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Saturday, October 06, 2007

Virtual Schooling in the News

Beginning with the Yahoo News Alert virtual school.

Board member wants lawyer to look at virtual charter school
Exeter News-Letter Tue, 02 Oct 2007 3:08 AM PDT

EXETER — The vice chairman of the Exeter Region Cooperative School Board failed to gain support for a motion to have an independent lawyer advise the board about legal, financial and operational questions she felt needed to be clarified about the...

Georgia Virtual Academy Fall Kick-Off Event at Zoo Atlanta
PR Newswire via Yahoo! News Tue, 02 Oct 2007 7:41 AM PDT

The Georgia Virtual Academy (GVA), the newest statewide virtual public school to use the nationally- acclaimed curriculum and school services provided by K12 Inc., is hosting a kick-off event for hundreds of enrolled and interested families to have the opportunity to meet and ask questions of school staff, hear from K12 Chief Learning Officer Dr. Bror Saxberg and enjoy some family time.

New Gwinnett charter school hailed as model for future
Atlanta Journal-Constitution Mon, 01 Oct 2007 7:13 PM PDT

Be prepared to move fast when you enter the new Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology. Students zoom through the hallways, chattering about a virtual lab or the math exercise they just finished. Teachers talk rapidly, their hands racing in front of them and their voices rising with excitement. Even the lessons move quickly at the school hailed as a model for future Gwinnett ...

'Back to School' Takes on New Meaning for iQ Academies Students
PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance Mon, 01 Oct 2007 1:50 PM PDT

Wisconsin's largest online high school, iQ Academies at Wisconsin, has opened its virtual doors for the 2007-08 school year.

Solanco Virtual Academy receives good report
Lancaster Online Wed, 03 Oct 2007 2:07 PM PDT

Solanco Virtual Academy, an alternative program available to district students who would otherwise attend cyber or charter schools, is doing well.Since its inception as a pilot program for the second half of the 2005-06 school year, SVA has allowed the district to avoid about $83,000 in tu...


Next, the Yahoo! News Alert for cyber school.

Board supports change in charter school funding
York Daily Record Mon, 01 Oct 2007 11:07 AM PDT

Red Lion agreed with a proposal to make the state fund cyber charter students.

Solanco Virtual Academy receives good reportLancaster Online Wed, 03 Oct 2007 2:07 PM PDTSolanco Virtual Academy, an alternative program available to district students who would otherwise attend cyber or charter schools, is doing well.Since its inception as a pilot program for the second half of the 2005-06 school year, SVA has allowed the district to avoid about $83,000 in tu...

York Today
The York Dispatch Thu, 04 Oct 2007 7:57 AM PDT

Scores on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment could fuel the debate over the cyber charter schools, as some people question whether taxpayers are getting their money's worth on the Internet schools.

Moving to the Google News Alert for virtual school.

Florida Virtual School Receives $314000 AT&T Grant to Study Best ...
CNNMoney.com - USA27 /PR

Newswire-FirstCall/ -- Florida Virtual School (FLVS), a nationally recognized e-Learning model for developing and providing virtual K - 12 education ... [See all stories on this topic]

New Gwinnett charter school hailed as model for future
Atlanta Journal Constitution - GA, USA

Students zoom through the hallways, chattering about a virtual lab or the math exercise they just finished. Teachers talk rapidly, their hands racing in ... [See all stories on this topic]

Cirque du Soleil setting up a 'virtual school'
Montreal Gazette - Montreal,Quebec,Canada

The Cirque du Soleil is embarking on a one-year pilot project with the Eastern Townships School Board to create a "virtual school" to educate young ... [See all stories on this topic]


Student count is lower than expected
Janesville Gazette - Janesville,WI,USA

Others joined parochial or online "virtual" schools.Janesville started its own virtual school this year in an attempt to stem the tide. ... [See all stories on this topic]

Florida Virtual School To Study Best Practices for Online Learning
T.H.E. Journal - Tustin,CA,USA

by Dave Nagel Florida Virtual School has received a $314000 grant from the AT&T Foundation for a two-year project in which the online institution will ... [See all stories on this topic]

Online charter school waiver draws opposition from state
Newport News Times - Newport,OR,USA

By Terry Dillman Of the News-Times The Oregon Education Association and the Oregon Virtual School District (OVSD) Advisory Council were among those who ... [See all stories on this topic]

Florida Virtual School Gets $314000 Grant to Improve Online Learning
Associated Content - Denver,CO,USA

By Patty Oh A recent press release announced that the Florida Virtual School (FLVS) was given a $314000 grant to be used to improve online learning for ... [See all stories on this topic]

Finally, the Google News Alert for cyber school.


Cyber charter schools provide opportunities
Gateway Newspapers - USA

Now, through cyber school, they say they get an education that doesn't include distractions. Pennsylvania has 11 cyber charter schools with more than 20000 ... [See all stories on this topic]

Oledan: Myths and garbage
Sun.Star - Philippines

The Cyber Ed project is designed to provide DepEd direct interaction with its intended clientele - the school children and teachers. According to the DepEd, ... [See all stories on this topic]

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