Virtual School Meanderings

February 4, 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 3, 2018

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the ASCD SmartBrief.

Other News

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

Parents left in lurch by sudden closure of Arlington Country Day School

Leaving the FHSAA also came with its baggage. The NCAA essentially blacklisted the school’s academic program. Courses taken at Arlington Country Day drew extra scrutiny from the NCAA’s eligibility center and the school ultimately had to require athletes to take virtual school classes to get around the …

Pulse first responder to be guest at State of the Union address

Gruler, a 17-year veteran of the force, was working security at the club and was the first officer to encounter the gunman that morning. He’ll be joined by his wife Jaimi, a teacher with Florida Virtual School. Since the shooting, the Grulers have been focused on growing their family. Last year, on National …

Southborough figure skater competes with help of online school

A traditional public school made her schedule too difficult, Jade said. While she met other skaters who attended half-days at traditional schools, such an arrangement wouldn’t have been flexible enough for her schedule. Instead, she enrolled in TEC Connections Academy Commonwealth Virtual School, …

Blizzard Of ’78: Could It Happen Again?

The school uses Google classroom already to communicate assignments and there’s no limit to how many virtual school days you can have. “The other thing on the back end is that when we have our announced last day of school and kids want to start summer jobs and start camp, they know when they …

Pulse First Responder to Be Guest at State of the Union

The Orlando Sentinel reports Orlando Police officer Adam Gruler will be joined by his wife Jaimi, a teacher with Florida Virtual School, at President Trump’s speech. Gruler was the first officer to confront the gunman, who killed 49 people on June 12, 2016. Since the shooting, the Grulers have been …

Teen Attending Virtual School as She Trains to Become a Professional Ballerina

JOHNSTON, Iowa – One metro student is ditching the traditional school setting for an online academy. Fifteen-year-old Maura Moody attends Iowa Connections Academy. It is a tuition free online public school with students enrolled across Iowa. “I like online school, because it gives me a lot of flexibility …

Local students get United States Service Academy nominations

U.S. Naval Academy graduates throw their caps in the air during the class of 2013 graduation and commissioning ceremony May 24, 2013, in Annapolis, Md. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Sam Shavers/Released). Local students get United States Service Academy …

Pulse first responder to be guest at President Trump’s State of the Union address

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida police officer who was the first on the scene of a deadly nightclub massacre will be a guest at the State of the Union address. The Orlando Sentinel reports Orlando Police officer Adam Gruler will be joined by his wife Jaimi, a teacher with Florida Virtual School, …

A Pre-College Education in the US – 2018

Not too surprisingly, it’s not working out very well. Pennsylvania tried it. The graduation rate of participating students is a depressing 48 percent. “None” of the virtual charter schools are meeting the Pennsylvania’s “passing” requirements. Home schooling falls under Pennsylvania’s virtual school system, …

Connections Academy Celebrates Prolific Ice Skating Alums Headed To Pyeongchang

Parents, caretakers and students can attend in-person or online information sessions to learn more and to determine if virtual school is a good fit for their needs. Please visit: http://www.ConnectionsAcademy.com. About Connections Academy Connections Academy is a leading provider of high-quality, …

More families choosing virtual school option

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — National School Choice Week is underway. It’s a week dedicated to highlighting options. With public, private, magnet, charter or home schooling options, there’s a lot to think about. But can a smartphone, tablet or computer replace a classroom? It’s a question some are asking, …

Family finds flexibility in Florida Virtual School

According FLVS’s Legislative Report for 2015-2016 on its website, the program served 2,468 full-time students during the 2011-2012 school year. In 2015-2016, that number reportedly jumped to 7,705 full-time students. For a family who travels and juggles athletics and music classes, the Risalvatos …

Teen Attending Virtual School as She Trains to Become a Professional Ballerina

JOHNSTON, Iowa – One metro student is ditching the traditional school setting for an online academy. Fifteen-year-old Maura Moody attends Iowa Connections Academy. It is a tuition free online public schoolwith students enrolled across Iowa. “I like online school, because it gives me a lot of flexibility …

Virtual school helps kids who can’t make it to classroom

Recently, I heard an educational speaker say, “If a school does not tell its story, someone else will.” These words rang true to me in light of the state charter school district’s charge that the S.C. Virtual Charter School is “poor performing” and “failing.” Every charter school sets different goals, serves …

