter schools received for allegedly non-existent students, Indiana has cut off public dollars to …

State wants $40 million back from two virtual charter schools

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana wants $40 million slashed in future state funding to recoup dollars given to twovirtual charter schools that allegedly inflated …

Two Virtual Schools Faked Their Enrollment. Now The State Might Make Them Pay For It

Daleville Community Schools reached a deal last month to close the two virtual schools it oversees by next summer. The district said earlier this year …

Shortchanging students

The virtual schools are public charter schools operated out of Marion County but enrolling students statewide. Chalkbeat, an online education news …

Belize’s virtual school, Kaina High School, holds 6th commencement exercise

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. July 11, 2019– On Sunday, July 7, 14 students graduated from the country’s only virtual school, Kaina High School Limited, and …

Vigo County School Corp. announces open house for Vigo Virtual Success Academy

The Vigo County School Corp. will conduct an open house at 6 p.m. July 30 for Vigo Virtual Success Academy, the district’s first virtual school to serve …

Staff urges charter schools panel to reject new online school proposal

It says there are few training options in rural areas, where students could more easily attend a virtual school. The petition comes as Georgia Cyber …

Recruiting minority teachers a concern for NAACP

Lower and board member Paul Lockhart said the corporation is launching its own virtual school in an effort to retain, or win back, local students …

Virtual Schools Market Trend analysis, revenue, sales, competition tracking, key drivers and …

Key players covered in this report are K12 Inc, Connections Academy, Mosaica Education, Pansophic Learning, Florida Virtual School (FLVS), Charter …

Blackboard Announces Winners of 2019 Catalyst Awards

Florida Virtual School, Orlando, U.S., Marketing & Communications Team; Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, Peru, Digital Learning Team.

Missouri Senator Bob Onder Supports Family’s Lawsuit Over Education Options

… expands the Missouri Virtual Instruction Program, established in 2007, and creates the Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program.

VCSC sets July 30 open house for virtual school

The Vigo County School Corp. plans a July 30 open house for its new virtual school, which aims to meet the needs of Vigo County high school …

Virtual school starting up soon in Vigo County

Virtual school starting up soon in Vigo County …. high school students a full online course-load. the virtual school will have a principal and counsler …

New Florida Virtual School leader to earn $175000

The State Board of Education on Wednesday approved a contract for the new leader of the troubled Florida Virtual School and fired two lobbying firms …

Omaha Virtual School Director Discusses Enrollment and the Program on KIOS-FM

Director of the Omaha Virtual School, Dr. Wendy Loewenstein, stops by the KIOS-FM studios to chat with Mike Hogan about how this school is a …

2 Indiana Virtual Schools Closing This Year and Next

According to reporting by Chalkbeat, Indiana Virtual School will cease to operate after September; and Indiana Virtual Pathways Academy will close at …

Global Virtual Schools Market Size, Share, Analysis, Applications, Sale, Growth Insight, Trends …

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

Epic Charter Schools embezzled millions with ‘ghost students,’ OSBI says

A state investigation has found Epic Charter Schools, the state’s largest virtual charter school system, embezzled millions in state funds by illegally …

Senator supports Fulton family’s FPS lawsuit

… “we don’t use other districts’ online curriculum” and no K-5 courses are available through the Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program.

Onder backs lawsuit alleging school district restricted education options

It says school districts and charters must allow eligible students to enroll in virtual school program courses of his or her choice — either full-time or as …

All You Need to Know for Wednesday

a new option this fall for vigo county high school students. the school corporation is welcoming a virtual school starting this school year. it’s called the …

Baldwin County Virtual School Taking Off!

