Virtual School Meanderings

February 18, 2018

EBSCO Alerts

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

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

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

So nothing to report.

February 17, 2018

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the ASCD SmartBreif.

Tips for using blended learning in rural schools

Tips for using blended learning in rural schools
(Pixabay)
Educators in rural school districts can make the most of available resources by adopting blended learning, writes teacher Tina Barrera-Melde. In this commentary, she reveals why blended learning is her secret to success.
T.H.E. Journal (2/14)

 

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

@FGCU_MTen Meets Two In-State Foes as 2018 Continues

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Looking to build momentum following the first win of the season, the FGCU men’s tennis team plays both on the road and at home this weekend. The Eagles (1-4) first venture to Boca Raton to meet FAU Saturday afternoon before meeting Florida A&M Sunday at noon at the FGCU …

4 charter schools bypass state law to switch sponsors

Nine schools requested to transfer to Erskine College’s Charter Institute at a SCPCSD meeting in November, but only five of them were granted permission. The district denied requests from Cyber Academy of South Carolina, South Carolina Virtual School, Odyssey Online Learning and Midlands STEM …

Weather Cancels @FGCU_WTen Georgia Trip, Will Face #17 Miami Saturday

The Green and Blue kept the scoreboard tight as the Eagles only trailed 3-2 late with two matches remaining on the courts. Madison Gallegos (Denver, Colo./Colorado Connections Academy) and Bridget Forster (Boca Raton, Fla./Florida Virtual School) saw their matches go to a grueling third set, before …

@FGCU_MTen Drops Tough Road Match to FAU

Florida Virtual School/Florida) was unable to continue his match after splitting the first two sets. Following the retirement, Felipe Ramirez (Armenia, Colombia/Florida Virtual School) defeated Jason Legall 6-1, 1-6, 6-4 at No. 1 and Felipe Escobar (Pereira, Colombia/Liceo Frances de Pereira/TCU) fell 7-6, …

@FGCU_WTEN Falls on the Road to #17 Miami, 6-1

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – With weather forcing a change to the schedule, the FGCU women’s tennis team went on the road to face the #17 Miami Hurricanes, falling 6-1 Saturday afternoon. The Eagles (1-2) were tasked with a pair of nationally-ranked singles opponents and a nationally-ranked doubles …

Transfers out cost Vigo schools millions in 2017

Another 323 attended a public charter school, primarily online charters such as Indiana Connections Academy (106 students), Indiana Virtual School (83 students) and Indiana Virtual Pathways Academy (61 students). Also, 164 students attended a non-public school and used state-funded vouchers, …

Wells wins all-around at USAG State Championships

Her parents asked her coaches for a recommendation. They recommended Clay Burton, who does conditioning and strength training at Lakewood Ranch. She trained with him all through the summer. Wells attends Florida Virtual School and excels in all her classes. Science and math are her favorite …

@FGCU_MTen Bounces Back With Strong Showing Against Florida A&M

3 doubles, the new duo of Felipe Ramirez (Armenia, Colombia/Florida Virtual School) and Nicolas Tibaudin (Buenos Aires, Argentina) set the tone early with an authoritative 6-1 victory over Samer Hasona and Rodney Sturgis. Less than 30 minutes from the start of the match, Felipe Escobar (Pereira, …

Acceptance letters for Pasco County’s new technical high school due out this week

… middle schools, the ones with the highest numbers of eighth graders applying were Chasco (59), Paul R. Smith (57) and Hudson (55). The technical school also drew strong interest from students not currently in the system. It had 115 applicants from home-schooling, charter schools and virtual school.

10 Chinese unicorns you haven’t heard of yet, but will soon enough

Mi founded VIPKID in 2013, and it has since grown into a global virtual school of 200,000 students and 30,000 teachers. In August 2017, it reached unicorn status with a valuation of £1.12 billion after a £562 million investment round led by Sequoia Capital China and Tencent Holdings. Mi predicts more …

Oklahoma virtual school visits Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

Martin taught for 30 years with Enid Public Schools, at the middle and high school levels, before taking a position with OCA. “It was a change for me,” Martin said. “I’m a real believer that every individual needs to have an education, and this opened another path for me to provide that.” Martin said she had …

Virtual school bus improves driver’s skills

Bus safety is always a number one priority for transportation directors at any school district, and at Gilmer ISD experienced drivers went through some of the worst scenarios imaginable. But it was all done in a virtual world. Emma Derrick Fasion drives a bus for Gilmer ISD, and so does her nephew …

Jazz Jennings Says She ‘Wants a Big Change’ in Her Life as She Contemplates Leaving High School

“I feel like I need to make a change in my life,” Jazz tells Jeanette and Greg Jennings. “I mean, I’ve been looking into virtual school.” Although Jazz believes that being out of the traditional school setting will be beneficial to her well-being, her mother has a different perspective. “You need to be in school.

