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Friday, July 28, 2006

Virtual Schooling in the News

Starting off with the Yahoo! news alert for virtual school.

Barren boasts first virtual high school
Bowling Green Daily News Fri, 21 Jul 2006 10:09 AM PDT

At the Barren Academy of Virtual and Expanded Learning, there are no crowded hallways, no wobbly desks, no dented lockers. In fact, there is no building.

Educationjust mouseclick away
The Post and Courier Fri, 21 Jul 2006 6:59 AM PDT

State forges ahead with online school

Kids give up vacation time to take required courses
The Leader Sun, 23 Jul 2006 0:15 AM PDT

PAINTED POST While many kids are using their summer vacation to travel, work a summer job or just goof off with friends, others in the Corning-Painted Post school district are using the months of July and August to get a head start on their education.

Students, parents find educational alternatives online
The Steubenville Herald-Star Sat, 22 Jul 2006 1:43 PM PDT

With displays of school supplies already cropping up in local stores, the start of the 2006-07 school year fast approaches. But for some students and parents, going back to school doesn’t necessarily mean heading to the traditional classroom learning environment.

Students begin enrolling in Internet-based school
Leavenworth Times Mon, 24 Jul 2006 7:22 AM PDT

A dozen students have already enrolled in the new Leavenworth Virtual School. Director Kevin Lunsford said a total of 20 students have said “yes” to the program and he anticipates more will be attracted to the Internet-based school.

Virtual Word Teaches Deaf Children Math
Kotaku Mon, 24 Jul 2006 1:34 PM PDT

A group of computer graphics tech students at Purdue's Envision Center for Data Perceptualizatoin have thrown together a bunch of cool technologies to create a virtual world designed to teach deaf...

Virtual Reality World Teaches Deaf Children Math Skills
Newswise Mon, 24 Jul 2006 12:35 PM PDT

Purdue University is using technology employed in the films "King Kong" and "Lord of the Rings" to create colorful characters in a virtual reality world who teach deaf children math.

School via computer idea delayed
Gillette News Record Mon, 24 Jul 2006 1:25 PM PDT

Plans for an out-of-the-classroom school taken via computer this fall have been halted after Campbell County School District officials were told Friday that it does not qualify for state funding.

Teachers in Michigan want to keep teaching Las Vegas students
Las Vegas Sun Mon, 24 Jul 2006 8:29 AM PDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A pair of high school English teachers who moved to Michigan and have been conducting summer classes online say they want to keep instructing students in southern Nevada, some 1,600 miles away.

Planned virtual school hits snag
Billings Gazette Tue, 25 Jul 2006 0:31 AM PDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. - Plans for a virtual school run by the school district here have been halted after state education officials said such a program wouldn't qualify for state funding.

School via computer idea delayed
Gillette News Record Mon, 24 Jul 2006 1:25 PM PDT

Plans for an out-of-the-classroom school taken via computer this fall have been halted after Campbell County School District officials were told Friday that it does not qualify for state funding.

Oil City board approves funding for online courses
The Derrick Mon, 24 Jul 2006 9:20 PM PDT

The district also OKs participation in the Riverview IU 6 broadband initiative. Oil City school directors on Monday approved funding for membership in a program offering online courses through a cyber services.

Virtual school faces hurdles
Casper Star-Tribune Wed, 26 Jul 2006 7:08 AM PDT

GILLETTE (AP) -- Plans for a virtual school run by the school district here have been halted after state education officials said such a program wouldn't qualify for state funding.

Classes to come?
Northwest Herald Wed, 26 Jul 2006 3:26 AM PDT

Tomorrow's education for today's children. That's how the Chicago Virtual Charter School headlines the program it will offer up to 600 students this fall, if it receives state approval.

Online school draws twice as many students as expected
The Olympian Thu, 27 Jul 2006 11:29 AM PDT

Enrollment in a new Washington Virtual Academy has ballooned to 600 students — more than twice as many as the Steilacoom Historical School District had expected.

Next the Yahoo! news alert for cyber school.

The stakes have never been higher for area students to perform well on Pennsylvania System of School Assessment math
The Daily Review Sun, 23 Jul 2006 1:29 AM PDT

The stakes have never been higher for area students to perform well on Pennsylvania System of School Assessment math and reading tests.

Cyber school enrollment increasing
Pottstown Mercury Mon, 24 Jul 2006 0:22 AM PDT

BOYERTOWN -- Since the start of the new millennium, members of today’s work force travel virtually beyond conference rooms by teleconferencing, further their education via webinars and receive streams of information through podcasts. The technology revolution is in full force.

Oil City board approves funding for online courses
The Derrick Mon, 24 Jul 2006 9:20 PM PDT

The district also OKs participation in the Riverview IU 6 broadband initiative. Oil City school directors on Monday approved funding for membership in a program offering online courses through a cyber services.

Moving to the Google news alert for virtual school.

Valley students a click away from virtual class
Bakersfield Californian (subscription) - Bakersfield,CA,USA

... Connections Academy, which will serve students in grades seven to 10 this year, is a virtual school, meaning curriculum arrives online. ...

School via computer idea delayed
Gillette News Record - Gillette WY,USA

... “There is an awful lot of disagreement as to what would constitute a virtual school and how you would guarantee that every student would receive an equal ...

District considers ‘virtual school' for those who prefer staying ...
Gillette News Record - Gillette WY,USA

A virtual school offered in the fall through the Campbell County School District will provide an out-of-the-classroom education option that supplements or ...

Students begin enrolling in Internet-based school
Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth,KS,USA

... Board members also approved a handbook for the virtual school as well as a contract for a company to provide online registration and high school courses for ...

And finally the Google news alert for cyber school.

By design, school is for playing games, working on skills to ...
Dayton Daily News (subscription) - Dayton,OH,USA
... purely online curriculum of "cyber" schools combined with the in-the-classroom intensity of schools designed for dropouts. The technology design school will be ...

Powering up
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Pittsburgh,PA,USA

... The option allows students to complete cyber classes, and either earn credit or explore a specific subject, without enrolling in a cyber school. ...

Cyber school enrollment increasing
Pottstown Mercury - Pottstown,PA,USA

... While parents view cyber charter schools as an alternative form of education, school district officials view the increase in cyber school attendance as a drain ... [See all stories on this topic]

Area wrestlers set for nationals
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Pittsburgh,PA,USA

The 17-year-old from Cranberry attended a charter cyber school, wrestled in Wyoming and Washington, trained in Bulgaria and, last month, won a Pennsylvania ...

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