Virtual School Meanderings

September 10, 2016

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the eSchool News Today.

TODAY’S TOP NEWS

Survey finds Millennial parents favor online and flexible education
parent millenial

One of the most studied and analyzed generations, millennials are now becoming parents. According to a recent research report, 43 percent of children age 0-17 had millennial parents in 2014,…

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

Parent school choice shouldn’t be changed

Back-to-school time is upon us, and I am grateful that Wyoming has school choice and that I, as a parent, am trusted to make education decisions for …

New Baton Rouge virtual school for struggling, advanced students plans to open after slow start

The virtual school’s office stayed dry, but the rest of Glen Oaks High School where its offices and school were located flooded. After an initial attempt to …

Maine’s virtual schools attracting more students

Seventh-grader Erik Wickett opens a past live lesson through Maine Connections Academy, a virtual charterschool, at his home in Glenburn in this …

Bossier Parish schools offer virtual learning program

Bossier Parish middle and high school students now have the chance to learn in a different way. The VirtualLearning Academy allows students the …

New Baton Rouge virtual school for struggling, advanced students plans to open after slow start

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING –Part of an online chemistry study assignment, on a monitor in the Central Virtual Opportunities School …

94% of Washington Virtual Academy Students Benefitted Academically From Curriculum in 2015 …

OMAK, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Students at Washington Virtual Academy (WAVA), an accredited, full-time, online public charter school, will begin …

Blended, virtual ed doing well

The addition of blended classes and refining virtual school are two of the ways USD 435 is working to meet the facilities and technology goal of the …

New Public K-12 Virtual School Washington Connections Academy Kicks Off 2016-2017 School Year

Online public school Washington Connections Academy kicked off its first school year on Aug. 29, providing a new option for students in Washington …

Guest Column: The other side of the virtual charter school story

A recent guest column in your paper by Lawrence Feinberg about public virtual charter schools was filled with half-truths that have been regurgitated …

Michigan Virtual Charter Academy Welcomes Back Students for 2016-2017School Year

Students at Michigan Virtual Charter Academy (MVCA), a full-time online public charter school authorized by Grand Valley State University, will return …

Hillsborough set to close online academy, citing ‘mismanagement’ and ‘neglect’

Florida Virtual Academy at Hillsborough County, which serves more than 200 students and is not related to the state’s Florida Virtual School, has …

NC virtual charter schools off to rough academic start

A Stanford University study last year of virtual charter schools found that students typically lost 72 days of learning in reading and 180 days of learning …

Ball State must convince state board why failing online charter school deserves another chance

This year Decatur Township started a K-12 virtual school, which district officials are hopeful can beat the trend of other online options. Decatur is the …

In danger of closure, virtual charter surprises state board by transferring students to sister school

The new “alternative virtual school” now enrolls Hoosier Virtual students who require the most extra support, said Ball State’s Bob Marra, such as those …

Failing online charter school’s fate on the line

This year, Decatur Township started a K-12 virtual school, which district officials are hopeful can beat the trend of other online options. Decatur is the …

Professional Development and Virtual Schools: Swapping Ideas and Practices

… Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township, explains how teacher professional development has evolved over five years at her virtual school.

Florida: Hunter Education Now More Easily Accessible

… course to purchase a hunting license can do so while earning high school credit as part of the Florida Virtual School Outdoor Education course.

State delays action on failing virtual school

The university authorized a separate virtual school to serve middle and high school students struggling academically. Both schools are part of Hoosier …

CPS virtual school students learn at home via computer

Varga, 16, is one of several hundred students who stayed home to learn “virtually” as more than 350,000 Chicago Public Schools headed back to …

FGCU women’s tennis welcomes four recruits for 2016 campaign

Forster, a student from Florida Virtual School, has nine career singles wins and 19 career doubles wins on the International Tennis Federation Circuit.

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Bus woes a burden for HASD families

One of these options is keeping her daughter home and enrolling her in cyber school, which Cunningham says she really does not want to do.

