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Saturday, November 25, 2006

Virtual Schooling in the News

Beginning with the Yahoo! News Alert for virtual school.

High school students use online courses to fill in the gaps
Alpena News Mon, 20 Nov 2006 7:28 PM PST

Rogers City high school student Tim Gray was relieved when he learned the progress he made in French last year wouldn’t be wasted.

Virtual School Teachers Exchange Innovative Practices, Knowledge and Strategies for Delivering Quality Online
PR Web via Yahoo! News Wed, 22 Nov 2006 4:00 AM PST

Orlando, FL (PRWeb) November 22, 2006 -- Today, Florida Virtual School launched a unique online forum through which educators exchanged strategies, knowledge and best practices for creating effective online learning programs for K-12 students.

Virtual School Teachers Exchange Innovative Practices, Knowledge and Strategies for Delivering Quality Online
PR Web Wed, 22 Nov 2006 0:28 AM PST

Virtual forum creates new opportunities for online educators to collaborate. (PRWeb Nov 22, 2006) Trackback URI: http://www.prweb.com/zingpr.php/SGFsZi1TaW5nLUxvdmUtSGFsZi1NYWduLVplcm8=

Board considers purchases
The Steubenville Herald-Star Wed, 22 Nov 2006 7:55 AM PST

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Governing School Board Tuesday considered more than $80,000 in purchases to upgrade the technology and software for the Virtual Learning Academy, an Internet-based learning alternative.

Virtual-school courses carry students far from Lancaster
The Columbus Dispatch Fri, 24 Nov 2006 4:39 AM PST

LANCASTER, Ohio — One of these students may be the next big screenwriter in Hollywood, another the next Stephen King writing horror novels. Those are among the careers that some students at Lancaster High School plan to pursue after they graduate from college.

Cyber High Schools Start Taking Off
CBS News Fri, 24 Nov 2006 12:17 PM PST

Just 10 years ago, schools were working hard to bring a computer to every classroom, but as The Early Show correspondent Debbye Turner discovered, for a growing number of students, the computer has actually become the classroom.

Moving next to the Yahoo! News Alert for cyber school.

First steps taken to improve school's funding
The Observer Mon, 20 Nov 2006 10:51 AM PST

Shortcomings within Rio Rancho Public Schools was more evident than ever Wednesday evening, when a town hall meeting was held at the Cyber Academy.

Proposed Freedom charter school spurs new round of debate
The Beaver County Times Mon, 20 Nov 2006 0:42 AM PST

Tim Daniels is pro-choice - that is, pro-school choice - and thinks every parent and student across the nation is worthy of nothing less.

Online School: Already Home for the Holidays
PR Web via Yahoo! News Mon, 20 Nov 2006 4:00 AM PST

Santa Rosa, CA (PRWeb) November 20, 2006 -- Like a scene from a science fiction movie, the exodus of backpack-wearing, duffel-bag-toting students is on the horizon.

Online School: Already Home for the Holidays
PR Web Mon, 20 Nov 2006 0:30 AM PST

For most people, the fast-paced journey into the holiday season is a mixture of joy and stress. The combination of less daylight, difficult weather and increased traffic creates additional challenges on the road. But for Directory of Schools online guide for students , there is one less place to travel to during this hectic time - the campus classroom. (PRWeb Nov 20, 2006) Trackback URL:

Cyber High Schools Start Taking Off
CBS News Fri, 24 Nov 2006 12:17 PM PST

Just 10 years ago, schools were working hard to bring a computer to every classroom, but as The Early Show correspondent Debbye Turner discovered, for a growing number of students, the computer has actually become the classroom.

District Web site revamped
The Arizona Republic Fri, 24 Nov 2006 4:13 PM PST

Higley educators not only teach about cyber learning, they live it. Travel through the Web pages of the district at Husd.org, and you'll find a wealth of new options, including news-type stories. And finally, the Google News Alert for cyber school.

Proposed Freedom charter school spurs new round of debate
Beaver County Times - Beaver County,PA,USA

... charter schools such as these are self-managed, independently operated public schools that must be approved by local school districts, while cyber schools have ... [See all stories on this topic]

First steps taken to improve school's funding
Rio Rancho Observer - Rio Rancho,NM,USA

... VonAncken said is deteriorating in some places; that more after-school tutoring is needed; that funding needs to be in place for the Cyber Academy, which helps ...

Online School: Already Home for the Holidays
PR Web (press release) - Ferndale,WA,USA

... process which reviews accreditation or vocational industry standards relevant to each school. ... Career-minded individuals need make only one cyber-stop for all ...

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WMTW - Auburn,ME,USA

... Cyber school can be a great opportunity, or a waste of time, money and energy. Check out these cyber school sins to protect yourself. More. ...

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