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Saturday, July 14, 2007

Virtual Schooling in the News

After this morning in this hotel in Lexington I may not have Internet access again until 20 July.

Beginning, as always, with the Yahoo! News alert for virtual school.

Student enrollment in Miss. Virtual Public School program up sixfold
NBC 15 Mobile Sat, 07 Jul 2007 1:29 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...

Virtual school enrollment jumps sixfold
The Biloxi Sun Herald Sat, 07 Jul 2007 1:02 AM PDT

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

New virtual school now recruiting
Pocono Record Fri, 06 Jul 2007 9:35 PM PDT

A new high school is slated to open in Monroe County next year, but you'll never see the walls or doors of a building, or lines of school buses idling outside.

School bulletin
The Hillsboro Argus Fri, 06 Jul 2007 3:11 PM PDT

SCIO - Oregon Connections Academy, known as ORCA, is one of Oregon's largest virtual charter schools. ORCA is a public school chartered through the Scio School District. It opened in the fall of 2005 and currently serves approximately 1,500 students in kindergarten through 10th grade.

State's 'virtual school' on the way to reality
Houston Chronicle Sat, 07 Jul 2007 10:47 PM PDT

Texas has a new "virtual school" that could allow students at even the smallest campuses to study rarely offered subjects such as Chinese and advanced physics.

Community open to idea of virtual high school
Pocono Record Thu, 12 Jul 2007 9:37 PM PDT

EAST STROUDSBURG — East Stroudsburg may be venturing into "uncharted waters" by setting up a new cyber school, but Thursday night proved that people are willing to go along for the ride.

School bulletin

The Hillsboro Argus Fri, 13 Jul 2007 11:25 AM PDT

SCIO - Oregon Connections Academy, known as ORCA, is one of Oregon's largest virtual charter schools. ORCA is a public school chartered through the Scio School District. It opened in the fall of 2005 and currently serves approximately 1,500 students in kindergarten through 10th grade.

School spirits: A virtual education is almost as scary as the real thing
The Morning Call Fri, 13 Jul 2007 0:29 AM PDT

Adults tend to look at schools as places of learning, safety and discipline. The people who actually go to them know better. To students, schools are fraught with danger, intrigue and barely controlled chaos.


Next the Yahoo! News alert for cyber school.


Cyber school costs rising every year
Murrysville Star Wed, 11 Jul 2007 8:35 AM PDT

The debate over cyber charter schools in Pennsylvania is expected to heat up within the coming year as more public school districts -- including Penn-Trafford -- are calling for greater accountability and financial reprocussions for cyber schools that do

Cyber school costs rising every year
Murrysville Star Thu, 12 Jul 2007 11:20 AM PDT

The debate over cyber charter schools in Pennsylvania is expected to heat up within the coming year as more public school districts -- including Penn-Trafford -- are calling for greater accountability and financial reprocussions for cyber schools that do read more »

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