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Sunday, October 22, 2006

Virtual Schooling in the News

Starting with the Yahoo! News Alerts for virtual school.

Ball State denies bid for virtual schools
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette Tue, 17 Oct 2006 2:39 AM PDT

A group aspiring to open virtual charter schools in Fort Wayne and Anderson was denied a charter by Ball State University for not submitting a complete application.

North Carolina Launches Virtual Public School Project
WRAL-TV 5 Raleigh Wed, 18 Oct 2006 12:57 PM PDT

North Carolina launched a virtual public school Wednesday that allows students to take classes online.

NC launches virtual school project
News 14 Charlotte Wed, 18 Oct 2006 12:34 PM PDT

RALEIGH -- North Carolina launched a virtual public school Wednesday that allows students to take classes online. Lt. Gov. Bev Perdue said the program would give students opportunities to advance their education by offering courses that may not be available in some local schools.

Lt. Gov. Purdue Officially Launches Virtual Public School
Asheville Citizen-Times Wed, 18 Oct 2006 11:45 AM PDT

Lt. Gov. Beverly Purdue launched on Wednesday the North Carolina Virtual Public School. The initiative, announced at a joint technology meeting in Research Triangle Park, is a statewide effort to make online classes available to students.

North Carolina launches virtual public school project
The Herald-Sun Wed, 18 Oct 2006 11:16 AM PDT

North Carolina launched a virtual public school Wednesday that allows students to take classes online. Lt. Gov. Bev Perdue said the program would give students opportunities to advance their education by offering courses that may not be available in some local schools. Online classes would supplement students' regular in-school courses. The classes are available free of charge.

Students try out virtual learning
Derby Daily Reporter Tue, 17 Oct 2006 8:41 PM PDT

For the first time, Virtual Prescriptive Learning (VPL) was introduced during summer school at Derby High School. Students enrolled in Language Arts were highly satisfied with the program, Kris Sherwood, DHS principal, told Board of Education members last week.

Purnell Swett offers virtual look at class
The Robesonian Fri, 20 Oct 2006 8:14 AM PDT

PEMBROKE - More than 100 people, including lawmakers, educators and technology leaders, met Wednesday in Raleigh to get a virtual look at how the new model technology high schools are working in North Carolina.

News: New virtual schools are hitting Chicago
WNDU 16 Thu, 19 Oct 2006 8:09 PM PDT

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North Carolina launches virtual public school project
News 14 Carolina Fri, 20 Oct 2006 5:16 PM PDT

RALEIGH -- North Carolina launched a virtual public school Wednesday that allows students to take classes online. Lt. Gov. Bev Perdue said the program would give students opportunities to advance their education by offering courses that may not be available in some local schools.

Moving to the Yahoo! News Alerts for cyber school.

Grand Jury Testimony Underway In Cyber School Case
KDKA Pittsburgh Tue, 17 Oct 2006 5:50 PM PDT

A grand jury started taking testimony today in a case first exposed by the KDKA Investigators. They'll be looking into possible misuse of tax dollars at the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School - a school based in Beaver County that teaches children over the internet.

Cyber School Going Before Grand Jury
KDKA Pittsburgh Mon, 16 Oct 2006 6:20 PM PDT

A state grand jury begins taking testimony tomorrow in a case first raised by the KDKA Investigators. The grand jury will be looking at whether a local internet charter school misspent millions of taxpayer’s dollars.

And next from the Google News Alert for virtual school.

Name needed for new 'virtual school'
Agoura Hills Acorn - CA,USA

The virtual school for kin- dergarten through 12th grade students being formed in the Las Virgenes Unified School District may not have walls, classrooms or ...

State accreditation panel meets on health education, virtual ...
Jackson Clarion Ledger - Jackson,MS,USA

... considers education policy and accreditation issues for the state's public schools, will discuss requiring health education and the Mississippi Virtual School. ...

Lawsuit Is Filed Against Charter, Board
Southwest News-Herald - Chicago,IL,USA

... The lawsuit alleges, however, that the virtual school is actually a home-based school using home-based curriculum, which violates the Illinois School Code and ...

The Protectors: Virtual School Photo Floor Plans
NewsChannel 9 WSYR - Syracuse,NY,USA\n

... began in February, and 900 photographs later, DeWitt police now\nhave a better picture of how to respond to emergency inside one\nschool. The virtual floor plan ...

And finally, the Google News Alert for cyber school.

Cyber School Going Before Grand Jury
KDKA - Pittsburg,PA,USA

... Teaching kids over the internet has been an economic shot in the arm for the Midland, Beaver County and made Pennsylvania Cyber School founder Nick Trombetta a ...

Riverside wants charter school policy
Beaver County Times - Beaver County,PA,USA

... Riverside School Board will ... If passed, the bill would shift funding of charter and cyber schools from individual districts to the state Department of Education ...

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