Virtual School Meanderings

August 18, 2018

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the Google News alert for virtual school.

PHS virtual school now enrolling students

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

Pasco eSchool wins state award

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

Montello Summer School provides learning fun

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

Fairfield Community High School District 225 Board met May 17.

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

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

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

Bryan students part of growing virtual school program

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

PHS virtual school now enrolling students

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

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

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

NAHL signs two-year extension with Apex Learning Virtual School

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

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

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

Virtual charters adding students

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

Pasco eSchool wins state award

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

Overdue accountability

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

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

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

75 High Desert schools earn California PBIS coalition recognition

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

Meador Heads to Cornell University

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

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

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

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

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

Frank Kruppenbacher leaves Florida Virtual School

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

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

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

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

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

Family transitions after ECOT closure

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fairhope announces Junior City Council

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

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

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

3 more state charter schools denied

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

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

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

Charter school scrambles as it awaits new campus

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

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

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

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

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

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

MDE Overreach a Serious Concern

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

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

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

York County gymnast Trinity Thomas among contenders for upcoming US championships

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

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

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

Jawn? Ocky? Philly kids school teachers with new handbook

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

PA Leadership Charter School: Enroll Students Today!

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

BC3 Golf Outing Raises Record $90000

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

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

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

August 12, 2018

EBSCO Alerts

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

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

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

So nothing to report this week.

August 11, 2018

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the Weekly News from K12HSN.

Combining Data from Multiple Digital Learning Tools Produces Better Predictions
A study undertaken jointly by the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and education technology companies Blackboard and VitalSource found that early activity with digital tools is a “strong predictor” of passing a class– even more so than the grade point average a student enters the class with. Read More. 

Another irregular source with the EdSource Today.

Online learning can open doors for kids in juvenile jails
By Tara Garcia Mathewson, The Hechinger Report, Aug. 2

Next, the eSchool News Today.

4 myths about blended learning debunked

When I first started teaching math a decade ago, I gave notes at the front of the room on an overhead transparency projector. The teacher who taught math in the room before me had retired and left all of her materials behind. In the file cabinets, I found an entire…

On to the ASCD SmartBrief.

Pa. high school adopts “blended” learning

Pa. high school adopts "blended" learning
(Pixabay)
A Pennsylvania high school is adopting a hybrid approach to learning in which students can learn online and in the classroom. The school will offer 11 “blended” courses this fall and has a five-year plan to offer all courses in the classroom, online and with a blended approach.
The Philadelphia Inquirer/Daily News (tiered subscription model) (8/3)

Educator demystifies blended learning

Educator demystifies blended learning
(Pixabay)
Blended learning is about more than just online courses, employing an approach that provides students with soft skills they will use throughout their lives, according to Raymond Steinmetz, a middle-school math teacher in Rhode Island. In this commentary, he shares four myths about blended learning and tips to help educators adopt the practice.
eSchool News (8/7)

 

Also, the semi-regular SmartBrief for EdTech.

Can virtual tutoring help bridge cultural gaps?

Can virtual tutoring help bridge cultural gaps?
VIPKid, a virtual tutoring company that teaches English to Chinese students, wants to nurture global citizens and improve relations among people from different cultures. The initiative has faced some challenges, though, including incidents of discrimination from families who refuse to work with a teacher who is not white.
Business Insider (8/5)

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

Virtual school choice trending among parents for their children

PHOENIX – The alarm sounds. Students swing their backpacks over their shoulder, board the school bus, make their way to their homeroom and the …

Borsuk: MPS Interim Superintendent Keith Posley has optimism and big goals for troubled schools

A virtual school would open in Webster for the second semester of the coming school year and, for the 2019-’20 school year, students who are on …

Virtual Schools Market in North America 2017-2021 Market 2017-2021 Focuses on New …

… Education, White Hat Management, Abbotsford Virtual School, Alaska Virtual School, and Basehor-Linwood Virtual School., and many more.