Many ECOT kids pick virtual schools

While Ohio’s largest school districts are reporting a small flow of former ECOT students applying, just a pair of for-profit virtual schools already has seen 3,200 sign up. Marie Hanna, the superintendent for the Ohio Connections Academy, said that from last Friday through Thursday, the school received …

Ascension Episcopal pilots virtual classes amid weather closure

No school? No problem. A pilot version of a virtual school day was deemed a success at Ascension Episcopal School’s Sugar Mill Pond campus. Lafayette Parish schools were closed for at least two days last week because of freezing temperatures and icy roads. When it became clear the closures were …

More teacher protests and another charter school approval expected at the Hillsborough County …

TAMPA — This will seem familiar: Teachers are mobilizing to protest outside Tuesday’s Hillsborough County School Board meeting about their frozen pay rates. And this too: A vote is expected on a new charter school. Florida Connections Academy is a virtual school spearheaded by Star Hudspath, …

Watertown’s Perkins School debuts virtual assistance tech with potential to transform

Dave Power, president and CEO of Perkins School for the Blind [left] speaks with Suman Kanuganti, co-founder and CEO of Aira on Jan. 23, 2018. The collaboration and use of Aira’s Campus Network at Perkins for the blind and visually-impaired population is the first of its kind in the U.S. [Wicked Local …

ECOT’s closure could mean more scrutiny for virtual charter schools

The closure of e-school giant Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow could signal more — or at least continued — scrutiny for the state’s virtual charter schools in the years to come. ECOT shut down operations on Jan. 19 following more than a year of turmoil for the virtual charter school. Problems first arose …

Global Virtual Schools Market Analysis, Market Size, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies and …

A virtual school operates on an online learning platform and offers courses pertaining to various fields entirely through digital methodologies. These schools provide students an opportunity to learn at home from certified teachers and using a core curriculum. They also help them earn credits in the …

Holton woman teaches special education from home

“It’s a virtual school which is something that, before I got into this job, I hadn’t heard much about or done much with,” said Evans. Evans said she spent nearly two decades in education, teaching mostly in the traditional school setting. She said there are advantages to the online setting. “There is not as …

Marilou Johanek: ECOT’s state-sanctioned scam — millions in education dollars for not educating

Lager’s virtual school consistently scored failing grades on state assessments. Student progress was pathetic to nonexistent. Two years ago, ECOT recorded the highest number of students who dropped out, or didn’t complete school in four years, of any high school in the country. ECOT liked to blame its …

Aurthor inspires children

Amr finds virtual online schooling very interactive and fascinating, and he excelled in it so much that this virtual school, based in Pretoria, offered him a full bursary. “He will be offering the school valuable updates and new innovative ideas as time passes to incorporate into their system and give a …

School choice has been one of my top priorities since first being elected

In 1985, while serving in the Florida House, I championed a law allowing home education because for some kids, home is the best learning environment. Later, as Speaker of the Florida House, I created the Florida Virtual School (FLVS), which allows students to learn at their own pace, in any location, …

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 …

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 …

‘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 …

Jacksonville teen finds military passion after public charter school closes

News4Jax first connected with Hoenies because of their experience with the virtual school and the Sea Cadets. They were more than willing to share their opinion of the Hope Scholarship legislation. Critics of the bill include teachers unions, which believe it could lead to pay cuts and job losses.

@FGCU_MTen Makes 2018 Home Debut Against Georgia Southern

Florida Virtual School/Florida) and Felipe Ramirez (Armenia, Colombia/Florida Virtual School) upset #37 Juan Lugo and Frazier Rengifo of ETSU 6-4. Ramirez later earned a 6-4, 0-6, 6-2 win over ETSU’s Robert Herrera to highlight the weekend. Felipe Escobar (Pereira, Colombia/Liceo Frances de …

Schools raise graduation bar

Sullivan said her teachers and staff also work hard to coach and encourage those who come through their doors. The school has a 91.2% graduation rate and uses tactics like free tutoring before and after school, offering virtual school and aiding students in preparation for the tests needed to graduate to …

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Enrollment up in Upper Darby’s first cyber school platform

Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Dan McGarry and cyber academy Principal Candice Riccione announced at a school board committee meeting on Tuesday that 214 students across all grade levels are receiving instruction on the district’s new learning platform. Approximately 90 …

Enrollment up in Upper Darby’s first cyber school platform

The Upper Darby Cyber Academy was created as another comprehensive learning opportunity for students. Students are being taught through an educational online program through Pearson Connexus. They find their assignments and learning materials online and a teacher will check in to see how ..

