Virtual School Meanderings

June 3, 2017

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the Google news alert for virtual school.

Students use credit recovery lab to graduate

Denson was placed in the credit recovery lab, where students can take classes online through Bay Virtual School to quickly make up their credits and …

Virtual School Holds Information Session for Parents

It’s a virtual school in Rogers. It is holding an information session for parents at Hyatt Place in Bentonville on Wednesday, May 24. Parents can learn …

Virtual schools provide options for families

Families choose virtual school for a variety of reasons, and many of our students come to us because they were facing a problem or situation that was …

Indiana Virtual School Partners with EdisonLearning to Increase Quality Online Education Options

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., May 24, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Indiana Virtual School announces that it will be partnering with international …

Tennis sensation using virtual school to aid in training

Lana Mavor decided to withdraw from a traditional school to enroll at Maine Virtual Academy, which allows her to maximize her tennis training.

State’s first virtual charter school offers unique learning experience

GCA is the state’s first virtual charter school and has about 14,500 enrolled students. The Georgia Cyber Academy uses online curriculum and …

Virtual schools under scrutiny

COLUMBUS, Ohio — As U.S. children flock to virtual charter schools, states are struggling to catch up and develop rules to make sure the students get …

Online public schools raising questions in Alabama

Virtual public schools are still fairly new to Alabama, and state Superintendent Michael Sentance has questions. Sentance said this week that state …

States struggle with oversight of online charter schools

COLUMBUS, Ohio – As U.S. children flock to virtual charter schools, states are struggling to catch up and develop rules to make sure the students get …

Indiana Virtual School Partners with EdisonLearning to Increase Quality Online Education Options

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., May 24, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Indiana Virtual School announces that it will be partnering with international …

States struggle with oversight of online charter schools

COLUMBUS, Ohio — As U.S. children flock to virtual charter schools, states are struggling to catch up and develop rules to make sure the students get …

Board updated on virtual school

The Livingstone Range School Division is always looking for ways to bring education to rural areas, and one of its newest initiatives is a virtual school.

For Betsy DeVos and her former advocacy group, the future of education means ‘personalization …

For-profit virtual school companies are tightly connected to AFC. The two largest such groups, K12 and Connections Academy, were among the chief …

Bayfield’s Virtual School Continues To Grow

Bayfield’s Virtual School Continues To Grow. By Bob MontgomeryMay 31, 2017 4:24am. The principal of the Virtual High School in Bayfield says their …

Livingstone Range School Division offers students choice through virtual school

Livingstone Range School Division is always looking for ways to bring education to rural areas, and one of its newest initiatives is a virtual school.

Virtual school checks necessary, officials say

Last week, State Superintendent Michael Sentance announced the formation of a three-person committee to look into the implications of virtual school …

Iowa City musician says going online high school route helped her get to Juilliard

The virtual school is one of few “school choice” programs in Iowa, which Republicans in the state legislature have said they would like to bolster next …

School district narrows pick for next superintendent in Pleasanton

Haglund also served as the founder and principal of the Riverside Virtual School in the same school district. He taught social studies in Rilato Unified …

Online education: Alabama studies how to deal with virtual schools

State Superintendent Mike Sentence has appointed a committee to study the impending proliferation of online education in Alabama’s public schools.

Finally, the Google news alert for cyber school.

Cyber schools cost district millions

East Stroudsburg Area School District and its taxpayers paid cyber charter schools $3.7 million last year. That total has climbed consistently for at least …

LETTERS: Exceptional cyber-education experience; offensive school production

Over the four years that I have been a student at Colorado Connections Academy, I have had a variety of teachers in a variety of classes. Most of my …

‘Ugly’ Wilmington budget debate still simmering

The board has agreed to close Pulaski Elementary School, will not replace … Board members want the amount given to the cyber schools for each …

Legislative committee finds that charters cause financial issues for many districts

The report found issues with the state’s funding of charter school transportation, special education payments,cyber school payments, and the state’s …

Eastburg school board opposes charter school bill

“We need to absolutely define what it costs to educate a child in cyber school,” she said. “Then we need to make sure that’s the amount they get.”.

Teacher cuts, tax increases in store for Butler Area School District

The 2017-18 school district budget shows tax increases and teacher cuts are in store. ….. She is now in counseling and attending cyber school.

