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Sunday, April 01, 2007

Virtual Schooling in the News

Beginning with the Yahoo! News Alert for virtual school.

Online Chinese comes to high schools
The Kalamazoo Gazette Mon, 26 Mar 2007 8:33 AM PDT

Hoping to give Michigan kids a leg up in the business world, a Michigan State University language institute and Michigan Virtual University are offering every high school in the state one free ``seat'' in an online Chinese language and culture class next year.

Contract renewal set for Appleton online high school
The Appleton Post-Crescent Tue, 27 Mar 2007 2:25 AM PDT

APPLETON Appletons online high school eSchool has a new contract with Appleton Area School District and a new role as a founding partner of the Wisconsin eSchool Network.

Board gets grant update
The Steubenville Herald-Star Tue, 27 Mar 2007 10:36 AM PDT

SMITHFIELD ? The Buckeye Local Board of Education was notified during Monday?s meeting of a virtual learning grant received by Northwest Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Cheryl DeYarmon.

Virtual teacher in Maths, Science
The Star Online Mon, 26 Mar 2007 4:39 PM PDT

PETALING JAYA: Once a teacher, always a teacher. This adage applies well to MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting, who revealed his continued passion for teaching at a launching of educational books here.

District continues its virtual school
Casper Star-Tribune Thu, 29 Mar 2007 1:23 AM PDT

GILLETTE (AP) -- The Campbell County school board has decided to continue funding a virtual elementary school next school year, but might not expand the program.

Virtual high school a reality in South Dakota
Minnesota Public Radio Thu, 29 Mar 2007 1:45 PM PDT

South Dakota and the city of Sioux Falls are pursuing online high school programs. Both programs aim to offer more expanded choices for quality programs.

Moving to the Yahoo! News Alert for cyber school.

Online school shooting threat keeps Arlington High students home
WMCTV Memphis Mon, 26 Mar 2007 2:42 PM PDT

A Cyber hoax kept many Mid-South students home from school Monday and investigators know how it all started. An online threat about a school shooting at Arlington High School sent Sheriff's deputies and

Cyber school reveals images of its future
Belfast Telegraph Tue, 27 Mar 2007 1:32 AM PDT

A Belfast girls' secondary school is today due to reveal plans for its new school building.

Next the Google News Alert for virtual school.

K12 Inc. to Provide Curriculum and School Services to the New ...
PR Newswire (press release) - New York,NY,USA

K12 also partners with many school districts across the country to offer virtual school programs for students who reside inside their district boundaries. ... [See all stories on this topic]

Virtual schools need equitable funding
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette - Fort Wayne,IN,USA

Based on the data it appears that the costs of operating a virtual school are about the same as those of a regular brick-and-mortar school. ... [See all stories on this topic]

Virtual learning faces budget reality
The Spokesman Review - Spokane,WA,USA

A growing number of privately owned, for-profit virtual academies are popping up throughout the state, which could mean fewer state dollars for some school ... [See all stories on this topic]

School districts enter world of blogs
The Capital Times - Madison,WI,USA

The first day we opened up Virtual Office, one student's sister - a high school kid - thought it was cool and put up a post about what book she thought the ... [See all stories on this topic]

Online School Concerns Some
KOMU-TV - Colombia,MO,USA

The new virtual school should help students in rural school districts take courses like kids in bigger districts. "We have some school districts that can ... [See all stories on this topic]

Summary Box: Virtual school not open to all at start
Belleville News-Democrat - Belleville,IL,USA

VIRTUAL SCHOOL: Hundreds of Missouri schoolchildren can begin taking classes online through a state "virtual school" program starting in August. ... [See all stories on this topic]

Open enrollment equals net loss
Beloit Daily News - Beloit,WI,USA

Nearly 40 percent of the 178 students requesting to leave Beloit schools wanted to transfer to Appleton Virtual School, Monroe Virtual School, ... [See all stories on this topic]

Middle school students left out of the virtual classroom
Columbia Missourian - Columbia,MO,USA

A state law required the education department to create a “virtual school” for kindergarten through high school students. The agency decided to start in ... [See all stories on this topic]

Finally, the Google News Alert for cyber school.

Online school shooting threat keeps Arlington High students home
WMC-TV - Memphis,TN,USA

A Cyber hoax kept many Mid-South students home from school Monday and investigators know how it all started. An online threat about a school shooting at ... [See all stories on this topic]

Board votes no
Uniontown Herald Standard - Uniontown,PA,USA

MAPLETOWN - Southeastern Greene School Board on Thursday voted against entering into a cyber school pilot program being researched by Intermediate Unit 1. ... [See all stories on this topic]

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi. Hope to see you at AERA. I will present as past of a panel called 'In Support of Quality Research Use: Communicate Your Research to the World.' The four of us will offer our collective experience in helping researchers formulate and communicate their research to all kinds of audiences. My part of the discussion is titled, 'It’s a WEBLOGPOD Stupid! Why and How to Use New Technology to Communicate Your Research to Just About Anyone.' I'll focus on blogs and podcasts and social networking.
Paul Baker
Wisconsin Center for Education Research

10:16 AM  
Blogger MKB said...


When is your session, as I'd be interested in attending if I am in Chicago then (I'm arriving on Tuesday morning and leaving Thursday evening)?


11:23 AM  

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