Former accountant accused in tax conspiracy involving Pa. cyber school founder to plead guilty

The accountant for former cyber charter CEO Nick Trombetta is scheduled to plead guilty to helping him divert about $8 million in public money, …

Cyber charter letter off base (letter)

We understand the passion of the writer of the “Cyber charter schools abuse taxpayers” letter that appeared on Aug. 29, but it is disappointing that …

Harmony School Board to consider participation in online learning program

10 for a pilot program that would allow Harmony students currently enrolled in cyber schools to participate in online learning offered by the school …

Cyber education is not a drain on public schools

The Post-Gazette’s Aug. 28 editorial “Charter School Caper” once again shows your editorial board’s bias against charter schools. In it, you call for …

Here’s what a recent PennLive op-Ed got wrong about cyber-charter schools: Tillie Elvrum

A recent op-ed piece by Lawrence Feinberg in Pennlive about public virtual charter schools was filled with half-truths that have been regurgitated time …

What is the Clintondale Community Schools’ Cyber School?…

Please note: Attending classes via our cyber school is FREE. Students can complete a middle school or high school education from the comfort of …

Teachers approve union at King of Prussia cyber school

After a long wait that included a controversial decision by the National Labor Relations Board, ballots showed that teachers at the school voted, 57-15, …

New cyber charter opens office in downtown Grand Rapids

The cyber school is an offshoot of PACE, the Paris Academy of Co-Secondary Education program. The online program had been operating for several …

 

September 4, 2016

EBSCO Alerts

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

Next, I also received the alert for cyber school and there were no relevant items in that one either.

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

September 3, 2016

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the ASCD SmartBrief.

Keys to Success approach helps district shape digital learning

A school district in Tennessee recently adopted a digital curriculum focused on seven Keys to Success — or goals. In this commentary, Superintendent Chris Marczak describes the Keys to Success model.
eSchool News (free registration) (8/29)

Digital tools to boost math, science lessons

The new school year for fifth-grade math and science teacher Ashley McDowell means 90 math and science students all learning in unique ways. In this blog post, she shares two technology tools she uses to support one-on-one instruction with all students.
SmartBrief/Education (8/30)

Other News

Similarly, the SmartBrief for EdTech.

Is blended learning losing favor among parents?

Fewer parents support blended learning in the classroom, according to a survey from Education Next. Data show about 51% of parents believe at least 30% of instruction should include a computer — compared with 57% of parents who stated they believed this one year ago.
Education Week (tiered subscription model) (8/25)

Website spotlights 6 successful blended-learning schools

A website from The Learning Accelerator provides virtual tours of six schools that have successfully adopted blended learning. The site, which also provides resources and materials, aims to highlight how blended learning can work for different populations, namely schools with high numbers of at-risk students.
The Hechinger Report (8/31)

Also, the Connected Educator SmartBrief.

Other News

Next, Education Week’s EdWeek Update.

Self-Paced E-Learning Market Evaporating, Report FindsSelf-Paced E-Learning Market Evaporating, Report Finds

A new report predicts the decline of the self-paced e-learning market and a revenue drop in the billions. Sales of mobile and gamified products, however, are on the rise. Read more.

(Marketplace K-12)

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

Lawrence schools’ ACT scores continue to exceed state, national averages

The 25 students who took the ACT during the 2015-2016 school year at Lawrence Virtual School, which is part of the Lawrence district but serves …

Cosplay haven in Kyushu opens startup program for artists

KURATE, Fukuoka Prefecture–Kurate Gakuen, a virtual school, opened a business start-up program for designers, musicians and other artists at a …

Decreasing school enrollment could present problems for long-term budget

Among consent items approved was “Virtual School,” a project that partners with the public library to give students free access to digital or online …

Jenkins named OCSD 4 staff person of year

They’re put in a short-term program where they take online classes through the state’s virtual school, she said. The students are able to work at an …

New virtual school offers K-12 students options in education

JACKSON, MI — It’s not often that parents let their kids play video games instead of finishing homework. But at the new South Central Michigan Virtual …

Bossier Schools Virtual Learning Academy expands

“The students over the past three years who have been involved in our virtual school have almost a 90 percent graduation rate and that’s huge, and …

Student count more ebb than flow at Suttons Bay

The remaining 150 students will attend through a “virtual school,” which offers online learning opportunities for transient, homeschooled and other …

Adjusting to new bell schedule might take some time

Enrollments in online courses offered by the North Carolina Virtual Public School, the nation’s second-largest state-supported virtual school, are …