Ohio court to hear online charter school’s funding case

The now-closed Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow is challenging how the state tallied students’ participation to determine the online school should repay tens of millions of dollars. It’s a case study of friction over howvirtual schools are regulated compared with their brick-and-mortar counterparts and …

Education Matters: Arkansas Virtual Academy

AUSTIN, Ark. – Two local children with rare and debilitating health challenges are going the non-traditional route to school. A virtual school is allowing them to further their education. Sage Carpenter and his sister Lily follow a specific schedule at home. Their to-do list on the refrigerator focuses on their …

Charter school to drop its Pasco County contract

An online-based charter school with a history of troubles in Pasco County is abandoning its contract at the end of the school year. Florida Cyber Charter Academy, formerly known as Florida Virtual Academy, has advised superintendent Kurt Browning that it will not seek renewal, but will continue to offer …

A reality: BMS students to get virtual

The county School Board has accepted a $3,000 grant from Virginia Tech’s Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology as part of plans to install a virtual reality system inside a computer lab at Blacksburg Middle School. The grant requires that the school district matches the award with another $3,000.

Acceptance letters for Pasco County’s new technical high school due out this week

Among middle schools, the ones with the highest numbers of eighth graders applying were Chasco (59), Paul R. Smith (57) and Hudson (55). The technical school also drew strong interest from students not currently in the system. It had 115 applicants from home-schooling, charter schools and virtual …

Wisconsin Virtual Academy Opens Enrollments for 2018-2019 School Year

MCFARLAND, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wisconsin Virtual Academy (WIVA), an online public charterschool authorized by the McFarland School District, is now accepting enrollments for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year. WIVA is available tuition-free to students in kindergarten through 12th grade …

Lowery: Virtual school offers promising opportunity

I am a high school English teacher for the South Carolina Virtual Charter School. Our school is in its 10th year and is staffed by highly qualified, state-certified teachers, many with advanced degrees and/or national board certification. We are proudly considered a pioneer in virtual education. While the …

Inside The Virtual Schools Lobby: ‘I Trust Parents’

At that time, Morse’s two kids were enrolled in an online, or “virtual,” school called the Georgia Cyber Academy, run by a company called K12 Inc. About 275,000 students around the country attend these online public charter schools, run by for-profit companies, at taxpayers’ expense. The aquarium …

Education Matters: Arkansas Virtual Academy

AUSTIN, Ark. – Two local children with rare and debilitating health challenges are going the non-traditional route to school. A virtual school is allowing them to further their education. Sage Carpenter and his sister Lily follow a specific schedule at home. Their to-do list on the refrigerator focuses on their …

Local school boards receive provincial funding

Lynn Little the director of education for South East Cornerstone, said their share of the money is proportional to the size of the division. With 38 school buildings and one virtual school under its banner, the money they received will go a long ways to helping students in the division. Keith was able to speak …

Carlsbad school district to investigate complaints against Pecos Connections Academy

The Carlsbad Municipal School Board voted to move forward with an investigation of Pecos Connections Academy at Tuesday’s special meeting, following allegations that the virtual school was not meeting student and personnel needs. Carlsbad Municipal Schools Superintendent Gregory Rodríguez, …

The Importance of Continuous Education

Fugro Academy is not just a virtual school by the nature of our classroom-based course delivery. We also saw the potential and opportunity for online learning (‘e-learning’) for a global organisation like Fugro. Part of our initial development was the selection and implementation of a learning management …

Florida Virtual School: Why Scalable Schooling Matters

Florida Virtual School (FLVS) is one of the nation’s longest running virtual schools. In Fall 2017, eLearning Inside News reported on how the school was scaling up to welcome students displaced by the devastating hurricane season. This week, we talked to Dr. Polly Haldeman, FLVS’s Chief Customer …

