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Friday, August 11, 2006

Virtual Schooling in the News

Starting, as always, with the Yahoo! news alerts for virtual school.

Virtual school plan approved by board
Louisville Courier-Journal Sat, 05 Aug 2006 2:42 AM PDT

The Jefferson County school board approved a new virtual school yesterday to accommodate students who wish to transfer from underperforming schools under the No Child Left Behind law.

School Board Members Reluctantly Agree To Form Virtual School
WAVE 3 Louisville Fri, 04 Aug 2006 2:45 PM PDT

With school starting August 15th, the Jefferson County School board finally got its first look at a virtual high school the district was forced to set up after a federal audit last May. In a special session Friday afternoon, the board reluctantly approved plans for a so-called virtual school. As WAVE 3 Investigator James Zambroski reports, board members said they felt they had no choice.

Back to Non-Traditional School
The Epoch Times Mon, 07 Aug 2006 0:18 AM PDT

Thousands of students are preparing for their return to school this fall. Many of these students will be non-traditional. A non-traditional student according to the Nation Center for Education Sta...

'Virtual' Solutions for Back-to-School; Eliminating Homework Headaches
PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance Mon, 07 Aug 2006 11:00 PM PDT

Back-to-school means the return of homework hassles and headaches for thousands of families.

‘Virtual’ Solutions for Back-to-School; Eliminating Homework Headaches
PR Web Mon, 07 Aug 2006 9:42 PM PDT

Just in time for back-to-school ... Free on-line resources to provide homework help for students and families who struggle to manage the demands of school. (PRWEB Aug 7, 2006) Trackback URL: http://prweb.com/pingpr.php/Q291cC1TaW5nLUVtcHQtTWFnbi1JbnNlLVplcm8=

Featured School of the Week: CEI (Career Education Institute) Online
PR Web Wed, 09 Aug 2006 8:28 AM PDT

SchoolsGalore.com features its school of the week beginning August 7, 2006. (PRWEB Aug 9, 2006) Trackback URL: http://www.prweb.com/chachingpr.php/U3VtbS1Mb3ZlLUNyYXMtSW5zZS1JbnNlLVplcm8=

Next the Google news alert for virtual school.

Virtual school plan approved by board
Louisville Courier-Journal - Louisville,KY,USA

The Jefferson County school board approved a new virtual school yesterday to accommodate students who wish to transfer from underperforming schools under the ...

JCPS To Open Virtual Schools
WAVE - Louisville,KY,USA

... Buildings at Valley and Fairdale High Schools will be the location for the new Jefferson County virtual school. Each student will ...

FLorida Virtual School Launches New Performance Driven e-Learning ...
FinanceVisor.com (press release) - CA,USA

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

State officials begin work to make virtual school a reality
Belleville News-Democrat - Belleville,IL,USA

... Matt Blunt last month signed into law legislation creating the virtual school, giving the state's Department of Elementary and Secondary Education until July 1 ...

School Board Members Reluctantly Agree To Form Virtual School
WAVE - Louisville,KY,USA

... federal audit last May. In a special session Friday afternoon, the board reluctantly approved plans for a so-called virtual school. ...

School board OKs ‘virtual’ school
Louisville Courier-Journal - Louisville,KY,USA

The Jefferson County school board on Friday approved creation of a new “virtual” school to accommodate students that the No Child Left Behind law allows to ...

And finally from the Google news alert for cyber school.

Sarasota's tech-savvy teachers hope to connect with students
Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Sarasota,FL,USA

... Sarasota County students arrive today for the start of the school year, Gilliland hopes he will be able to better engage them with his grasp of the cyber world ...

Preparing for a 'Cyber Career'
Connecticut Business News Journal - CT,USA

... Design (IDD). The course of study, according to the school's Web site, is "the first of its kind in Connecticut. [It] emphasizes ...

OC school district will implement cyber program this fall
Oil City Derrick - Oil City,PA,USA

... done. Carrico presented a letter to cyber school parents about the new program at the school board's special meeting Monday. It ...

Simdesk platform to be used in Brazilian educational system
San Antonio Business Journal - San Antonio,TX,USA

... Simdesk is partnering with Brasil Telecom and CPM to develop a Cyber School Technology system that takes advantage of Simdesk's on-demand computing services ...

Kids as young as 10 cyber whizzes
Kankakee Daily Journal - Kankakee,IL,USA

... alliance with all things electronic, and kids who were born into the cyber age. ... And it's not just high school and college students socializing on the Internet. ...

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