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Saturday, September 15, 2007

Virtual Schooling in the News

Beginning with my DEC Weekly News this week (DEC = Distance-Educator.com)

Virtual Schooling Growing At K-12 Level

Source: Yahoo! NewsAs a seventh-grader, Kelsey-Anne Hizer was getting mostly D's and F's and felt the teachers at her Ocala middle school were not giving her the help she needed.

http://www.distance-educator.com/dnews/Article15573.phtml

Back to regular the Yahoo! News Alert for virtual school.

Virtual schooling growing at K-12 level
The Pantagraph Sat, 08 Sep 2007 7:39 AM PDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- As a seventh-grader, Kelsey-Anne Hizer was getting mostly D's and F's and felt the teachers at her Ocala middle school were not giving her the help she needed.

Board of Education OKs Utah Virtual Academy for K-12
The Salt Lake Tribune Mon, 10 Sep 2007 1:05 AM PDT

ST. GEORGE - Utah elementary and junior high students soon will be able to go to school in a world without bells, cafeteria lines or chalkboards: online.

Michelle Mueller named dean of Appleton virtual school
The Appleton Post-Crescent Thu, 13 Sep 2007 2:24 AM PDT

APPLETON Wisconsin Connections Academy (WCA), a virtual school for about 450 pupils in kindergarten through eighth grade from across the state, opened this fall with Michelle Mueller as its dean.

Virtual Schools Gain in Popularity
KBCI Boise Thu, 13 Sep 2007 5:26 PM PDT

There's no school bell to signal the start of the day but, a click of a mouse.

Welcome to quotidienmutations.net
Quotidien Mutations Fri, 14 Sep 2007 5:18 AM PDT

Homeschooling Lesson Plan Christian Online Homeschooling for Pre K-12. Complete resource! http://www.thejubileeacademy.org/ Virtual School See Why California Parents Choose Connections Academy.

Moving on to the Google News Alert for virtual school.

State editorial roundup
Houston Chronicle - United States

By the 2008-09 school year, they'll be able to tap into the state's first "virtual school network" to take online courses. Those courses might be advanced ... [See all stories on this topic]

Back to Virtual School for Washington
Earthtimes.org - USA

7 -- As Washington students head back to school, thousands of students from grades K-8 will log on today to begin their virtual school year. ... [See all stories on this topic]

Look to the future; abandon lost causes
Beaufort Gazette - Beaufort,SC,USA

To what level will the state Virtual School Program or virtual schools in the district develop to save the district money on bricks and mortar? ... [See all stories on this topic]

Open enrollment closed to white Madison students
Wisconsin State Journal - Madison,WI,USA

Appleton operates a virtual school known as Wisconsin Connections Academy. "Personally, to not allow students who are home schooled and who probably are ... [See all stories on this topic]

Chicago Virtual Charter School Students Log on for a New School Year
PR Newswire (press release) - New York,NY,USA

CVCS is an open-enrollment, public community virtual school serving students across the city in grades K-9. CVCS provides a unique education opportunity ... [See all stories on this topic]

Board of Education OKs Utah Virtual Academy for K-12
Salt Lake Tribune - United States

Also, Superintendent Patti Harrington said the state is likely to open its own K-8 virtual school, leading some board members to wonder why the state should ...[See all stories on this topic]

Students return
Vernon Morning Star - B.C., Canada

He also said Virtual School, an online school of choice, will generate revenue to replenish funds lost to the district from declining enrolment. [See all stories on this topic]

Web-savvy teacher starts virtual class
Washington Times - Washington,DC,USA

Mrs. Goldberg is the founder of Write Well University, a virtual school that teaches writing skills over the Internet. The startup school offers live, ... [See all stories on this topic]

Virtual Schooling Growing at K-12 Level
The Associated Press -

But after switching to a virtual school for eighth grade, Kelsey-Anne is receiving more individual attention and making A's and B's. She's also enthusiastic ... [See all stories on this topic[

Finally, the Google News Alert for cyber school.

Lapus: CyberEd won't displace teachers
Inquirer.net - Philippines

By Jerry E. Esplanada MANILA, Philippines -- Education Secretary Jesli A. Lapus defended on Monday the P26.4-billion Cyber Education Program (CEP) and ... [See all stories on this topic]

No School Bus Necessary for Agora Cyber Charter School
Web Services Journal - Montvale,NJ,USA

Students receive a computer and printer on loan from the school. Agora Cyber Charter School is an open-enrollment, public community cyber school serving ... [See all stories on this topic]

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