Harnessing Benefits, Reining In Downsides Of Virtual Schools

Last week I offered thoughts on the Fordham Institute’s research paper on e-schools in Ohio titled, “Enrollment and Achievement in Ohio’s Virtual …

Free virtual school option available for students, K-9

EL DORADO — The new Arkansas Connections Academy allows Arkansas students in grades ranging from kindergarten to ninth grade to attend …

New virtual school offers K-12 students options in education

JACKSON, MI — It’s not often that parents let their kids play video games instead of finishing homework. But at the new South Central Michigan Virtual …

Feds Say Virtual Schools Need to Follow Special Ed Rules

Even when the education is delivered online, schools and districts ought to adhere to the needs of children with disabilities. That was the message …

MSD Decatur announces MyLearning Virtual School

The Metropolitan School District of Decatur Township’s new online option: MyLearning Virtual School, a tuition free K-12 school available to all …

Virtual Gaelic school gets funding boost

Gaelic virtual school the E-Sgoil, announced by Gaelic agency Bòrd na Gàidhlig in March, will be based in Stornoway and initially focus on Highers, …

Virtual Academy in Greenfield hires new digital learning director, licenses firstvirtual teacher in state

GREENFIELD — A local teacher has become the first state-licensed virtual education teacher in Massachusetts, according to school staff.

California Virtual Academy @ San Joaquin Begins 2016-17 School Year

BUSINESS WIRE)–Students attending California Virtual Academy @ San Joaquin (CAVA @ San Joaquin), the full-time, online public charter school …

Bossier Schools Virtual Learning Academy expands

Bossier Parish students in grades 6-8 will have the opportunity to enroll in online courses instead of traditional schooling at Bossier Schools’ Virtual …

New online K-8 school serves state

It became the state’s first and only online school serving students in grades … I encourage parents interested in virtual school to do their research by ..

Blended, virtual ed doing well

The addition of blended classes and refining virtual school are two of the ways USD 435 is working to meet the facilities and technology goal of the …

JPS optimistic about enrollment numbers

Jackson Public and the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce is opening a newvirtual school today, what the Superintendent calls a re-visioning of …

Connections Academy drums up school spirit

Indiana Connections Academy is an online, tuition-free public school for students in grades K-12 across the state. The virtual school’s curriculum …

Bossier’s Virtual Learning Academy Expanded to Middle School

Graduation rate of the virtual school student is nearly 90%. Students may elect to participate in graduation and other extracurricular activities.

Maier defeats Tomyn, poised to become superintendent

Those schools are Evergreen and Fessenden elementary schools, and Marion Virtual School. Tomyn was first elected in 2012 to replace retiring Jim …

New Public K-12 Virtual School Washington Connections Academy Kicks Off 2016-2017 School Year

Online public school Washington Connections Academy kicked off its first school year on Aug. 29, providing a new option for students in Washington …

Bossier Parish schools offer virtual learning program

I’m really excited,” said Michelle Doolittle, a teacher and the virtual school facilitator. The program offers class flexibility and 24 hour teacher support.

County schools partner with Lockheed Martin

Phase I of the partnership will provide laptops and multi-function printers to outfit the new, onsite learning center for Madison County Virtual School.

Hillsborough set to close online academy, citing ‘mismanagement’ and ‘neglect’

Florida Virtual Academy at Hillsborough County, which serves more than 200 students and is not related to the state’s Florida Virtual School, has …

Grateful that Idaho has school choice

That’s not right because it takes away a parent’s choice and could force students to go back to schools that previously failed them. Virtual school works …

CHANGING lives forever

So, she quit her teaching job and started her virtual school, examfear.com and teaches 70,000 students Science and Maths to Stds IX to XII, for free.

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Trombetta Guilty Plea Sparks Cyber School Funding Questions

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pa. Cyber Charter School founder Nick Trombetta’s guilty plea may prompt a closer look at the operation of charter schools …

Former CEO of cyber charter school pleads guilty to tax fraud

As CEO of Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, Nicholas Trombetta was … taxpayer funds out of PA Cyberand to avoid federal income tax liabilities.

