Virtual School Meanderings

April 9, 2017

EBSCO Alerts

ebscoFirst, I did receive the alert for virtual school this week, but there were no relevant items.

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

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

So nothing to report this week.

April 8, 2017

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the SmartBrief for EdTech.

Ind. could adopt online pre-K program

Ind. could adopt online pre-K program
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Indiana lawmakers are considering allocating $2 million for an online program to prepare students for kindergarten. The program, developed by the Utah Department of Education and nonprofit Waterford, already is available in Utah, South Carolina and one county in Indiana.
Chalkbeat (4/6)

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

NI pupils ‘wowed’ by virtual school trips

Internet giant Google has been working in Northern Ireland over the last month helping students to go on virtual school trips. Some 50,000 local …

Virtual high school launches in Muskegon County

John Severson, superintendent of the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District, raised concerns about the virtual school. He pointed out that some …

Capitol Notebook: Working on veto override … and taking back way out

A proposal to reduce virtual school aid would have cost the Lawrence school district, with its large virtual school, an estimated $832,000. Rep.

@FGCU_MTen Drops Road Contest to NJIT

The deficit became 2-0 after Oliver Landert (Naples, Fla./Florida Virtual School/Florida) fell to Jan Cimrman 6-4, 6-4 but FGCU came back almost …

NI pupils ‘wowed’ by virtual school trips

What was your favourite school trip? Maybe it was to Belfast Zoo or the Giants’ Causeway – or maybe you were lucky enough to visit the Eiffel Tower in …

Virtual high school launches in Muskegon County

Success Virtual Learning Center, a cyber charter school, opened at 950 Norton Ave. mid-January and it has about 50 students. The school is …

Oregon’s Online Schools Offer Flexibility, But Graduation Rates Lag Behind

Official graduation data from Oregon’s Department of Education suggest virtual schools here tend to struggle getting students to earn diplomas.

Capitol Notebook: Working on veto override … and taking back way out

A proposal to reduce virtual school aid would have cost the Lawrence school district, with its large virtual school, an estimated $832,000. Rep.

Scott Walker’s K-12 budget drops hours of instruction mandate

It would also free virtual charter schools from having to ensure that teachers are available for direct pupil instruction for a minimum number of hours …

School-Choice Data Reveals Parents Opting Out of Private Schools for Charters and Virtual

Denver County, Recovery and New York City school districts were ranked as the nation’s top school-choice districts in the fifth Education Choice and …

Virtual course proposed for Wilton High School

The Virtual High School is a nonprofit entity that provides rigorous online instruction delivered by certified teachers that allows students to engage with …

Bill to change school grading system passes Senate committee

Lawmakers noticed there were a large number of kids leaving high schools when they’re behind on credits, opting instead to home-school or do virtual …

@FGCU_MTen Wins Dramatic 4-3 Match Over USC Upstate

Florida Virtual School/Texas Christian University) claimed the match victory with a … Florida Virtual School/Florida) and Ramirez put FGCU behind 1-0.

Hoosier Academies Opens Enrollment for 2017-2018 School Year

… a public charter school that offers a blended program (Hoosier Academy Indianapolis) and a fully online program (Hoosier Academy Virtual School), …

Oregon’s Online Schools Offer Flexibility, But Graduation Rates Lag Behind

Virtual Academy student Skylar Isaacs said he has friends, but admits he’s been in virtual school for so long that he doesn’t always know what he’s …

One step at a time

Currently enrolling kindergarten through 11th grade, Hoosier Academy offers both an onsite as well as a virtual school. The program is tuition-free, …

Engineering a powerful way of learning

Offered through the PSSD Virtual School, students take all their theory and quizzes online and then get hands on experience job shadowing at a …

WV House Ed passes bill to expand online classes, allow online diplomas

“We would hope that it would enhance the number of virtual school opportunities,” Burch said of the bill, which he said seems to basically allow county …

Virtual school a real problem for Pearson

John Fallon, chief executive of the beleaguered Pearson educational group, came under renewed pressure yesterday after a City analyst raised fresh …

Third medical school has potential for harm: Otago Medical School dean

Last month, Otago and Auckland universities announced their joint plan for a virtual School of Rural Health based in 20 communities around the …