Reading School District shows off new cyber school

Students could take some courses online and then head to their respective school for other courses, like art or gym, Agnew said. District officials also hope to expand the virtual academy for all grades. The Reading School Board approved the cyber school in June and approved Agnew’s hiring in October …

Enrollment up in Upper Darby’s first cyber school platform

UPPER DARBY >> More than 200 students have enrolled in Upper Darby School District’s cyber academysince it launched at the start of the school year. Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Dan McGarry and cyber academy Principal Candice Riccione announced at a school board …

Reading School District shows off new cyber school

The Reading School District showed its newest educational program, the Reading Virtual Academy, Tuesday night.More than 50 people attended for an open house for the cyber school at the Reading Opportunity Center for Children on Penn Street. Reading Virtual Academy coordinator Mary Agnew …

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

Nonetheless, school districts will spend about $1.5 billion in charter tuition payments this year — with $415 million alone going to the cyber school companies. Moreover, as districts pay out more to charters each year, they must also absorb the cost of losing students. Yet, instead of setting its sights on …

Seventh-graders form animal shelter awareness group

Rather than move on to another private or public school for middle school, they joined a cyber school. Their parents rent out a classroom at Meadowbrook, where Connor and Najib work independently on math, science and social studies, take gym and eat lunch with Meadowbrook students and have a …

 

January 28, 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.

January 27, 2018

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the SmartBrief for EdTech.

Other News

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

Controversial Online School Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow Will Close

The controversial online school Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, the state of Ohio’s largest virtual school, will close. … found that, for example, a middle or elementary school student starting at the 50th percentile in math would, on average, fall to the 36th percentile after one year at a virtual school.

Rise & Shine: High school principals say grad requirements could hurt kids

Read more in Chalkbeat and the Indy Star. Plus, find your school’s graduation rate in Chalkbeat’s database. ONLINE CHARTER SCHOOLS: The public school with the lowest graduation rate last year was Indiana Virtual School, where just 64 students out of 985 graduated. Read more from Chalkbeat.

Local mom says online Spanish course is teaching Jacksonville students incorrect grammar

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville mom Norma Martinez said her daughter’s advanced Spanish course through the Florida Virtual School is riddled with errors. Atlantic Coast High School senior Chanttal Martinez noticed something was off when she logged onto to her Spanish course.

Giant e-school closure means abrupt change for students

In this May 9, 2017, file photo, Bill Lager, center, co-founder of Ohio’s largest online charter school, the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow or ECOT, speaks to hundreds of supporters during a rally outside the Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. The virtual school could lose its required sponsor and abruptly …

@FGCU_MTen Drops Road Dual to #20 Florida State

Florida Virtual School/Florida) and Felipe Ramirez (Armenia, Colombia/Florida Virtual School) fell to Guy Iradukunda and Aziz Douglaz at the top spot. Meanwhile, Javier Fernandez (Ibiza, Spain/IES CTEIB) and Austin Bates (Marietta, Ga./Pope HS) lost at No. 3 to Terrance and Terrell Whitehurst.

Evanoff: Amazon decision can motivate Memphis

The virtual school could lose its required sponsor and abruptly close in early 2018, although ECOT has said it’s working to remain open. Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, is the school’s deadline to send a proposed remedy to the sponsor, Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West. (AP Photo/Julie Carr …

@FGCU_MTen Outlasted by ETSU

Florida Virtual School/Florida) and Felipe Ramirez (Armenia, Colombia/Florida Virtual School) took down Juan Lugo and Frazier Rengifo by the same score, Felipe Escobar (Pereira, Colombia/Liceo Frances de Pereira/TCU) and Mateo Ruiz (Bucaramanga, Colombia/Oklahoma State) dropped a tough …

Ed Dept FERPA ruling may signal greater responsiveness to privacy complaints

The original complaint was filed in 2012, and claimed parents had to agree to policies put in place by third-party service providers as part of their children’s acceptance into the virtual school. EdSurge highlights a terms of use policy from K12 Inc. that stated the company and its affiliates had “the right to …

