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Saturday, July 07, 2007

Virtual Schooling in the News

BTW, I'm moving this week - so I won't be posting for the next two weeks unless I get really bored or, and this is more likely, I really need a distraction. So see you again some time after July 20 or so.

As always, beginning with the Yahoo! News alert for virtual school.

Florida Virtual Academy Receives an A for the 2006-07 Academic Year
PR Newswire via Yahoo! News Mon, 02 Jul 2007 6:31 AM PDT

The Florida Virtual Academy (FLVA) -- the state's highest scoring K-8 online public school -- received an "A" from the Florida Department of Education for the 2006-07 academic year.

Video: Virtual learning goes back to school

Silicon.com Mon, 02 Jul 2007 5:06 AM PDT

No more red pens?

Video: Virtual learning goes back to school
Addict 3D Mon, 02 Jul 2007 5:14 AM PDT

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Supreme Court asked to decide Virtual School Challenge
WXOW 19 La Crosse Thu, 05 Jul 2007 10:17 AM PDT

The Wisconsin Supreme Court is being asked to decide the legality of a virtual school in Ozaukee County.

Supreme Court asked to decide virtual school challenge
La Crosse Thu, 05 Jul 2007 7:20 AM PDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin Supreme Court is being asked to decide the legality of a virtual school in Ozaukee County. The state's largest teachers union is suing the Northern Ozaukee School District and its Wisconsin Virtual Academy.

High court might take virtual-school case
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Wed, 04 Jul 2007 7:03 PM PDT

The Wisconsin Supreme Court could hear a case challenging the legality of the Northern Ozaukee School District's virtual school after the state appeals court declined to rule on the matter and recommended it for the high court's review.

Student enrollment in Miss. Virtual Public School program up sixfold
The Clarion-Ledger Thu, 05 Jul 2007 11:04 PM PDT

More Mississippi high school students are trading in their pencils and notebooks for a computer screen and keyboard for some classes as enrollment for the Mississippi Virtual Public School has increased more than sixfold since last year.

Student enrollment in Miss. Virtual Public School program up sixfold
WMCTV Memphis Fri, 06 Jul 2007 8:18 AM PDT

Associated Press - July 6, 2007 11:14 AM ET JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - More Mississippi high school students are trading in their pencils and notebooks for a computer screen and keyboard for some...

Moving to the Yahoo! News alert for cyber school.

Some students need cyber school
The Evening Sun Mon, 02 Jul 2007 3:03 AM PDT

Cyber charter schools are public schools with part of the instruction delivered over the Internet. Parents are active partners working directly with certified teachers to deliver the curriculum every day. There are many reasons families make the choice.

Big bill for cyber, charter schools concerns York County
The York Dispatch Tue, 03 Jul 2007 7:53 AM PDT

York County school districts spent more than $3.2 million on cyber schools alone during the 2005-2006 school year. With so much at stake, Rep. Eugene DePasquale, D-West Manchester Township, said charter school tuition payments have been a big concern to school board members.

Most Beaver County School Districts To Offer Shared Classes
WTAE-TV Pittsburgh Fri, 06 Jul 2007 10:22 AM PDT

Most high school students in Beaver County will be able to take classes in neighboring districts if the classes are not offered by their home district under a plan to discourage students from going to charter and cyber schools.

Most Beaver County school districts to offer shared classes

WFMJ Youngstown Fri, 06 Jul 2007 5:08 AM PDT

BEAVER, Pa. (AP) - Beaver County schools districts have developed a plan to discourage cyber and charter school enrollment by letting students take classes at neighboring districts, if they are not offered by their home district.

Next the Google News alert for virtual school.

Florida Virtual Academy Receives an A for the 2006-07 Academic Year
Earthtimes.org - USA

For the fourth year in a row, the Florida Virtual Academy was the top-scoring K-8 online public school in the state. "Receiving an 'A' is a great ... [See all stories on this topic]

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Some students need cyber school
The Evening Sun - Hanover,PA,USA

His PSSA scores have consistently improved each year he has been enrolled in a cyber school as opposed to when he was in the South Western school. ... [See all stories on this topic]

CYBER school concerns
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader - Wilkes Barre,PA,USA

The three boys enrolled in cyber school take turns as needed. The private, nonprofit companies running the schools - there were 11 in the state during the ... [See all stories on this topic]

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