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Saturday, April 28, 2007

Virtual Schooling in the News

Beginning with the usual - Yahoo! News alert for virtual school.

Online school provides public education at home
The Olympian Mon, 23 Apr 2007 7:36 AM PDT

The classroom where Nathaniel and Josiah Gunderson spend school every day appears pretty typical, outfitted with desks, computers and bookshelves that line two walls near the doorway.

S.C. considers Web school
The Myrtle Beach Sun News Tue, 24 Apr 2007 5:36 AM PDT

Forget chalkboards, paper and pencils: The S.C. Department of Education is working to establish a virtual school, which aims to give students a wider variety of course offerings than traditional schools provide and more flexibility, which education officials hope will improve graduation rates.

N. Thurston considers next step for online school
The Olympian Mon, 23 Apr 2007 11:52 PM PDT

LACEY ? An online high school that would serve all the students in the state could open as a program of the North Thurston Public Schools as soon as September, the school board learned Monday night.

Report: Virtual schools lack solid oversight
Lawrence Journal-World Tue, 24 Apr 2007 10:09 PM PDT

State auditors Tuesday posted warnings on the explosive increase of virtual schools in Kansas.

Oversight lacking in Kansas for virtual schools
Kansas City Star Wed, 25 Apr 2007 3:00 AM PDT

Legislative audit finds reports missing and required on-site visits aren?t made by state.

Oversight of online schools pushed
Hutchinson News Wed, 25 Apr 2007 3:21 AM PDT

TOPEKA - A report released to legislators Tuesday suggested increasing oversight of the state's virtual schools, citing a situation in southwest Kansas.

Lenoir tech director to head online school
Kinston Free Press Wed, 25 Apr 2007 9:16 PM PDT

After two years with the Lenoir County Public School central office as technology director, David Edwards will be the first chief marketing director for the North Carolina Virtual Public School.

Virtual Schools Help South Carolina Students
Florence Morning News Wed, 25 Apr 2007 2:13 PM PDT

With hopes of going into international relations in the future, Anne-Louise Brittain is taking as many foreign languages as she can. But one language Myrtle Beach High school doesn't provide is Latin. Through virtual school though, she's able to take the class.

Virtual classes a challenge for schools
Los Angeles Daily News Thu, 26 Apr 2007 1:12 AM PDT

Fed up with middle school, Ian Hemingway of Moraga, Calif., escaped the drama two years ago with the click of his computer mouse.

6News video: Interest very high in virtual education
Lawrence Journal-World Sat, 28 Apr 2007 1:25 AM PDT

The popularity of virtual education reveals itself today as nearly 200 parents gather in central Lawrence to learn more about the city's online school.

Summer school's back, sort of
The Florida Times-Union Sat, 28 Apr 2007 1:22 AM PDT

Students will make up classes via computers, not classrooms.

Next the Yahoo! News alert for cyber school.

Virtual classes a challenge for schools
Los Angeles Daily News Thu, 26 Apr 2007 1:12 AM PDT

Fed up with middle school, Ian Hemingway of Moraga, Calif., escaped the drama two years ago with the click of his computer mouse.

Moving to the Google News alert for virtual school.

Online school provides public education at home
The Olympian - Olympia,WA,USA

The Steilacoom Historical School District started the virtual academy in 2004. About 15 students enrolled in the first year and about 55 in the second. ... [See all stories on this topic]

Health Alert: Virtual school for children with cancer
WIS - Columbia,SC,USA

Chris Laub is one confident fifth grader, even though he missed an entire year of school. "I was diagnosed with leukemia, which is a blood cancer." ... [See all stories on this topic]

Virtual school offers demonstration
EastOregonian.info (subscription) - OR,USA

Oregon's fastest-growing school isn't even a brick-and-mortar school. It's the Connections Academy - a virtual public school, operated in partnership with ... [See all stories on this topic]

Be True to Your Cyberschool
BusinessWeek - USA

Florida Virtual School, which is operated by the state of Florida, was founded in 1997 and now has more than 31000 students in academic year 2005-06, ... [See all stories on this topic]

Nevada Virtual Academy to Host Parent Information Sessions Across ...
PR Newswire (press release) - New York,NY,USA

LAS VEGAS, April 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Nevada Virtual Academy -- the state's new public virtual school -- will host a series of parent ... [See all stories on this topic]

/CORRECTION -- Nevada Virtual Academy/
SYS-CON Media - Montvale,NJ,USA

The Nevada Virtual Academy is a statewide public virtual school open to all students who reside in Nevada. The Academy will serve grades 4-8 beginning this ... [See all stories on this topic]

Finally, the Google News Alert for cyber school.

Proposal would overhaul Pa.'s cyber schools
York Dispatch - York,PA,USA

Traditional school officials are applauding House Bill 446, but cyber school parents and administrators said the legislation will force their schools to ... [See all stories on this topic]

Superintendent talks
Hagerstown Morning Herald - Hagerstown,MD,USA

Padasak: The board just approved, for a year (an increase in the number of cyber school offerings that we will fund). We spend in the neighborhood of ... [See all stories on this topic]

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