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Saturday, December 09, 2006

Virtual Schooling in the News

Beginning with the Yahoo! News Alerts virtual school.

County schools opt into online studiesManassas Journal Messenger Sat, 02 Dec 2006 8:23 PM PST

In Prince William County, online education has been an option for some high school classes since 2001. The county's online high school program, Virtual High School @ Prince William County Schools, offers a variety of courses in the summer, fall and spring semesters.

Dual High School Diploma Options for Students in China Through the University of Miami Online High School
SYS-CON Media Tue, 05 Dec 2006 9:24 AM PST

A new bridge is spanning the gap between East and West. Students in China who want to improve fluency in the English language now have the opportunity to be academically immersed in the language while avoiding the financial and emotional difficulties of a traditional foreign exchange program.

Honing home scholars
Wapakoneta Daily News Tue, 05 Dec 2006 12:47 PM PST

The decision of how and where a child should be educated is a fundamental right of parents — but often a frustrating matter for school superintendents.

Board Of Education Approves New AP Classes, Virtual Course
New London Day Thu, 07 Dec 2006 7:27 AM PST

Ledyard - The Board of Education unanimously approved two additions to the high school curriculum at its meeting Wednesday night. In the spring semester, Ledyard High ...

Missouri moves toward virtual school
Southeast Missourian Fri, 08 Dec 2006 7:36 AM PST

ST. LOUIS -- Missouri will open a virtual school on the Internet next year with the promise of advanced instruction for bright students, make-up opportunities for those lagging behind and learning...

Missouri moves toward virtual school
KSHB-TV Kansas City Fri, 08 Dec 2006 0:58 AM PST

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Missouri will open a virtual school on the Internet next year with the promise of advanced instruction for bright students, makeup opportunities for those lagging behind and learning opportunities for home-schooled or sick children.

Public-school classes go online
Orlando Sentinel Fri, 08 Dec 2006 3:07 AM PST

Parents and students interested in learning about public-school classes offered online can get answers at the Florida Virtual School open house Saturday at Barnes & Noble bookstores around Orlando.

Moving on to the Yahoo! News Alerts cyber school.

Midland students caught in middle as school districts wrangle over tuition payments
The Beaver County Times Sat, 02 Dec 2006 8:17 PM PST

MIDLAND — Will Hutchins has never set foot inside Midland’s Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School.

Cyber school with a twist
The Philadelphia Inquirer Thu, 07 Dec 2006 10:17 AM PST

Katie Devanney, a 16-year-old from Paoli, likes the high school she has designed for herself. She takes three courses online through a Chester County cyber charter school but also takes a literature course for gifted students in the basement of a former church in West Chester.

Finally, the Google News Alert for virtual school.

District ponders part in virtual school
Aberdeen American News - Aberdeen,SD,USA

... half of the 2006-07 school year. • Should Central High School provide some teachers and courses for the statewide virtual school? ...

Phil Camillo of PixLit Virtual School Wins StartupNation's On-Air ...
PR Web (press release) - Ferndale,WA,USA

... But in the end, Camillo won the unanimous favor of all three judges by pitching his company, PixLit, a virtual school that sells video lessons and special ...

Board action detailed; group to meet tonight
The Fayette Tribune - Oak Hill,WV,USA

... A second reading was staged on a policy concerning distance learning and virtual school courses. Ben Pettry, director of technology ...

Virtual school faces state cutoff
Cincinnati Enquirer - Cincinnati,OH,USA\nLEBANON - The Warren County Virtual Community School is among\n11 schools statewide that risk losing state funding if they don't provide better student ...

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