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Friday, August 03, 2007

Virtual Schooling in the News

Beginning with the Yahoo! News alert for virtual school.


Riding the Internet to virtual school
Woodbury Bulletin Wed, 01 Aug 2007 8:34 AM PDT

In a virtual world even education is becoming cyber-accessible by the public.

Alonzo Mourning charity recognizes 4 Jacksonville students
The Florida Times-Union Wed, 01 Aug 2007 1:21 AM PDT

Four Jacksonville students who have taken courses or enrolled with Florida Virtual School were recently recognized for their commitment to community empowerment at the All-Star Basketball Game held July 15 during the 11th annual Zo's Summer Groove.

Commonwealth Connections Academy Parent Information Session
Evening Times Tue, 31 Jul 2007 10:05 PM PDT

Commonwealth Connections Academy (CCA), Pennsylvania?s premier virtual charter school, is hosting a local information session to highlight CCA?s unique, high quality curriculum, which uses technology and more to deliver individualized instruction following a Personalized Learning Plan developed for each student.

Next the Yahoo! News alert for cyber school.

Online schools' surpluses criticized
The Patriot-News Sun, 29 Jul 2007 9:05 PM PDT

The average homeowner in Lebanon School District spent about $20 in the 2005-06 school year to send students to an online form of public education: cyber charter schools.

Cyber School Public Hearings To Begin Today
KDKA Pittsburgh Tue, 31 Jul 2007 6:40 AM PDT

A public hearing is scheduled for later today that could affect the funding of cyber schools in the state of Pennsylvania.

Riding the Internet to virtual school
Woodbury Bulletin Wed, 01 Aug 2007 8:34 AM PDT

In a virtual world even education is becoming cyber-accessible by the public.

Cyberschool hearing continues

The Beaver County Times Wed, 01 Aug 2007 5:54 PM PDT

CENTER TWP. - For a moment Wednesday, a state hearing over proposed changes to the state's cyber charter school law resembled a Midland pep rally. One minute, they were cheering and clapping. The next, they were hissing and booing.

Moving on to the Google News alert for virtual school.

Nearly 90 Percent of Virtual School Parents Give MTS Minnesota ...
openPR (press release) - Hamburg,Germany

(openPR) - MTS Minnesota Connections Academy (MTSMCA), Minnesota's public, virtual charter school, announced today that an independent survey found nearly ... [See all stories on this topic]

Provide Curriculum and School Services to the New ...
PR Newswire (press release) - New York,NY,USA

The new virtual public school program will begin serving students throughout the state in grades K-8 this academic year. The Georgia Virtual Academy joins ... [See all stories on this topic]

Virtual school gives information
News-Review - Roseburg,OR,USA

Oregon Connections Academy is an online public charter school authorized by the Scio School District for kindergarten through 11th grade. ... [See all stories on this topic]

Florida Virtual Opens Enrollment Globally
T.H.E. Journal - Tustin,CA,USA

by Dave Nagel Florida Virtual School, an online learning provider and technology developer, has launched Florida Virtual Global School (FLVGS). ... [See all stories on this topic]

Virtual School serves as temp enrollment site
Lawrence Journal World - Lawrence,KS,USA

Because of construction at Broken Arrow Elementary and South Junior High School, Broken Arrow students will enroll Wednesday at the Lawrence Virtual School. ... [See all stories on this topic]

Area public schools get onboard online classes bandwagon
The Commercial Dispatch - Columbus,MS,USA

"We had some this summer who lacked a credit, and we allowed them to do," he said. Kimberly Jackson, the high school's counselor, ... [See all stories on this topic]

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Online schools' surpluses criticized
Patriot-News - Harrisburg,PA,USA

Sharon Williams, head of Agora Cyber Charter School, said public cyberschools provide a cost-efficient way to educate a wide variety of children. ... [See all stories on this topic]

SunStar: 36000 schools tapped for cyber education
GMA news.tv - Quezon City,Metro Manila,Philippines

... so that it can reverberate in each and every classroom, in each and every school," he said. Lapus said the Cyber Education program will connect schools ... [See all stories on this topic]

Cyber schools rock
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Pittsburgh,PA,USA

A recent Trib story about school districts approving a resolution supporting state House Bill 446, which calls for greater accountability from cyber schools ... [See all stories on this topic]

Why see cyber school as threat?
Philadelphia Inquirer - Philadelphia,PA,USA

Despite popularity among parents, cyber schools have come under increasing attack from school boards and some lawmakers. Legislation introduced by State Rep ... [See all stories on this topic]

Valley West students receive awards
Citizens Voice - Wilkes-Barre,PA,USA

Cyber school officials, however, claim the legislation would force them to close their electronic doors, leaving students with no choice except to attend a ... [See all stories on this topic]

CYBER TECHNOLOGY FOR ST. JOHN'S GIRLS SECONDARY SCHOOL
Coastweek - Mombasa,Kenya

... from her school, receiving the new version of Digital Science from the Coast Manager of Cyber School Technology Solutions Ltd., Mr. Oliver Mascarenhas. ... [See all stories on this topic]

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