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Friday, August 18, 2006

Virtual Schooling in the News

First, from the Yahoo! news alerts for cyber school.

Cyber Catholic school offers new grant.
Edson Leader Fri, 11 Aug 2006 4:32 PM PDT

Holy Family Cyber High is now offering technology grants to students who successfully complete the school year.

Midland cyber school gives back to community
The Beaver County Times Sun, 13 Aug 2006 0:04 AM PDT

MIDLAND -The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School is paying it forward. ^pThat is, school officials have thought of an idea to beautify and enhance their surrounding community.

Vacant buildings make way for cyber school offices
The Beaver County Times Mon, 14 Aug 2006 0:17 AM PDT

MIDLAND - Pat Rowse saw this town boom, saw when it was as bustling bright as the coal fires powering its steel industry. Then she saw it fall.

And from Yahoo for virtual school.

EDUCATION / Stanford opens high school for gifted students / Nation's first online program for the ultra-smart to
San Francisco Chronicle Mon, 14 Aug 2006 3:37 AM PDT

Stanford University, home to some of the world's brightest college students, will open the nation's first online high school for the gifted this fall. University administrators say the high school grew out of a summer school for super-smart kids as...

APPLYING
The State Mon, 14 Aug 2006 0:22 AM PDT

All S.C. high school students can enroll in online courses offered by the S.C. Virtual School. Home-schooled and private school students also are eligible when space is available.

Virtual schools catch on
Mankato Free Press Sun, 13 Aug 2006 10:57 PM PDT

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

Classes without walls catch on
The State Mon, 14 Aug 2006 0:24 AM PDT

Irmo High School student Kacie Smith, 16, is more than halfway done with her summer Algebra II course work, but she’s never seen nor even spoken to her teacher.

Ohio Virtual Academy (OHVA) Receives EFFECTIVE SCHOOL Ranking From Ohio Department of Education
SYS-CON Media Tue, 15 Aug 2006 1:33 PM PDT

Strong test scores posted by students at the Ohio Virtual Academy (OHVA) helped move the eSchool from Continuous Improvement to an Effective School ranking on their annual report card - the second highest level that can be awarded to public schools in Ohio.

Online public school
Daily Tribune Tue, 15 Aug 2006 8:06 AM PDT

HIBBING — Students across the state can attend public school without entering a classroom. MTS Minnesota Connections Academy is a tuition-free virtual public school program that students across the state in grades kindergarten through 10 can attend from home.

Virtual School's a reality
Louisville Courier-Journal Wed, 16 Aug 2006 2:43 AM PDT

As nearly 86,000 Jefferson County public school students returned to class yesterday, more than 300 of them attended the district's $3.5 million Virtual School, which opened in Valley and Fairdale high schools. It's "virtual" because it emphasizes computer and online learning, mixed with traditional classroom instruction. But children study the same curriculum as other students.

Virtual School In Jefferson County Emphasizes Computer Learning
The Louisville Channel Wed, 16 Aug 2006 7:10 AM PDT

About 300 Jefferson County students are learning in virtual school this year.

Ohio Virtual Academy (OHVA) Receives EFFECTIVE SCHOOL Ranking From Ohio Department of Education
SYS-CON Media Tue, 15 Aug 2006 2:02 PM PDT

Strong test scores posted by students at the Ohio Virtual Academy (OHVA) helped move the eSchool from Continuous Improvement to an Effective School ranking on their annual report card - the second highest level that can be awarded to public schools in Ohio.

Some Jefferson Co. Students Attend New Virtual School
The Louisville Channel Tue, 15 Aug 2006 3:10 PM PDT

Jefferson County Schools unveil a new Virtual School to some returning students on Tuesday.

Next from Google news alert for cyber school.

Statewide coalition working for Act 1 repeal
Pottstown Mercury - Pottstown,PA,USA

... Baldinger said the Taxpayers Cyber Coalition is trying to drum up support to ... Pennsylvania as business-friendly when you’re not paying school business taxes ...

Santorum, Casey go west
Philadelphia Inquirer - Philadelphia,PA,USA

... time with them. He pays taxes in Penn Hills, which he contends should allow his children to use the cyber school. And he spends ...

Vacant buildings make way for cyber school offices
Beaver County Times - Beaver County,PA,USA...

Trombetta said he wanted to find space in Midland because the cyber school has been there from its' inception, and because it will do a lot of work with the ... [See all stories on this topic]

Digital diplomas
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Pittsburgh,PA,USA

... Then there's the granddaddy of cyber schools, the University of Phoenix, which started ... "I was somewhat skeptical of going with an online school," Hawley said. ...

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