Virtual School Meanderings

April 10, 2021

Virtual Schooling In The News

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InTheNewsBeginning with the Education Dive.

How will pandemic-era tech investments expand districts’ long-term capabilities?

Remote learning will be helpful when students can’t physically be in class, but the tech could also expand course and program options for many districts.

How can educators promote SEL, equity in hybrid learning?

Finding a balance to meet the needs of all students remains a challenge in hybrid models, but one expert suggests building on common practices.

Next, the EdSource Today.

By John Fensterwald, EdSource
Many teachers agree that distance learning forced them to focus on what’s important and to listen closely to the views of students.
By Ali Tadayon and John Fensterwald, EdSource
Announcement may lead to debate over mandating a full in-person return or offering distance learning option.

Also, EdClips.


SCHOOL REOPENINGS

CA Gov. Newsom Expects Full In-Person Fall Return to School After State Scraps Color-Coded Tiers

Announcement may lead to debate over mandating a full in-person return or offering distance learning option. | Ed Source, April 6

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Key Issues: COVID-19 Pandemic


SCHOOL REOPENINGS

Survey: Even as Schools Reopen, Many Students Learn Remotely

Nearly 46% of public schools offered five days a week of in-person learning to all students in February, according to the survey, but just 34% of students were learning full time in the classroom. The gap was most pronounced among older K-12 students, with just 29% of eighth graders getting five days a week of learning at school. | The Associated Press, April 7

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Key Issues: COVID-19 Pandemic

Moving on to the various items from Education Week.

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PRIVACY & SECURITY
Teachers Are Watching Students’ Screens During Remote Learning. Is That Invasion of Privacy?
The tools help teachers keep remote students on track and pinpoint who needs help. Some parents and students worry about over-surveillance.
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STUDENT WELL-BEING,OPINION
What Life Was Like for Students in the Pandemic Year
We asked students to share their pandemic experiences. Here’s what they had to say.
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STUDENT WELL-BEING
When School Goes Remote, Many LGBTQ Students Lose a Safe Space
School can be an affirming environment for many LGBTQ young people, and the absence of in-person instruction has been difficult.
An isolated young person is troubled
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MARKETPLACE K-12
Former NYC Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza Lands Job With Ed-Tech Company
Richard Carranza, the former schools chief in New York City, will become the chief of strategy and global development at IXL Learning, a Silicon Valley-based online personalized learning platform.
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CLASSROOM TECHNOLOGY,OPINION
How Effective Is Online Learning? What the Research Does and Doesn’t Tell Us
Research suggests on average students don’t learn as much online, particularly if they are already struggling, writes Susanna Loeb.
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PRIVACY & SECURITY
Teachers Are Watching Students’ Screens During Remote Learning. Is That Invasion of Privacy?
The tools help teachers keep remote students on track and pinpoint who needs help. Some parents and students worry about over-surveillance.
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How These Districts Prioritized Relationships and Social-Emotional Support During the Pandemic (EdSurge)

When schools shuttered suddenly more than a year ago, teachers and staff scrambled to recreate their school communities as best they could in a virtual environment.
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Roundtable: Focusing on Social and Emotional Learning for K-12 Students (EdTech Magazine)

Four experts discuss the pandemic’s impact on social and emotional learning, and best practices for offering SEL-focused instruction in a remote environment.
EDUCATION
Survey: Even as Schools Reopen, Many Students Learn Remotely
A survey released by the Biden administration found large numbers of students are not returning to the classroom even as schools reopen.
Students wait to enter Wyandotte County High School in Kansas City, Kan., on the first day of in-person learning on March 31, 2021. The district was one of the last in the state to return to the classroom after going virtual during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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CLASSROOM TECHNOLOGY,OPINION
‘My Online Learning Experience as a Student Is Not So Good’
High school students reveal what they like and don’t like about remote learning, and whether they prefer it.
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STUDENT WELL-BEING
When School Goes Remote, Many LGBTQ Students Lose a Safe Space
School can be an affirming environment for many LGBTQ young people, and the absence of in-person instruction has been difficult.
An isolated young person is troubled
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MATHEMATICS
Digital Math Games and Apps: What Works and What Doesn’t?
Teachers are using a variety of games, videos, and apps to supplement online math instruction-but not all of them are created equal.
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SPECIAL EDUCATION,WHAT THE RESEARCH SAYS
Most Students With Disabilities Still Attend Remotely. Teachers Say They’re Falling Behind
A new survey finds that students with disabilities are struggling in virtual classes, even with added support from teachers.
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CLASSROOM TECHNOLOGY,OPINION
The Stanford Scholar Bent on Helping Digital Readers Spot Fake News
Rick Hess speaks with Dr. Sam Wineburg about fake news, digital learning, and how to help children navigate online content.
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Next, the different mailings from eSchool News.

Silver linings in K-12 online learning
As schools mark one year of pandemic learning, many are realizing that online learning is their preferred model for teaching and learning.

Silver linings in K-12 online learning

Reimagining schools as remote employers
If schools want to retain employees, rethinking the idea of the physical workspace—and making remote work more widespread—is key.

Reimagining schools as remote employers

10 online music education tools
Music education isn’t limited to in-person learning experiences–interactive online tools are plentiful.

10 online music education tools

How we moved professional learning to virtual facilitation
In-person professional learning can’t be beat, but it’s possible to move to a virtual delivery model without sacrificing quality.

How we moved professional learning to virtual facilitation

Also, the variety of newsletters from ASCD.

Tech expert: Citizens Broadband an ideal internet solution
Tech expert: Citizens Broadband an ideal internet solution
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Tapping governments and internet service providers to help schools build a Citizens Broadband Radio Service — a bespoke broadband network — may be one of the best solutions for increasing internet access, Brian Louderback of technology services company Insight Enterprises says in this interview. He explains why a CBRS is a better option than Wi-Fi hot spots for households and mobile Wi-Fi in parking lots and buses.

Full Story: District Administration (3/31)

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Ga. districts work to find absent students
Ga. districts work to find absent students
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Tracking down virtual learners who have stopped attending class complicates the task of maintaining student engagement, says Jeff Mosely, academic programs director for a Georgia district. Mosely and his team work with students experiencing technical or other issues, while Chon Hester, coordinator of counseling and advisement for another district, says her department checks students’ social media to help track them down and help them return to school.

Full Story: CNN (3/31)

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Data shows decline in dual-enrollment participation
Data shows decline in dual-enrollment participation
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Enrollment in dual-enrollment courses fell by almost 3% in the spring — a decline during the pandemic that was much higher at some colleges, including the University of Idaho, Idaho State University and Boise State University. Officials say the shift to remote instruction affected enrollment, as well as student achievement in the courses.