PHOTOS: Learning about The Robbins House

Students from the Greenfield Commonwealth Virtual School, both in person and watching online, learned about Concord’s African American history Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 with a visit to The Robbins House. Character Interpreters Joe Zellner and Maria Madison portrayed Robbin’s House owner Peter …

Williamson County Schools considers online classes for next year

Looney said the district plans to buy the courses from Florida Virtual School, an online school created by the state of Florida that offers classes to students all over the nation. The district will have to pay about $50,000 to buy 500 spaces in the Florida school’s program. At the meeting, Looney told board …

DHS New EDGE School Active Shooter Responder & Staff Training (Video)

Built on the Unreal Engine, the new EDGE training platform allows responders of all disciplines, along with verified teachers and school staff to assume discipline-based avatars and train simultaneously using role-play complex response scenarios.

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Lawmaker shares career insights with cyber students

State Representative Rosemary Brown talks to cyber school students during a live stream at her Marshalls Creek office on Friday, February 9, 2018.[Keith R. Stevenson/Pocono Record]. Hide caption. State Representative Rosemary Brown talks to cyber school students during a live stream at her …

Privatization diminishes public schools

This “student-based” funding plan would make it easier to convert public school funding into vouchers for private school tuition. The per-student amount would simply follow the student out of public schools and into a private, for-profit, or cyber school – none of which has any obligation to provide a quality …

Investigator works to track down Hazleton Area’s ineligible students

An investigator checking residences of students found that the Hazleton Area School District paid cyber-school tuition to a boy after he moved to Florida, spotted parents who lived outside the boundaries but drove children to stops so they could board district buses, and learned of a high school graduate …

UK’s NCSC announces first Cyber School Hubs

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has selected the first Cyber School Hubs, following a competitive process. Cleeve School in Cheltenham and Beaufort Co-operative Academy in Gloucester will be the first, which means that during the 12- month pilot, they will host events, trial content and …

Carpentry student claims classmates harassed, assaulted her at Lancaster County CTC in Mount Joy

The school presented Victoria with these options: transfer to the Brownstone Campus, complete cyber school, take up welding, or complete commercial carpentry rather than go back to the residential class. None of those seem right to Victoria’s family. “We asked, ‘why does she have to change her entire …

UK’s NCSC announces first Cyber School Hubs

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has selected the first Cyber School Hubs, following a competitive process. Cleeve School in Cheltenham and Beaufort Co-operative Academy in Gloucester will be the first, which means that during the 12- month pilot, they will host events, trial content and …

Lawmaker shares career insights with cyber students

Brown made the virtual appearance for “Fireside Chat,” a one-hour career readiness lecture series for students enrolled in Connection Academy cyber schools. The program includes Reach Cyber Charter School, which currently has more than 75 students from Pike and Monroe counties. Brown …

Mars Area board explores middle school renovation options

The Mars Area school board was presented two options for renovating the district’s 48-year-old middle school at its work session Tuesday. The first … of agreement with Pine-Richland School District that will allow Mars Area students, including those who are homeschooled or in cyber school, to join the …

Carpentry student claims classmates harassed, assaulted her

The school presented Victoria with these options: transfer to the Brownstown Campus, complete cyber school, take up welding, or complete commercial carpentry rather than go back to the residential class. None of those seem right to Victoria’s family. “We asked, ‘why does she have to change her entire …

Social media ban for teen pineapple defendant

13 incident, and she is attending cyber school through the district. The Butler Eagle is not naming the girl because she was charged as a juvenile. She landed in court after Butler Township police last month filed felony assault and other criminal charges against her. Police said she rubbed pineapple on …

February 15, 2018

NPR News Item – Inside The Virtual Schools Lobby: ‘I Trust Parents’

A colleague shared this item from NPR Ed with me earlier in the week.

Making difficult choices

LA Johnson/NPR

A free day at the aquarium! For Marcey Morse, a mother of two, it sounded pretty good.

It was the fall of 2016, and Morse had received an email offering tickets, along with a warning about her children’s education.

