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Saturday, December 24, 2005

Virtual Schooling in the News

From my Google news alert for virtual and school.

Webcast: Virtual school helps at-risk students succeed
eSchool News (subscription) - Bethesda, MD, USA

Online instruction has helped several at-risk Illinois students finish their high school education and earn their diploma, when it's likely many of these students otherwise would have dropped out of the system, said Sarah Antrim-Cambium, the Illinois Virtual High School (IVHS) coordinator for participating schools in Cook County. Antrim-Cambium was speaking at a Dec. 14 webcast sponsored by the North American Council for Online Learning (NACOL). The purpose of the event was to highlight how virtual schooling can be used to reach students who are at risk of failing or of dropping out of the traditional school system.

With school year half over, Caddo OKs 2005-06 goals
Shreveport Times - Shreveport, LA, USA

With one day to go before the end of the fall semester, Caddo School Board members approved the district's goals for the current school year. Superintendent Ollie Tyler's contract calls for her to prepare the goals by March 1 for each coming school year. She failed to meet that deadline last year -- having presented the 2004-05 goals to the School Board in October -- and this year. School Board President Willie Henderson of Shreveport said he hasn't given the March 1 deadline in Tyler's contract any thought, nor was he concerned about the 2005-06 objectives coming at midyear.

Picture this: A school in a virtual world
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (subscription) - Milwaukee, WI, USA

... and Webcams. Before becoming a teacher for a virtual school district, Hennings was honored for her work at a traditional school. ... [Subscription required for a more detailed description]

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