Overdue accountability

“We should be held accountable in more than just the academic arena,” Percy Clark, superintendent for Indiana Virtual School, told committee …

School Zone 2018: Liberty County

Liberty County Virtual School 12926 NW CR 12, Bristol 850-643-2275, ext. 247. Adult Center for Education Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Education news in Polk

Brown has worked in Polk and Hillsborough counties as well as Florida Virtual School in roles as a teacher, ESE facilitator, principal and in district …

Virtual school choice trending among parents for their children

Virtual schooling, defined as “a public school that offers only instruction in which students and teachers are separated by time and/or location, and …

One student vouches for Virtual School following informational meeting

“Virtual school.. its very.. you! You get to have your own pretty much everything. I get to be my own teacher which is pretty amazing.. i learn better by …

Virtual school enrollment on the rise

At the start of the 2017-2018 school year, Limestone County Schools became the third system in the state to adopt a virtual public school program …

As Indiana’s virtual charters struggle, some school leaders balk at more oversight

Leaders from Indiana Virtual School, Indiana Connections Academy, and Hoosier Academies, which all operate online, said that they are more likely …

Excel Virtual Learning Academy Ready to Open

A virtual classroom has been created to give students a new learning opportunity. The Excel Virtual Academy is a public school that was created to …

Superintendent answers your questions about virtual learning on snow days

Parents of Shakopee students raised questions last week about the district’s new plan for snow days, which will involve students doing school work …

No more snow days: School district replacing snow days with virtual classes

The way it works is that instead of school being closed for snow or inclement weather, the students and staff will instead participate in an E-Learning …

Borsuk: MPS Interim Superintendent Keith Posley has optimism and big goals for troubled schools

A virtual school would open in Webster for the second semester of the coming school year and, for the 2019-’20 school year, students who are on …

PA Cyber Charter School Founder Sentenced to 20 Months for Fraud

Over the past twelve months, concerns about virtual charter schools have been on the rise. Most schoolsare coming under scrutiny for false or …

Enrollment growing for virtual Georgia charter school

Registration is open for Georgia Connections Academy, a statewide virtual charter school providing free, online classes for 6-12th graders in every …

New principal to start at Central Preston Middle School this fall

“The new virtual school starts at the high school level, but eventually will move on down. We would like to implement in the future, a paperless …

First look: Education reform group bets big on governor’s races

Ohio’s failed virtual school ECOT shuttered after the state demanded tens of millions of dollars back in funding due to major discrepancies over student …

The family who rodeos together stays together

… before, so it was kind of fun to take on a new challenge,” said Tabby Tschanz, 18, who recently graduated from the St. Croix Central Virtual School.

Virtual Schools Market Outlook 2023: Top Companies, Trends and Future Prospects Details for …

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

Social care funding fears over North Yorkshire service rated country’s best

Care leavers at their ‘virtual school’ graduation ceremony with staff and (centre back row) Stuart Carlton, Corporate Director of the Children and Young …

Global Virtual Schools Market expected to reach at CAGR +12% by 2023: Know the Increased …

An online school (virtual school) teaches students entirely or primarily online or through the internet. An online school can mimic many of the benefits …

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

To put that number in perspective, Arizona has about a million K-12 students, so the national virtual schoolenrollment is less than a third of Arizona’s …

Online public school gives students an alternative to the classroom

KAYLA RUTLEDGE/EAGLE. Alexis Ethridge, an upcoming second grader, is excited to go back to Alabama Connections Academy to continue her …

Online public charters impact local schools

Online public charter schools continue to lure students away from the local classrooms, with 72 Avoyelles students enrolled in a “virtual school” for the …

Back to school for homeschooled kids

… needed, no uniform.. just a solid wi-fi signal that is critical for these students. today, i got to experience the first day of “virtual school” first-hand.

GMA: Lafayette Parish heads back to school

LPSS currently has it’s virtual school where students can receive instruction online, but the system is also looking to add a new robotics center at the …

‘E-learning’ on snow days is a nightmare for parents, too

As a working mom, I was brought to tears on e-learning days — we called it “virtual school” — when such a policy was implemented at our …

Laurens District 55 plans Dropout Retrieval Walk

Laurens County School District 55 (LCSD 55) is conducting a Dropout Retrieval Walk on Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Members …

Council job scheme helps 1000 people

“During my Open Door placement I did three weeks work experience with the county council’s Virtual School team, supporting families with looked …

Fox Valley Community Foundation awards Langenfeld scholarship

Samuel attended Wis-consin Connections Aca-demy, an online virtual school offered through the Appleton Area School District, for seven years and …

Topton girl, 13, crowned Teen Miss PA

An eighth grader at Brandywine Heights Middle School via their virtual school platform, she has been participating pageants for five years now.