Full Story: The Hechinger Report (4/3)

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Should teachers be able to view students’ screens?
Should teachers be able to view students' screens?
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A growing number of teachers are using remote classroom-management tools that allow them to view students’ screens and, in some cases, assert controls. Amelia Vance, director of youth and education privacy at the nonprofit Forum on Privacy, cautions that schools will need to set parameters for the use of these tools.

Full Story: Education Week (4/2)

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Teacher: District ensures AP students have access
Teacher: District ensures AP students have access
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Advanced Placement students in a diverse school district have access to technology and other supports — both in person and online — according to Eve Emmons, an AP English lead teacher. Emmons describes how the district seeks to make the courses and AP exams more accessible to students, and writes that she intends to continue offering online and asynchronous learning in classes where students learn in person.

Full Story: SmartBrief/Education (4/6)

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More students learning remotely from outside country
More students learning remotely from outside country
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Some US students in immigrant communities are logging into their remote courses from outside the US. Educators in New York, New Jersey, Florida and California report the practice has become increasingly common, with one New Jersey district reporting that records show their students were participating in virtual learning from 24 countries.

Full Story: The New York Times (4/8)

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Educators get creative for virtual STEM lessons
Educators get creative for virtual STEM lessons
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Teaching hands-on STEM subjects can be difficult in a remote setting, but some schools have reported success in keeping students engaged using a combination of tech resources and at-home activities. Educators from a California school share how they’ve made virtual learning work, while Sean Musselman, remote learning director and science specialist for a Massachusetts district, says STEM is more than hands-on projects because “good STEM pedagogy is rooted in discourse.”

Full Story: EdTech (4/1)

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Miss. museums welcome 2,100 students on virtual tours
Miss. museums welcome 2,100 students on virtual tours
Late civil rights activist and Congressman John Lewis is seen in a mug shot after a 1961 arrest in Jackson, Miss., for using a restroom reserved for white people. (Kypros/Getty Images)
Some sixth-grade social studies students in Jackson, Miss., who’ve never been to a museum are among those who are virtually venturing into the Mississippi Civil Rights and Mississippi History museums, which have hosted 2,100 students throughout the country in 53 virtual field trips in the last several months. Teacher Amber Spriggins and her students were able to ask questions during the tour as a camera and computer moved through the museums to experience the exhibits.

Full Story: WLBT-TV/WDBD-TV (Jackson, Miss.) (4/6)

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Survey: 34% of students are learning in person
Survey: 34% of students are learning in person
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Almost 46% of public schools in the US were open to in-person instruction five days a week in February, yet only 34% of students were participating in full-time, in-person learning, according to data released today by President Joe Biden’s administration. The data shows that more older students are learning online, and more students in the South and Midwest are learning in person.

Full Story: The Associated Press (4/7)

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Remote learning continues on N.J. district’s campuses
Plans to reopen to in-person learning in a New Jersey school district call for continued online learning in some cases. Schools plan to keep students in the same classrooms during the day, and teachers will conduct remote lessons.

Full Story: Chalkbeat/Newark (3/31)

Survey: Online learning upshot has many positives
Online education’s mental health issues and decline in social learning — such as sharing and taking turns — during this health crisis are worrisome, but 63% of respondents to a recent survey say online learning ultimately will yield positive results, Jay Wilson of the University of Saskatchewan reports in a radio interview. The benefits have included reduced bullying, increased flexibility and better pinpointing of inequities and supports needed, Wilson says.

Full Story: CBC News (Canada) (4/4)

District invests in at-home internet for students
The digital divide presented problems for an Illinois district during the coronavirus pandemic, with students without access to internet at a disadvantage during this period of remote instruction. The district used federal stimulus funds to install a private LTE network that provides internet service for about 500 students and families at home.

Full Story: KMOV-TV (St. Louis) (4/8)

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

Fact check: ‘Betty’ comic from 1997 showed kids attending virtual school in 2021

Back in 1997, at least two things seemed part of a distant future: virtual school and the year 2021. But in an instance of life imitating art, a “Betty” comic …

Panel for country’s first virtual school set up

Panel for country’s first virtual school set up. The committee was formed by Deputy CM and Education Minister Manish Sisodia in a review meeting held …

GPSD 7 introduces new virtual school “GPFLEX” opening in fall of 2021

Grants Pass Flexible Learning Experience or GPFLEX as it’ll be called, it’s the district’s first virtual school experience for students and families. It’s …

Clear Creek ISD primes for possible virtual school option for 2021-22 year

Parents have until noon Monday, April 19 to enroll their students in the program, dubbed Clear Connections Virtual School. Enrollment applications …

All virtual school day for students at Maybeury Elementary due to power outage

All virtual school day for students at Maybeury Elementary due to power outage … HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A tree fell onto a power line this …

Prince George family loses son to suicide: “Our whole world just shattered”

PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, Va. — A family still reeling from the loss of their 13-year-old son to suicide, believed virtual school took a major toll on his …

Delhi To Overhaul Remote Learning, Public Education By 2022 With Virtual Schools

… have effectively learned how to use technology during the pandemic and it has set a fertile ground to establish India’s first virtual school in Delhi.

Benton School District one of first in Arkansas to not require masks on campus

But, Bradley said if some parents feel uncomfortable, the virtual school option is still open. “Parents have always had the choice to keep their student …

Model virtual schools: Govt sets up panel

According to the government, it is “first of its kind virtual school that will strive to provide excellent education to students remotely through personalised …

Virtual therapy startups tackle the gap in mental health care for kids and teens

They’re in school for 60 to 70% of the day, even if it’s virtual school,” said Alvarado. The company has partnered with some 30 public and private …

Knox County Schools board set to discuss mask policy for upcoming school year

“I don’t think virtual school is the best for my children.” Coats said that she ensures a decision will be made with all kids in mind. “It’s my sincere hope …

South Dakota ProStart program receives $15300 grant

… High School (Pierre), SD Virtual School, Sioux Falls CTE Academy, Sturgis Brown High School, Todd County High School and Wagner High School.