In the virtual and the real world, Baldwin County Public Schools’ Virtual School is growing. Student enrollment continues to increase since the school …

Epic Charter Schools Graduate Speaks Out In Support Of Virtual School

Epic Charter Schools Graduate Speaks Out In Support Of Virtual School. Thursday, July 18th 2019, 11:22 AM CDT. Updated: Thursday, July 18th 2019 …

Baldwin County Virtual Schools Taking Off

Baldwin County Virtual School Taking Off! In the virtual and the real world, Baldwin County Public Schools’ Virtual School is growing.… Facebook …

#OSNow PODCAST: I-Drive dinner show faces eviction, Florida Virtual Schoolchanges, and victim …

Orlando Sentinel Now afternoon update for Thursday, July 18, 2019. Listen as our reporters, editors and columnists discuss stories that are important …

Manatee County Elementary School Sees Big Jump In School Grade

No school got an “F,” but Manatee Virtual School received an “incomplete.” Palm View is now transitioning from an elementary campus to a K-8 school …

OSBI Investigation: Student Living in Oregon Was Enrolled at Epic Charter Schools

… released documents which they said prove the Oregon student had withdrawn from Epic and was enrolled at a different virtual school in that state.

Probe: Oklahoma virtual charter founders embezzled millions

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The founders of Oklahoma’s largest virtual charter school embezzled millions of dollars in state funds through an illegal …

Florida education news: Teacher pay, turnaround schools, student schedules and more

VIRTUAL SCHOOL: Florida Virtual School gets a new leader with a $175,000 pay package, the Orlando Sentinel reports. The state recently took over …

Henry County schools set open house schedule

Open house for Impact Academy, the district’s virtual school program, is scheduled for Monday, July 29, at 4 p.m. for middle school students and 6 p.m. …

Listen: Talking with Lansing cyber-student Crystal James

… of Michigan’s classrooms. Matusz interviews James about the life of a cyber student, as well as the Superintendent about managing a virtual school.

Florida Virtual School pays real money to lobbyists

Last year, the Florida Virtual School – the state’s online education institution – agreed to hire two of Tallahassee’s top lobbying firms for $180,000 a …

Virtual schools penalized for claiming false numbers

When auditing Indiana Virtual School and Indiana Virtual Pathways Academy, the State Board of Accounts State Examiner Paul Joyce submitted an …

Has Oversight of Epic Schools Been Lax?

Richmond said part of the problem with virtual school accountability is most school laws were not written with virtual schools in mind. “That creates …

Tulsa lawmaker approaches State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister to discuss charter oversight …

A Tulsa lawmaker and former teacher said she was impressed by State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister’s willingness to talk about better regulating …

Records show FBI has also been looking into Epic Charter Schools, along with federal education …

By Andrea Eger Tulsa World. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Department of Education’s law enforcement arm have also been …

Boca Raton players enjoy first Rafael Nadal tennis camp

“It is serious, but they add games at the end and the coaches make it fun,” said Green, 16, who is a junior taking class through Florida Virtual School.

Know What’s driving Virtual Schools Market by 2019-2024 with Profiling Key Players K12 Inc …

… Market by 2019-2024 with Profiling Key Players K12 Inc, Connections Academy, Mosaica Education, Pansophic Learning, Florida Virtual School.

24 custodians cut in next round of Hammond school cuts

In addition to staff reductions and school closures, the district has increased its enrollment efforts, entering an agreement to create a new virtual school …

Director of Education and Inclusion (job share)

… broad service, which includes school improvement, SEND/inclusion, specialist services, school place planning, early years and the virtual school.

Cowgur to seek another term on Bentonville School Board

… said he’s excited about the direction the district is going and its focus on expanding opportunities for students through things such as virtual school, …

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

President of upcoming cyber technology school in Huntsville starts job

… County superintendent named president of Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering · Huntsville Cyber School gets big donations …

Getting to Know Kaylene Lynn Bere

Educated at: Gettysburg Schools and 21st Century Cyber School. Family: Two daughters, one sister, my mother and her husband, one aunt, a few ..