Bryan students part of growing virtual school program

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

Exclusive: MAT chief bows to minister’s demand to take child in care

Sally Kelly, chair of the National Association of Virtual School Heads, which represents those who oversee the education of looked-after children, said …

Nassau County School Board

Daughter Lauren teaches science at Callahan Middle School where her sister Erin also taught, and Natalie teaches Florida Virtual School World …

Exclusive: Schools ‘not unsafe’ for children in care, heads told

Mr Luxmoore, along with virtual school heads – who oversee the education of looked-after children – have been invited to a meeting with Mr Zahawi …

Virtual Schools Market Report 2018: Players, Countries, Type and Application, Global and …

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

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Cyber School to Combine with Classroom Learning in the Poconos

Cyber school students in sixth through 12th grade will come to the teaching center twice a week. It’s right behind the J.T. Lambert Intermediate School.

21st Century Cyber Charter School: PA’s Number 1 Charter for Online Learning!

21st Century Cyber Charter School: PA’s Number 1 Charter for Online … 6 through 12 and is the highest performing cyber charter in Pennsylvania!

PA Cyber Charter School Founder Sentenced to 20 Months for Fraud

Over the past twelve months, concerns about virtual charter schools have been on the rise. Most schools are coming under scrutiny for false or …

A Secure Environment to Achieve Academic Potential is Essential Says Achievement House Cyber …

While there are several reasons that a student might choose Cyber School as an optimal solution, unfortunately, one of the main reasons is due to …

Register for ALF pageant scholarship today 18

Remember that this competition is open to all girls from 5th through 12th grade that live or attend public, private or home/cyber school in Clarion …

 

August 5, 2018

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 this week.

So nothing to report this week.

August 4, 2018

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the District Administration.

Also, the eSchool News’ Innovation Weekly.

Are virtual schools failing students?

virtual schools

Virtual schools continued to under-perform academically, including in comparison to blended schools. Overall, 36.4 percent of full-time virtual schools and 43.1 percent of blended schools received acceptable performance ratings. Despite the data, virtual school enrollment has continued to grow, particularly as more school districts open their own virtual schools, although…

Next, the semi-regular SmartBrief for EdTech.

Blended learning has benefits for juvenile offenders

Blended learning has benefits for juvenile offenders
(Pixabay)
Blended learning has helped cut the number of incarcerated juveniles in Illinois from 901 in 2012 to 386 in 2017, says Sophia Jones-Redmond, superintendent of School District 428 that serves students in the state’s juvenile justice system. The program, which lets students work at their own pace, has generated mixed results among the facilities using it.

The Hechinger Report (8/2)

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

5 questions to ask when considering online schooling

The Oregon Legislature’s Joint Committee on Student Success should be applauded for touring the state from March to October, holding hearings to …

Virtual School Market Report Updated on 2018 Premium Insights on Industry Growth rate and …

Pune, India—The report on Global and United States Virtual School Market delivers comprehensive overview of the global market along with the …

Check out charter schools at showcase

“Our virtual school does the same, but with the added component of being tailored to Texas families wanting to provide education at home in a safe, …

PA Cyber Charter School Founder Sentenced to 20 Months for Fraud

Opening in 2000, PA Cyber Charter School was an early player in the K-12 virtual school market. Trombetta, a school superintendent, opened PA …

About 250 students choose home schooling in county

“I believe with virtual school, we would hit a small percentage. … due to anxiety, depression or social issues may be very successful with virtual school.

Robertson County Schools open houses set as first day in class nears

Now that tax free weekend has come and gone and hundreds of Robertson County parents and students have stocked up on school supplies thanks …

Victory Ridge Academy Welcomes New Assistant Principal

Dr. Brown has worked in Polk and Hillsborough County as well as Florida Virtual School. She served students and schools in roles as a teacher, ESE …

Virtual school programs see enrollment increase

“Last year we ended with 2,000 students,” said Kayleen Marble, Head of School for Alabama’s VirtualAcademy. “We’re expecting another 500 to …

Virtual School May be Good Option for K-11 Students

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KFTA) — If your child has trouble with the traditional school structure, virtual schoolmay be a good option for them. The Arkansas …

Virtual school doubles in size, offers more options

In just one year, Alabama Connections Learning Academy — a tuition-free, accredited K-12 public virtual school based in Limestone County — has …

Preston County Schools to offer public virtual school to high school students

KINGWOOD — The Preston County Schools announced Tuesday, July 24, the option of an online education through a public virtual school program …

Are virtual schools failing students?