Women’s Tennis Fight’s Off Stetson’s Comeback Attempt in 4-3 Win Saturday Afternoon

Doubles competition was intense as FGCU took the top court first with Sofia Perez (Alajuela, Costa Rica/Florida Virtual School) and Ida Ferding …

Chester Upland Youth Soccer Saturdays are back

They’re home doing virtual school, he’s not able to be around other students like this.” Grid View. After shutting down the program last March, Chester …

‘My angel;’ a father remembers his boy, slain in Orange shooting spree

Speaking by phone in a shaky voice, Rafael Farias described how Matthew, his only child, had been working on virtual school assignments earlier in …

Integrated IT Portfolio Analysis Applications Market 2021 Competitive Landscape, Key Players …

K12 Inc Connections Academy Mosaica Education Pansophic Learning Florida Virtual School (FLVS) Charter Schools USA Lincoln Learning …

Exclusive research on Website Monitoring Software Market 2021 Key Players, Industry insight …

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

Online School Solutions Market Innovative Trends Implemented by Manufacturers Steering Growth …

Key Companies: K12, Abbotsford Virtual School, Mosaica Education – SoccerNurds …

Letter to the Editor: Conder calls failed passage of family court bill ‘a sad day’

… attempt to counsel and report the trauma that COVID-19 caused by having virtual school resulting in cases not be reported or just simply ignored.

NJ Homeowners Eligible For $3252/yr In Mortgage Relief

A New 2021 Mortgage Relief Program Is Giving $3,252/yr Back To Homeowners. Check If You Qualify For This Program. (It’s Fast & Easy).

Immigrant families are leaving DC’s public schools. Will they return?

In interviews, immigrant students at Cardozo Education Campus said this has been a difficult year, navigating virtual school in a language they do not …

Student’s art explores isolation during pandemic

Visual arts teacher Rosanna Magliaro was overwhelmed by the creation for her class in the St. Clair Catholic district school board’s virtual school.

Editorial: An assistant principal at Indio High School offers lessons to all of us

… efforts to track down the hundreds of students who have vanished from virtual school during the pandemic-induced remote learning of the past year.

Virtual Schools Market 2021 Will Reflect Significant Growth in Future with Size, Share, Growth, and …

… Growth, and Key Companies Analysis- K12 Inc, Connections Academy, Mosaica Education, Pansophic Learning, Florida Virtual School (FLVS), etc.

Climb your career ladder with these entrepreneurship training platforms

MetamorphosisEdu is a virtual school that teaches entrepreneurship to high school students from classes 6 to 12. This Hyderabad based edtech …

Failure to get second Family Court judge was a sad day for Owensboro

… attempt to counsel and report the trauma that COVID-19 caused by having virtual school resulting in cases not being reported or just simply ignored.

Clarke County School District students go sit outside library to get access to internt for virtual school

A child attends “virtual school” outside the Clarke County Public Library in 2020. TownNews.com Content Exchange …

Hot rods already are insufferable — what about summer?

… school secretary, Peggy Cheeley, who stepped up to help us with our son’s care during the school day as his parents worked during virtual school.

Parents talk about the future of Guam they envision for their children

This year, as her daughter enters the third month of virtual school, Luces has played the role of a second teacher. Watching her daughter grow made …

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… with all of the possible distractions. [During the transition between public school and virtual school, I have had to adapt to change in many ways.] …

House budget would roll back virtual school choice

Current law requires school districts to offer at least three virtual school options to students within their district, though the statute also allows out-of- …

Taking Lessons From the Pandemic, Wichita’s Virtual School Alters Its Approach For Fall

Last spring, Wichita families clamoring for online learning options quickly snapped up 500 spots at Education Imagine Academy, a K-12 virtual school …

Sturgeon Lake School providing remote learning through locally developed program

… Kapawe’no First Nation and all over Northern Alberta that are going to this virtual school system, they come in on Chrome Books,” says Peterson.

Fact check: ‘Betty’ comic from 1997 showed kids attending virtual school in 2021

46 from February 1997. It was reprinted in 2015 under an even more-futuristic title that placed it in 2104. While the comic nailed virtual school in 2021, …

SAISD students can graduate early with new night virtual school

Kathaleen De Hoyos may not have been able to look forward to graduating high school in June without San Antonio Independent School District’s new …

What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa on Monday, April 5

Experts are urging the province to vaccinate essential workers as hospitals reach capacity. When virtual school becomes tedious and lockdowns cause ..

The pandemic has upended personal finance education in schools

The trials of virtual school. While teachers and students across the country have adapted, the switch to virtual education has been challenging.

Lawmakers weigh bills to establish virtual learning in public schools

Kathy Szeliga, a Republican from Baltimore County and the sponsor of one of the bills, said “some students and families are truly thriving” in a virtual …

Memphis teen hopes to encourage others through virtual learning song

— J’Miyahh Claxton, 13, has felt the pains and frustrations of virtual school just like many of her classmates. “It’s been kinda boring! Cause I’m a person …

Fort Bend ISD begins conversations about virtual learning for 2021-22 school year

The district is still drafting the specific eligibility criteria for the virtual school. FBISD Chief of Schools Joe Rodriguez said priority will be given to students …

Olathe Virtual School now accepting applications for 2021-2022 school year

OLATHE, KS (KCTV) – Olathe Public Schools is starting a virtual school for students who want to remain remote. The Olathe Virtual School is now …

Letter: A virtual school, like the one planned for the Jordan School district, is problematic

Letter: A virtual school, like the one planned for the Jordan School district, is problematic. (Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) A student does his …

Oklahoma Virtual School Finds Nighttime Is The Right Time For Learning

Oklahoma Virtual School Finds Nighttime Is The Right Time For Learning. Join the conversation (. ) Monday, April 5th 2021, 6:44 pm. By: Brian Mueller.

BYU study: In-class beats online learning, but extra sleep benefits mental health

“On the one hand, if you do virtual school, teens get more sleep and that’s a good thing. On the other hand, I was quite struck by that enormous gap in …

Princeton Symphony Orchestra Offers School Visits, Instrument Introductions, and More with Virtual …

Virtual school musician visits and online instrument demonstrations are geared to engage the younger set, while discussions of Bach and Youth …

Todd Bloomquist, Director of School Improvement for Grants Pass School District

Today, the Grants Pass SchoolDistrict announced their virtual school option for next school year. The flexible learning experience (GPFLEX) is the …

JCPS counseling hours spiked as students struggled through NTI

… halls here remain quiet because of the hybrid schedule and other students remaining in virtual school. He said he’s thankful for the staff at Iroquois.

Registration open for Iowa City Community School District’s new school: ICCSD Online

The virtual school will also offer honors and AP courses. As previously reported by The Daily Iowan, ICCSD’s efforts to create a fully online curriculum …

Virtual Schools Market Sales Revenue, Consumption, Growth Rate by top Manufacturers like K12 …

Some of the key manufacturers operating in this market include: K12 Inc, Connections Academy, Mosaica Education, Pansophic Learning, Florida Virtual …

Local legislators introduce new bill to ease educational transition for military children

… to participate in both virtual school enrollments and advance enrollments as they prepare to move to a new military installation with orders in hand.