Cyber-charter school founder pleads guilty to tax fraud

The founder and former CEO of a cyber-charter school that educated … school through a network of for-profit and nonprofit companies he controlled.

Letters on cyber charters and school meals

“Free?” The 15 cyber charter schools in Pennsylvania say that the gifts, computers and even the costs of enrollment are “free.” Nothing could be further …

Just seven new charter schools are opening in Mich. this fall

Three of the new charter schools opening this year are cyber schools: PACE, the “Paris Academy of Co-Secondary Education,” will be a “standalone …

Editorial: Online school plan invests in the future but needs careful oversight

This provides a safeguard for monitoring and reviewing the changes Parata advocates as the school is well-established, and will be attractive for cyber …

Cyber charter letter off base (letter)

Even if the for-profit argument is valid for the one school, extrapolating it to every cyber school in the state is grossly inaccurate. There is no doubt that …

Harmony School Board to consider participation in online learning program

It would also meet with the families of those 12 students enrolled in cyber school to educate them about the program and encourage them to try it.

 

August 28, 2016

EBSCO Alerts

ebscoFirst, the alert for virtual school – not quite on topic and might be relevant to readers.

1. TI- A Virtual Ticket to Ride.
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AB- The article discusses use of virtual field trips in education. The author discusses how elementary school teacher Traci Blazosky constructs virtual field trips with web-based technologies including Google Earth, Discovery Education Streaming, and the social networking service Glogster EDU. A virtual field trip to study frogs in South America, North America, Asia, Africa and Australia using Internet technology is described. The use of video conferencing to observe diving in Key Largo, Florida and real-time open heart surgery is commented on.
DE- VIRTUAL reality in education
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Next, I did receive the alert for cyber school, and there were no relevant items in that one either.

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

August 27, 2016

Virtual Schooling In The News

Please note that beginning this morning I will be driving across the country as I move from Connecticut to California. Over the next five or six or more days I will do my best each evening to have content ready to go the following day, but I may end up with some slow blogging days as we move into our new home. This might also result in backdated entries and some busy blogging days when I get back in the groove to get rid of the backlog. Anyway…

InTheNewsBeginning with eSchool’s Innovation Weekly.

7 new standards for excellent online learning leadership
online-learning-leadership

As online learning evolves from amateur experimentation to a mainstream professional entity on campus, new standards for quality online learning leadership are emerging in order to not only sustain these…

Moving on to the ASCD SmartBrief.

Is blended learning losing favor among parents?

Fewer parents support blended learning in the classroom, according to a survey from Education Next. Data show about 51% of parents believe at least 30% of instruction should include a computer — compared with 57% of parents who stated they believed this one year ago.
Education Week (tiered subscription model) (8/25)

Similarly, the SmartBrief for EdTech.

Schools transition to blended learning 2.0

Schools transition to blended learning 2.0
(Pixabay)
Some school districts have adopted blended learning 2.0. Joe Casarez, associate superintendent for instructional services for a California district, characterizes blended learning 2.0 as the addition of personalization to the original model, which combined technology and print.
District Administration magazine online (8/22)

 

Other News

Also, the Connected Educator’s SmartBrief.

Why more colleges should offer online teacher training

E-learning may be a top solution to narrowing teacher shortages, writes Hui-Yin Hsu, head of New York Institute of Technology’s Teacher Education Program. The approach could help bring individuals with noneducation-industry expertise into the classroom, she notes in this commentary.
Forbes (8/22)

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

The patchwork funding formula

It makes it difficult to educate children who enroll later, Edginton said, which can be a large portion of a virtual school’s student body. If a school has 10 …

The patchwork funding formula

Teen sitcom “Saved By the Bell” was only a year removed from television the last time Idaho’s public education funding formula was revamped: 1994.

New state vaccine law could cause enrollment problems

The school in east Redding still has a popular traditional stay-at-home program, but added what appears to be the area’s first “virtual school” because …

Nearly 4000 Students Choosing Georgia Connections Academy for High-Quality Online Education …

… gauging enrollment numbers for the entire school year, and ways to account for differences in measuring avirtual school’s academic performance.