Comeback Ends in Heartbreak as @FGCU_MTEN Falls to Kennesaw State 4-3

Florida Virtual School/Florida) at No. 2. Landert had claimed a 6-4 first set win over Fermin Calvo Barcelo but suffered a 7-6 loss in the second to force …

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Millcreek 2017-18 school budget work in progress

Charter and cyber school costs are projected at about $1.8 million. Districts are required by law to pay tuition costs for local students enrolled in charter …

Harmony School Board considering on-site cyber school

WESTOVER — Harmony Area School Board is expected to vote on renewing … 10 to provide an online learning cyber academy for Harmony students …

Millcreek 2017-18 school budget work in progress

School district administrators are recommending a 1.1 percent tax increase, but … Charter and cyber school costs are projected at about $1.8 million.

Is Growth in Rural Charter Schools a Good Thing?

Some charters have devised an approach known as “cyber school,” where students attend classes remotely and the school reimburses the families for …

April 2, 2017

EBSCO Alerts

ebscoFirst, the alert for virtual school this week.

1. TI- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Behavior Regulation and Virtual School Support.
AU- Wallace, Claire1
AU- Ievers-Landis, Carolyn E.2,3
AU- Scherer, Catherine2,3
AU- Roizen, Nancy2
AU- Augustyn, Marilyn4
JN- Pediatrics
PD- Mar2017 Supplement, pS41-S43
PG- 3p
DT- 20170302
PT- Article
AB- CASE: Tony is a 6-year-old multiracial boy diagnosed as having attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder-combined type who is followed in your primary care practice and has started on a stimulant medication. Tony continues to have difficulty with emotion regulation and impulse control both at home and at school. He was asked to leave his private school soon after beginning first grade because of physical fighting, emotional outbursts, and arguing with teachers. His mother made the decision to enroll Tony in online virtual schooling for the remainder of the academic year, with the plan to transition back to traditional school for the next academic year. They have enrolled in a program that offers lessons online and sends materials to the home for the child to use to complete certain types of assignments (e.g., science experiments). Virtual schools are different from traditional home schooling because children receive their instruction from teachers online with parental assistance as opposed to parents being responsible for teaching all material. Tony’s mother comes to your practice requesting assistance with setting up an appropriate school environment for her son at home, where she can monitor and support his academic progress. Tony is a bright child, with an Intelligence Quotient in the superior range. He has advanced academic skills, but he becomes dysregulated if he is told he is wrong or that he has answered a question incorrectly. For example, if he answered a question incorrectly in class, he would become verbally abusive toward his teacher and often have temper tantrums. This challenging behavior occurred daily at school and was one of the factors leading to his expulsion. The behavior had predated the introduction of stimulant medication and had remained consistent after he began medication. Tony’s parents are highly educated, and both parents hold professional jobs with steady income. His parents have good command of typical behavior management strategies such as the use of rewards, time out, and behavioral contingencies to target noncompliance and temper tantrums. However, Tony’s difficulty identifying and regulating his emotions leads to emotional outbursts and shutdowns that have thus far been unresponsive to standard behavior management techniques. Tony continued to have outbursts even when the behavior was ignored. His mother is concerned not only about his learning during the coming year but also about his social relationships and the family dynamic. Tony’s outbursts cause significant disruption in the home and are a source of tension among parents and siblings. His mother is asking for advice on how to support his behavior better at home now that he will be spending his entire day there. How might you assist this child and his mother by helping to integrate therapeutic goals into the academic environment? [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
AB- Copyright of Pediatrics is the property of American Academy of Pediatrics and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder’s express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)
DE- ALTERNATIVE education
DE- ATTENTION
DE- ATTENTION-deficit hyperactivity disorder
DE- BEHAVIOR disorders in children
DE- BEHAVIOR therapy
DE- EMOTIONS (Psychology) in children
DE- SELF-management (Psychology)
DE- FAMILY conflict
DE- CHILDREN
KW- ADHD
KW- behavior regulation
KW- virtual school
AD- 1Department of Psychological Sciences, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
AD- 2UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Cleveland, OH
AD- 3Division of Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics and Psychology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH
AD- 4Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
IS- 00314005
DI- 10.1097/DBP.0000000000000292
AN- 121932196

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

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

April 1, 2017

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the Google News alert for virtual school.