A new in-depth analysis of school performance measures for full-time virtual and blended schools indicates they might not be as successful as …

Virtual School offers flexibility

Reliable internet access and a computer are required to enroll in virtual school. Students will be required to take all exams at PASS Academy.

Ohio school collapse hangs over battle for governor

Ohio Democrats for years have complained about the state’s welcome of virtual charter schools, which educate thousands of kids who log on at home.

Caddo Virtual high school gives students online education

Sydney McCollough is the 2018 valedictorian for the Caddo Virtual Academy. She says she decided to go to the school to have more time for other …

Virtual School Market Growth Is Skyrocketing Beyond Predictions

The Report “Virtual School Market” provides Key Benefits, Key Market Segments, Secondary and Primary Research, Analyst Tools and Models to …

Career and technical education bill rockets to Trump’s desk

Advocates from the Association for Career and Technical Education and … VIRTUAL SCHOOL FOUNDER SENTENCED: Nicholas Trombetta was …

Education Briefs

On June 8, South Carolina Connections Academy, a statewide K-12 virtual school, celebrated the graduation of more than 400 seniors during a …

One student vouches for Virtual School following informational meeting

“Virtual school.. its very.. you! You get to have your own pretty much everything. I get to be my own teacher which is pretty amazing.. i learn better by …

Editorial: Online schools offer pros and cons

… movies, news and shopping, it’s no surprise that Ripon is about to help computer-savvy students dive into the deep end of the virtual school pool.

Virtual school enrollment on the rise

Since the Alabama legislature passed a measure in 2015 requiring every state school system to adopt a plan to provide an online option for students, …

Anderson Christian School students have worked through snow days since 2015

“Virtual school made the experience a lot less stressful,” Wyatt said. “I knew exactly where the class was in every subject. There was not a lot of …

PhD Oral Defence of Nadeem Saqlain

… Provision of a comprehensive curriculum to rural high school students through technology: A case study of a provincial virtual school in Canada

Beasley retires after 29 years serving Eufaula children

As students prepare to return to school this month, one Eufaula educator is saying goodbye to the city school system he has served faithfully for 29 …

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Blair Leadership Youth program holds graduation

CCA Cyber School — Christopher Ritchey. Central High School, Martinsburg — Austin Bridenbaugh, Brant Kensinger. Claysburg-Kimmel High School …

Father, son sue schools, leaders over bullying

He enrolled in a cyber school in 2014-15, then decided to attend the vocational-technical school, although he was still required to enroll in the New …

PA Cyber School Founder Gets Prison For $8M Tax Scheme

Law360, Pittsburgh (July 24, 2018, 9:10 PM EDT) — A Pennsylvania federal judge on Tuesday sentenced the founder of the PA Cyber School to 20 …

Father, son sue schools, leaders over bullying

He enrolled in a cyber school in 2014-15, then decided to attend the vocational-technical school, although he was still required to enroll in the New …

Pa. Cyber Charter Founder Sentenced to 20 Months in Prison

Nicholas Trombetta, the founder of a Pennsylvania cyber charter school that once served 15,000 students, was sentenced this week to 20 months in …

Superintendents say increase in education spending still not enough

Henderson said additional funding is welcome as school officials try to … like special education, pensions,cyber charter school tuition costs and the …

Students Don’t Fail. Schools Fail Says Achievement House Cyber Charter School

Last year, 32,958 students across Pennsylvania enrolled in a Cyber School for the 2017-2018 school year.[1] The primary reason for the recent growth …

Putnam: Determined teen who was homeless now has GED certificate

She and her girlfriend, Brooklyn Alexander, who also attended the cyber school, spent three weeks taking GED tests. “That was pretty important.

Cyber School to Combine with Classroom Learning in the Poconos

STROUD TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Old school meets new school in part of the Poconos where a cyber school is combining with a classroom. After 15 years …

3 teen defendants in alleged gang rape outside York Fair want case moved to juvenile court

She faced harassment at school and had to take classes through cyber school. “It was too much,” the guardian testified. The three defendants in the …

 

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