Principal Says Omaha Virtual School Is Evolving

Principal Says Omaha Virtual School Is Evolving. Enrollment is up at the Omaha Public Schools’ experiment in online learning at the Virtual School. Jan. 15, 2018, at 12:58 p.m.. Principal Says Omaha Virtual SchoolIs Evolving …

Virtual Academy changes its name

GREENFIELD — The virtual academy school in town has a new name, as a part of rebranding effort. It will now be named the “Greenfield Commonwealth Virtual School.” Formerly known as Massachusetts Virtual Academy at Greenfield Commonwealth Virtual School, the name change “reflects the …

Principal says Omaha Virtual School is evolving

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Enrollment is up at the Omaha Public Schools’ experiment in online learning at theVirtual School. Principal Wendy Loewenstein told the Omaha World-Herald that the school is evolving, “But it’s where we want it to be.” The school lets students learn at their personal pace through a …

Controversial Online School Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow Will Close

And while ECOT might be beneficial to some of the 6,300 Ohio children who attend it, evidence suggests thatvirtual schools, on balance, aren’t good for kids. (This 2016 study of Ohio online charter schools found that, for example, a middle or elementary school student starting at the 50th percentile in …

District hopes if it builds virtual school, students will come

Ripon Superintendent Mary Whitrock, middle, embraces former School Resource Officer and now Sgt. Lindsey Michels, while new School Resource Officer Brett Henning watches at Monday’s School Board meeting. Michels was recognized by the board for her service to Ripon’s schools.

Snow make-up days could become e-learning days in 2018-19 school year

A state statute created last year allows school districts to have up to five virtual learning days, or e-learning days as they’re called in statute, per school year due to weather. The statute requires school districts to consult with the teachers’ exclusive representative to develop a virtual school day plan, …

Threat of e-school closure adds to adversity for students

FILE In this May 9, 2017, file photo, hundreds of supporters of Ohio’s largest online charter school, the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow or ECOT, participate in a rally outside the Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. The virtual school could lose its required sponsor and abruptly close in early 2018, although …

SCSD graduation rate outpaces state average

The county’s rate for the virtual school is at 18 percent. Fitzpatrick said there are many students that entervirtual school and leave before really getting started but that still affects the rate. She said the virtual school will go up once they clean up the data. Roush said there has also been a lot of emphasis …

‘Virtual High School’ is an option of Idaho students

iSucceed Virtual High School, an accredited online academy serving ninth- through 12-graders, will hold an open house at the Twin Falls Public Library on Friday, Jan. 19, from 11 a.m. ... In 2016, around 4,500 students attended virtual schools, according to the Idaho Public Charter School Commission.

Local mom says online Spanish course is teaching Jacksonville students incorrect grammar

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville mom Norma Martinez said her daughter’s advanced Spanish course through the Florida Virtual School is riddled with errors. Atlantic Coast High School senior Chanttal Martinez noticed something was off when she logged onto to her Spanish course.

Family finds flexibility in Florida Virtual School

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – Anna-Katherine is one of thousands of students navigating Florida Virtual School’s full-time program alongside her younger brother, Rhett. While their older brother is enrolled in traditional school within Bay District Schools, Anna-Katherine and Rhett started …

More teacher protests and another charter school approval expected at the Hillsborough County …

TAMPA — This will seem familiar: Teachers are mobilizing to protest outside Tuesday’s Hillsborough County School Board meeting about their frozen pay rates. And this too: A vote is expected on a new charter school. Florida Connections Academy is a virtual school spearheaded by Star Hudspath, …

The future of education is virtual

FILE ‘Äì In this May 9, 2017, file photo, hundreds of supporters of Ohio’s largest online charter school, the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow or ECOT, participate in a rally outside the Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. The virtual school could lose its required sponsor and abruptly close in early 2018, …

@FGCU_WTen Begins Dual Play at FAU

Sofia Perez (Costa Rica/Florida Virtual School) and Bridget Forster (Boca Raton, Fla./Florida Virtual School) earned perhaps the biggest win of the weekend defeating #58 Anna Vrbenska and Tea Jandric of Ole Miss 6-4 to open the weekend. Perez and Forster later earned singles victories over Denver …

