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Saturday, August 26, 2006

Virtual and Cyber Schooling in the News

Beginning with Yahoo! news alert for virtual school.

Cyber School
WPH CBS 21 Fri, 18 Aug 2006 6:20 AM PDT

Not all kids will be going to school this fall like you might think.

School Board OKs first reading of its policy on do not resuscitate
Salisbury Post Fri, 18 Aug 2006 7:14 AM PDT

Rowan-Salisbury Schools personnel will make every effort to assist a student in the throes of a life-threatening situation — even if the student has a do not resuscitate order from parents and doctor.

High-tech virtual academy is a virtual go-ahead
Gazette Extra Sports Fri, 18 Aug 2006 10:24 PM PDT

Janesville may finally get its third high school. In fact, the new school will probably be up and running 10 months from now.

Home-Schooled Students Using Virtual Classrooms
WCCO Minneapolis/St. Paul Sat, 19 Aug 2006 1:22 PM PDT

The Larsons started home schooling their daughter Elisabeth two years ago. It's a move they don't regret. More Education News

Online charter schools criticized
The Indianapolis Star Sat, 19 Aug 2006 11:49 PM PDT

Ball State University's effort to start online charter schools is drawing fire from the state's largest teachers union, which argues the cyberschools would break the law and cost taxpayers millions of dollars.

Virtual school registration ends
Hattiesburg American Mon, 21 Aug 2006 4:37 AM PDT

Registration is wraps up today for the Mississippi Virtual School. The state Department of Education, through the Office of Leadership and Professional Development, will continue to offer tuition-free online courses during the 2006-07 academic year. Coursework begins Sept. 5.

PA Cyber School Students Learn Anytime, Anywhere with CDW-G; Laptops Offer a Practical Solution for Non-Traditional
FinanzNachrichten Mon, 21 Aug 2006 5:11 AM PDT

CDW Government, Inc. (CDW-G), a wholly owned subsidiary of CDW Corporation ( Nachrichten / Aktienkurs ) (NASDAQ:CDWC) and leading source of information technology (IT) solutions to governments and educators, today announced its partnership with one of Pennsylvania's leading cyber charter schools, the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School (PA Cyber), on its first laptop learning initiative.

PA Cyber School Students Learn Anytime, Anywhere with CDW-G
Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance Mon, 21 Aug 2006 5:00 AM PDT

VERNON HILLS, Ill.----Aug. 21, 2006--CDW Government, Inc. , a wholly owned subsidiary of CDW Corporation and leading source of information technology solutions to governments and educators, today announced its partnership with one of Pennsylvania's leading cyber charter schools, the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School , on its first laptop learning initiative.

Virtual school boosts district enrollment
Lawrence Journal-World Mon, 21 Aug 2006 10:06 PM PDT

Virtual education is the key component to growth in the Lawrence school district.

NIIT, IIM-C to launch virtual classroom together
New Kerala Tue, 22 Aug 2006 8:27 AM PDT

Kolkata, Aug 22: Leading business school Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta (IIM-C) Tuesday entered into a strategic alliance with NIIT, Asia's largest IT trainer, to offer executive development programmes through virtual classrooms.

Home-schooled students defecting to online learning programs
USA Today Mon, 21 Aug 2006 2:10 PM PDT

Greg and Maria Larson, had been home schooling their daughter for two years but enrolled her in an on-line school Minnesota Connections Academy, a cyber school. Online learning and virtual public schools are an alternative to attending public school.

Video Guidance Provides Technology and Services for Virtual Summer School Field Trips
Broadcast Newsroom Wed, 23 Aug 2006 5:30 AM PDT

MINNEAPOLIS, BUSINESS WIRE -- Video Guidance, the leading video, voice, streaming , and web conferencing services company provided videoconferencing equipment and technological services for Virtual Field Trips for the Independent School District #197 School Age Care Program.

New Program Offers High School Education Online
CBS 13 Sacramento Tue, 22 Aug 2006 6:15 PM PDT

You see ads about how you can go to college via the internet, and never have to set foot in a classroom. But now the same goes for high school.

K-12 Online Private School Allows Children to Have a Career & an Education
PR Web via Yahoo! News Wed, 23 Aug 2006 5:00 AM PDT

ORLANDO, FL (PRWEB) August 23, 2006 -- The MorningStar Academy, a Nationally Accredited Online Private School, announced today its effort to offer quality, affordable education to K-12 students in the entertainment industry and other professional children.

Opportunities: Elverado HS on Target With Its ‘Virtual School'
Du Quoin Evening Call Fri, 25 Aug 2006 12:01 PM PDT

With EHS senior Lee Stewart's decision to 'transfer' to an Olympic training facility in California to hone in on his archery skills, his parents asked the district how their son could make that move but still remain an active student at Elverado High.

