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Saturday, November 18, 2006

Virtual Schooling in the News

Starting with the Yahoo! News Alerts virtual school.

Cool at School: Virtual High School
KLAS Las Vegas Wed, 15 Nov 2006 5:18 AM PST

Technology has certainly changed the world we live in - at work, at home, and at school. In fact, some students here in the valley can now attend high school without ever leaving home. It's called Virtual

Virtual School takes step toward reality
Baldwin City Signal Wed, 15 Nov 2006 10:10 PM PST

Thanks to School Board member Scott Lauridsen, the Baldwin School District is one step closer to reaching a partnership with Insight Schools.

Virtual charter school denied by Board
Henry Herald Thu, 16 Nov 2006 5:37 PM PST

Officials with a nationally certified charter may seek to become Henry County’s first-ever charter school, and one that exists only in the virtual world.

New school ethos of virtual learning
Beverley Today Fri, 17 Nov 2006 2:32 AM PST

THE success of Driffield School's specialist status bid will see a rapid transformation away from the days of chalk dust and leaky fountain pens to high-tech computer assisted learning. (17/11/2006 10:18:04)

Virtual classrooms offer jump-start
Bluefield Daily Telegraph Fri, 17 Nov 2006 1:16 PM PST

PRINCETON — Some PikeView High School students are adding all their options and getting a jump start in their college careers through special correspondence courses.

Moving to the Yahoo! News Alerts cyber school.

Western Beaver, Midland school districts locked in lawsuit over tuition rates
The Beaver County Times Sat, 18 Nov 2006 0:18 AM PST

BEAVER - The Western Beaver School District has sued the Midland School District, claiming Midland owes $263,661 in tuition for students who attended Western Beaver during the 2004-05 and 2005-06 school years.

Moving on to the Google News Alert for cyber school.

Down in flames, but on his own terms
Philadelphia Inquirer - Philadelphia,PA,USA

... decision to spend most of his time in Virginia while a Pittsburgh-area school district picked up the bill for his children's cyber-school education weakened ... [See all stories on this topic]

The Cyber School Option
WNEP-TV - Scranton,PA,USA

... Heather's mother feels the virtual school, or cyber school as it's also called, has also improved the parent-teacher relationship. ...

Finally, from the Google News Alert for virtual school.

Study: Virtual-school enrollment explodes
eSchool News - Bethesda,MD,USA

... student achievement, was the focus in Plano, Texas, as more than 500 educators from across the nation gathered for the annual Virtual School Symposium Nov. ...

Education notes: History education council elects Swihart
The Tennessean - Nashville,TN,USA

... The second publication, Cost Guidelines for State Virtual Schools, deals more concretely with the requirements associated with launching a virtual school. ...

Virtual trade school proposed
Kahnawake Eastern Door - Kahnawake,Quebec,Canada

... Nations of Quebec and Labrador in Quebec City, members of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake proposed the establishment of a First Nations Virtual Training Centre ...

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