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Monday, September 25, 2006

Virtual Schooling in the News

Starting with the Yahoo! news alert for virtual school.

Classes Go Virtual
Dade County Sentinel Wed, 20 Sep 2006 7:57 AM PDT

High school classrooms go beyond school property, state, and even national lines. Floral Crest Academy is a Seventh Day Adventist school in Bryant, Ala., just past the Georgia state line on Sand Mountain.

Virtual school won't hold meetings
Billings Gazette Wed, 20 Sep 2006 11:47 PM PDT

CHEYENNE - As state lawmakers on Wednesday prepared to delve into public virtual home-schooling, the curriculum provider for a virtual elementary school in Gillette said it had canceled a series of meetings about the school around the state.

Educators seek online school direction
Casper Star-Tribune Thu, 21 Sep 2006 1:17 AM PDT

CODY -- Wyoming lawmakers are trying to catch up with the boom in online learning opportunities available to students and school districts today.

Virtual school wants stamp of approval
The State Thu, 21 Sep 2006 9:06 PM PDT

State superintendent Inez Tenenbaum will ask for $3.1 million for the S.C. Virtual School today when she presents her 2007-08 budget request for the S.C. Department of Education to Gov. Mark Sanford.

'Virtual school' policies sought
Billings Gazette Fri, 22 Sep 2006 0:05 AM PDT

CODY - Lawmakers asked the Wyoming Education Department to work with the Legislative Service Office to draft legislation that would govern online "virtual schools" at the K-12 level in Wyoming.

Company scrubs online school meetings
Casper Star-Tribune Fri, 22 Sep 2006 1:14 AM PDT

CHEYENNE -- As state lawmakers on Wednesday prepared to delve into public virtual home-schooling, the curriculum provider for a virtual elementary school in Gillette said it had canceled a series of meetings about the school around the state.

Virtual School helps boost district enrollment
Lawrence Journal-World Thu, 21 Sep 2006 10:10 PM PDT

Lawrence’s public schools gained about 300 students from last year — a nearly 3 percent increase to 10,303, an official state head count taken Thursday showed.

Tenenbaum wants $3 million for online high school
WIS News 10 Columbia Fri, 22 Sep 2006 12:34 PM PDT

(Columbia-AP) September 22, 2006 - State Education Superintendent Inez Tenenbaum wants $3 million to help pay for an online high school that would be available for all South Carolina's students.

Tenenbaum wants $3M for online high school
The Times and Democrat Fri, 22 Sep 2006 6:31 AM PDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. - State Education Superintendent Inez Tenenbaum wants $3.1 million in next year's budget to help pay for an online high school that would be available for all of South Carolina's students.

Educators seek online school direction
Casper Star-Tribune Fri, 22 Sep 2006 1:14 AM PDT

CODY -- Wyoming lawmakers are trying to catch up with the boom in online learning opportunities available to students and school districts today.

Tenenbaum wants $3 million for online high school
WIS News 10 Columbia Sat, 23 Sep 2006 5:36 PM PDT

(Columbia-AP) September 22, 2006 - State Education Superintendent Inez Tenenbaum wants $3 million to help pay for an online high school that would be available for all South Carolina's students.

Moving to the Yahoo! news alert for cyber school.

PDELA Starts School Year with New Administrator
SYS-CON Media Wed, 20 Sep 2006 6:00 PM PDT

The Pennsylvania Distance Electronic Learning Academy (PDELA) recently kicked off the 2006-2007 school year with new leadership. Dr. James Hoover joined the school as the Chief Administration Officer in the spring, and is ready to guide in the new school year.

PDELA Starts School Year with New Administrator
PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance Wed, 20 Sep 2006 2:04 PM PDT

The Pennsylvania Distance Electronic Learning Academy recently kicked off the 2006-2007 school year with new leadership.

And the Google news alert for cyber school.

Editorial Santorum's Residency
Philadelphia Inquirer - Philadelphia,PA,USA

... The senator has been plagued with questions about his decision to enroll his children in a cyber school with tuition paid by the Penn Hills, Pa., school ... [See all stories on this topic]

Cyber-bullies becoming a threat to students
Dodge City Daily Globe - Dodge City,KS,USA

... Middle school students use cyber-bullying to gain popularity. High school students tend to use the technology in more sexual way said McBride. ...

School board accepts $55,000 from state in Santorum tuition flap
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader - Wilkes Barre,PA,USA

... but an acknowledgment that the department gave conflicting rules about when a district can challenge the state's decision to withhold cyber school tuition fees ...

Virtual learning
Pasadena Weekly - Pasadena,CA,USA

... report notes a “lack of comprehensive data and evaluations on the effectiveness of online learning,” it also highlights the potential of cyber school. ...

School board accepts 55G in Santorum tuition flap
Philadelphia Daily News - Philadelphia,PA,USA

... Five of Santorum's six children were enrolled in the Midland-based cyber school, but he withdrew them in November 2004, after Penn Hills officials objected to ...

Finally, the Google news alert for virtual school.

Virtual school opens in face-to-face session
Chicago Tribune - United States

... Less than two weeks after narrowly winning approval from the Illinois State Board of Education, Chicago Virtual Charter School opened Wednesday in Chicago. ...

Board to hear about wellness efforts
Lawrence Journal World - Lawrence,KS,USA

... A purchase contract for K-12 curriculum at the Lawrence Virtual School at a total cost up to $1.26 million. The average cost ...

'Virtual school' policies sought
Billings Gazette - MT, USA

... a charter school that offers some online courses, the Wyoming E-Academy of Virtual Learning, and Campbell County started the Wyoming Virtual School to serve ...

Virtual school wants stamp of approval
The State - Columbia,SC,USA

State superintendent Inez Tenenbaum will ask for $3.1 million for the SC Virtual School today when she presents her 2007-08 budget request for the SC ...

Educators seek online school direction
The Casper Star Tribune - Casper,WY,USA

... Lawmakers were wondering how to handle situations like the new Wyoming Virtual School, a project of the Campbell County School District. ... [See all stories on this topic]

Tenenbaum wants $3M for online high school
The State - Columbia,SC,USA

The SC Virtual School actually launched last year even though a bill to get money for the school was held up in the Legislature. ...

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2 Comments:

Blogger Doc said...

Can someone point me to statistics for K-12 enrollment in online courses? I.e., how many K12 students are taking one or more online courses?

11:00 PM  
Blogger MKB said...

Doc,

That is a very good question, although I'm not sure why you posted it to an entry that I made back in September.

In any regard, I will compose an entry on Tuesday that addresses this very question for you.

MKB

12:18 PM  

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