Superintendent: Cyber school plan may save taxpayers thousands

SUNBURY — Shikellamy Superintendent Jason Bendle says his plan to bring cyber school students back to the district will save taxpayers thousands …

Reconnecting within virtual academy

The superintendent’s plan is to expand the school district’s virtual academy — which currently enrolls sixth through 12th grade students — opening it …

Performance of cyber charter schools in Pennsylvania

What to look for on Smart Talk, Friday, July 12, 2019: More than 33,000 Pennsylvania students attend cybercharter schools. These online education …

Gov. Ivey: Alabama needs appointed state school board

(sot Matt Massey, Cyber School president) The governor’s focus is so comprehensive, from the early start, investing in pre-K and a strong finish in …

House gives virtual charter school a chance to enroll more students

One section of S.B. 392, the Various Charter School Changes bill, removes the maximum student enrollment cap for a virtual charter school and …

BC3’s Highest Number Of High School Equivalency Graduates

“I took a year of cyber school and I couldn’t keep up with it, so I ended up repeating the grade,” Bookhamer said. “When I went back into public school I …

No more snow days? Not yet in these Centre County school districts

Bellefonte Area School District is also holding off on committing to cyber school days, with Superintendent Michelle Saylor saying that equity barriers …

t Paris Air Show, Deloitte gives major gift to advance Alabama Cyber School

PARIS — Deloitte presented a $100,000 gift to the Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering Foundation Tuesday in a ceremony at the …

 

July 14, 2019

EBSCO Alerts

ebscoFirst, the alert for virtual school.

TI- Forward and backward recall of serial actions: Exploring the temporal dynamics of working memory for instruction.
AU- Yang, Tian-xiao  1,2
AU- Jia, Lu-xia  1,2
AU- Zheng, Qi  1,2
AU- Allen, Richard J.  3
AU- Ye, Zheng  1,4  yez@ion.ac.cn
JN- Memory & Cognition
PD- Feb2019, Vol. 47 Issue 2, p279-291
PG- 13p
DT- 20190201
PT- Article
AB- The ability to flexibly retrieve and implement sequences of actions is essential to motor learning and planning. Recent research has indicated that serial memory for instructions is influenced by presentation modality (spoken vs. visual demonstration) and recall modality (verbal vs. enacted recall). The present study extended this work by investigating the impact of recall direction (forward vs. backward), in addition to that of presentation and recall modality, on working memory for instruction sequences in healthy young adults. Experiment 1 (N = 24) showed that adults were more accurate in backward than forward verbal recall following spoken instructions. In contrast, enacted recall was not influenced by recall direction. Experiment 2 (N = 24) used visual demonstration of instruction sequences and found similar performance levels in forward and backward recall. Experiment 3 (N = 24) replicated the findings from Experiment 1 and 2, along with the previous observation of an advantage for demonstrated over spoken presentation. In addition, the beneficial effects of enacted recall and visual demonstration also emerged in an analysis of response times, specifically in reduced preparation and recall duration. Demonstrated instructions improved maintenance of all items while backward recall enhanced memory of later items in the sequence. These findings provide new insights into the cognitive processes and temporal dynamics of working memory for serial actions and instructions. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
AB- Copyright of Memory & Cognition is the property of Springer Nature 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.)
SU- Temporal lobes — Physiology
SU- Cognition
SU- Evaluation of medical care
SU- Memory
SU- Motor ability
SU- Reaction time
SU- Verbal behavior
SU- Visual perception
SU- Teaching methods
KW- Enacted-recall advantage
KW- Following instructions
KW- Recall direction
KW- Serial memory
KW- Working memory
AD- 1 CAS Key Laboratory of Mental Health, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 16 Lincui Road, 100101, Beijing, China
AD- 2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
AD- 3 School of Psychology, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
AD- 4 Institute of Neuroscience, CAS Center for Excellence in Brain Science and Intelligence Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China
FT- 9974
IS- 0090502X
DI- 10.3758/s13421-018-0865-x
AN- 135086524

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

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

July 13, 2019

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the eLearning Insider.

On Wednesday, Accenture, Cisco, and Quest Alliance announced a sprawling, multifaceted year-long campaign to provide online, in-person, and blended training to bring 1.5 million young learners in India up to speed for the current job market. The three companies signed a memorandum of understanding with India’s Directorate General of Employment and Training (DGET), which is a division… Read more.