LCS opens enrollment for Leon County Virtual School, hopes for more in-person attendance

Superintendent Rocky Hanna said the virtual school, which has been around for a while, is different from what the last year online might have looked like …

COVID-19 catapulted Lee Virtual beyond its 328-student comfort zone. It might never go back

The event would celebrate the 10th year of teaching and learning at Lee Virtual School, Lee County’s online K-12 school. The in-person celebration …

The budget would leave many parents with one option, or no option at all

A budget bill in the House has the potential to end many virtual school options and funnel students into Florida Virtual School. Current law requires …

Teachers warn that some students have ‘checked out’ of school, and it will be hard to get them back

In October, he lost four more students — kids who he knew benefited from in-person learning — when they switched to virtual school and lost their …

High school parents torn about full return to in-class school

“Doing virtual school is affecting my son’s grades because he’s not motivated at home. It’s very difficult to be motivated all day long when you’re alone …

KCS virtual learning enrollment postponed for 2021-2022 school year

If approved there will be 3 virtual school options for students. That includes one for Elementary, Middle and High School, each of the virtual schools …

Louisville Christian School Offering Full-Time Virtual School Option

Darin Long, Superintendent of Christian Academy of Louisville tells Spectrum News 1, “Education is going to look a lot different. Brick and mortar …

These London, Ont., students were asked to make videos about racial justice. They nailed it

Elementary school students from Blessed Carlo Acutis Continuing Education and Virtual School, in the Huron Perth Catholic School Board, explain in …

Mark Richards named Vice Principal at TA starting next school year

… as an educator and has served as secondary Vice Principal at St. Isidore Virtual School and a teacher at St. Thomas Aquinas High School.

Knox County Schools postpones enrollment window for virtual learning

If approved, this rule would require virtual students in Tennessee to un-enroll from their base school and enroll in a virtual school approved by the …

LRSD board to consider mask mandate, creation of virtual school

… permanent virtual school within the district. The administration recommends the continuation of its universal mask requirement in all LRSD buildings.

Climber Colin Duffy, 17, on How School Going Virtual Has Helped Him Find Training Time for …

“It’s not super easy to balance everything,” Duffy, of Broomfield, Colorado, tells PEOPLE during the Team USA Tokyo Olympics Media Summit, “but I just …

Lee County schools to transition virtual students back to in-person learning; what to know

Students currently enrolled in Lee Virtual School who signed up during the 2020-21 school year due to the pandemic, will automatically be transitioned …

Lawmakers weigh bills to establish virtual learning in public schools

Kathy Szeliga, a Republican from Baltimore County and the sponsor of one of the bills, said “some students and families are truly thriving” in a virtual …

Knox Co. Schools postpones enrollment while state ponders virtual learning

… this rule would require virtual students in Tennessee to un-enroll from their base school and enroll in a virtual school approved by the state. Thomas’ …

Feezor first principal for Davie Virtual School

Davie County Virtual School fills an ongoing need for Davie families and provides students with an option that will be in place for years to come, even …

AGO Virtual School Programs spring into classrooms with live dance, architecture, music and art …

Registration is now open, including for the next three weeks of Virtual School Programs. The next session of adult, youth and children’s courses begin …

BBB: Extortion scams target virtual students who agree to cheating

In many cases, it’s starting out with students looking for legitimate tutoring help with their virtual school work but if they agree to anything considered …

Virtual School Market 2021 Growth Analysis | Charter Schools USA,Acklam Grange School …

The global Virtual School market research report is a detailed analysis of the Virtual School industry verticals. The report provides both qualitative …

ACLU signs on to BB gun lawsuit in support of suspended virtual student

Two months after WDSU Investigates first reported Ka’Mauri’s story, a bill was signed into law to protect the rights of virtual school students and require …

Shelbyville School Board discusses opening virtual school

Her cost scenario for opening a virtual school is projected to employ 17 teachers outside contract at a total of $258,634.29. Board member David Finkel …

Whitmer urges virtual school classes, no youth sports for two weeks

Whitmer urges virtual school classes, no youth sports for two weeks … Lansing — Amid the spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the state, Gov …

3 Alabama educators plead guilty to virtual school scam

… of neighboring ACS, suggested that Sisk could obtain more students for his virtual school by contracting with a company owned by Holladay’s friend, …

Kids get back into the barn with Windsor teacher’s online horse camp

“it’s been a tremendous success for my students in the virtual school and they’ve been very, very engaged and they look forward to it every week.

Fayette’s virtual academy had ‘rocky start’ during pandemic, but will stay open in 2021-22

Fayette County has the only stand alone K-5 virtual school in Kentucky, Interim Program Director Jamie Burch told Fayette school board members at a …

Alabama school funding fraud case: Updates on 6 indicted educators

… to inflate the enrollments of Athens City and Limestone County through virtual school options in order to get additional state funding began in 2015.

Charlotte County school district to discontinue Innovative E-Learning

Michael Riley, a spokesman for the school district, told WINK News students can enroll in Charlotte Virtual School if families wish to continue attending …

Palm Beach County public schools to end distance learning this summer

Parents who are reluctant to send their children back to campus in the fall still have a school district option: the district’s virtual school. Enrolling in the …

Global Online School Solutions Market 2021 Future Growth – K12 Inc, Abbotsford Virtual School …

For competitor segment, the report includes global key players of the market as well as some small players: K12 Inc, Abbotsford Virtual School, …

Absenteeism Is the Wrong Student Engagement Metric to Use Right Now

For some older students, virtual school can offer a way to set aside their schoolwork in the middle of the day and participate in paid employment or …

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

BLAIRSVILLE-SALTSBURG FORMING ITS OWN CYBER ACADEMY

Martell says a key to forming a charter school will be proposed state legislation that would require students to attend their district’s cyber school, but …

Punxsutawney Area School Board views preliminary budget numbers

Cyber school costs were about double what they had been in last year’s budget, and make up about 15 percent of the expenses. “So, when you go down …

Vision Committee members tour new JMCSS additions

A school bus dropped the group off at the closed Malesus Elementary School. The building is being renovated for the new Cyber School program, …

Redbank remains committed to reaching contract settlement

Recent federal grant monies related to the pandemic are being allocated to the district’s needs, particularly the increase in cyber school expenses.

Redbank considers uses for COVID funds

… that the finance committee examine and prioritize potential expenses, noting that one important consideration is the district’s cyber school expenses.

South Middleton school board tables proposal to launch in-house virtual academy

“I second that, for all those reasons,” board member Stacey Knavel said. South Middleton School District may establish its own in-house K-5 cyber …

Loyalsock school district may see tax increase

A major driver of the increase in expenditures is the cost for cyber school enrollments which is approximately $350,000 more than last year. Egly noted …

JMCSS says school reconstruction on schedule, new projects underway

The Malesus remodel for the STEM and Cyber School program has not received the federal funding, but Superintendent Dr. Marlon King says they …

Conneaut draft budget balanced, no tax increase expected

… and asynchronous capabilities, meaning students will have the option whether to attend cyber school according to a schedule or on their own time.

