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Friday, June 23, 2006

Virtual Schooling in the News

From my Yahoo! news alerts for virtual school.

Virtual high school graduates seven
North County Times Thu, 15 Jun 2006 5:53 PM PDT

TEMECULA ---- Seven students will graduate from the Rainbow Advanced Institute for Learning charter school tonight at the Temeku Country Club in Temecula.

School's out for summer
KXLY-TV Spokane Fri, 16 Jun 2006 6:06 PM PDT

SPOKANE -- For area students, Friday was the last day of school, meaning the official start of summer and for many youngsters they already have big plans for the next three months of vacation.

The winners of the 2006 Connections Academy Quiz Bowl competition
Daily American Fri, 16 Jun 2006 9:04 PM PDT

Connections Academy, a national provider of K-10 virtual public schools with schools in 11 states, has announced the winners of its 2006 Connections Academy Quiz Bowl competition.

School board meetings
The Cincinnati Enquirer Sun, 18 Jun 2006 2:42 AM PDT

[chart] NEXT MEETING ON AGENDA LAST MEETING BUTLER COUNTY Lakota: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Lakota Central Office, 5572 Princeton RoadDiscussion of the district's strategic plan.Presentation of the 2006-2007 school year budget. CLERMONT COUNTY Batavia: 7 p.m. Monday, 800 Bauer Ave.Federal and state programs, textbooks, virtual learning academy, student handbooksEstablished

Minnesota Virtual Academy offers new option for at home schooling
KAALtv.com Wed, 21 Jun 2006 8:23 AM PDT

(KAAL) -- Rochester parents have another schooling option for their kids in the upcoming school year. It's called the Minnesota Virtual Academy--a tuition free, public school program for students kindergarten through eighth grade.

Board rejects charter school
Casper Star-Tribune Wed, 21 Jun 2006 9:32 AM PDT

LANDER -- With one abstention, the Fremont County School District 1 board Tuesday night voted down an application for a proposed K-8 charter school in Lander.

Virtual school, real education
Seattle Times Thu, 22 Jun 2006 0:16 AM PDT

I saw the future of public education the other day, and it reminded me how stuck Seattle is in a stone age. Some educators, parents and...

Steilacoom School District enrolling online students statewide
Fox 12 Oregon Thu, 22 Jun 2006 8:49 AM PDT

STEILACOOM, Wash. The Steilacoom School District in Pierce County plans to enroll students statewide this fall through its online academic program.

The Yahoo news alert for cyber school.

Ball State creates guidelines for virtual charter schools
The Star Press Mon, 19 Jun 2006 0:19 AM PDT

MUNCIE -- Today Ball State University will publish draft guidelines detailing the university's expectations for authorizing the state's first virtual charter schools.

And Google news alert for virtual school

Law creates ‘virtual school’ to link students and teachers
Columbia Missourian - Columbia,MO,USA

... Matt Blunt on Monday, requires the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to create a “virtual school” program by July 2007. ...

Missouri Offers Virtual Learning Options
digitalBURG.com - Warrensburg,MO,USA

... Missouri's virtual school will be subject to the same educational standards as every other public school district in Missouri. Because ...

FdL family finds virtual school ideal for special needs daughter
The Reporter - Fond du Lac,WI,USA

... The Rebers credit virtual school as the stimulus and nurturer of Maria's latent abilities. It turns out, her father believes, that ...

Finally, the Google news alert for cyber school.

Cyber school adds bricks-and-mortar 'blend' in Marshall
Pittsburgh Post Gazette - Pittsburgh,PA,USA

The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School is launching a tutoring and enrichment pilot program this month that, at first, sounds suspiciously like old-fashioned ...

Norwin not alone with hike
Gateway Newspapers - USA

... "When a student chooses to attend a cyber school, the tuition is paid by his home district,"said Pat Kennedy, Allegheny Intermediate Unit director of ...

Online classrooms mean plenty of “cyber” space for teaching at ...
UQ News - Brisbane,Queensland,Australia

... UQ's School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering staff are currently pursuing a number of experiments based around the iLabs technology. ...

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