Next, the semi-regular SmartBrief for EdTech

Communities adopt online preschool

Communities adopt online preschool
(Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty Images)
Some communities have adopted an online kindergarten-readiness program called Waterford Upstart, operated by a nonprofit organization. Advocates say that the program is a high-quality, cost-effective preschool program that rivals some brick-and-mortar options.
The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (7/7)

Okla. lawmakers seek studies into virtual schools

Some lawmakers in Oklahoma have asked for more data on virtual schools amid growth in online instruction in the state. One lawmaker said the goal of the inquiry is to determine how to raise academic achievement among virtual students.
The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City) (7/7)

Commentary: US must expand cyber ed, workforce

Commentary: US must expand cyber ed, workforce
(Pau Barrena/AFP/Getty Images)
As the availability of 5G technology expands, the US must invest more in the cyber workforce, starting with expanded computer science in K-12 learning, writes Mashea Ashton, founder and CEO of Digital Pioneers Academy, a computer science middle school in Washington, D.C.
The 74 (7/8)

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

Virtual Schools Market 2018: Global Industry Size, Share, Future Challenges, Revenue, Demand …

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 ..

Coco Gauff’s parents on their teen sensation who stunned Wimbledon

The trade-off has seen her put in ‘Virtual School’ and distance-learning programmes. ‘She is good in school,’ her mother said. ‘She has done virtual …

State could seek $40M after probe finds Indiana Virtual School inflated enrollment — even …

And nearly every one of the more than 900 students kicked out of Indiana Virtual School and its sister school in the 2017-18 school year for being …

‘I’m just at a loss’: This student moved away, but apparently stayed on Indiana Virtual Pathways …

Stevenson believes her daughter is likely one of the thousands of “ghost” students enrolled at Indiana Virtual School and Indiana Virtual Pathways …

Market Insights of Virtual Schools Market by Top Key Players, Size, Subdivision & Market Dynamics …

The Virtual Schools market report provides a unique, first-time market and competitive analysis of the size, segmentation, competition, trends and …

Achievers

Gainesville resident Lisa Fabulich is the Florida Virtual School Teacher of the Year, selected from a pool of more than 1,500 instructors. Fabulich is …

Coco Gauff crashes out of Wimbledon after suffering from STOMACH CRAMPS on court in straight …

The more immediate concern is finishing her distance-learning term at Virtual School – a reminder of sorts of what she has done here, where she was …

State could seek $40M after probe finds Indiana Virtual School inflated enrollment — even …

And nearly every one of the more than 900 students kicked out of Indiana Virtual School and its sister school in the 2017-18 school year for being …

Florida education news: virtual school leader, another look at state testing, Parkland fallout and more

VIRTUAL SCHOOL: The State Board of Education appoints Louis Algaze, a former Miami-Dade County school administrator, to be the next leader of …

PERRY COUNTY ‘VIRTUAL SCHOOL’

Perry County Director of Schools Eric Lomax is pleased to announce the opening of the Perry County Virtual School. This new public school, opening …

Board names new head of Florida Virtual School

Board names new head of Florida Virtual School …. on Monday named Louis Algaze as the new executive director of the online public school.

State Board of Education Picks Executive Director to Lead Florida Virtual School

This week, Dr. Louis Algaze was selected by the State Board of Education to serve as the executive director of the Florida Virtual School (FLVS).

‘I’m just at a loss’: This student moved away, but apparently stayed on IndianaVirtual Pathways …

Stevenson believes her daughter is likely one of the thousands of “ghost” students enrolled at Indiana Virtual School and Indiana Virtual Pathways …

State lawmakers request studies into virtual schools

Interest and scrutiny into virtual charter schools is increasing among Oklahoma lawmakers as online instruction rapidly grows across the state.

Pearson Announces Two New Connections Academy Online Schools in the 2019-2020 School …

COLUMBIA, Md., July 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Pearson announces two new full-time virtual public schools will deliver its Connections Academy …

MPS moving forward with central office building consolidation plan

(WSFA) – Montgomery Public Schools is moving forward with reducing the … The Virtual School, which is part of the PSC central office building, may …

New virtual, augmented reality tech coming to Abilene ISD this school year

ABILENE, Texas (KRBC)- Virtual and augmented reality learning will be available for Abilene ISD students this coming school year. “They get to do …

State could seek $40M after probe finds Indiana Virtual School inflated enrollment