April 5, 2021

Stephen’s Web ~ OLDaily – April 02, 2021: The state of school education one year into the COVID pandemic

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This item from Stephen Downes late last week is well worth a look.

The state of school education one year into the COVID pandemic

Andreas Schleicheret.al.OECD, Apr 02, 2021

IconThis comprehensive report (51 page PDF) looks at how countries adapted their education systems to the Covid pandemic. It’s too early to tell how they fared, but this report serves as a baseline that will help researchers in the future map adaptations to post-Covid educational outcomes. It’s worth noting – and the report does note this – that countries with the poorest PISA scores were also the countries that fully closed their schools the longest. This wasn’t related to infection rates, but rather, was related to economic conditions. I would also look in post-Covid analysis for any correlation between internet availability and success rates, though the study doesn’t draw this comparison explicitly.

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April 4, 2021

EBSCO Alerts

Filed under: virtual school — Michael K. Barbour @ 8:09 am
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ebscoFirst, I received the alert for virtual schools, but there were no relevant items.

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

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

So nothing to report this week.

April 3, 2021

Virtual Schooling In The News

Filed under: virtual school — Michael K. Barbour @ 7:02 am
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InTheNewsBeginning with the Education Dive.

How assessment solutions address learning gaps

Discover how schools are optimizing their assessment strategy and addressing learning gaps in remote learning in this new playbook.

Tracking how the coronavirus is impacting school districts

Newark, New Jersey, students returning in-person will still receive virtual lessons from teachers. Educators are finding ways to break the ice with students they’ve never seen as schools reopen.

Can UDL strategies bridge learning divides as schools move to reopen?

The Universal Design for Learning framework can help optimize lessons across in-person, online and hybrid models, an educator suggests.

Next, the EdSource Today.

By John Fensterwald, EdSource
Many teachers agree that distance learning forced them to focus on what’s important and to listen closely to the views of students.
By Sydney Johnson, EdSource
Across the country, 32% of 4th-grade students have been offered hybrid instruction and 47% have been offered fully in-person instruction.
West Contra Costa Unified students will be able to return to the classroom April 19 under a new plan following weeks of intense labor negotiations.
Parents can help by filling out a survey on distance learning
The nonprofit Families in Schools and the Sacramento County Office of Education are asking parents to complete a survey to help develop distance learning curriculum and instructional guidance for math, English language arts, and English language development. The survey asks families:
  • What worked and what didn’t work with distance learning
  • What challenges made it difficult for their child to participate in distance learning
  • Suggestions for administrators and teachers to improve the experience for students to succeed with distance learning
Parents and guardians have through March 31 to complete the survey, which can be found here.

Also, EdClips.


SCHOOL REOPENINGS

Where Schools Are Back in Session, and Where Kids Are Still Learning Virtually

About a third of school districts across the nation have resumed in-person learning, while just 1 in 10 school districts continue teaching students entirely remotely, according to a new tracker launched to measure the way local schools adapt to the coronavirus pandemic. | The Hill, March 26

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Key Issues: COVID-19 Pandemic


RURAL STUDENT IMPACTS

Many Rural Remote Learners Are Receiving Little to No Live Teaching, Federal Survey Reveals

More students than previously understood may be attending school virtually, survey data released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Education reveal. And many students — particularly remote learners from rural schools — are getting little to no live instructional time with teachers.    | The 74, March 28

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Key Issues: COVID-19 Pandemic

Moving on to the various items from Education Week.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to Sell Consumer Books and Media Division to HarperCollins
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, a giant in the education sphere, is selling its book publishing business and forming a new platform team to focus on digital-first delivery.
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STUDENT WELL-BEING,OPINION
What Life Was Like for Students in the Pandemic Year
A class of 11th graders was asked to share their pandemic experiences in short essays. Here’s what they wrote.
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FUTURE OF WORK
Which U.S. States Are Best Positioned to Innovate? How K-12 Schools Influence the Rankings
A new report ranks states in terms of how good an environment they are for innovation, including K-12 education factors.
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A student and counselor communicate
through screens
STUDENT WELL-BEING
‘I Miss the Interaction’: The Pandemic Has Thrown Curveballs at School Counselors
This school year of remote learning has challenged school counselors when it comes to connecting with parents and bonding with students.
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READING & LITERACY
How to Use Digital Reading Programs During COVID-19. Teachers Still Matter
There’s little evidence on how the best practices for teaching reading should be translated to remote or hybrid learning environments.
v40 Online SR SCIENCE ARTICLE
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ED-TECH POLICY
Millions of Students Got Free Home Internet for Remote Learning. How Long Will It Last?
Time and money are running out on temporary agreements between districts and ISPs. Broadband advocates want a federal solution.
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EDUCATION FUNDING
Biden Infrastructure Plan Calls for $100 Billion for School Construction, Upgrades
President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion American Jobs Plan would also fund replacement of lead pipes and expand broadband internet access.
President-elect Joe Biden speaks at The
Queen Theater on Dec. 29, 2020, in Wilmington, Del.
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STUDENT WELL-BEING
When School Goes Remote, Many LGBTQ Students Lose a Safe Space
School can be an affirming environment for many LGBTQ young people, and the absence of in-person instruction has been difficult.
An isolated young person is troubled
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Next, the different mailings from eSchool News.

Is your campus ready for Digital Age Networking?
Digital Age Networking enables digital transformation and next-generation digital learning tools, provides a superior experience, and helps with retention. Address your diverse campus connectivity needs and empower student success.

Is your campus ready for Digital Age Networking?

5 top practices for engaging digital teaching
COVID certainly made the school year unpredictable—but here are some excellent digital teaching strategies to successfully close out the year.

5 top practices for engaging digital teaching

Supporting students with reading challenges during COVID
Students with reading challenges need adequate access to internet and support from caregivers to make the reading progress they need during COVID.

Supporting students with reading challenges during COVID

5 Ways Student-Level Data Can Ensure Learning Continuity
Most districts lack visibility into their students’ patterns of digital engagement and learning, leaving them scrambling to figure out what is working and what is not. Check out five ways CatchOn’s NEW student-level data module empowers education leaders to track, visualize, and analyze data at the student level to detect emerging trends and assess student engagement, both inside and outside the classroom.

5 Ways Student-Level Data Can Ensure Learning Continuity

10 online music education tools
Music education isn’t limited to in-person learning experiences–interactive online tools are plentiful.