Ball State approves controversial virtual charter schools initiative
The Star Press Fri, 25 Aug 2006 0:18 AM PDT

MUNCIE -- A controversial initiative that would allow Ball State University to authorize the state's first virtual charter schools has been given the go-ahead by the university's president.

Moving on to Yahoo! news alert for cyber school.

Cyber School
WPH CBS 21 Fri, 18 Aug 2006 6:20 AM PDT

Not all kids will be going to school this fall like you might think.

PA Cyber School Students Learn Anytime, Anywhere with CDW-G; Laptops Offer a Practical Solution for Non-Traditional
FinanzNachrichten Mon, 21 Aug 2006 5:11 AM PDT

CDW Government, Inc. (CDW-G), a wholly owned subsidiary of CDW Corporation ( Nachrichten / Aktienkurs ) (NASDAQ:CDWC) and leading source of information technology (IT) solutions to governments and educators, today announced its partnership with one of Pennsylvania's leading cyber charter schools, the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School (PA Cyber), on its first laptop learning initiative.

PA Cyber School Students Learn Anytime, Anywhere with CDW-G
Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance Mon, 21 Aug 2006 5:00 AM PDT

VERNON HILLS, Ill.----Aug. 21, 2006--CDW Government, Inc. , a wholly owned subsidiary of CDW Corporation and leading source of information technology solutions to governments and educators, today announced its partnership with one of Pennsylvania's leading cyber charter schools, the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School , on its first laptop learning initiative.

Hearing Expected On Funding For Pa. Cyber Schools
CBS 3 Philadelphia Mon, 21 Aug 2006 7:26 AM PDT

A public hearing is scheduled Tuesday on legislation that would radically change the way cyber charter schools are regulated and funded in Pennsylvania.

Home-schooled students defecting to online learning programs
USA Today Mon, 21 Aug 2006 2:10 PM PDT

Greg and Maria Larson, had been home schooling their daughter for two years but enrolled her in an on-line school Minnesota Connections Academy, a cyber school. Online learning and virtual public schools are an alternative to attending public school.

Moving on to the Google news alert for virtual school.

Lawrence enrollment is up
Lawrence Journal World - Lawrence,KS,USA

... The biggest enrollment increase was in the district’s Virtual School, which had 427 students, or 160 more students than last year. ...

Intent, reality at odds in education
Ocala.com - Ocala,FL,USA

... my daughter, who desperately needs an alternative to her zoned school, is not eligible for any other option - not even the Florida Virtual School program, or ...

Virtual School's a reality
Louisville Courier-Journal - Louisville,KY,USA

... pencil in sight, 21 sixth-graders pecked away yesterday at computers with flat-screen monitors that lined the walls of Jefferson County's new Virtual School. ...

Virtual School in Jefferson County emphasizes computer learning
Kentucky.com - Lexington,KY,USA

The students attend a new $3.5 million Virtual School that opened in Valley and Fairdale high schools. The students study the same ...

Virtual school to begin
WHAS 11.com (subscription) - Louisville,KY,USA

In what is no doubt the quickest launching of a new school in Jefferson County history, the controversial “Virtual School” is slated to begin classes ...

Finally, the Google news alert for cyber school.

PA Cyber School Students Learn Anytime, Anywhere with CDW-G ...
Business Wire (press release) - San Francisco,CA,USA

... and educators, today announced its partnership with one of Pennsylvania's leading cyber charter schools, the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School (PA Cyber), on ... [See all stories on this topic]

PA Cyber School Students Learn Anytime, Anywhere with CDW-G ...
Finanzen.net - Germany

... and educators, todayannounced its partnership with one of Pennsylvania's leading cybercharter schools, the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School (PA Cyber), onits ...

Hearing Expected On Funding For Pa. Cyber Schools
CBS 3 - Philadelphia,PA,USA

... Tuesday on legislation that would radically change the way cyber charter schools ... Karen Beyer would remove cyberschools from the charter school designation and ... [See all stories on this topic]

Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General: 1 of 3 Teens and 1 of 6 ...
PR Newswire (press release) - New York,NY,USA

... Her pediatrician pulled her out of school, and Jessi now has decided to attend a cyber school this year out of fear for her own safety. ...

NEW LOCAL: Cyber students to have more options
New Castle News - New Castle,PA,USA

... McNamee said between nine and 15 students from the district participated in the cyber school, which had been offered through the Midwestern Intermediate Unit ...

Cyber 'friends' could spell trouble for kids
Newindpress (subscription) - Chennai,India

... A sub-community on Hi5-currently the most popular hangout for Indian kids-has 904 members. It was started by students of a leading public school in Delhi. ...

Bullying Rampant in Cyberspace
Epoch Times - New York,NY,USA
... Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff also spoke to help publicize cyber bullying and called on every school to adopt a comprehensive anti-bullying program. ...

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