Two school years after a student died, Indiana Virtual School kept him on its rolls and received state funding to educate him. Five years after two …

Virtual Schools Market 2019-2024 | Increasing Necessity and Current Demands with Top …

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

PHPS anticipates $2.272M operating deficit

Excluding Vista Virtual School’s student population, the division expects a 2.02 per cent decline in Kindergarten enrolment, which equals about eight …

Two Virtual Schools Faked Their Enrollment. Now The State Might Make Them Pay For It

The district said earlier this year the operators of Indiana Virtual Pathways Academy and Indiana Virtual School failed to educate hundreds of enrolled …

Gauff thinking about Wimbledon next year

… from the court, too: Gauff is about two weeks away from finishing her freshman year of high school, via the Internet-based Florida Virtual School.

Business Outline of Virtual Schools Market and Investment Breakdown, Insights, Scope, Forecast …

The goal of this Virtual Schools market report 2019-2024 is do provide a consensus on well-researched projections of keyword market growth and …

GPS Launches new e-Grove Academy

E-Grove will have an Oklahoma certified teacher in the position of virtual school coordinator, ensuring that the students are keeping up with their …

Recent LaGrange local to cheer at the next level

… Rosemont Elementary and Long Cane Middle School student and student-athlete at Port St. Joe High School, graduating from Florida Virtual School …

‘How did we miss this?’ Indiana officials blast lack of oversight in $40M virtual school scandal

But Indiana Virtual School and Indiana Virtual Pathways Academy officials remained quiet. The schools’ superintendent Percy Clark watched the …

Virtual schools provide free, public alternative

Wheeler identifies many advantages to the virtual school experience and said if he had a choice to go back in time, he would go the virtual route again …

ndiana State Board of Education Takes Action on Virtual Schools

The Board voted to adjust the average daily membership (ADM) of Indiana Virtual School and Indiana Virtual Pathways Academy, reducing the …

Shortchanging students

The claim by the virtual schools’ superintendent that the state will douse the “beacon of hope” for students enrolled in Indiana Virtual School and …

Morning Briefing: It’s back to school now for Wimbledon sensation Coco Gauff

Fifteen-year-old Coco Gauff had a memorable run at Wimbledon this year, including defeating her idol, Venus Williams, in the opening round. She lost …

Virtual Schools Market Overview and Scope 2018 to 2023 | Connections Education, K12 Inc …

… Overview and Scope 2018 to 2023 | Connections Education, K12 Inc., Mosaica Education, White Hat Management, Abbotsford Virtual School.

2 virtual schools’ misdeeds stun state

Under the deal, the Indiana Virtual School will close at the end of September and Indiana Virtual Pathways Academy will close at the end of the …

State audit calls for Daleville Schools and charter schools to repay $40 million

This issue is that Indiana Virtual School and Indiana Virtual Pathways Academy allegedly inflated student enrollment numbers. That led to them …

Strong teachers, good design important for virtual charters to succeed

The JEDI Virtual School, which serves a group of districts in Wisconsin, tests students before they begin and then give them weekly progress reports.

Grades are out, and Manatee School District kept its B. How did your school do?

… that received a C; and two that received a D. No school in the district received a F, but Manatee Virtual School once again received an incomplete.

Duval County Public Schools earn B grade; number of ‘A’ schools rises in district

Out of the district’s 173 schools, which includes charters and virtual school, 54 — or 31 percent — scored an A this year. That is up 28 percent from last …

Virtual Schools Market to Grow at a Stayed CAGR from 2019 to 2024

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

Editorial: Fiasco over virtual charter schools raises big oversight questions

That was the question uttered by State Board of Education Chairman B.J. Watts during a meeting July 10 about Indiana Virtual School and Indiana …

Virtual Schools Market 2019 Business Strategies – Connections Education, K12 Inc, Mosaica …

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

State senator raises new questions about Epic Charter Schools and oversight by Oklahoma State …

A state senator is raising new questions about Epic Charter Schools, the operator of Oklahoma’s largest statewide virtual charter school and centers …

New Report on Virtual Schools Market Size, Share by Manufacturers and Future Predictions

Global “Virtual Schools Market” report provides vital data associated to the complete market shares, growth rate, revenue, challenges, opportunities …

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Virtual Schools Market 2018: Global Industry Size, Share, Future Challenges, Revenue, Demand …

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 …

New cyber school could have two sets of admission standards

When the new Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering in Huntsville opens in next year it could have two sets of admission standards.