Bangor Township Virtual School serves Midland students

Bangor Township Virtual School, a tuition-free online public school serving students in grades K-12 in Saginaw, Bay, Midland, Gladwin, Arenac and …

NAHL signs two-year agreement with Apex Learning Virtual School

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

Virtual School opens enrollment

BAY CITY – Bangor Township Virtual School, a tuition-free online public school serving students in grades K-12 in Saginaw, Bay, Midland, Gladwin, …

Ohio Legislature has duty to monitor virtual schools

And no segment of the charter-school movement received less scrutiny than the “virtual schools” – those operations that took nearly $6,000 in state …

Ohio auditor suggests performance-based funding for virtual schools

Ohio’s largest online charter school, ECOT, is paid based on student enrollment like other charters, but State Auditor Dave Yost wants to change that …

Virtual Academy improvement deadline unclear

The Tennessee Department of Education says the Tennessee Virtual … It opened in 2011, following the passage of the Virtual Schools Act. Since then, …

School adds online classes in response to new vaccination laws

REDDING, Calif. – Redding School of the Arts has added a virtual independent study program because of the new vaccination laws, according to …

Online schools not yet making grade

AJC reporting shows both growth and troubling overall performance in Georgia’s virtual schools, indicating the concept needs both more work by …

Too many Georgia charter school students are online and off track. How do we fix that?

The steady growth and mediocre performance of Georgia’s virtual charter schools tell us two things: Parents want online education options for their …

Fayetteville’s first day includes beginning of online school

FAYETTEVILLE — Maddox Benard, 12, and Ava Benard, 10, spent the morning of the first day of school at the new Fayetteville Virtual Academy …

Madison County school leaders announce new partnership with Lockheed Martin; will help with …

In the future, Superintendent Massey hopes Lockheed Martin will play an integral role in developing the district’s virtual school. “This is a first phase of …

Education Matters: Connections Academy

Virtual school became an option for Jaidynne because she was tired of being bullied at school. “I was bullied last year and me being bullied got me …

MSD Decatur announces MyLearning Virtual School

The Metropolitan School District of Decatur Township’s new online option: MyLearning Virtual School, a tuition free K-12 school available to all …

Virtual Academy in Greenfield hires new digital learning director, licenses first virtual teacher in state

“I love what we are doing,” Beauregard said of the virtual school. “We are providing options for kids who feel like they have no other options. We are …

Virtual Gaelic school gets funding boost

Gaelic virtual school the E-Sgoil, announced by Gaelic agency Bòrd na Gàidhlig in March, will be based in Stornoway and initially focus on Highers, …

ACT scores soar at many Hamilton Co. schools

The Howard School, and Hamilton County Virtual School scores showed no college ready students based on ACT benchmarks. Brainered High …

City schools looking at balanced budget

Though enrollment numbers aren’t final yet, the district’s virtual school, Renaissance School, out-of-district enrollment and recent acceptance of …

EdOptions Academy offers students flexible learning

The academy refers to itself as a virtual school. “I come in as much as I can,” O’Leary says. “We have our good days and we have our bad days. If I can …

Fall sports preview: Defending NWAC soccer champion PC men go into 2016 season with …

He will challenge to be the No. 1 goalkeeper right away.” • Danny Plascencia (Winger, San Diego Virtual School, Albion SC Garton, San Diego, Calif.).

Free virtual school option available for students, K-9

EL DORADO — The new Arkansas Connections Academy allows Arkansas students in grades ranging from kindergarten to ninth grade to attend …

Harnessing Benefits, Reining In Downsides Of Virtual Schools

For a student in this circumstance, she may be “hiring” the virtual school to “help me escape from my current situation”—with little regard to what that …

California Virtual Academy @ San Joaquin Begins 2016-17 School Year

SIMI VALLEY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Students attending California Virtual Academy @ San Joaquin (CAVA @ San Joaquin), the full-time, online …

New online K-8 school serves state

However, PCA’s program is designed to embrace life outside the classroom, offering virtual school students the same opportunities to interact with …

Feds Say Virtual Schools Need to Follow Special Ed Rules

But oftentimes, the state itself is the local education agency running or contracting with the virtual school. In those scenarios, the guidance suggests, …

Google offers 360-degree tours of US National Parks

They’re designed for the Expeditions app — a two-pronged approach to virtual school trips. While the children look around with Google Cardboard …

Are you school shaped?

