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Saturday, April 22, 2006

Virtual Schooling in the News

More from my daily Yahoo news service for the terms "virtual and school" and the terms "cyber and school".

Home-schooling takes digital approach
CentralOhio.com Fri, 14 Apr 2006 7:13 PM PDT

FAIRFIELD COUNTY - Cell phones have replaced pay phones, iPods have replaced the Walkman - and now some people say virtual schools are beginning to replace traditional public schools.

First virtual high school for the gifted
San Jose Mercury News Fri, 14 Apr 2006 2:18 PM PDT

Stanford University's Education Program for Gifted Youth is taking the next logical step: launching what is believed to be the nation's first online high school for gifted students.

Cyberschooling provides Rockwood teen the best of both worlds
Daily American Fri, 14 Apr 2006 9:11 PM PDT

According to Janee Romesberg, cyberschooling is an ideal educational alternative for her.

‘Virtual school’ recruits here
The Davis Enterprise Sat, 15 Apr 2006 10:14 PM PDT

Published Apr 14, 2006 - 15:22:14 CDT. A charter school — that describes itself as a “virtual public school” — is seeking students in Yolo County, as well as most of the Sacramento area.

Christian school goes online
Cincinnati Enquirer Sun, 16 Apr 2006 3:15 AM PDT

The man who led Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy's elementary school is launching a Christian school online.

Cyber-Communication: Finding Its Place in School Counseling Practice, Education, and Professional Development
RedNova Sun, 16 Apr 2006 2:07 AM PDT By Wilczenski, Felicia L; Coomey, Susan M

‘Virtual school’ recruits here
The Davis Enterprise Mon, 17 Apr 2006 1:20 PM PDT

Published Apr 14, 2006 - 15:22:14 CDT. A charter school — that describes itself as a “virtual public school” — is seeking students in Yolo County, as well as most of the Sacramento area.

High School Dropouts Have Second Chance Online
PR Web via Yahoo! News Mon, 17 Apr 2006 5:00 AM PDT

Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) April 17, 2006 -- High school dropouts in this nation are faced with dramatically lower earning potential over their lifetimes without a high school diploma or GED.

High School Dropouts Have Second Chance Online
PR Web Mon, 17 Apr 2006 0:14 AM PDT

Comcourse offers a free GED preparation program and adult online high school program. [PRWEB Apr 17, 2006]

Some students turn to virtual schools
Rhinelander Daily News Tue, 18 Apr 2006 11:28 AM PDT

Internet access to other schools' programs continues to play a major role in decisions by Rhinelander public school students to pursue education opportunities elsewhere under the state's school choice law or through home-schooling.

Doyle vetoes four bills, won't OK shorter school year
ABC 7 Chicago Tue, 18 Apr 2006 6:38 PM PDT

Four education-related bills, including one that would have allowed districts to shorten the school year by increasing the length of the school day, were vetoed Tuesday by Governor Jim Doyle.


Virtual school’ recruits here
The Davis Enterprise Wed, 19 Apr 2006 1:09 PM PDT

Published Apr 14, 2006 - 15:22:14 CDT. A charter school — that describes itself as a “virtual public school” — is seeking students in Yolo County, as well as most of the Sacramento area.

Doyle vetoes Davis' virtual school bill
Monroe Times Wed, 19 Apr 2006 10:50 AM PDT

MONROE -- Governor Jim Doyle vetoed Assembly Bill (AB) 1060 Tuesday, legislation written by Rep. Brett Davis, R-Oregon, intended to clarify the definition of a teacher in a virtual school.

IDAHO VIRTUAL ACADEMY OPEN HOUSE
KPVI-TV Wed, 19 Apr 2006 10:54 AM PDT

Some local parents got a peak into an Idaho public school providing an alternative approach to their children's education. The Idaho Virtual Academy held an open house in Pocatello. The online system provides schooling for kids in grades K through 9.

Conference committee approves charter school legislation
WIS-TV Columbia Wed, 19 Apr 2006 1:21 PM PDT

(Columbia-AP) April 19, 2006 - House and Senate conferees approved a compromise version of charter school legislation on Wednesday that would set up a vote in each chamber that could establish a statewide charter school district.

Doyle vetoes four bills, won't OK shorter school year
Gazette Extra Sports Wed, 19 Apr 2006 7:23 AM PDT

MADISON, Wis. - Four education-related bills, including one that would have allowed districts to shorten the school year by increasing the length of the school day, were vetoed Tuesday by Gov. Jim Doyle.

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