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Sunday, March 25, 2007

Virtual Schooling in the News

Beginning with the Yahoo! News Alert for virtual school.

Board to decide on virtual school
Billings Gazette Mon, 19 Mar 2007 10:22 AM PDT

GILLETTE - The Campbell County school board plans to decide by month's end whether to continue a pilot virtual elementary school even though the state has not committed funding for the program.

Parents see benefits in virtual schools
Journal and Courier Sun, 18 Mar 2007 11:08 PM PDT

Peggy Edmundson worries about what her son, Tre, is learning in first grade at Vinton Elementary School. It's not the lessons in the classroom that concern her. It's what he might pick up from the other kids.

Some parents bemoan gap in Missouri virtual school
KY3 Springfield Wed, 21 Mar 2007 12:44 PM PDT

The online free program starts in the fall for elementary and high school students in the state.

Middle school students left out of the virtual classroom
Columbian Missourian Wed, 21 Mar 2007 10:34 PM PDT

JEFFERSON CITY ? For the first time this fall Missouri will offer hundreds of students a chance to take online courses for free throughout the state. But many parents are upset because middle school students will be left out for now.

Nevada Connections Academy Approved to Open for 2007-2008 School Year
PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance Thu, 22 Mar 2007 5:00 AM PDT

Nevada students will have an exciting new public school alternative this fall that delivers exceptional schooling to students in a unique distance education "school without walls."

Online education slow to load
The Springfield News-Leader Thu, 22 Mar 2007 1:12 AM PDT

Jefferson City -- Missouri, for the first time this fall, will offer hundreds of students a chance to take online courses for free throughout the state. But many parents are upset because middle-school students will be left out for now.

K12 Inc. to Provide Curriculum and School Services to the New Nevada Virtual Academy
U.S. Newswire via Yahoo! News Fri, 23 Mar 2007 5:27 AM PDT

Following approval from the Nevada State Board of Education on Saturday, March 17, 2007, the Nevada Virtual Academy became the newest statewide public virtual school to use the nationally-acclaimed curriculum and school services provided by K12 Inc.

Next, the Yahoo! News Alert for cyber school.

Cyber-school empire under attack
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Sat, 17 Mar 2007 9:24 PM PDT

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OJR wants more accountability for cyber schools
The Mercury Tue, 20 Mar 2007 0:01 AM PDT

SOUTH COVENTRY -- Owen J. Roberts School District officials are pushing for better accountability for cyber charter schools.

K12 Inc. to Provide Curriculum and School Services to the New Nevada Virtual Academy
U.S. Newswire via Yahoo! News Fri, 23 Mar 2007 5:27 AM PDT

Following approval from the Nevada State Board of Education on Saturday, March 17, 2007, the Nevada Virtual Academy became the newest statewide public virtual school to use the nationally-acclaimed curriculum and school services provided by K12 Inc.

Board votes no
Herald Standard Fri, 23 Mar 2007 9:43 PM PDT

MAPLETOWN - Southeastern Greene School Board on Thursday voted against entering into a cyber school pilot program being researched by Intermediate Unit 1.

Moving to the Google News Alert for virtual school.

Trustees to decide fate of virtual school
Gillette News Record - Gillette WY,USA

School trustees must decide in the coming weeks whether to continue the Wyoming Virtual School — and possibly expand it — next year despite a lack of state ...[See all stories on this topic]

Online high school courses available
Sioux City Journal - Sioux City,IA,USA

The 2006 Legislature passed a measure directing the Education Department to open a virtual school. A seven-member council helped set policies. ... [See all stories on this topic]

Hit reset on state's virtual voucher
St. Petersburg Times - St. Petersburg,FL,USA

The K-8 virtual school voucher was written into the budget four years ago after lobbyists for online education companies persuaded lawmakers to experiment. ... [See all stories on this topic]

Virtual school: Grades K-8 may be held online
Salt Lake Tribune - Salt Lake City,UT,USA

While the new "school" is still in the planning stages, the time is right for its virtual doors to open, officials say. "We feel we're a little bit late and ... [See all stories on this topic]

Virtual High School classes open
Sioux Falls Argus Leader - Sioux Falls,SD,USA

The 2006 Legislature directed the Education Department to open a virtual school. A seven-member council helped set policies. The department worked with the ... [See all stories on this topic]

Virtual Public Schools: Visions, Problems and Solutions – Part I
American Chronicle - Beverly Hills,CA,USA

Are two new virtual school openings a step closer to the fulfillment of national school choice envisioned by the US Chamber of Commerce? ... [See all stories on this topic]

Satyam Launches Virtual Learning World
India PRwire (Press Release) - India

In developing its integrated SLW approach, Satyam partnered with The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, Harvard Business School Publishing, ... [See all stories on this topic]

Parents see benefits in virtual schools
Journal and Courier - Lafayette,IN,USA

Ron Brumbarger, CEO of Indianapolis-based Indiana Virtual Charter School, said because of that lack of building, some people don't see the need for funding... [See all stories on this topic]

Board to decide on virtual school
Billings Gazette - Billings,MT,USA

GILLETTE - The Campbell County school board plans to decide by month's end whether to continue a pilot virtual elementary school even though the state has ...[See all stories on this topic]

Online class popularity soars
Palm Beach Post - Palm Beach,FL,USA

Four years ago, about 800 Palm Beach County students enrolled in courses in the Florida Virtual School, a statewide online teaching program based in Orlando ... [See all stories on this topic]

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