Senate Committee Passes ‘Hope Scholarship’ Bill for Victims of Bullying

According to the bill, scholarships cannot be paid out if a student is enrolled in a public school, virtual school or is receiving any other type of scholarship. To further vet bullying claims, Galvano proposed an amendment requiring principals to investigate incidents of bullying or violence before students …

More families chose a virtual school option

With public, private, magnet, charter or home schooling options, there’s a lot to think about. But can a smartphone, tablet or computer replace a classroom? It’s a question some are asking, as virtual schools across the county take on more students. Indiana virtual school has been in existence for seven …

Too Big to Fail? Why Large Cyber Charter Schools Rarely Get Shut Down

And when you think about parents who have made a choice to enroll their student in a virtual school, there aren’t very many high-quality virtual schools for students to transition into if that’s the mode of education they want. So, folks are in a bind in closing a school and finding better options. I think there is …

Kankakee, Tri-Point participating in online AP classes

The pilot is part of the Illinois Virtual School, which the Illinois State Board of Education runs. The goal of the program is to expand AP classes to students in rural communities so they can earn college credits. Kankakee High School already offers 13 AP classes. However, Felice Hybert, Kankakee School …

Ramirez Claims #ASUNMTEN Player of the Week Honors

The award is the first career weekly award for Ramirez (Armenia, Colombia/Florida Virtual School), though he was named First Team All-Conference last season and the conference’s Freshman of the Year. FGCU has now won each of the first two weekly awards of the season, as Ramirez’s honor follows …

Is the Florida House’s new school choice bill HB 7069 Part II?

… scale back computerized state testing, revise accountability rules for private schools accepting state tax credit scholarships, and ensure access to industry certification exams for Florida Virtual School students. Unlike HB 7069, which is under fire by school boards on several constitutional fronts, this bill …

Schools and parents get ready for open enrollment period

“Whether you send your kid to public school, private school, you homeschool, a virtual school, parents need to be involved. And they need to find out is this meeting the needs of my student and how can we help our student learn, and grow and become independent in this job of learning because it takes …

Vantastic Voyage

The visit happened at the same time Gavin was learning about Lewis and Clark in his virtual schoolcurriculum. “The coolest thing about the trip was actually seeing things with your own eyes that you are learning in school,” Gavin said. Annabelle agreed, as she got to learn about the Blackfeet Native …

@FGCU_WTen Erases 3-0 Deficit; Defeats FAU 4-3

After dropping the doubles point and the first two singles matches, Maja Ornberg (Kil, Sweden/De la Gardiegymnasiet, Lidkoping) started the comeback with a convincing 6-1, 6-3 victory at No. 2 singles. Not long after, Sofia Perez (Costa Rica/Florida Virtual School) produced another victory, hers at No.

OKCPS mistakes have potential to push poor schools over the edge

Now, a survey of Oklahoma virtual school patrons reveals that, “Forty-one percent of students who attend a virtual charter school in Oklahoma left their previous school because they were victims of bullying.” I also suspect that a large percentage of patrons choose charters to avoid chronic disorder and …

K12 Inc. (LRN) EPS Estimated At $0.23

More important recent K12 Inc. (NYSE:LRN) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “K12 Inc.: A Misunderstood Education Company Running Out Of Gas” on July 26, 2017, also Washingtonpost.com published article titled: “Virtual school operator K12 Inc. faces challenge from …

Virtual school helps kids who can’t make it to classroom

I have been honored and humbled to teach a student with diabetes so severe she could not attend a brick-and-mortar school because of her illness but was able to attend our virtual school. One of my former students with cerebral palsy was able to complete her high school diploma at home and not …

Ascension Episcopal pilots virtual classes amid weather closure

No school? No problem. A pilot version of a virtual school day was deemed a success at Ascension Episcopal School’s Sugar Mill Pond campus. Lafayette Parish schools were closed for at least two days last week because of freezing temperatures and icy roads. When it became clear the closures were …

Online school to host informational session in Mason City

One of the options being highlighted is online or virtual school, and Iowa Connections Academy, an online public school that serves more than 500 K-12 students in Iowa, is hosting online and in-person information sessions to educate families. An information session is 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at Holiday Inn ..

