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Sunday, October 29, 2006

Virtual Schooling in the News

Starting with the Yahoo! News Alerts for virtual school.

MMSD Working On Virtual School
WISC Channel3000.com via Yahoo! News Mon, 23 Oct 2006 7:52 PM PDT

The Madison Metropolitan School District is developing a virtual campus and curriculum. The idea has been in the works for several years, but the district hopes to make it widely available for the 2006-2007 school year.

MMSD Working On Virtual School
Channel 3000 Tue, 24 Oct 2006 7:52 AM PDT

MMSD staff is developing a curriculum for its new virtual campus. The district hopes to have the virtual school up and running by the next school year.

Online high school is a virtual reality
Post-Bulletin Fri, 27 Oct 2006 7:58 AM PDT

HOUSTON -- High school junior Crystal Brand doesn't have to worry about being late for class, remembering her locker combination or forgetting her backpack.Related• Houston leads state in online education

Moving on to the Google News Alert for virtual school.

To Tailor Schedules, Students Log In to Online Classes
Education Week News - Bethesda,MD,USA

... Many students who take courses from the Florida Virtual School, considered the largest state-sponsored online school in the country, select those required by ...

Chat about the Lawrence Virtual School with Principal Gary Lewis
Lawrence Journal World - Lawrence,KS,USA

The Lawrence Virtual School has grown to more than 600 students this year -- many scattered across Kansas taking courses via the Internet — or off traveling ...

Arkansas Virtual School Posts Strong Test Scores
Yahoo! News (press release) - USA19

/PRNewswire/ -- Students in the Arkansas Virtual School (ARVS) posted another year of strong scores, exceeding the state average in all but one category on ...

Lt. Gov. Purdue Officially Launches Virtual Public School
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA

... year. More than 8,000 students across the state enrolled last summer in the AP exam reviews offered through the virtual school. ...

In US, questions about online high school coursework
International Herald Tribune - France

... Twenty-five states operate public, Internet-based schools like the Florida Virtual School, the nation's largest, which has about 40,000 students. ...

North Carolina launches virtual public school project
Myrtle Beach Sun News - Myrtle Beach,SC,USA

... The virtual school went through a pilot phase for a year, and more than 8,000 North Carolina students enrolled in Advanced Placement exam reviews offered ...

Virtual school will give remote students greater access: minister
Victoria Times Colonist - Victoria,BC,Canada

VANCOUVER -- Education Minister Shirley Bond says the LearnNow BC interactive virtual school will allow students in remote and rural areas to find courses they ...

Finally, the Google News Alert for cyber school.

NW Arkansas today
Arkansas Democrat Gazette - AR,USA

... Rogers Public Library, 711 S. Dixieland Road: School-age Story Time, 7 pm today; Cyber Stories, 4 pm Tuesday; Bilingual Story Time, 6: 30 pm Tuesday; Lap Sit, 9 ...

Grand Jury Testimony Underway In Cyber School Case
KDKA - Pittsburg,PA,USA

... The first witness called before the grand jury was Michael Barney, the Cyber school's former business manager who was fired by school founder Nick Trombetta. ...

Myspace puts teens at risk from predators
Alton Telegraph - Alton,IL,USA

... s information technology officer, also is on the FBI’s Metro East Cyber Crime and ... They also can find out where the youth goes to school, works, or what ...

Editorial Bob Casey Jr. for Senate
Philadelphia Inquirer - Philadelphia,PA,USA...

Santorum, whose primary residence is in Virginia, exploited a Pennsylvania law by enrolling five of his children in classes at a Pennsylvania cyber school. .. [.See all stories on this topic]

Online charter school probed
Leader Times - Kittanning,PA,USA

... Nick Trombetta, who serves dual roles as chief administrative officer of the cyber school and superintendent of the Midland Borough School District, said it ...

Cyber school
New Brunswick Home News Tribune - New Brunswick,NJ,USA

... new development in higher education has allowed busy professionals, put-upon stay-at-home parents and people who live in remote places to finish school. ...

Fiber optic loop links borough, schools, Rowan
The Gloucester County Times - Woodbury,NJ,USA

... a 7.5-mile fiber optic loop today that links borough facilities with the school district and Rowan University. Known as the Glassboro

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