Woman claims daughter abused at school by aide

She is now in counseling and attending cyber school. The Halls said they plan to file a civil lawsuit against the district. They said they believe that’s the …

State’s first virtual charter school offers unique learning experience

The four children are all students at the Georgia Cyber Academy, a K12 Inc. powered online public charter school, and are earning school credit …

Lawsuit accuses Pennridge School District of not taking action to protect student

During the final part of her junior year, the student was enrolled in online classes at a cyber school, the suit says. As a result, the suit says, she missed …

Senior, 18, sues Bucks school district after alleged rape

… her sophomore year working from home, and left in April of her junior year to attend a cyber school, returning to the high school for her senior year.

After gun threat, Plum High to increase security at graduation Thursday

The Plum School District has announced heightened security will be in place when its seniors graduate Thursday night after the district received word …

 

May 28, 2017

EBSCO Alerts

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

Next, I did receive 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.

May 27, 2017

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the SmartBrief for EdTech.

How one district implemented blended learning

In this blog post, Barbara Haeffner, director of curriculum and instructional technology at Meriden Public Schools, describes how her district implemented a blended-learning program in just two years. She shares three ways officials helped make the implementation a success.
SmartBrief/Education (5/23)

Easy ways to use virtual learning in class

Educators can create virtual learning experiences by using online discussion boards for students and free apps that provide lessons and simulations, educational consultant Matthew Lynch writes in this blog post. Lecture capture technology also can be used to reinforce lessons and boost student interaction, he suggests.
Education Week (tiered subscription model) (5/23)

Use digital marketing to boost online classes

Wichita State University saw enrollment in online classes double in 2013 after developing a successful digital-marketing plan for the courses. Online Executive Director Mark Porcaro says three key components made the plan work, including understanding workforce trends and aligning degrees to industry demand.
Education Dive (5/23)

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

Virtual school hosts real prom

Imagine going to your high school prom, but not knowing anyone there. That’s what some teens faced Friday night. It was part of a delicate dance …

Lawrence Virtual School grants diplomas to 80 students, its largest class to date

Lawrence Virtual School Class of 2017 valedictorian Dallin Harper illustrates his message that setbacks provide energy for future success to fellow …

Virtual school hosts real prom

Imagine going to your high school prom, but not knowing anyone there. That’s what some teens faced Friday night. It was part of a delicate dance …

Lawrence Virtual School grants diplomas to 80 students, its largest class to date

Lawrence Virtual School Class of 2017 valedictorian Dallin Harper illustrates his message that setbacks provide energy for future success to fellow …

ALABAMA CONNECTIONS ACADEMY: Enrollment to new virtual school open

Virtual schools may serve a wide range of students, including those who are significantly ahead or behind in the classroom, those who need a flexible …

Virtual school gets panel OK for more kids

The state’s Charter Authorizing Panel on Wednesday approved a 1,000-student increase to 3,000 for the Arkansas Virtual Academy after the school’s …

Town hall meeting on Monday, May 22nd on Dothan virtual school

There will be a town hall meeting Monday, May 22nd at 6:00 PM at the Dothan-Houston County Library onvirtual school. There will be representatives …

Virtual charter schools wouldn’t be expanded just yet. Texas Senate wants a study first

AUSTIN — Texas’ move to greatly expand virtual charter schools despite lackluster performance was significantly scaled back today after a Dallas …

‘You did good work:’ With graduation, SJVS students prepare for next steps

Michael Eisen, program coordinator for St. Johns Virtual School, acknowledged that the online-based high school program wasn’t for all students.

What ‘school choice’ means in the era of Trump and DeVos

This is a primer about the school choice movement, which supporters say seeks …. Virtual schools have been useful for some populations of students, …

New Tuition-Free Virtual Public School Approved to Serve Alabama Students in Grades K-12

Limestone County is committed to expanding student access to quality education no matter where in the state they reside, and this new online school …

Troy City Schools introduce virtual learning tools to students

The virtual life is only one component of the program. It will also track a student’s academic and athletic involvement from elementary to high school.