Several education-related bills vetoed

House Bill 1400 and Senate Bill 1240 would have created a board in charge of the full-time virtual school programs that are offered to students in the …

Pratt USD urges changes to proposed finance formula

TOPEKA – Pratt USD 382 would gain over $300,000 in funding from the proposed school finance formula, but Superintendent Suzan Patton opposes …

Cobb senators clash over school vouchers

… who have been enrolled in a public school for one year to use their allotment of state funding to pay for tuition in a private, charter or virtual school.

#ASUNMTEN Winning Streak Comes to an End; @FGCU_MTen Falls to UNF

Florida Virtual School/Florida) to #58 Jack Findel-Hawkins made it 2-0 in favor of the visitors and the Ospreys quickly made it 3-0 following Mateo Ruiz …

Area graduation rates climb

The district’s five- and six-year graduation rates top 90 percent. The district’s virtual school — with a four-year graduation rate at less than 18 percent …

Katy Virtual School brings online learning to students

Katy ISD trustees were updated at their March 20 board meeting on services provided by the Katy Virtual School. Darlene Rankin, director of …

McAuliffe vetoes legislation on charter schools, virtual schools

Dickie Bell that would have created a statewide virtual school program that would have provided Virginia students a full-time online education program …

Virtual schools: Why do parents choose them and do they help kids learn?

Over the past 20 years, virtual public schools have become a popular alternative to traditional bricks-and-mortar schools. School choice advocates …

Virtual rural health school mooted: med schools, college and network on board

A virtual national School of Rural Health based in 20 rural communities around the country is being investigated as an option by Otago and Auckland …

Black, Hoskins give legislative update

Among topics discussed: virtual schools, REAL ID compliant driver’s licenses, expansion of public-funded charter schools, caps to ag land value …

Forsyth Virtual gives students alternative to classroom

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — High school freshman Allen Shrewsbury doesn’t spend the majority of his schooldays in class, at his locker or with his …

Virtual Learning on the rise in Pitt Co.

Greenville, N.C. (WNCT) – Virtual schools are on the rise and the trend is … and classes in the academy which may not be offered at their school.

Several education-related bills vetoed

House Bill 1400 and Senate Bill 1240 would have created a board in charge of the full-time virtual school programs that are offered to students in the …

Pratt USD urges changes to proposed finance formula

The proposed formula retains the $5,000 per pupil allocation for virtual school state aid, and the Kansas Virtual Academy supports the bill. Staking a …

Black, Hoskins give legislative update

They could be gifted and so far ahead that they like a virtual school environment so that they can learn at their own pace. Maybe, they are a slower …

Virtual schools: Why do parents choose them and do they help kids learn?

Over the past 20 years, virtual public schools have become a popular alternative to traditional bricks-and-mortar schools. School choice advocates …

North America Virtual Schools Market by 2021 Expected to Grow at a CAGR 12.82%: Foremost …

A virtual school operates on an online learning platform and offers courses pertaining to various fields entirely through digital methodologies

School-Choice Data Reveals Parents Opting Out of Private Schools for Charters and Virtual

Denver County, Recovery and New York City school districts were ranked as the nation’s top school-choice districts in the fifth Education Choice and …

Andover eCademy Sets Date For Open House

Andover eCademy is a K-12 virtual school that enables students to take ownership of their learning. Students may work quickly through the areas they …

@FGCU_MTen Wins Dramatic 4-3 Match Over USC Upstate

Florida Virtual School/Texas Christian University) claimed the match victory with a … Florida Virtual School/Florida) and Ramirez put FGCU behind 1-0.

Hoosier Academies Opens Enrollment for 2017-2018 School Year

… a public charter school that offers a blended program (Hoosier Academy Indianapolis) and a fully online program (Hoosier Academy Virtual School), …

Bill to change school grading system passes Senate committee

… noticed there were a large number of kids leaving high schools when they’re behind on credits, opting instead to home-school or do virtual school.

Finally, \the Google News alert for cyber school.

Harmony School Board considering on-site cyber school

If you lose the cyber school you will loose the dollars. The dollars follow the students.” The program may also be used next year to supply students …

March 26, 2017

EBSCO Alerts

ebscoFirst, I did receive the alert for virtual school this week, but there were no relevant items.

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

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

So nothing to report this week.

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