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Friday, September 29, 2006

Virtual Schooling in the News

Sorry that there hasn't been any other content this week, but here is the virtual schooling in the news for this week, beginning with the Yahoo! news alert for virtual school.

Leavenworth Virtual School hosts first Friday Fun Day
Leavenworth Times Mon, 25 Sep 2006 9:59 PM PDT

It’s called a virtual school, but on Friday it had the appearance of a gym class at what one might call a traditional school. “This is our school,” Director Kevin Lunsford told about 15 students of the Leavenworth Virtual School.

Online school graduates its first crop of animators
Inside Bay Area Tue, 26 Sep 2006 2:52 AM PDT

THE CREATORS of theBambis, Lion Kings and Nemos of the future marched down the virtual aisle Monday as they graduated from Berkeley-based online art school Animation Mentor.

An alternative to high school
Fairfax Times Wed, 27 Sep 2006 4:15 AM PDT

Forget about bus rides to and from school, crowded hallways between classes, lugging books around in an overstuffed backpack and cafeteria lunches. Some Virginia high school students have found an alternative to getting an education inside a brick-and-mortar building: "The Online Academy."

Virtual school 'beats real thing'
BBC News Thu, 28 Sep 2006 3:17 AM PDT

They may miss out on PE and a playground, but students at one of the UK's first virtual schools say they love learning online.

Virtual schools and tutors offer students new opportunities
Ars Technica Thu, 28 Sep 2006 12:08 PM PDT

New options for virtual tutoring and schooling are gaining popularity all over the world. Is the traditional classroom on its way out?

The Online High Scool
Addict 3D Thu, 28 Sep 2006 8:29 AM PDT

The BBC News website has published an article about the first ever online school, where pupils attend virtual classes by simply logging on.

Moving to the Yahoo! news alert for cyber school.

Cyber Academy students, parents help flood victims in Hatch area
The Observer Wed, 27 Sep 2006 3:48 PM PDT

The devastation caused by flooding this summer in Hatch was frightening, but even more frightening - and with longer-lasting effects - is what happens to first-graders who struggle while learning how to read.

And finally the Google news alert for cyber school.

Politics family-style
Sunbury Daily Item - Sunbury,PA,USA

... in response to a controversy about the use of Penn Hills School District money to pay tuition for several of Santorum's children at a cyber school between 2001 ...

Self-confidence and soul
Lancaster Newspapers - Lancaster,PA,USA

... She is the daughter of Arlene and Jacqui Ackerman and studies performing arts through the Pennsylvania Leadership Cyber school. ...

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