The US Virtual Schools Market to grow at a CAGR of 29.02% during Forecast period 2015-2019 …

A virtual school operates on an online learning platform and offers courses pertaining to various fields. These schools have a core curriculum and …

Online School Students Graduate, Prepared for Success in Evolving World

According to a 2016 third-party survey of Connections Academy online school parents, the top reasons for choosing virtual school include the desire …

Virtual School Holds Information Session for Parents

It’s a virtual school in Rogers. It is holding an information session for parents at Hyatt Place in Bentonville on Wednesday, May 24. Parents can learn …

Indiana Virtual School Partners with EdisonLearning to Increase Quality Online Education Options

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., May 24, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Indiana Virtual School announces that it will be partnering with international …

Tennis sensation using virtual school to aid in training

Lana Mavor decided to withdraw from a traditional school to enroll at Maine Virtual Academy, which allows her to maximize her tennis training.

Dale County student finishes high school and aviation course at the same time

Due to a scheduling conflict, he had to finish his high school courses through virtual school at night and take courses at the Alabama Aviation College …

Special school helps young mother succeed

According to the school’s website, PLC is a non-traditional virtual school serving students in Richmond County. The school – which is part of the …

Teen wounded in leg during morning Center Point shooting

Limestone County Schools recently announced a partnership with education giant Pearson to offer virtual school through the Alabama Connections …

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Teenage dancer following dream

When she was 12 and entering eighth grade, Emily made the choice to start cyber school to allow her to focus more on dancing. “I’ve known this is …

Reality panelist answers everything you want to know about cyber school

If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me what a cyber school was or how it worked, I’d have almost enough money to afford a textbook for a …

Cyber schools cost district millions

“The general consensus is that cyber school isn’t necessarily the best way to teach,” said Principal Vitulli of East Stroudsburg’s program. “Success in …

‘Ugly’ Wilmington budget debate still simmering

The district is losing $400,000 annually for district students who opt to attend cyber school. Board members want the amount given to the cyber …

Woman claims daughter abused at school by aide

She is now in counseling and attending cyber school. The Halls said they plan to file a civil lawsuit against the district. They said they believe that’s the …

Legislative committee finds that charters cause financial issues for many districts

The report found issues with the state’s funding of charter school transportation, special education payments, cyber school payments, and the state’s …

Bleak world of education reform

The cyber school model has students studying at home on a computer. All learning is done online and taught by unexperienced teachers who oversee …

Eastburg school board opposes charter school bill

“We need to absolutely define what it costs to educate a child in cyber school,” she said. “Then we need to make sure that’s the amount they get.”.

 

May 21, 2017

EBSCO Alerts

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

Next, I did receive 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.

May 20, 2017

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the Google News alert for virtual school.

District looking to move virtual school program

In a letter from Mark Carver, Suwannee County School District director of facilities, he stated that the property would help run the virtual school …

More kids could go to school online under Texas bills to expand virtual learning

Traditional public school advocates note that statewide, about 90 percent of virtual school students in Texas attend a campus that is labeled the failing …

Elite Scholar Ottawa High School: Carmen Hanson

While she was taught at home until eighth grade, Hanson then began virtual school until 10th grade, where she then transferred to OHS. The transition …

@FGCU_MTEN Season Comes to an End With 4-0 Loss to #15 Florida

Florida Virtual School/Texas Christian University) and Ezequiel Cerrini (Sunny Isles Beach, Fla./Homeschool) dropped a 6-1 match at No. 2 to Maxx …

Virtual Academy latest option for school choice

Provided by Gaston’s public school system, the virtual school will feature a blended model of instruction where students take courses online and …

Letter: Teachers are appreciated

My child attends Florida Virtual School Full Time, a public, free virtual school. My child was struggling in the public school system and needed the …

Lee Virtual’s Academic All-Star is Haley Keller

While dedicating herself to complete her high school studies online through Lee Virtual School, the 18-year-old also balanced classes through …

Guest Column: Governor should sign bill that supports better education in public schools

It expands school choice access for special needs and virtual school students. … And it removes longtime barriers to accessing virtual school for home …

Virtual school offers alternatives

Field trips, commencement, even dances—all aspects of a traditional school experience that might fall by the wayside in a digital learning environment …

District looking to move virtual school program

In a letter from Mark Carver, Suwannee County School District director of facilities, he stated that the property would help run the virtual school …

More kids could go to school online under Texas bills to expand virtual learning

AUSTIN — Texas could greatly expand the reach of virtual charter schools even after the digital campuses have faltered across the state and nation.

