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Saturday, August 18, 2007

Virtual Schooling in the News

Beginning with the Yahoo! News alert for virtual school.

Virtual Schools Click With Parents
The Tampa Tribune Sun, 12 Aug 2007 8:33 PM PDT

TALLAHASSEE - Nut products in a school lunchroom can send 6-year-old Holly Bates into anaphylactic shock. It's not even safe for the Tampa girl to sit in class near children who have been munching nuts. That's why, for a second year, Holly will attend Florida Connections Academy, a full-time "virtual" school that she reaches from her home computer.

National University plugs into high school
San Diego Union-Tribune Mon, 13 Aug 2007 5:03 AM PDT

Aug. 13 (UNION-TRIBUNE): National University is now a high school, too. Headquartered in La Jolla, National University Virtual High School offers 60 online courses – more than enough for a student to earn a diploma without ever setting foot in a classroom.

Virtual School Clicking With Parents
WMBB TV Panama City Tue, 14 Aug 2007 7:14 AM PDT

For a second year, Holly Bates will attend Florida Connections Academy, a full-time "virtual" school that she reaches from her home computer...

California Virtual Academy, another choice for public education
Midway Driller Tue, 14 Aug 2007 11:57 AM PDT

Midway Driller Staff Writer Residents of the Westside and Kern County have a second choice of public education, in that of the California Virtual Academy Charter School.

California Virtual Academy, another choice for public education
Midway Driller Tue, 14 Aug 2007 11:42 PM PDT

Midway Driller Staff Writer Residents of the Westside and Kern County have a second choice of public education, in that of the California Virtual Academy Charter School.

Virtual instruction tool would cost county school system $100,000
Cumberland Times-News Thu, 16 Aug 2007 8:00 AM PDT

Allegany County school administrators are being asked to spend more than $100,000 for a professional development tool that provides teachers with individualized, virtual instruction.

Talk about town: Virtual school, real success
The Town Talk Thu, 16 Aug 2007 0:54 AM PDT

The Florida Virtual School gets funds only if students perform. Novel concept. While the state pays other public schools strictly on attendance, the online school collects only if a student completes a course with a passing grade.

Classes start for the first time at Arizona virtual high school
KVOA Tucson Wed, 15 Aug 2007 5:35 PM PDT

Classes started for another school today for the first time in Arizona. The iQ Academy is a new high school, but one without a school building.

Funding scheme a key to advancing virtual learning
Miami Herald Sat, 18 Aug 2007 1:15 AM PDT

One of the most innovative aspects of the Florida Virtual School is its performance-based funding.

Funding scheme a key to advancing virtual learning
The Daily Comet Sat, 18 Aug 2007 1:13 AM PDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. One of the most innovative aspects of the Florida Virtual School is its performance-based funding. While the state pays other public schools strictly on attendance, the online school collects only if a student completes a course with a passing grade.

Florida leads growth in virtual schooling
Miami Herald Sat, 18 Aug 2007 1:14 AM PDT

As a seventh-grader, Kelsey-Anne Hizer was getting mostly D's and F's and felt teachers at her Ocala middle school weren't giving her the help she needed. She was ready to give up.

Moving to the Yahoo! News alert for cyber school.

Cyber-school funding subject of debate
York Daily Record Sun, 12 Aug 2007 0:25 AM PDT

Legislature eyes funding changes. Cyber schools say they need the allotted money Aug 12, 2007 — As taxpayer-funded cyber charter schools grow in popularity, bills that would overhaul the way they are funded are attracting more attention in the Capitol.

Cyber school controversy resurfaces
The Evening Sun Sun, 12 Aug 2007 6:33 AM PDT

William and Tasha Isaac had a tough time in school. William, 12, struggled in school because of his attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and Tourette syndrome.

Cyber school controversy resurfaces
The Evening Sun Mon, 13 Aug 2007 11:48 AM PDT

William and Tasha Isaac had a tough time in school. William, 12, struggled in school because of his attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and Tourette syndrome.

Back to cyber school

The Daily American Mon, 13 Aug 2007 6:15 AM PDT

For a 9-year-old, Nathaniel Neri is surprisingly critical of the pros and cons of cyber schooling.

Back to cyber school
The Daily American Tue, 14 Aug 2007 3:16 PM PDT

For a 9-year-old, Nathaniel Neri is surprisingly critical of the pros and cons of cyber schooling.

Porter Township
Pocono Record Tue, 14 Aug 2007 3:35 AM PDT

Interactive map loading... More than 60 campers spent three fun-filled weeks at the Pocono Environmental Education Center (P.E.E.C. EAST STROUDSBURG — East Stroudsburg may be venturing into "uncharted waters" by setting up a new cyber school, but Thursday night proved that...

