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Sunday, January 21, 2007

Virtual Schooling in the News

Beginning with the Yahoo News Alert for virtual school.

Open houses at FVTC set for online high school
Appleton Post-Crescent Sat, 13 Jan 2007 2:29 AM PST

GRAND CHUTE IQ Academies at Wisconsin, an online high school based in Waukesha, will hold open houses at Fox Valley Technical College, 1825 N. Bluemound Drive.

Online courses gaining popularity with students
NBC 2 Fort Myers Fri, 12 Jan 2007 3:38 PM PST

Taking online classes is gaining popularity with high school students in Southwest Florida. Virtual classes are giving students the chance to take any core curriculum course online.

Is Online Learning For You?
Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch Sat, 13 Jan 2007 5:27 AM PST

More and more college students are taking classes online, according to a new survey by the College Board and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. About 3.2 million people took at least one college course online during the fall of 2005 term, compared to 2.3 million in the fall of 2004.

Flexibility of online classes is appealing
Watertown Daily Times Tue, 16 Jan 2007 10:49 AM PST

Geoff Hall, 16, of Watertown, doesn't hurry in the morning to get dressed, eat breakfast and get to school on time. There's no need for him to pack a lunch for the school day or grab his backpack.

Meeting set to learn about charter school
Atlanta Journal-Constitution Wed, 17 Jan 2007 9:59 AM PST

Parents and students can attend an informational meeting today to learn about the Connected Academy, a Fulton County charter high school set to open in August. During the meeting, Connected Academy's principal, Susan Caster, will address the key factors that differentiate the school from its traditional high school counterparts, as well as the application process. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at ...

Performing Arts Cyber School Ordered To Close
KDKA Pittsburgh Tue, 16 Jan 2007 4:45 PM PST

State education officials are taking action against a locally-based charter school accused of improperly spending taxpayer money.

U of I changes plans for online school
Crane's Chicago Business Thu, 18 Jan 2007 9:49 AM PST

(AP) -- University of Illinois President B. Joseph White has removed some of the most controversial aspects of his plan for Global Campus, the school's sprawling online initiative, officials said. White's initial proposal called for Global Campus to be a separate for-profit entity of ...

Moving on to the Yahoo News Alert for cyber school.

Board Of Education Rules On Pa. Cyber School
KDKA Pittsburgh Mon, 15 Jan 2007 9:00 PM PST

For the past year, KDKA Investigator Andy Sheehan has been investigating possible financial abuses at the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School in Beaver County. The reports' findings are now the focus of a grand jury and KDKA has learned the cyber empire has just been dealt another crushing blow.

General News
Clarion News Thu, 18 Jan 2007 5:25 AM PST

KNOX – Keystone School District has launched its own cyber school services in an effort to bring students interested in Internet-based classes back to the district.

Next, the Google News Alert for virtual school.

Albin group applies to start charter school
Billings Gazette - Billings,MT,USA

The school would offer a combination of online and onsite education, much like Fort Washakie Charter High School's Wyoming E-Academy of Virtual Education. ... [See all stories on this topic]

Virtual school delayed
The Reporter - Fond du Lac,WI,USAP

Plans for an online virtual school have been put on hold by the Fond\ndu Lac School District, and $10000 in grant money has been returned....

Virtual school helps 16-year-old insomniac graduate
he Reporter - Fond du Lac,WI,USA

Parents can sign up their students for virtual education for the start of the next school year during Wisconsin's open enrollment period, which runs Feb. ...

Finally, the Google News Alert for cyber school.

Private Online School, The Cambridge Academy, is Antidote to the ...
Emediawire (press release) - Ferndale,WA,USA

The Cambridge Academy is a private cyber school that enables families to enroll in courses through the internet. The Cambridge Academy's advanced multimedia ...

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