New cyber school president ready to build curriculum for one-of-a-kind school

The new president for the one-of-a-kind cyber magnet school is wrapping up his last week as the superintendent of Madison County Schools.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: New cyber school president discusses funding

Madison County Schools Superintendent and new Alabama School of CyberTechnology and Engineering President Matt Massey hopes local …

Cyber days could soon replace snow days in Pennsylvania

July 08, 2019 06:39 PM. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed a bill that will allow students to have “Cyber School Days” instead of snow days in …

Governor Wolf signs bill allowing schools to schedule “cyber snow days”

Tuesday- he signed Senate bill 440- allowing schools to have cyber snow days. Instead of relaxing or hanging with friends- they’d be home working- …

Madison County schools to wait on naming Massey’s replacement

It’s unknown yet how much he’ll make as president of the soon-to-be Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering. Right now on paper, he’s …

Midd-West school board appoints new director

Bowersox cited the cyber school program as a strength of the district and said she’d like to explore other educational options as well as keeping up …

State Legislature should overhaul charter school law

Enabled by technology and state law, the development of cyber charter schools threatens our public school system that is intended to provide a free …

New cyber school president ready to build curriculum for one-of-a-kind school

Superintendent Matt Massey will hit the ground running as the cyber school president next Monday. There’s a lot to do when thinking about ‘back to …

Superintendent: Cyber school plan may save taxpayers thousands

SUNBURY — Shikellamy Superintendent Jason Bendle says his plan to bring cyber school students back to the district will save taxpayers thousands …

Reconnecting within virtual academy

… of the Shikellamy School District, Jason Bendle will present a plan to school board members tonight to encourage cyber school students to return to …

Gov. Ivey: Alabama needs appointed state school board

(sot Matt Massey, Cyber School president) The governor’s focus is so comprehensive, from the early start, investing in pre-K and a strong finish in …

Youth are raising funds for education, charity

Racheal, a student with the Agora Cyber School, is in the 11th grade. She is trying to raise $3,000 for the tuition to attend the forum. Because of her …

Performance of cyber charter schools in Pennsylvania

What to look for on Smart Talk, Friday, July 12, 2019: More than 33,000 Pennsylvania students attend cyber charter schools. These online education …

Madison County names interim superintendent as Massey leaves office

That search begins on Monday, when Massey officially begins with the cyber school and Minskey’s interim position becomes effective. “My hope is …

 

July 7, 2019

EBSCO Alerts

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

Next, I also received the alert for cyber schools.

1. TI- School Leadership for Results : Shifting the Focus of Leader Evaluation
LA- English
AU- Carbaugh, Beverly G.
AU- Marzano, Robert J.
AU- Toth, Michael D.
AU- Houpt, Kathy
AU- Sahadeo-Turner, Tzeporaw
CY- West Palm Beach, FL
PB- Learning Sciences International
DT- 20150101
PT- eBook
PT- Book
DE- School administrators–Handbooks, manuals, etc
DE- School principals–Rating of
DE- School personnel management
DE- Educational leadership
DE- EDUCATION / Professional Development
DE- EDUCATION / Administration / School Superintendents & Principals
AB- School leaders significantly impact student achievement, but they need support, training, vision, and tools to be truly effective. In School Leadership for Results: Shifting the Focus of Leader Evaluation, education authorities Beverly Carbaugh, Robert Marzano, and Michael Toth discuss transforming evaluation into a model that:• Improves the performance of school leaders• Aligns school leaders’vision, mission, and goals• Connects goals with practices that impact teachers and students• Addresses key questions with domains, scales, and evidences• Ensures fair, unbiased school leader evaluationsEffective school leader evaluation is a collaborative, shared process of focused improvement. Learn how to make it an integral part of your schools.
IB- 9781941112106
OC- 930893922
AN- 1495878