Cyber-school funding subject of debate
York Daily Record Wed, 15 Aug 2007 9:28 AM PDT

Legislature eyes funding changes. Cyber schools say they need the allotted money Aug 12, 2007 — As taxpayer-funded cyber charter schools grow in popularity, bills that would overhaul the way they are funded are attracting more attention in the Capitol.

Back to cyber school
The Daily American Tue, 14 Aug 2007 10:16 PM PDT

For a 9-year-old, Nathaniel Neri is surprisingly critical of the pros and cons of cyber schooling.

Back to cyber school
The Daily American Thu, 16 Aug 2007 4:20 PM PDT

For a 9-year-old, Nathaniel Neri is surprisingly critical of the pros and cons of cyber schooling.

With just the click of a mouse ... you’re in school; Statewide, cyber school numbers are growing
The Meadville Tribune Thu, 16 Aug 2007 4:04 AM PDT

Erin Sumerfield of Meadville had attended public schools all of her life.

Higher enrollment means longer payroll
The Beaver County Times Wed, 15 Aug 2007 6:25 PM PDT

PA CYBER'S SKYROCKETING ENROLLMENT 2000-01: 486 2001-02: 1,180 2002-03: 1,350 2003-04: 2,090 2004-05: 3,048 2005-06: 4,308 2006-07: 6,000 2007-08: estimated 7,500 Source: Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School.

Back to cyber school
The Daily American Fri, 17 Aug 2007 8:06 AM PDT

For a 9-year-old, Nathaniel Neri is surprisingly critical of the pros and cons of cyber schooling.

Next the Google News alert for virtual school.

Virtual Schools Click With Parents
Tampa Tribune - Tampa,FL,USA

There is no full-time virtual high school, though the Florida Virtual School offers individual courses for older students. ... [See all stories on this topic]

Evansville considers charter school
Janesville Gazette - Janesville,WI,USA

The virtual school is independently operated and uses emerging technologies to offer "live" online instructional television and traditional courses, ... [See all stories on this topic]

Nelson online school reaching students throughout Virginia
Charlottesville Daily Progress - Charlottesville,VA,USA

The virtual school, however, is serving more out-of-county students than locals. Of the 50 students enrolled in the kindergarten-through-eighth grade ... [See all stories on this topic]

Nevada students click into virtual school
Nevada Appeal - Carson City,NV,USA

Now that too has come to the Carson City School District. Nevada Connections Academy - touted as the state's only "virtual school" - will, for the first ... [See all stories on this topic]

Virtual school nets surplus
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (subscription) - Milwaukee,WI,USA

By AMY HETZNER Waukesha - The School District's virtual high school has delivered its first financial surplus to the school system more than a year after it ... [See all stories on this topic]

New programs give Yakima students more options
Yakima Herald-Republic - Yakima,WA,USA

In a few weeks there'll be a virtual school, a home-school program and the Yakima School of the Arts, which will be housed on the second and third floors of ... [See all stories on this topic]

South Carolina Virtual Schools Program offersa new educational ...
Daniel Island News - Daniel Island,SC,USA

The Florida Virtual School enrolls 65000 students, and the Georgia Virtual School, which was created in 2005 to give high school students greater choice, ... [See all stories on this topic]

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Cyber school funding might change
York Daily Record - York,PA,USA

Aug 10, 2007 -- Bills that would change the way cyber charter schools are funded are attracting more attention in Harrisburg. Reps. Karen Beyer, R-Lehigh, ... [See all stories on this topic]

National University plugs into high school
San Diego Union Tribune - United States

Students throughout the county enroll full time in cyber charter schools - independent public schools that operate free from many state regulations. ... [See all stories on this topic]

Cyber school controversy resurfaces
The Evening Sun - Hanover,PA,USA

By STEVE MARRONI Tasha Isaac, 10, reviews some of her lessons from the previous cyber school year. (Evening Sun Photo by James Robinson). ... [See all stories on this topic]

Redbank Valley still improving after 50 years
Clarion News - Clarion,PA,USA

"We are starting our own cyber school services." The Cyber Services Program is an option offered to students in kindergarten through 12. ... [See all stories on this topic]

Charter school spending under scrutiny
The Express Times - Easton,PA,USA

Charter school advocates are responding by questioning spending in traditional schools. "Relieving school districts from the responsibility of funding cyber ...

Back to cyber school
Daily American Online (subscription) - Somerset,PA,USA

Every school district in the county is now home to at least one cyber school student. At the state's largest and fastest growing cyber school, Pa. ...[See all stories on this topic]

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