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Saturday, December 30, 2006

Virtual Schooling in the News

Beginning with the Yahoo! Alerts for virtual school.

Offering a virtual education
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sat, 23 Dec 2006 4:48 PM PST

Fredonia - The Northern Ozaukee School Board will expand the district's online school offerings by creating a virtual...

Digital news source links Virtual School students
Lawrence Journal-World Tue, 26 Dec 2006 10:09 PM PST

It makes sense: If a regular high school has a regular student newspaper, then a virtual high school should have a virtual student newspaper.

Cyber schools: High costs, low scores
The York Dispatch Wed, 27 Dec 2006 7:52 AM PST

York County school districts spend more than $3 million per year sending about 500 students to Internet charter schools. Administrators in traditional schools said they're sending students and money to cyber schools that lack accountability and don't perform up to the level of traditional schools.

Students taking shared classes at JCD report
Osgood Journal Thu, 28 Dec 2006 12:39 PM PST

At the Jac-Cen-Del School Board meeting, Eugene Westerman and two of his physics class students, Justin Eaton and Natasha Gregory, reported to the board on the shared physics class with South Ripley. They demonstrated some of their projects.

Local schools foot the bill for cyber students, but lack oversight
The York Dispatch Thu, 28 Dec 2006 8:05 AM PST

On one side, school district officials complain that cyber schools have little accountability and are too costly. On the other, cyber school advocates say school districts are getting a bargain.

Moving on to the Yahoo! Alerts for cyber school.

Cyber School Sues Former Management Company
KDKA Pittsburgh Sat, 23 Dec 2006 11:34 AM PST

The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School is suing its former business management company, alleging that the company violated its contract and wrongly used money earmarked for community development.

Cyberschool accuses firm of monetary hijinks
The Beaver County Times Sat, 23 Dec 2006 0:30 AM PST

BEAVER - The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School has accused a firm that formerly managed its business operations of violating its contract and fraudulently using money earmarked for community development, according to a civil complaint filed Friday in Beaver County Court.

Cyber charter school suit alleges contract violation
The York Dispatch Sun, 24 Dec 2006 3:51 AM PST

BEAVER -- The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School has filed suit against its former business management company, alleging that the company violated its contract and wrongly used money earmarked for community development.

Cyber schools: High costs, low scores
The York Dispatch Wed, 27 Dec 2006 7:52 AM PST

York County school districts spend more than $3 million per year sending about 500 students to Internet charter schools. Administrators in traditional schools said they're sending students and money to cyber schools that lack accountability and don't perform up to the level of traditional schools.

Parents: Cyber schooling works for their families
The York Dispatch Wed, 27 Dec 2006 7:53 AM PST

On the second day of the first grade, Ranae Cherry got a phone call from a teacher saying that her daughter wasn't paying attention and suggesting that she be tested for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Spencer: Students succeeding in cyber classrooms
The Daily Times Tue, 26 Dec 2006 9:20 PM PST

Rachel Ringiewicz has about a minute before her first class of the day starts. But here she is at 8:59 a.m., still in her bedroom at her Upper Providence home on Crum Creek Road. How will she get to her English class on time? She gets there with the flick of a switch and a couple taps on her mouse, that’s how.

Superintendents: Keep money in York with a regional cyber school
The York Dispatch Thu, 28 Dec 2006 8:05 AM PST

With cyber schools luring away a growing number of students, some York County school superintendents said it might behoove the school districts to launch a counteroffensive.

Local schools foot the bill for cyber students, but lack oversight
The York Dispatch Thu, 28 Dec 2006 8:05 AM PST

On one side, school district officials complain that cyber schools have little accountability and are too costly. On the other, cyber school advocates say school districts are getting a bargain.

On to the Google News Alert for cyber school.

Cyber school sues former consultant
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Pittsburgh,PA,USA

Pennsylvania's largest cyber school, the target of a state grand jury investigation, has sued a former consultant who became a leading critic of the school. ... [See all stories on this topic]

State News Briefs
Pocono Record - Stroudsburg,PA,USA

... cyber charter school claims Rodis and its chief executive, Michael Barney, acquired a 143-acre site in Midland to build 275 homes for cyber school teachers but ... [See all stories on this topic]

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