2. TI- Law and Education Inequality : Removing Barriers to Educational Opportunities
LA- English
AU- Bon, Susan C.
AU- Sun, Jeffrey C.
CY- Charlotte, NC
PB- Information Age Publishing
DT- 20150101
SE- Law and Education
PT- eBook
PT- Book
DE- Discrimination in education–Law and legislation–United States
DE- Educational equalization–Law and legislation–United States
DE- LAW / Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice
AB- Over the past decade, No Child Left Behind, Common Core, Race to the Top, data mining initiatives, Title IX gender equity, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and executive actions on immigration illustrate key federal initiatives that have redefined standards, priorities, and practices within educational institutions. Similarly, state policies in terms of school funding, school choice, teacher qualifications, student bullying, and other measures have added another layer of complexity to the education law and policy dialogue particularly when addressing matters of education inequality. These emergent policies beget the question: how have these policies contributed to easing the effects of educational inequality? The purpose of this book is to examine the role of law as potentially countering or impeding desirable education reforms, and it calls on readers to consider how policymakers, lawyers, social scientists, and educators might best alter the course in an effort to advance a more just and less unequal educational system.
IB- 9781681231730
OC- 987838403
AN- 1020073

TI- Education and Social Media : Toward a Digital Future
LA- English
AU- Greenhow, Christine
AU- Sonnevend, Julia
AU- Agur, Colin
CY- Cambridge, Massachusetts
PB- The MIT Press
DT- 20160101
SE- John D. And Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Series on Digital Media and Learning
PT- eBook
PT- Book
DE- Social media
DE- Internet in education–Social aspects
DE- Web-based instruction–Social aspects
DE- Educational technology–Social aspects
DE- EDUCATION / Computers & Technology
DE- SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies
AB- Leading scholars from a variety of disciplines explore the future of education, including social media usage, new norms of knowledge, privacy, copyright, and MOOCs.How are widely popular social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram transforming how teachers teach, how kids learn, and the very foundations of education? What controversies surround the integration of social media in students’lives? The past decade has brought increased access to new media, and with this new opportunities and challenges for education. In this book, leading scholars from education, law, communications, sociology, and cultural studies explore the digital transformation now taking place in a variety of educational contexts. The contributors examine such topics as social media usage in schools, online youth communities, and distance learning in developing countries; the disruption of existing educational models of how knowledge is created and shared; privacy; accreditation; and the tension between the new ease of sharing and copyright laws. Case studies examine teaching media in K–12 schools and at universities; tuition-free, open education powered by social media, as practiced by the University of the People; new financial models for higher education; the benefits and challenges of MOOCS (Massive Open Online Courses); social media and teacher education; and the civic and individual advantages of teens’participatory play.ContributorsColin Agur, Jack M. Balkin, Valerie Belair-Gagnon, danah boyd, Nicholas Bramble, David Buckingham, Chris Dede, Benjamin Gleason, Christine Greenhow, Daniel J. H. Greenwood, Jiahang Li, Yite John Lu, Minhtuyen Mai, John Palfrey, Ri Pierce-Grove, Adam Poppe, Shai Reshef, Julia Sonnevend, Mark Warschauer
IB- 9780262529044
IB- 9780262034470
OC- 949878869
AN- 1237999

TI- Getting Personal : Teaching Personal Writing in the Digital Age
LA- English
AU- Gray-Rosendale, Laura
CY- Albany
PB- SUNY Press
DT- 20180101
PT- eBook
PT- Book
DE- Online authorship
DE- English language–Rhetoric–Study and teaching–Technological innovations
DE- English language–Rhetoric–Computer-assisted instruction
DE- Essay–Authorship
DE- Online data processing–Authorship–Study and teaching
DE- LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Writing / General
DE- EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Arts & Humanities
DE- LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays
AB- Addresses how digital forms of personal writing can be most effectively used by teachers, students, and other community members.
IB- 9781438468969
IB- 9781438468976
OC- 1001968569
AN- 1699363

Finally, for a change I received the alert for K-12 online learning, but there were no relevant items.

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