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Sunday, March 18, 2007

Virtual Schooling in the News

Beginning with the Yahoo! news alert for virtual schooling.

Virtual courses catching on at Maine high schools
Boston Globe Sun, 11 Mar 2007 12:22 PM PDT

A growing number of Maine high school students are taking courses where their classmates -- and their teachers -- are in other states and countries.

Virtual school trips abroad
Yorkshire Post Today Mon, 12 Mar 2007 3:09 AM PDT

School trips abroad could become a virtual reality for thousands of children under Government plans to encourage teachers to use technology to link with pupils in other countries. (12/03/2007 09:50:07)

Virtual Courses Catching On At Maine High Schools
WMTW Auburn Mon, 12 Mar 2007 8:36 AM PDT

A growing number of Maine high school students are taking courses in which their classmates -- and their teachers -- are in other states and countries.

Virtual schools may never 'open'
Post-Tribune Mon, 12 Mar 2007 2:20 AM PDT

A bill going before the Senate this week could close two new virtual charter schools before they open this fall. That leaves Northwest Indiana parents concerned -- many have registered children.

Senate gives key approval to virtual schools bill
WIS News 10 Columbia Tue, 13 Mar 2007 3:48 PM PDT

(Columbia-AP) March 13, 2007 - The Senate gave key approval Tuesday to a bill that would allow students in public, private and home schools to take online courses for high school credit.

Virtualschoolgets OK
The Post and Courier Wed, 14 Mar 2007 4:16 AM PDT

COLUMBIA - State Sen. Chip Campsen helped design a compromise that enabled the South Carolina Virtual School Program to gain key approval in the Senate on Tuesday. The deal gives private and home-schooled students equal access to proposed online remedial, advanced placement and specialty classes.

Virtual High School takes learning online
Arizona Daily Star Thu, 15 Mar 2007 0:10 AM PDT

Starting next fall, Immaculate Heart High School will begin to offer a select number of students elective courses in subjects such as DNA technology, screenwriting fundamentals and criminology.

Satyam Computers to invest USD 8 mn for virtual learning .:. NewKerala.Com, India News Channel
New Kerala Thu, 15 Mar 2007 10:35 AM PDT

Mumbai, Mar 15: Satyam Computers Services will invest eight million dollars over the next five years to implement an organisation-wide virtual learning environment, including training, competence development and performance evaluation.

Virtual school: Grades K-8 may be held online
The Salt Lake Tribune Thu, 15 Mar 2007 11:42 PM PDT

Elementary school students in Utah soon may be able to go to school without ever having to leave home. Given the success of the state's electronic high school, Utah education officials hope to expand their online offerings to students from kindergarten through eighth grade. While the new "school" is still in the planning stages, the time is right for its virtual doors to open, officials say.

Virtual High School classes open
The Argus Leader Sat, 17 Mar 2007 0:11 AM PDT

Teenagers may now hop online to earn credit for studying in cyberspace.

Moving on to the Google News Alert for virtual school.

Education officials downplay low marks
Omaha World-Herald (subscription) - Omaha,NE,USA

A virtual school provides lesson plans and educational materials for K-12 students and broadcasts instructional programming on the Web. ... [See all stories on this topic]

Virtual schools may never 'open'
Gary Post Tribune - Gary,IN,USA

We have a lot of support and there's a huge demand from parents. People are very excited ... there's just this myth about what a virtual school is." [See all stories on this topic]

Scholarships Offered to Every Michigan Public and Private High ...
SYS-CON Media - Montvale,NJ,USA

These courses have been developed and are being delivered through a partnership of MSU's Confucius Institute, Michigan Virtual School, China Central Radio ... [See all stories on this topic]

Indiana Virtual Charter School Announces Statewide Outreach to ...
Muncie Free Press - Muncie,IN,USA

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Beginning next week, the Indiana Virtual Charter School (INVCS) will conduct a massive statewide outreach effort to families interested ... [See all stories on this topic]

New schools create choices
North Thompson Star - Barriere,British Columbia,Canada

The next decision was about the Virtual School currently housed at the Henry Grube Education Centre in Kamloops. The Virtual School first started with as ... [See all stories on this topic]

Interest Grows For State's First Virtual Charter School
Inside INdiana Business (press release) - Indianapolis,IN,USA

Indiana Virtual Charter School Board of Trustees Chair Ron Brumbarger tells our partners at Network Indiana/WIBC that those families that are chosen will ... [See all stories on this topic]

Virtual school trips abroad
Yorkshire Post Today - Leeds,Yorkshire,UK

School trips abroad could become a virtual reality for thousands of children under Government plans to encourage teachers to use technology to link with ... [See all stories on this topic]

Indiana Virtual Charter School announces statewide outreach to ...
Lafayette Online News - Lafayette,IN,USA

On February 2, 2007, the Ball State University Office of Charter Schools approved the Indiana Virtual Charter School. The school will serve up to 1500 ... [See all stories on this topic]

Finally, the Google News Alert for cyber school.

Questions linger on cyber audits
Oil City Derrick - Oil City,PA,USA

Two of the 18 are for cyber charters - SUSQ-Cyber Charter School and Western Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, now known as PA Cyber Charter School. ... [See all stories on this topic]

Until next week...

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