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Saturday, October 13, 2007

Virtual Schooling in the News

Beginning as usual with the Yahoo! News Alert for virtual school.

Private company could cash in on online charter school
The Salt Lake Tribune Sat, 06 Oct 2007 11:34 AM PDT

Utah's first virtual charter school will mean big opportunities for students and big profit potential for a private company. K12, a Virginia-based education company, will manage Utah Virtual Academy.

Classes go virtual
Times Herald Wed, 10 Oct 2007 3:39 AM PDT

CROSWELL - Sitting in front of a computer screen a full hour before school begins, Croswell-Lexington High School juniors Nick Morris and John Brandon present one possibility for the future of education.

School committee considers virtual learning academy
East Providence Post Thu, 11 Oct 2007 8:04 AM PDT

EAST PROVIDENCE – The East Providence School Committee held its regular meeting Tuesday night, hearing presentations from Assistant Superintendent Edward Daft and Director of Attendance and Registration Robert Rodericks, on a new virtual learning academy and a current student census report, respectively.

Next, the Yahoo! News Alert for cyber school.

14 schools approve Cyber-Learning
Opelousas Daily World Fri, 12 Oct 2007 0:42 AM PDT

The 14 schools chosen for Qualified Zone Academy Bond renovations are going online to prepare students for life after high school.

Moving on to Google News Alert for virtual school.

Florida Virtual Academy to Showcase Their Successful Online Public ...
Earthtimes.org - USA

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Florida Virtual Academy (FLVA), the state's top-scoring K-8 public virtual school, will exhibit their ... [See all stories on this topic]

Online high school: education of the future?
PSU The Clock (subscription) - Plymouth,NH,USA

The New Hampshire Board of Education approved the State's first entirely virtual school in May of 2007 and it plans to open in January of 2008. ... [See all stories on this topic]

Kaplan Launches Virtual High School Option
Online Degrees - USA

The new entity, called Kaplan Virtual Education will provide high school students with high-quality, online programming. The new virtual school will offer ... [See all stories on this topic]

Virtual Learning :
Winston-Salem Journal - Winston-Salem,NC,USA

So she and 10 other students were offered an alternative: take Advanced Placement classes online, through the North Carolina Virtual Public School. ... [See all stories on this topic]

Private company could cash in on online charter school
Salt Lake Tribune - United States

For the fee it charges, K12 enrolls students, provides curriculum for the virtual school and performs accounting services, among other tasks. ... [See all stories on this topic]

Finally, the Google News Alert for cyber school.

Cyber Academy helps students meet new needs
Rio Rancho Observer - Rio Rancho,NM,USA

Cyber Academy students - there are 143 full-time and 30 blended students there this fall -- often visit the school in north-central Rio Rancho, ... [See all stories on this topic]

DOLE-7: OFWs help bring back working children to school
Philippine Information Agency - Philippines

Mrs. Arroyo wants to implement the government's cyber education project of the Department of Education that is designed to make the country's educational ... [See all stories on this topic]

Teachers' group bats for scrapping of Cyber-Ed
Sun.Star - Philippines

The group also pointed out that cyber education is used inappropriately because this would be imposed to all schools regardless of the actual needs and ... [See all stories on this topic]

District shelves online school
TheNewsTribune.com (subscription) - Tacoma,WA,USA

The Cyber Classroom Program cost $120000 last school year for staffing, software and licensing. While the program enrolled about 100 students, ... [See all stories on this topic]

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