Help an ECOT Family Stay on the Homeschool Path

Many Ohio families were no doubt surprised by the recent decision of an online virtual school to abruptly shut down operations. Although children enrolled in ECOT conducted education activities mostly at home, they were enrolled in public school. In the wake of the school’s closing, Home School Legal …

The growing trend of early graduation

If they planned in advance it can be a smooth process, but if not they may have to pick up classes on virtual school,” Mrs. Sanders elaborated. Summerville junior Olivia Adams is skipping her senior year, having taken two extra online courses to fulfill her requirements. “Mrs. Toliver has been very …

Analysts See $0.23 EPS for K12 Inc. (LRN)

… charter backed by K12 Inc.” on May 18, 2017, also Businesswire.com published article titled: “K12 Inc. to Present at NobleCon14 – Noble Capital Markets’ 14”, Washingtonpost.com published: “Virtual school operator K12 Inc. faces challenge from stockholders demanding …” on December 14, 2016.

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

House passes bill allowing charter and cyber schools to tap into millages

Today, the Michigan House passed a controversial bill that is now making its way toward the governor’s desk that would give more money to charter and cyber schools, allowing them to tap into enhancement millages. AA. LANSING, Mich. —. The Michigan House passed a controversial bill that is now …

Glendale School Board hears details of creating a district cyber academy

10, West Decatur, to establish a cyber school within the school district. Jenna Witherite, CIU Adult Community Programs and CIOLA coordinator, attended the meeting and Holly Brzycki of IU No. 15 Capital Area Online Learning participated via teleconferencing. Witherite and Brzycki provided details to …

Livingston Classical Academy may drop ‘cyber school’ status

WHITMORE LAKE, MI – Livingston Classical Academy could be putting down more permanent roots in Whitmore Lake as the school changes from a cyber school to a traditional charter school. The Whitmore Lake Public Schools board of education – which authorized LCA to open in the 2016-17 school …

Parents need to do their homework on school choice options | Opinion

In the video below, Natasha Shane, of Commonwealth Charter Academy, a K-12 cyber-school, offers pointers to parents who might be considering other education options for their children. “My advice for parents in the school choice process? Determine what your short- and long-term goals are for your …

Livingston Classical Academy may drop ‘cyber school’ status

WHITMORE LAKE, MI – Livingston Classical Academy could be putting down more permanent roots in Whitmore Lake as the school changes from a cyber school to a traditional charter school. The Whitmore Lake Public Schools board of education – which authorized LCA to open in the 2016-17 school …

Glendale School Board hears details of creating a district cyber academy

FLINTON — Glendale School Board gave consideration to joining Central Intermediate Online Learning Association to provide an option for a district … Witherite said a cyber learning program could help the district retain some of the funds it is now paying out for tuition for students living in the school …

House passes bill allowing charter and cyber schools to tap into mileages

Today, the Michigan House passed a controversial bill that is now making its way toward the governor’s desk that would give more money to charter and cyber schools, allowing them to tap into enhancement mileages. Republicans support this bill, but opponents say it would take more money out of the …

Spring semester tips to help get students on track

There were some things I noticed that helped me as a cyber school student that are essential to having a successful semester here in college – many of which were skills I have acquired from trial and error. I would like to share these skill sets so you can conquer your spring semester. Time management …

Tarentum Council picks Dadowski as 2nd Ward representative

Dadowski, of Second Avenue, is a special education teacher at Commonwealth Charter Academy High School, a cyber school. He has lived in Tarentum for seven years. Both candidates were interviewed by council members as part of Monday’s special meeting. “I listen, listen some more, then listen …

Reading School District shows off new cyber school

The Reading School District showed its newest educational program, the Reading Virtual Academy, Tuesday night. TODAY’S SPONSOR: More than 50 people attended for an open house for the cyber school at the Reading Opportunity Center for Children on Penn Street. Reading Virtual Academy …

Enrollment up in Upper Darby’s first cyber school platform

UPPER DARBY >> More than 200 students have enrolled in Upper Darby School District’s cyber academy since it launched at the start of the school year. Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Dan McGarry and cyber academy Principal Candice Riccione announced at a school board …

Police charge teen with homicide in Northumberland County shooting

Mother and son spoke about defense attorneys prior to the arraignment. “Look at those cops, smiling,” Ebersole told his mother as they spoke. During the hearing, Ebersole told Gembic he was enrolled in cyber school and had previously attended Shamokin Area School District schools until ninth grade.

January 21, 2018

EBSCO Alerts

ebscoFirst, I did receive 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.

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