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Saturday, August 11, 2007

Virtual Schooling in the News

Beginning with the Yahoo! News alert for virtual school.

Oregon's virtual public charter school expands
KVAL Eugene Fri, 03 Aug 2007 4:23 PM PDT

Hundreds of Oregon kids are spending time online, but they're not playing the latest video game. They're going to school. So now the state's only accredited, virtual charter school is expanding. The "Connections Academy" is adding 11th grade to its offerings.

Waukesha's virtual school nets surplus
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Mon, 06 Aug 2007 8:59 PM PDT

Waukesha - The School District's virtual high school has delivered its first financial surplus to the school system more than a year after it faced an uncertain future amid budgetary losses.

Virtual School a real opportunity
The Post and Courier Mon, 06 Aug 2007 9:52 PM PDT

Not enough students at Woodland High School in rural Dorchester District 4 needed to retake U.S. History and second-year English this summer, so the courses weren't offered as traditional summer school classes. But Principal James Peterson proposed an innovative solution for the several st...

NV Students Have Option To Attend Virtual School
KTNV Las Vegas Wed, 08 Aug 2007 5:19 PM PDT

Students in Nevada will have a new high tech way to get their education at a virtual school starting up this fall.

More money would provide better student access to virtual schools
Charleston Daily Mail Thu, 09 Aug 2007 3:45 AM PDT

Increased funding for the state's virtual school is necessary for all students to have equal access to alternative, computer-based coursework. "We're at capacity right now, we serve as many students as we can pay for.

Nevada students click into virtual school
The Record-Courier Thu, 09 Aug 2007 11:30 AM PDT

Somewhere between the freedom of homeschooling and serving time in homeroom detention lies the untapped world of online education.

Nelson online school reaching students throughout Virginia
The Daily Progress Fri, 10 Aug 2007 10:46 PM PDT

The Nelson County School Board approved a new academy of virtual learning before the start of last school year, intending to connect the county’s home-schooled students with the community using the latest education-related technology.

Moving on to the Yahoo! News alert for cyber school.

Summer vacation just beginning for some CV cyber students
Lancaster Online Tue, 07 Aug 2007 9:06 PM PDT

Conestoga Valley School District is taking a new approach to summer school.The district recently finished piloting a cyber summer school program called the CV Summer Academy.The academy is a blend of online study and the traditional classroom where students met CV teachers once a we...

Community log: Kutztown schools
Reading Eagle Thu, 09 Aug 2007 10:24 PM PDT

Kutztown, PA - Action: Kutztown students attending cyber charter school will be allowed to participate in extracurricular activities in the schools, provided school officials are kept up to date on their attendance and academic progress.

Next the Google News alert for virtual school.

Odyssey School- Today's School for Tomorrow's World
Union Sentinel - Blairsville,GA,USA

Odyssey School, Georgia's first stateapproved charter school, announced today they will offer the state's first K-8 public virtual school program. ... [See all stories on this topic]

Virtual School Open Houses
KBSD - Dodge City,KS,USA

If you don't want your kids to have to meet once per week, you can try another virtual school. iQ Academy is run by Manhattan's school district, ... [See all stories on this topic]

Finally the Google News alert for cyber school.

Pa. cyber schools balk at flat-rate tuition
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Pittsburgh,PA,USA

Cyber school operators say the move, which would pay each school $5800 per student, would put them out of business. "I can't educate our students," said ... [See all stories on this topic]

Cyber School Public Hearings To Begin Today
KDKA - Pittsburg,PA,USA

(KDKA) PITTSBURGH A public hearing is scheduled for later today that could affect the funding of cyber schools in the state of Pennsylvania. ... [See all stories on this topic]

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