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Saturday, July 28, 2007

Virtual Schooling in the News

Not a lot of content this past week... Still unpacking and cleaning. Hopefully next week will bring more in the way of updates.

Beginning once again with the Yahoo! News alert for virtual school.

Tucson parents ponder virtual high schools
ABC 15 Phoenix Sat, 21 Jul 2007 6:52 PM PDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The enticement is substantial. No classrooms. Teachers only when you want them. No disruptive classmates. No high school drama. Virtual school isn't the stuff of science fiction.

Tucson parents ponder virtual high schools
Arizona Daily Sun Sun, 22 Jul 2007 10:44 AM PDT

TUCSON -- The enticement is substantial. No classrooms. Teachers only when you want them. No disruptive classmates. No high school drama.

Virtual School serves as temp enrollment site
Lawrence Journal-World Thu, 26 Jul 2007 10:08 PM PDT

Because of construction at Broken Arrow and South Junior High schools, Broken Arrow students and parents will enroll Wednesday at the Lawrence Virtual School, 2145 La. Signs posted in the virtual school’s Centennial Learning Center will direct parents to the temporary office. Broken Arrow’s enrollment is from 7:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Virtual program to start
Rolla Daily News Fri, 27 Jul 2007 3:23 AM PDT

When students across Missouri slide into their desks for the first day of school this fall, hundreds of them will be facing a computer instead of the front of a classroom.

Next the Yahoo! News alert for cyber school.

School audit: PA Cyber had no written standards for balancing books
The Beaver County Times Sat, 21 Jul 2007 7:10 PM PDT

MIDLAND - An audit of the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School found that the school lacked written procedures for reconciling account balances, documenting credit card charges and employee travel reimbursements, and documenting competitive bidding on large purchases.


Officials say proposal will doom cyber school
The Sentinel Thu, 26 Jul 2007 9:49 PM PDT


LEWISTOWN — Pennsylvania charter cyber schools would have to close if funding methods in House Bill 446 are adopted, Sharon Williams, chief administra...

Moving on to the Google News alert for virtual school.

Local parents ponder virtual high schools ARE YOU READY TO LEARN ...
Tucson Citizen - Tucson,AZ,USA

Now iQ Academy Arizona is on the scene, hoping to attract 200 students by the first day of virtual school Aug. 15. State law allows virtual schools if they ... [See all stories on this topic]

Virtual School in Sandoval
WJBDRadio.com - Salem,IL,USA

The Sandoval Community School District Board has agreed to continue using the Illinois Virtual High School to teach spanish to the city's High School ... [See all stories on this topic]

Tucson parents ponder virtual high schools
AZ Central.com - AZ,USA

No high school drama. Virtual school isn't the stuff of science fiction. Last school year, more than 170 virtual schools operated in the United States, ... [See all stories on this topic]

East Stroudsburg community open to idea of virtual high school
Pocono Record - Stroudsburg,PA,USA

Its lawyers are evaluating the virtual school before it can move forward. Heath said the department told her the district was in "uncharted waters. ... [See all stories on this topic]

School lunch will cost the same
Jackson County Floridan - Marianna,FL,USA

Also at the meeting, the board unanimously approved an agreement with the Florida Virtual School. Superintendent Danny Sims said the school is growing, ... [See all stories on this topic]

Mt. Hermon students take field trip
Bogalusa Daily News - Bogalusa,LA,USA

The Mount Herman School Louisiana virtual school and talented arts class took a field trip to the New Orleans Museum of Art recently to see the Femme, ... [See all stories on this topic]

iQ Academy Launches New Online High School in Kansas
Newswire Today (press release) - London,UK

Teachers from iQ Academy will host the open houses, allowing prospective students to ask questions about the virtual school. Those interested will be able ... [See all stories on this topic]

As new virtual schools open in Kansas, questions remain
Kansas City Star - MO,USA

By MELODEE HALL BLOBAUM When the virtual school bell rings Aug. 16, leaders of iQ Academy Kansas hope high school students from Garden City to Overland Park ... [See all stories on this topic]

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Districts like cyber school limits in bill
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Pittsburgh,PA,USA

State law requires districts to pay about 75 percent of their per-pupil costs as tuition for each cyber charter school student who lives in the district. ... [See all stories on this topic]

District readies public safety high school
Arizona Republic - Phoenix,AZ,USA

The other specialty schools in the Phoenix school district are the Bioscience High School in downtown Phoenix and Cyber High School at 3701 W. Thomas Road. ... [See all stories on this topic]

Public school districts feel the burn from cyberspace
Wilkes Barre Citizen's Voice - Wilkes Barre,PA,USA

Though no cyber schools are based in Luzerne County, a student from Luzerne County is free to enroll at a cyber school based in Harrisburg or anywhere else ... [See all stories on this topic]

District wrong to bar cyber-school student
Reading Eagle - Reading,PA,USA

The Issue: Kutztown School District balks at allowing a student who plans to enroll in a cyber-charter school to take part in district-sponsored ... [See all stories on this topic]

School audit: PA Cyber had no written standards for balancing books
Beaver County Times - Beaver County,PA,USA

MIDLAND - An audit of the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School found that the school lacked written procedures for reconciling account balances, ... [See all stories on this topic]

Highlands fights back with cyber school
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Pittsburgh,PA,USA

Others still, including the Highlands School District, have decided to compete. This fall, Highlands will launch its own cyber school in an effort to win ... [See all stories on this topic]

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