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Friday, July 21, 2006

Virtual Schooling in the News

I'm sorry I haen't had any content this past week (if you read She's Sleeping With The Angels from one of my other blogs you'll see why). I promise that I'll get something up over the weekendfor you to ponder.

Starting with the Yahoo! news alert for virtual school.

Virtual schools offer real diplomas
UPI Fri, 14 Jul 2006 2:14 PM PDT

ORLANDO, Fla., July 14 (UPI) -- Internet-based schools like Orlando's Florida Virtual School are on the rise in the United States, offering credits and diplomas to computer savvy students.

Charter School Chain Targets Florida
The Tampa Tribune Sat, 15 Jul 2006 9:39 PM PDT

TAMPA - Florida is the next frontier for a politically powerful businessman who built Ohio's largest charter school operation and helped pass its charter school and voucher laws.

Californian School News
North County Times Sun, 16 Jul 2006 8:38 PM PDT

Class Notes, Student Standouts CLASS NOTES Virtual school hosts info session TEMECULA ---- The California Virtual Academies, a network of online public charter schools, will host an information meeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Maggie Moo's Ice Cream and Treatery.

School Just a Click Away
Kansas City InfoZine Mon, 17 Jul 2006 2:57 AM PDT

By Pauline Vu - Online classes, such as this biology course, allow teachers to post assignments on Web sites instead of distributing handouts to students in a classroom.

Californian School News
North County Times Mon, 17 Jul 2006 7:39 PM PDT

Class Notes, Student Standouts CLASS NOTES Virtual school hosts info session TEMECULA ---- The California Virtual Academies, a network of online public charter schools, will host an information meeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Maggie Moo's Ice Cream and Treatery.

North Platte high students can attend virtual classrooms
North Platte Bulletin Tue, 18 Jul 2006 2:12 AM PDT

Students at North Platte High School will be able to take courses via the Internet this coming year, following approval by the board of education Monday.

School without walls coming to LVUSD
The Acorn Thu, 20 Jul 2006 8:06 AM PDT

A new high school is being built in the Las Virgenes Unified School District, but without walls, classrooms or the trappings of a typical school structure.

And from the Yahoo! news alert cyber school.

Clarifying Cyber School Matters
RedNova Fri, 14 Jul 2006 11:16 AM PDT

TO THE EDITOR: In an article ("Paying the virtual bills"), Rep. Mike Sturla is quoted as saying of cyber schools: "We'll send you a new computer and some online classes that may or may not have been proven to get your kid somewhere.

Santorum struggles for support at home
AP via Yahoo! News Sat, 15 Jul 2006 1:23 AM PDT

Phyllis Sharkady has voted twice for the local boy who made good, Republican Sen. Rick Santorum. Not this year.

Even in his old congressional district, Santorum struggles
phillyburbs.com Sat, 15 Jul 2006 1:07 AM PDT

PITTSBURGH - Phyllis Sharkady has voted twice for the local boy who made good, Republican Sen. Rick Santorum.

School Just a Click Away
Kansas City InfoZine Mon, 17 Jul 2006 2:57 AM PDT

By Pauline Vu - Online classes, such as this biology course, allow teachers to post assignments on Web sites instead of distributing handouts to students in a classroom.

Teaching And Learning Online: Meeting Learners In Their Natural Cyber-Habitat
MasterNewMedia.org Tue, 18 Jul 2006 1:22 AM PDT

"Teaching and learning are changing with the Internet. Students are by and large vastly more digitally literate than many of their instructors. This is a generation that was born to and came of age online. The Internet and technology, in many cases, appears second nature for most. Therefore, setting learning outcomes and educational objective must be concomitant with student behavior. We have

Moving on to the Google news alert for virtual school.

Virtual school may open in Illinois
Chicago Tribune - United States

... a more structured teaching environment. In virtual school, parents will set their own school hours. Children will get an online ...

Chicago prepares for virtual school
DailyIndia.com - Niskayuna,NY,USA

CHICAGO, July 13 (UPI) -- Chicago's first virtual elementary school, expected to open this fall, will put parents, not teachers, in charge of their kids' study ...

School just a click away
Stateline.org - Washington,DC,USA

... High School, which opened in 1993 and taught a course to about a third of the state’s recent graduating class, and Florida Virtual School, which serves ...

Cyberspace an alternative to classroom
Yakima Herald-Republic - Yakima,WA,USA

... students across the state — mostly because of the high demand for the service, says Randall Greenway, the chief administrator for the state's virtual school. ... [See all stories on this topic]

School Just a Click Away
Kansas City infoZine - Kansas City,MO,USA

... Florida students who would rather spend their in-class time in an AP course with a teacher in the flesh have flocked to the Florida Virtual School, where they ...

Virtual Charter School Plans Fall Opening In Chicago
WBBM780 - Chicago,USA

CHICAGO (WBBM Newsradio 780) -- It would be the first of its kind in Chicago: an on-line virtual school for kindergartners though 8th graders. ...

Chicago Virtual Charter School Board of Directors Announces City's ...
Yahoo! News (press release) - USA

... The Chicago Virtual Charter School will be unique to other public virtual school programs because it will utilize two types of learning environments -- home ...

Virtual School Provides Alternative To Home School
CBS2 Chicago - Chicago,IL,USA

CBS 2’s Joanie Lum reports on the city’s new virtual school, one that will meet online most of the time. ... Virtual School will have an actual building. ...

CPS to open virtual charter school
ABC7Chicago.com - IL, USA

By Theresa Gutierrez. July 13, 2006 (Last Updated: 4:39 PM) - Hundreds of Chicago children could soon be attending a virtual school. ...

FLorida Virtual School Launches New Performance Driven e-Learning ...
LearningBusiness.fi - Finland

At the 2006 National Educating Computing Conference held in San Diego, California, July 5 – 7, Florida Virtual School (FLVS) launched Virtual School ...

And finally the Google news alert for cyber school.

New Releases: MSTRKRFT Finally Dole Out The Looks
Chart Attack - Canada

... sure (99.99999 per cent) that Cyber-Rap (aka Robert "Ronald" Marie MacDougall) doesn't actually exist, he's finagled help from Ninja High School and Laura ...

LETTER: Magnet school not that attractive to me
East Hartford Gazette - East Hartford,CT,USA

... I personally am not a magnet school supporter. ... Think about it - there's a big difference between laptops and blackboards, especially in today's 'cyber' world. ...

Proudly hosted by IGN FAQs
IGN - Brisbane,CA,USA

... STORY A dark day has come for the class in ACDC school's 6th grade. ... Lan's father, Yuichiro, jas been transferred to a new town called Cyber City. ...

Caution key for kids surfing the 'Net
Brockton Enterprise - MA, United States

... a man trying to entice two girls, and “Air Dogs,” a cyber bullying depiction. “The programs are super effective,” said Raynham School Resource Officer ...

Campaign 2006 - Out at home
Beaver County Times - Beaver County,PA,USA

... He owns a house in Penn Hills, and she blamed a local Democratic Party leader who sits on the school board for stirring up the cyber school dispute. "His No. ...

Meet me at the Improv
Beaver County Times - Beaver County,PA,USA

... Intensive, short-term workshops are also offered. Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School students can take Mancini Academy classes for free. ...

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