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Saturday, April 07, 2007

Virtual Schooling in the News

Beginning with the Yahoo! News alert for cyber school.

Japan's first cyber-based school opens
EARTHtimes.org Sun, 01 Apr 2007 5:27 PM PDT

A cyber university, the first in Japan to offer courses through the Internet, opened Sunday in the southwestern city of Fukuoka in Kyushu province.

Cyber University Opens Doors in Japan
Novinite.com - Mon, 02 Apr 2007 5:19 AM PDT

The first cyber university, where the whole course of education is leaded on-line, has been opened in Japan. There are two faculties in the unusual higher school, each accepting about 600 students.

Cyber charter bill offers radical changes
The Derrick Wed, 04 Apr 2007 8:24 PM PDT

The state House is considering the measure, which would lift funding off school districts. A bill under consideration by the state House Education Committee would radically transform the procedures and requirements for the state?s cyber charter schools.

Moving to the Yahoo! News alert for virtual school.

Virtual school holding free information session Tuesday
Star Beacon Sun, 01 Apr 2007 9:26 AM PDT

AUSTINBURG - - Ohio Connections Academy (OCA), now completing it's fourth year of operation in the Buckeye State, is kicking off it's 2007-08 student recruitment efforts by offering local parents the opportunity to learn more about the virtual public school.

Online Classes
WSOC-TV 9 Charlotte Mon, 02 Apr 2007 9:09 AM PDT

"Virtual learning is about options. To compete in a global economy, kids need to learn in the classroom, on a computer, and through other technologies. A virtual public school means students have access to high quality teaching and learning regardless of their zip code.."

B.G. home-schoolers can learn online
The Columbian Tue, 03 Apr 2007 9:11 AM PDT

Battle Ground Public Schools' home- school program -- the biggest in the state -- is about to get bigger. The Home Link/CAM program supports 900 students and has just signed on with Columbia Virtual Academy.

Virtual reality: Online courses bring local schools into new era of instruction By Katy Moore, Staff Writer
The Carrollton Leader Wed, 04 Apr 2007 11:31 PM PDT

Tell-tale white cords trail from the ears of teenagers bent over their homework as they listen to iPods. Students settle behind laptop computers in the middle of math class.

St. Dom's to offer online classes
The Lewiston Sun Journal Thu, 05 Apr 2007 2:07 AM PDT

AUBURN - This fall, some juniors and seniors at St. Dominic Regional High School will be taking classes taught by teachers in Massachusetts, China, Malaysia and other parts of the world.

Next the Google News alert for cyber school.

Japan's First Cyber-based School Opens
Playfuls.com - Targu Mures,Romania

Kyodo news agency reported the four-year school called Japan Cyber Educational Institute will have two departments -- information technology and world ... [See all stories on this topic]

Families change face of homeschooling
Meadville Tribune - Meadville,PA,USA

Also, cyber school numbers are climbing across Pennsylvania, and those enrollments are not included as homeschool enrollments, which likely reduced the ... [See all stories on this topic]

Cyber University Opens Doors in Japan
Sofia News Agency - Bulgaria

There are two faculties in the unusual higher school, each accepting about 600 students. Information technologies and preserving world's historical heritage ... [See all stories on this topic]

Finally, the Google News alert for virtual school.

Virtual school funding retained
Billings Gazette - Billings,MT,USA

The virtual school enables elementary students to take their classes at home using a largely online curriculum. The program started last fall. ...[See all stories on this topic]

Nelson Plan Turns Homeschools into Public Schools
Home School Legal Defense Association - USA

Even the state Department of Education is seeking to enroll homeschoolers via their “Virtual Advanced Placement School.” Advanced Placement (AP) courses can ... [See all stories on this topic]

Repair proposal could hurt virtual learning at Fort Hays
Hutchinson News - Hutchinson,KS,USA

"One of the reasons why we have the lowest in-state tuition of any of the regents' schools has been the tremendous growth of our virtual school, ... [See all stories on this topic]

Students Opting for AP Courses Online
Education Week News - Bethesda,MD,USA

...based Florida Virtual School has increased its AP course offerings from one in 1997 to 11 today, and in-state AP course enrollments this year are expected ... [See all stories on this topic]

"Virtual Campus" will promote teaching of international ...
Reuters AlertNet - London,England,UK

... bringing the law of war into the secondary school classroom," said Nicole Martins-Maag, who is in charge of the EHL Virtual Campus project at the ICRC. ... [See all stories on this topic]

SC Schools Improve Technology Report Card Grade
WLTX.com - Columbia,SC,USA

(Columbia) - Boosted by its work to develop a statewide virtual school program, South Carolina improved its position on an annual technology report card ... [See all stories on this topic]

Virtual school will continue but might not expand in scope
Gillette News Record - Gillette WY,USA

The unused $440000 that had been set aside for the virtual school this year will carry over to next year to pay for the program, they decided Tuesday night. ... [See all stories on this topic]

Virtual school gives Lorna reason in life
Reading Evening Post - Reading,England,UK

But the determined teenager refused to give up on her studies and looked around for an alternative – eventually finding the Nisai Virtual Academy, ... [See all stories on this topic]

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