10 online music education tools

3 ways teacher community supports STEAM education
STEAM education is possible during remote learning, and teacher communities can generate creative ideas to keep learning moving forward.
Building critical thinking skills online
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed new challenges around teaching essential skills such as critical thinking—here are some strategies to help.

Also, the variety of newsletters from ASCD.

Khan Academy founder creates free tutoring service
Khan Academy founder creates free tutoring service
(Wojtek Radwanski/Getty Images)
The Colorado Education Initiative is partnering with the nonprofit Schoolhouse.world to offer free tutoring for students. The service, launched by Sal Khan, the founder of Khan Academy, is available for students age 13 and older taking middle- and high-school math and SAT preparation.

Full Story: The Denver Post (tiered subscription model) (3/28)

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Virtual rural students get less live instruction
Virtual rural students get less live instruction
(Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Data from a recent US Department of Education survey indicates that, among students in rural middle schools, up to 21% of remote learners had less than an hour of live instruction each day, and 13% had none at all. Rural Schools Collaborative Director Gary Funk says lack of high-speed internet access is the main reason for this discrepancy, adding he’s looking to the president’s infrastructure bill to help level the field for these students.

Full Story: The 74 (3/28)

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How to adapt hands-on experiments for remote learning
How to adapt hands-on experiments for remote learning
(Pixabay)
Hands-on learning is critical in science, according to Sherrie Starkie, a science specialist at Coyote Creek Elementary School. In this blog post, Starkie shares how she adapted hands-on experiments in a remote setting, including a focus on collaboration and group work.

Full Story: SmartBrief/Education (3/30)

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Professor shares positive aspects of teaching via Zoom
Professor shares positive aspects of teaching via Zoom
(Pixabay)
Inviting intriguing guest speakers and involving students in lesson presentations are two reasons Karl Moore, a professor at McGill University, loves teaching via Zoom. In this commentary, Moore also notes that students are more willing to speak up on the platform and that having same-size video squares puts every person on the same footing — a dynamic physical classrooms don’t allow.

Full Story: Forbes (tiered subscription model) (3/29)

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Survey considers remote learning in 8 countries
Survey considers remote learning in 8 countries
(Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
Teachers from eight countries rated remote instruction on average a 5 out of 10, according to a survey by McKinsey. The survey was conducted among teachers in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, the UK and the US, with educators in Japan and the US giving remote instruction the lowest scores.

Full Story: eSchool News (3/26)

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K-12 strategist: Why and how to achieve digital equity
K-12 strategist: Why and how to achieve digital equity
(Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
A lack of digital equity in schools will leave students unprepared for the working world, writes education strategist Ari Flewelling in this commentary. Long-term strategic planning that goes beyond simply getting technology into students’ hands, along with advocacy for the funding and resources for proper technology, are two keys to closing disparities, Flewelling writes.

Full Story: EdTech (3/29)

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Data: More students are learning in person
Data: More students are learning in person
(Unsplash)
Slightly fewer students are attending schools that offer only virtual learning or hybrid instruction, according to data from Burbio, which monitors 1,200 school districts. Data also shows that 53.1% of students were attending school in-person five days a week — up from 51.2% the week before.

Full Story: U.S. News & World Report (3/29)

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Ill. district opts to remain remote this year
School leaders in a small, predominantly Black school district in south suburban Chicago recently decided not to reopen to in-person learning this school year, in part, to offer some certainty during this uncertain time. Officials said the district — an outlier among those nationwide that are reopening — prioritized safety and believed their remote instruction is robust and engaging.

Full Story: Chalkbeat (3/28)

Remote learning continues on N.J. district’s campuses
Plans to reopen to in-person learning in a New Jersey school district call for continued online learning in some cases. Schools plan to keep students in the same classrooms during the day, and teachers will conduct remote lessons.

Full Story: Chalkbeat/Newark (3/31)

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

Virtual school can be damaging to children’s mental health, CDC study says

Parents whose children received virtual instruction or a combination of virtual and in-person instruction were more likely to report increased risk on 11 of …

Virtual School Is Mentally Damaging Kids, Claims CDC

Whether a child is doing virtual school at home by choice or because that was the school’s decision, parents are seeing real emotional and behavioral …

Knox County Schools students can choose virtual again next fall, but only for the full year

A small portion of students are learning using Florida Virtual School teachers. Next year, elementary families must identify a “learning coach.

COVID-19 one year later: Parents, students make virtual learning work

Carmen Brooks Drake, who works as the county prosecutor, also enrolled her nine-year-old daughter, Shelby, in virtual school through Natchez-Adams …

Elizabethtown Area plans full return to in-person classes

… learning entirely online through the new EASD Online program, the district-run Lancaster-Lebanon Virtual School or outside cybercharter schools.

Two young Latino journalists have some words for Joe Biden: ‘honesty,’ ‘compassion,’ ‘respect’

Like millions of other U.S. parents, Wendy also had to deal with Ellie’s virtual school instruction, starting with getting home internet service and learning …

Hazleton Area schools buy computers for next year

“There were tears in my eyes,” Wisdo said. Prior to getting a computer last week, the girl did virtual school work on a computer some days, but on a cell …

Anti-Asian Violence Fuels Worry And Reflection Among Asian American Students In Montgomery …

‘” She plans on sticking with virtual school for as long as possible. “I’m not a fan of online learning, …

Seabrook’s Monroe Field Splash Pad Opening on April 6

WEBSTER – The Clear Creek Regional Independent School District plans to open a full time virtual school in the 2021-22 school year according to a …

Local author sheds light on learning disabilities in new book

With nearly half of all K-12 students still attending virtual school, parents and educators have good reason to worry about the development of …

CDC: Virtual school can be damaging to kids’ mental health

CDC: Virtual school can be damaging to kids’ mental health. Nearly 25% of parents whose kids received virtual instruction reported worsened mental …

VIRTUAL SCHOOL: Southeast Minnesota teen benefits from online setting

“He has what we call developmental delay or an intellectual disability,” said Christina Petsinger about her son, Eric Arvis. “Through other studies with the …

Prep report: Palo Alto boys set a virtual school swimming record

Prep report: Palo Alto boys set a virtual school swimming record. The 400 free relay was less than a second off the school mark. Uploaded: Sun, Mar …

For one girl with cancer, a different view of virtual middle school

When virtual school started in September, it posed new challenges. At first, Chloe tried to keep up with regular classes, sometimes joining Zoom ..

