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Saturday, July 08, 2006

Virtual Schooling in the News

Starting with the Yahoo news alert for virtual school.

Online classes go statewide Schools say they're following students to where they learn
The Olympian Sun, 02 Jul 2006 6:01 AM PDT

Computer screens in homes across Washington will become classrooms on the first day of school.

UC plans to launch an online academy
San Diego Union-Tribune Wed, 05 Jul 2006 2:17 AM PDT

July 5 (UNION-TRIBUNE): The University of California is starting a virtual public high school for San Diego County students. UC has offered individual online courses to the state's high school students for seven years. But the UC Online Academy scheduled to open Aug. 28 will accept as many as 125 full-time ninth-graders who will take all their classes from home via computer.

Learning Academy to help at-risk students
The Woonsocket Call Wed, 05 Jul 2006 0:09 AM PDT

WOONSOCKET -- When a student is suspended for more than 10 days in a calendar year, state law since September has required school districts to provide an interim, alternative setting to keep up with classmates and curriculum.

Officals pull the plug on plans for virtual school franchise
Bonita Daily News Thu, 06 Jul 2006 0:03 AM PDT

A year after Lee County Schools revealed plans to open a virtual school of its own, district officials say they have dropped the project.

USD Planning Online Public High School
News 8 San Diego Wed, 05 Jul 2006 3:16 PM PDT

The University of California is starting an online public high school for San Diego County students.

Officials pull the plug on plans for virtual school franchise
Sun Herald Thu, 06 Jul 2006 9:33 PM PDT

A year after Lee County schools revealed plans to open a virtual school, district officials say they have dropped the project.

Continuing with the Yahoo news alert for cyber school.

Swann & education
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Pittsburgh,PA,USA

... parents to afford better schools for their children, charter schools (including cyber charter ones) and says nothing about empowering school district taxpayers ...

Chester board to hold budget hearing
Madison Daily Leader - Madison,SD,USA

... But, Chester Superintendent Mark Greguson said, the budget includes two major projects -- Cyber School and the purchase of Tablet PCs for every high school ...

Cranberry to offer cyber school alternative
Oil City Derrick - Oil City,PA,USA

... Even if no student signs up this year, Bodnar said they district will continue to market the program to its home school and cyber charter residents to recruit ...

USD Planning Online Public High School
News 8 San Diego Wed, 05 Jul 2006 3:19 PM PDT

The University of California is starting an online public high school for San Diego County students.

UC plans to launch an online academy
San Diego Union-Tribune Wed, 05 Jul 2006 2:02 AM PDT

July 5 (UNION-TRIBUNE): The University of California is starting a virtual public high school for San Diego County students. UC has offered individual online courses to the state's high school students for seven years. But the UC Online Academy scheduled to open Aug. 28 will accept as many as 125 full-time ninth-graders who will take all their classes from home via computer.

Moving on to the Google news alert for virtual school

Washington Virtual Academy Launches State's Premier Online Public ...
Yahoo! News (press release) - USA

... support structure. The Washington Virtual Academy is a statewide public virtual school program serving students in grades K - 8. ...

Virtual School and E 4 TN Building
WDEF - Chattanooga,TN,USA

By Brooke Bennett. Hamilton County's Virtual School will soon open at a new location across the county Board of Education headquarters. ...

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