At that time, Morse’s two kids were enrolled in an online, or “virtual,” school called the Georgia Cyber Academy, run by a company called K12 Inc. About 275,000 students around the country attend these online public charter schools, run by for-profit companies, at taxpayers’ expense.

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It actually reminds me of an earlier piece that of the did a similar piece five years ago:

The journalist and the newspaper won a Polk award for this reporting.

February 11, 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 again there were no relevant items.

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

So nothing to report.

February 10, 2018

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the Google News alert for virtual school.

Autistic third-grader finds success in virtual school

“When he first started in Pre-K and stuff he was at the principal’s office almost everyday,” said Jonathan’s mother Tina Northup. After struggling in earlier grades with reading and communicating, Northup said he was finally diagnosed with mild autism. “He also has ADHD and pretty severe anxiety issues …

Reading Virtual Academy offers another option

The district is exploring other virtual school curriculum providers for live video instruction for cyber students, Agnew said. “You can really craft the courses so they fit your need. They are flexible. You can do the learning anytime, anywhere,” Agnew said. “If you’re an older student and have a job, you could …

Roblox As An Adult: Attempting To Blend Into Faeries And Trainers

The premise is simple, attend a virtual school where you can have faerie wings, race in gym class and play games on a computer. It’s like real school, but without teachers or rules—an environment where players are the ones in charge. In my entire life, I have never felt more like a creeper than attending …

Energetic Performance Sends @FGCU_MTen to 7-0 Victory

FORT MYERS, Fla. – An energetic and clinical performance on the courts led to a dominant 7-0 victory for the FGCU men’s tennis team Saturday over Georgia Southern. The Eagles (1-4) fed off the energy of more than 200 fans at the FGCU Tennis Complex as the Green and Blue made their 2018 home …

@FGCU_WTEN Falls In Tough Battle at Home Against FIU, 4-2

Florida Virtual School) saw their matches go to a grueling third set, before Forster fell in the third set, 6-1. At the time, Gallegos led … Maryna Veksler 6-2, 6-3. Sofia Perez (Costa Rica/Florida Virtual School) found herself in a contested battle as the sophomore was edged narrowly 6-4, 7-5 in both sets.

Huntsville City Schools working to create virtual school

Details that are still being ironed out include if students could do all of their schooling online or if a limit would be set to available online classes. That is one topic that will be discussed at the next Huntsville school board work session Thursday. Parents can learn more about the virtual school and if their …

Autistic third-grader finds success in virtual school

At that point she pulled her son out of traditional public school and enrolled him in the Louisiana VirtualCharter Academy. “It is actually a public school but it is online,” Northup said. “He has virtual teachers that he sees everyday, but they are on the internet. He gets to interact with them and the other …

‘Virtual school gate’ founded by Oxfordshire mums wins national award

A ‘VIRTUAL school gate’ created by two Oxfordshire mums has won a prestigious national award and been praised for bringing new funding to schools. Susan Burton and Clare Wright founded Classlist – a private social network for parents to communicate online – in 2016. Hundreds of schools around …

Virtual schoolmates meet for real-life fun

Melva Floyd, regional community coordinator for North Carolina Connections Academy, said she tries to plan group activities for students in the area once or twice a month so they can get together in the real world. Normally, students would meet in chat rooms associated with the virtual school or would …

School district considering options for makeup days

As administrators in Henderson County are looking at another year of makeup days, parents are starting to notice the virtual school day program used at Transylvania County Schools. Implemented during the 2015-16 school year, the program allows students to complete their assignments at home using …

Reading Virtual Academy offers another option

Those students would have to enroll in the district’s virtual academy for the district to get back any money. Currently, 631 students are enrolled at I-LEAD Charter School and 693 students attend other cyberprograms, Boyd Edwards said. Last school year, an average of 926 district students attended …

Energetic Performance Sends @FGCU_MTen to 7-0 Victory

FORT MYERS, Fla. – An energetic and clinical performance on the courts led to a dominant 7-0 victory for the FGCU men’s tennis team Saturday over Georgia Southern. The Eagles (1-4) fed off the energy of more than 200 fans at the FGCU Tennis Complex as the Green and Blue made their 2018 home …

Jazz Jennings Says She ‘Wants a Big Change’ in Her Life as She Contemplates Leaving High School