Going offline: Schools pulling full-time virtual education programs

Pandemic or no pandemic, Suttons Bay Public Schools will keep its virtual school open as it has for more than a decade. Officials at Traverse City Area …

Bridging the gap

Virtual school. An indicator to the change the COVID-19 had brought to learning can be seen from the announcement made by the Delhi government …

What kids are telling us about their pandemic lives

The bad part was virtual school, which is really bad because it is annoying and boring. But the good part was I got to spend time with this little monkey …

Superintendent On Why Some Students Might Thrive Under Virtual Learning

MCCAMMON: What have you figured out works and doesn’t work when it comes to virtual school? WILSON: The first thing we’ve learned is that we …

Pandemic highlights the importance of child care for working parents

Omar lives with his brother, so he was able to help Cruz navigate virtual school in the mornings when Hiram was at work. When it was time for Omar to …

Women’s Tennis Rolls Past Stetson, 7-0

Court three was in a tight battle but on court two, Sofia Perez (Alajuela, Costa Rica/Florida Virtual School) and Ida Ferding (Vastera, Sweden/Akademi …

CDC survey: Virtual school can be damaging to kid’s mental health

Nearly 25 percent of parents whose kids received virtual instruction reported worsened mental and emotional health in their children. The survey taken …

How Nashville public schools students can learn remotely next year

Metro Nashville Public Schools is looking to enhance virtual school options for students next year. Although the district anticipates a return to a more …

CDC study: Virtual school can be damaging to kid’s mental health

CDC study: Virtual school can be damaging to kid’s mental health … (CNN/WKOW) — Remote learning may be causing more harm than good, according …

Greenville Co. Schools opens 2nd registration for 2021-22 virtual program, announces multiple …

Despite the exclusions, every student can register for virtual school. If there are registration issues, an IEP team will individually consider whether …

Wisconsin virtual school sees ‘more enrollment’ amid COVID, nurse shortage

Wisconsin virtual school sees ‘more enrollment’ amid COVID, nurse shortage. Health experts project a shortage of at least 1 million nurses in less than a …

CDC Study: Virtual School Can Be Damaging To Children’s Mental Health

CDC Study: Virtual School Can Be Damaging To Children’s Mental Health … Parents whose children received virtual instruction or a combination of …

Decision day looms for Wake County parents this week: In-person or online classes?

Wake County families must decide in-person or virtual school | Raleigh News & Observer · Subscribe · Sign In Subscribe. SUBMIT …

irtual school can be damaging to children’s mental health, says CDC study

Virtual school can be damaging to children’s mental health, says CDC study. CNN. New York, March 28, 2021, 2:03 AM …

‘I was able to change the world’: Newmarket Sikh student get patka head wear added to avatar …

A student at Phoebe Gilman Public School in East Gwillimbury before the pandemic, Karanveer is now attending Elementary Virtual School. You’ve …

Masks and online learning help Ontario schools with COVID-19

… hundreds of elementary teachers out of classrooms to bulk up its virtual school in October when it had more than 66,000 students learning online.

Virtual school resulted in ‘significant’ academic learning loss, study finds

More than half of public school K-12 teachers said the pandemic resulted in a “significant” learning loss for students, both academically and in their …

USD 457 could expand virtual school

Virtual school is currently available to students in grades ninth through 12th. Glenda LaBarbera, USD 457 assistant superintendent, said in preparation …

PANDEMIC PIVOT: Kids back in school, but virtual school sticking around

PANDEMIC PIVOT: Kids back in school, but virtual school sticking around. By Harold Reutter For The Independent; Mar 30, 2021; 5 hrs ago; 0.

As schools plan for full-time return in fall 2021, HSE is also planning a virtual option

HSE is working on a virtual program for students starting in fall 2021, not a fully virtual school, Kegley said. However, he said the latter is possible …

Oklahoma Middle School Teacher ‘Steps Up’ During Virtual Learning

Camron Baker was trying to figure out a way to better connect with his students midway through an all-virtual school year at Western Heights Middle …

Katy ISD seeks feedback on starting a virtual high school

The virtual school also would offer its own graduation and diploma. Per the release, parents of eighth through 11th grade students can look for a Katy …

Whitby Grade 5 student says ‘virtual learning sucks’

My final reason for disliking virtual school is that kids will use the internet to plagiarize. Kids these days will find every nook and cranny to find the easy …

“Racism Ends With Us,” Huron-Perth Catholic students declare in winning video

That was the message students and staff from the Huron Perth Catholic District School Board’s Blessed Carlo Acutis virtual school put forward through …

How teachers are fighting damaging stereotypes in class amid spike in anti-Asian attacks

She discussed the Atlanta mass shooting and anti-Asian racism with her Grade 8 virtual school students, adding to her previous and ongoing lessons …

Tampa Bay districts detail fall learning methods: See county-by-county plans

Highlands County: “Since Christmas, our two options within the district have been Highlands Virtual School and face/face in the school buildings

NJ students, teachers with health issues will have virtual school option this fall, Murphy clarifies

N.J. students, teachers with health issues will have virtual school option this fall, Murphy clarifies. Updated Mar 31, 2021; Posted Mar 30, 2021. 2020 in …

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Surprised a Young Student with a Virtual Tutoring Session

The royal couple were the student’s personal mentors and tutors for the day, following their promise to “unleash a groundswell of real acts of compassion …

Missouri Republican lawmakers want to make admission for virtual schooling easier for parents

“It’s easier to sign them up for brick and mortar or unenroll them to do traditional homeschooling then it is to put them in a virtual school. We should …

A virtual event for a virtual school: Annual cancer fundraiser takes a new twist for Ottawa students

The board’s virtual school has 5,300 secondary students spread across the city. Organizers have cooked up lots of ideas for the two-hour live event.

Virtual classes make hunt for missing students harder

Read More. Virtual school can be damaging to children's mental health, CDC study · Virtual school can be damaging to children’s mental health, …

Huron-Perth Catholic students create award-winning video

Students and staff at the Huron Perth Catholic District School Board’s Blessed Carlo Acutis virtual school have won LUSO Community Services’ 2021 …

Vaccinating kids could slow school reopenings, National Parents Union fears

More from Personal Finance: Study: Virtual school resulted in ‘significant’ learning loss · Many schools struggle to reopen for in-person learning

GIPS allows virtual students to opt out of state testing

(KSNB) – It’s standardized testing time and for Grand Island Public Schools, which could get a little tricky for the students they still have in virtual school.

Up Close and Personal: Finding Connection through Virtual Education Programs

Because of indicators like these, my team and I are considering a model where teachers can choose from in-person or virtual school programs going …

Comprehensive Report on virtual school software Market 2021 | Size, Growth, Demand …

“virtual school software Market is growing at a High CAGR during the forecast period 2021-2027. The increasing interest of the individuals in this …

Fewer students expected as Campbell County Virtual School opens enrollment period

More than a year after Gov. Mark Gordon declared a state of emergency because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Campbell County Virtual School has …

‘Delhi Model Virtual School will provide education remotely’

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday said that the Delhi Model Virtual School, announced recently during the budget, will strive to …

Baldwin County Virtual School enrollment closes April 30

Baldwin County Virtual School enrollment closes April 30. Posted Thursday, April 1, 2021 10:05 am. Submitted. For the 2021-2022 school year, …

Greenville Co. Schools opens second enrollment for virtual school for 2021-2022

Greenville Co. Schools opens second enrollment for virtual school for 2021-2022 · COVID-19 cases county by county.