In Wake of Concerns, Law Approved Changing How Virtual Schools Track Attendance

Virtual charter schools will have to start tracking student attendance in accordance with a new law signed Friday by Gov. Mary Fallin. The proposal …

Virtual Academy latest option for school choice

The Gaston County Virtual Academy is a virtual middle school set to open in August that offers online learning for students. Provided by Gaston’s …

Indiana Virtual Charter School Escapes the Ax Again, Despite Poor Academic Record

Indiana education officials have decided to give a long-troubled virtual charter school another chance to right its academic ship, despite earning six …

Virtual Charter School Escapes Closure But Will Shrink

Hoosier Academies Virtual School avoided closure from the State Board of Education at a hearing Wednesday. Instead, the board approved a lesser …

Board of Education Approves Virtual Academy Changes

By another 6-1 vote, the board voted to freeze enrollment at the virtual school, effective immediately, and prevent re-enrollment from students who drop …

Lee Virtual’s Academic All-Star is Haley Keller

While dedicating herself to complete her high school studies online through Lee Virtual School, the 18-year-old also balanced classes through …

Janesville’s ARISE Virtual Academy unlike any other in the state

ARISE student Chelsea Gallagher works with elementary teacher Gale Rundle at Franklin Middle School. The school offers online and in-school …

Town hall meeting on Monday, May 22nd on Dothan virtual school

There will be a town hall meeting Monday, May 22nd at 6:00 PM at the Dothan-Houston County Library on virtual school. There will be representatives …

Virtual charter schools wouldn’t be expanded just yet: Texas Senate wants a study first

Virtual school supporters say the flexibility allows for them to meet their children’s needs, particularly when dealing with health concerns or bullying.

New Tuition-Free Virtual Public School Approved to Serve Alabama Students in Grades K-12

Alabama Connections Academy (ALCA), a full-time statewide public virtual school, has been authorized by the Limestone County School District to …

ALABAMA CONNECTIONS ACADEMY: Enrollment to new virtual school open

Enrollment is now open to students in grades K-12 who are interested in taking classes through Alabama Connections Academy, a statewide public …

‘You did good work:’ With graduation, SJVS students prepare for next steps

Michael Eisen, program coordinator for St. Johns Virtual School, acknowledged that the online-based high school program wasn’t for all students.

DIGITAL PASSPORT INITIATIVE: LCS may scale back program

“There was no virtual school in Athens City,” he said. “We were getting 74 percent of the sales tax and we’re getting 62 percent now. That was going to …

Gallagher resigns from Southwestern Schools

Prior to that, she was an assistant principal, athletic director, counselor and virtual school principal for the Prairie du Chien School District for five years …

Virtual school gets panel OK for more kids

The state’s Charter Authorizing Panel on Wednesday approved a 1,000-student increase to 3,000 for the Arkansas Virtual Academy after the school’s …

Educational Choice, Not School Choice, Making Moves In Florida

In the case of Florida, that movement started with the Florida Virtual School (FLVS) in 2003, which only receives money when students successfully …

Jason Fischer: Our kids deserve hope

… reduces standardized and computer testing; expands school choice access for special needs and virtual school students; implements mandatory …

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Crummel’s Classroom: cyber school meteorology

Students at Reach Cyber Charter School have a new tool to learn about the weather. It’s called Weatherstem. It not only provides current weather …

Milwaukee eighth graders look toward the future during special career day

Two teachers at Central City Cyber School have been helping their eighth graders think about different careers every month since school started.

Carlisle board members pass resolutions calling for “true” charter school reform

It’s not a matter of limiting parental choice, but improving accountability for the taxpayer dollars flowing out of school districts and into charter and cyber …

Lackawanna Trail Board of Education passes proposed final budget

According to Glynn, rising costs to fund students in the district who attend cyber charter schools continue to make it more difficult to balance the budget.

Reality panelist answers everything you want to know about cyber school

If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me what a cyber school was or how it worked, I’d have almost enough money to afford a textbook for a …

 

« Previous PageNext Page »

Blog at WordPress.com.