“I feel like I need to make a change in my life,” Jazz tells Jeanette and Greg Jennings. “I mean, I’ve been looking into virtual school.” Although Jazz believes that being out of the traditional school setting will be beneficial to her well-being, her mother has a different perspective. “You need to be in school

Charter school to drop its Pasco County contract

The school’s closure does not mean its 348 students will suddenly have to seek a new venue for their education. “Fortunately, parent and student choice remains viable as students currently enrolled in the virtual school program can continue their on-line experience through other counties,” Reid Cocalis, …

And now, online teacher training for active shooters in schools, courtesy of the Department of …

The available training is explained in a video on the department website called “Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment (EDGE) Virtual Training Revisited,” which explains a free computer-based training tool that includes a virtual school environment for multiagency training for active shooter …

Zero-tolerance behaviour policies exclude more vulnerable children, MPs told

Increases in exclusions are being driven by “shaming” school behaviour policies backed by the Department for Education, experts have warned MPs. Jane Pickthall, chair of the National Association of Virtual SchoolHeads, which oversees children in care policy at local authorities, said that humiliating …

Board updates 2017-2018 Strategic Plan

“We began to offer the virtual school option and we’re continuing to offer the dual enrollment and AP opportunities for students. Academic competitions is probably the area in which we’ve shown the most growth; from two years ago, we’ve quadrupled the number of academic competitions that we take …

Oklahoma virtual school visits Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

Oklahoma Connections Academy students, parents and instructor Jan Martin (front, center) watch a movie about the history of the Cherokee Strip and the Land Run of 1893 at Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. (Bonnie Vculek / Enid News & Eagle). Bonnie Vculek.

‘I Am Jazz’: Jazz Jennings Dropping Out Of School Amid Weight Problem?

While episode 6 was airing, Jazz took to Twitter to reiterate why she thinks virtual school is the best option for her right now. “If I feel stuck in a situation, I’m not going to force myself to be miserable. If virtual schoolwill alleviate the stress I feel, then I’m going to pursue that opportunity,” she tweeted.

Interview with Elvonte Patton

Did you know that the Harris County Department of Education serves as the central operations site of the Texas Virtual School Network Elvonte Patton is a full-time student working on his Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor; he has a Bachelor’s and …

Virtual school bus improves driver’s skills

Bus safety is always a number one priority for transportation directors at any school district, and at Gilmer ISD, experienced drivers went through some of the worst scenarios imaginable. But it was all done in a virtual world. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. Emma Derrick Fasion drives a bus for Gilmer ISD, …

Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti touts AP program at Orangeville High School

Students take the class through the Illinois Virtual School, which is the Illinois State Board of Education’s online program. It allows certified Illinois instructors to teach classes in a virtual setting. The course costs $225 per student, half of which is covered by Sanguinetti’s office. The partner school districts …

A Community College online? Gov. Brown’s plan re-imagines cyber learning, but faces skeptics

A federal auditlast fall of Western Governors University found that the majority of the non-profit virtual school’s courses did not involve “regular and substantive interaction” between students and instructors. It called for the Salt Lake City-based university to return more than $700 million in federal financial …

New OrangeSTEM Weather Intelligence Platform ‘Squeezes’ Value Out Of Its Data

Mansouri: From a business perspective, I was involved in the growth of a statewide education platform in the State of Florida called the Florida Virtual School. When I started working with them, they had a few thousand students. Now it is a ubiquitous part of the state’s day to day K-12 education in all 67 …

Sri Lanka UN Mission co-hosts event on ‘STEAM Education for Global Citizenship to Achieve the …

… Sri Lanka, Tunisia, and Qatar recently co-hosted an event entitled “STEAM Education for Global Citizenship to achieve the SDGs”. The event, which was organized in partnership with IVECA International Virtual School, the Permanent Missions of the Republic of Korea, Tunisia, Brazil and China to the …

A community college online? Brown’s plan re-imagines cyber learning, but faces skeptics

It’s exactly that kind of human interaction that can sometimes be missing from online-only colleges. A federal audit last fall of Western Governors University found that the majority of the nonprofit virtual school’s courses did not involve “regular and substantive interaction” between students and instructors.

VR and law enforcement: A viable partnership?