World’s first fee-paying virtual school offers £6k-a-year private education

Parents will have to pay £6,000 for the virtual school, which is around a third of the average price of a fee-paying school in the UK. The school is …

At home fire drills added to virtual school requirements

… added to virtual school requirements. William Ketner, Lirpa Loof|April 1, 2021. District+officials+have+grown+concerned+about+students+learning+.

Virtual school of global standards in Delhi soon! Kejriwal govt sets up committee to prepare blueprint

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia presided over a meeting to outline the scope of the Delhi Model Virtual School, a first-of-its-kind school that …

7-Year-Old Went As Poet Amanda Gorman For School’s ‘Dress As Your Idol Day’

So when it was time for Jeremy to decide who he wanted to look like for “Dress as Your Idol Day” during virtual school at Thousand Oaks Elementary …

‘Clear as mud’: Without state guidance, some metro districts uncertain about offering online …

This district is, however, looking at how virtual school can be an option for younger students in the future. After a year’s trial, Des Moines schools are …

Oklahoma charter school leader explains lawsuit that has ‘seismic effect’ on education funding

… to respect the choices that parents are making and consider what those 60,000 families are saying when they say we need to go to a virtual school.

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Pandemic increases use of online technology in schools and creates “a problatunity” for …

More than 400 Dallas students enrolled in the Dallas cyber school this year, Duffy said. More than 2,500 students are enrolled in Dallas schools.

Clearfield County Student Inducted into National Junior Honor Society

Reach Cyber Charter School is a unique, tuition-free public cyber school serving K-12 students across the state. “On behalf of the entire Reach Cyber …

COVID-19 Impact on Virtual Schools Market Forecast Showing 13.5% CAGR to 2026: K12 Inc …

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 …

House bill charts new course for charter education

Since we saw a spike in cyber school enrollment this year, the actual savings could be much higher,” North Penn’s Chief Financial Officer Steve …

Enrollment Is Open for Reach Cyber Charter School’s 2021-22 Academic Year

HARRISBURG, PA — Reach Cyber Charter School, a unique tuition-free public cyber school serving K-12 students throughout Pennsylvania, is now …

March 28, 2021

EBSCO Alerts

Filed under: virtual school — Michael K. Barbour @ 8:07 am
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ebscoFirst, the alert for virtual schools.

1. TI- Reimagining School Nursing: Lessons Learned From a Virtual School Nurse.
AU- Marrapese B
AU- Gormley JM
AU- Deschene K
AF- School Nurse Greenfield Commonwealth Virtual School Greenfield, MA.
AF- Director, Northeastern University School Health Academy Boston, MA.
AF- Primary Care Pediatrician Northampton Area Pediatrics Northampton, MA School Physician Greenfield Commonwealth Virtual School Greenfield, MA.
LA- English
SO- NASN school nurse (Print); 2021 Mar 16, pp. 1942602X21996432, Electronic publication
TA- NASN Sch Nurse
IO- NASN Sch Nurse
YR- 2021
MD- Print-Electronic
ME- Cited Medium: Internet
EP- 2021 Mar 16
PB- Original Publication : Thousand Oaks, CA : Sage Publications
CY- United States
IS- 1942-6038 (Electronic)
IS- 1942602X (ISSN-L)
PT- Journal Article
JT- 101528330
SB- Nursing
AA- Y
AB- The COVID-19 pandemic has required thousands of public schools to quickly adapt to hybrid or fully remote models. These new models have presented unprecedented challenges for school nurses as they learn how to optimize their interactions with parents and students to provide ongoing support and monitoring of health. The growing reliance on virtual and hybrid public education is also placing new demands on school nurses to be versed in telehealth and school physicians to support their work. Greenfield Commonwealth Virtual School (GCVS) and other public virtual schools have been meeting these challenges for many years prior to the pandemic and have “lessons learned” to share with traditional “brick-and-mortar” nursing staff. GCVS students benefit from a climate that rewards collaboration between the health team, parents, teachers, and administrators, and this article will describe the role, job description, and other practices related to school nursing in a primarily virtual world.
KW- COVID-19, school nursing, school physician, telehealth, virtual school nurse
LR- 20210316
EM- 20210316
UD- 20210316
DO- 10.1177/1942602X21996432
PM- 33724069

2. TI- Addressing Stress in High School Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
AU- Williams ML
AU- Morse BL
AU- DeGraffenried W
AU- McAuliffe DL
AF- University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Lowell, MA.
AF- Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Lowell, MA.
AF- School Nurse Consultant, University of Alaska, Mat-Su Borough School District, Mat-Su Central, Palmer, AK.
AF- Pediatric Nursing Instructor, University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Lowell, MA.
LA- English
SO- NASN school nurse (Print); 2021 Mar 17, pp. 1942602X21993053, Electronic publication
TA- NASN Sch Nurse
IO- NASN Sch Nurse
YR- 2021
MD- Print-Electronic
ME- Cited Medium: Internet
EP- 2021 Mar 17
PB- Original Publication : Thousand Oaks, CA : Sage Publications
CY- United States
IS- 1942-6038 (Electronic)
IS- 1942602X (ISSN-L)
PT- Journal Article
JT- 101528330
SB- Nursing
AA- Y
AB- Safety isolation protocols in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic have had the unintended consequence of social isolation for adolescents, youth who have a developmental need for autonomy and peer connection. Social isolation alone can lead to various psychological effects such as anxiety, stress, low mood, fear, frustration, and boredom. School nurses serve a vital role in addressing stress among adolescents by initiating early interventions, ensuring positive school experiences for students, and providing support surrounding the development of mental health disorders. Through implementation of NASN’s Framework for 21st Century School Nursing Practice, school nurses address stress among high school students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Innovative interventions can include recognizing signs and symptoms of stress on physical and emotional health, advocating for mental health literacy curriculums, social prescribing, incorporating anticipatory guidance related to health promotion lifestyle practices into each school health encounter, and creating a virtual school health office to reach students while COVID-19 safety isolation continues.
KW- COVID-19, adolescents, high school students, school nurse, school-related stress
LR- 20210317
EM- 20210317
UD- 20210317
DO- 10.1177/1942602X21993053
PM- 33729054

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

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

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