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Saturday, December 23, 2006

Virtual Schooling in the News

Beginning with the Google News Alert for virtual school.

Couple draws followers
Port Huron Times Herald - Port Huron,MI,USA

... Second 8th Week University is a virtual school that offers what the couple describes as counseling and a blueprint for dissatisfied Christians. ...

Virtual high school eyed
Janesville Gazette - Janesville,WI,USA

... Jefferson could benefit from association with the virtual school, according to the proposal: The virtual school requires students to fulfill a "service-learning ...

Virtual experiences can cause embellished, false memories
EurekAlert (press release) - Washington,DC,USA

The study by Ann Schlosser, an associate professor of marketing at the University of Washington Business School, showed that virtual experiences may help ...

Board makes virtual school committment
Baldwin City Signal - Baldwin City,KS,USA

... It offers a tuition-free virtual school with a wide array of classes that are offered. For more information, look on its Web site at http://www.insightschools.net/. ...

Moving on to the Google News Alert for cyber school.

New BS superintendent will begin in new year
Blairsville Dispatch - PA, USA

... He said Blairsville-Saltsburg recently received notice from a cyber school that a local enrollee had not logged onto his computer for three days and was ...

Cyber School Founder Faces New Allegations
KDKA - Pittsburg,PA,USA

... KDKA’s Andy Sheehan reports that the central issue in the case comes down to whether the Cyber School misspent tens of millions of dollars in taxpayer money. ...

Next the Yahoo! News Alerts for virtual school.

Virtual high school eyed
Gazette Extra Sports Mon, 18 Dec 2006 10:13 AM PST

The Janesville School District's new virtual high school would operate out of a classroom at Jefferson Elementary School. The Janesville Virtual Academy would start operations in September 2007 if the school board approves its charter next spring.

Virtual school is net gain for AT student

Community Press & Recorder Mon, 18 Dec 2006 8:03 AM PST

ANDERSON TWP. - For Michael Braun, school starts every morning when he fires up his computer.

Northern Ozaukee School District expands online school offerings
Gazette Extra Sports Wed, 20 Dec 2006 10:28 AM PST

FREDONIA, Wis. - The Northern Ozaukee School District says it will expand its online school offerings by creating a virtual high school available to students statewide starting next fall.

District to offer high school classes online
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Tue, 19 Dec 2006 10:03 PM PST

Fredonia - The Northern Ozaukee School Board will expand the district's online school offerings by creating a virtual high school that would be available to students statewide beginning next fall.

Virtual academy seeks real-live teacher for Yuma
The Yuma Sun Thu, 21 Dec 2006 6:52 PM PST

The Arizona Virtual Academy (AZVA) supplies its students with everything they need for distance learning: computers, books, science equipment and even musical instruments.

And finally the Yahoo! News Alerts for cyber school.

Cyberschool suit heads closer to trial
The Beaver County Times Thu, 21 Dec 2006 0:15 AM PST

BEAVER - A legal dispute between the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School and a firm that formerly managed its business operations inched closer to a 2007 trial date after a mediation hearing Tuesday failed to resolve the case.

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