That is why the Army and the Department of Homeland Security are creating a virtual school shooting simulator called EDGE (Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment) for teachers. Unfortunately, school shootings have become horrifyingly frequent. The simulator would prepare teachers to stay calm …

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

History revisited—and repaired

McDonald, a cyber school student, admitted sometimes when working on a project, the process is just as important as the outcome. “Unfortunately, I didn’t get as much of it done as I wanted,” McDonald said. “But I definitely made new friends.” He said he is proud of his new friends and scouts who helped …

Eastburg teen dedicates time to Irish step dancing

According to Sparks, who maintains a 4.2 GPA, going to cyber school allows her to handle school work at her own pace and that means she can spend more time step dancing. “I’m the kind of person, I like to get things done quickly so that I can manage my own time,” Sparks said. “It’s nice because of the …

Stroudsburg School Board rejects Senate Bill 2

“It would cost us extra dollars very similar to the outlandish costs we pay for cyber school,” Schools Superintendent Cosmas Curry said. “In essence, we would be using taxpayer money to fund private education.” SB 2 is sponsored mainly by state Sen. John DiSanto, who serves Perry County and part of …

As snow days become cyber days, Pa. students can’t get a day off in even the worst weather

Flexible Instructional Days (FIDs) are taking the place of snow days in four York County school districts. These days allow students and teachers to attend school from home and eliminate the need for weather makeup days. Sean Heisey, York Daily Record.

Pennsylvania charter school law needs to shed its dunce cap reputation | Opinion

Unfortunately, too many charter schools are among the state’s poorest performing schools. Only 28 of the 161 brick-and-mortar charters earned a “good” grade on the Department of Education’s quality report card – the School Performance Profile. None of the 14 cyber charters has ever gotten a passing …

Stroudsburg School Board rejects Senate Bill 2

If enacted, SB 2 would divert state funding from public schools to charter schools, forcing school districts to raise taxes to make up the difference. “It would cost us extra dollars very similar to the outlandish costs we pay for cyber school,” Schools Superintendent Cosmas Curry said. “In essence, we would …

Juvenile arrested, accused of threatening to ‘shoot up’ Westmont Hilltop school

… a former Westmont Hilltop student who attended cyber-school, at the time of the threat, is now facing a felony charge in juvenile court of making terroristic threats. Patrick Buchnowski is a reporter for The Tribune-Democrat. He can be reached at 532-5061. Follow him on Twitter @PatBuchnowskiTD.

Valley residents getting excited for Winter Olympics

She said the family has made changes to their lifestyle, ranging from waking up at 5 a.m. on Saturdays for practice to moving her from public school to cyber school. “Alexis is like this with everything she does,” said Jessica Boehmer. “She will fall and get up and do it again.” C.J. Doebler, a member of …

Snyder’s $56.8B budget would boost roads, schools

… urban communities,” Durhal said. But some of the governor’s proposals will “cause angst” among Republicans, said House Appropriations Chairwoman Laura Cox, R-Livonia. Snyder is again pitching cuts in cyber school funding and shared-time programming that GOP lawmakers reinstated last year.

HASD working to stretch every tax dollar

If students enroll in a cyber school not affiliated with Hazleton Area, the district pays their tuition. Meanwhile, Hazleton Area asked the Pennsylvania Department of Education for permission to raise taxes next year through exemptions listed in state law. The law allows exceptions such as costs of special …

Hazleton Area School District working to stretch every tax dollar

If students enroll in a cyber school not affiliated with Hazleton Area, the district pays their tuition. Meanwhile, Hazleton Area asked the state Department of Education for permission to raise taxes next year through exemptions listed in state law. The law allows exceptions such as costs of special education …

Responses Vary To Governor Snyder’s Budget Proposal

Kelly isn’t happy with proposed cuts in cyber school funding and funding for shared time programs. Those allow private and home schooled kids access to certain electives through public schools. Snyder may want to increase spending on roads and education, but he doesn’t leave a lot of room for the …

Israel’s education policies leave ultra-Orthodox students behind

By giving preference to Yiddish over English and math, ultra-Orthodox schools prevent their graduates from seeking a future in the high-tech industry. REUTERS/Nir Elias. An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man uses his cellphone along a street in Bnei Brak, near Tel Aviv, May 3, 2011. Prime Minister Benjamin …
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