They found it in the creation of Ireland’s first virtual school, which they called iSCOIL. Learning and accessing further education through virtual online …

Tech Smart: Virtual Classroom Benefits

For Tech Smart, Executive Director of Policy and Accountability for Florida Virtual School Holly Sagues talked about how online classes are critical for …

Decatur stops accepting out-of-district students

He said Decatur will continue to allow out-of-district students to enroll in its virtual school, which had fewer than 10 students last year. School officials …

Stornoway e-school offers pupils across Western Isles improved subject choice

A virtual school will be set up in the Western Isles to enable pupils from across the islands to access more subjects. The e-sgoil, costing more than £1 …

Virtual learning back at local schools

“And if there’s an issue, then we resort to possibly getting them to take it on virtual school.” Approximately 20 teachers are working with the program.

Howard adds ACT prep classes to school hours trying to reverse trend

The Howard School wasn’t the only school to show no college ready students based on ACT benchmarks. The Hamilton County Virtual School also …

Accelerate program to give students 40 hours of college credit

Accelerate is a virtual school program set up by the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics to allow students in partnering …

Weather tracker installed at Hoover Middle

At Leon County Virtual School in Tallahassee, where the first systems were installed, administrators launched a meteorology course for high schoolers …

@FGCU_WTEN Adds Four Heading into the 2016-17 Season

Florida Virtual School) makes her way to Fort Myers from Boca Raton. With nine career singles wins and 19 career doubles wins on the ITF Circuit, …

Review: Disney Channel’s “Free Period” Short Films Have Hits and Misses

Sophia is our guide through the virtual school that looks like a dream come true. Of course the story is simple, Sophia is trying to get the attention of a …

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Penn Hills expands cyber education, makes other changes for 2016-17

The district’s cyber school program in its first year — 2015-16 — enrolled 50 students starting in third grade. It is unclear how many will participate this …

Schools scrap over costs, benefits of cyber

For kids with behavior problems, cyber school can be a last chance. “Before, if a kid was expelled, that was it. Now, if a kid’s expelled – here’s your …

How can we improve the performance and accountability of Pennsylvania cybercharters?

And far from being tuition-free, total cyber tuition paid by Pennsylvania taxpayers from 500 school districts for 2013, 2014 and 2015 was $393.5 million …

Schools scrap over costs, benefits of cyber

Washington High School Principal Paul Kostelnik said it’s difficult and frustrating to intervene with cybercharter school students when they are failing …

Whitmore Lake Public Schools charters cyber academy to open this fall

WHITMORE LAKE, MI – Whitmore Lake Public Schools is hoping area students not currently enrolled in its district will instead attend its charter school.

Penn Hills expands cyber education, makes other changes for 2016-17

Starting this fall, C.H.I.E.F.S. Academy — Cyber High Quality Interactive Education Fostering Student Success — will be open to kindergarten through …

Cyber Academy has long proved its educational value

Seeing the misinformation around virtual K-12 schools, it’s clear how easy it can be to misunderstand GeorgiaCyber Academy, Georgia’s largest …

Just seven new charter schools are opening in Mich. this fall

It will start out offering a “blended learning experience,” which the school’s website defines as a “cyber school that requires seat time. Students must …

Cyber charter’s former CEO agrees to plea deal in criminal case

His empire included the state’s largest cyber school, a charter school, a performing arts center and a nonprofit education management foundation with …

School officials angry about state charter policy

Delaware Valley operates its own non-charter cyber school and this year will contribute $904,000 toward charter school costs, the discussion may …

Former CEO of cyber charter school pleads guilty to tax fraud

The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School was described as the largest and most successful cyber school in the state. Trombetta is scheduled to be …

Junior council member sought

All high school and college students who reside in the borough can apply, including home school, cyber school, Montessori Academy, Cumberland …

Trombetta Guilty Plea Sparks Cyber School Funding Questions

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pa. Cyber Charter School founder Nick Trombetta’s guilty plea may prompt a closer look at the operation of charter schools …

Start smart: A back-to-school primer

In Penn Hills, to meet the increasing demand for cyber school, the district has expanded its CHIEFS Academy to include grades K-2, making in-district …
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