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Sunday, October 21, 2007

Virtual Schooling in the News

Sorry there wasn't a lot of activity this week, I was in Quebec City at the e-Learn conference. Anyway, beginning a little out of the box, with the DEC Weekly News.

Gazette Opinion: Don't Curtail Online, Distance Learning
Source: billingsgazette.net

Montana public schools struggle to meet students' needs with limited resources. Fortunately, schools have found and are using a wide range of creative ideas to ensure that students receive the quality education they need to be successful in their lives. [http://www.distance-educator.com/dnews/Article15619.phtml]

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

Civil service school goes online
KableNETSun, 14 Oct 2007 4:13 PM PDT

Civil servants will have 24 hour access to an online learning portal, following the launch of the National School of Government's "Virtual School" on 12 October 2007.

Soaring enrollment marks Florida Virtual School's first decade
Orlando Sentinel Fri, 19 Oct 2007 3:19 AM PDT

Virtual campus drew skepticism at launch 10 years ago -- now it's mainstream The Latin teacher at Lyman High School never sets foot on the school's Longwood campus. She lives in Wisconsin and works from home. Most of her 100 or so students are in Florida, though one girl lives in Japan.

Board questions virtual charter school
Exeter News-Letter Fri, 19 Oct 2007 3:09 AM PDT

EXETER — Support is growing on the Exeter Region Cooperative School Board to hire an independent lawyer to review the process leading up to formation of the new Virtual Learning Academy.

Blunts to up virtual school funding
The Springfield News-Leader Sat, 20 Oct 2007 1:07 AM PDT

Kansas City -- Calling it a major budget priority, Gov. Matt Blunt on Friday announced he will recommend a funding increase of $1 million for Missouri's virtual schools program.

Moving on to the Google News Alert for virtual school.

Online IPS classes help teens catch up, get ahead
Indianapolis Star - United States

Instead of forgoing the credits, Martin enrolled in IPS' new virtual school, which offers basic courses for students like her, remedial courses for those ... [See all stories on this topic]

Google News Alert for: cyber school

2 vie for Chambersburg Area school board seat
Chambersburg Public Opinion - Chambersburg,PA,USA

For example, we have established our own cyber school to begin to recover the costs of students who elect that option or to make cyber alternatives ... [See all stories on this topic]

Kenric Ward: Florida Virtual School chips away at brick and mortar
TCPalm - West Palm Beach,FL,USA

For every grade 6-12 student it enrolls — 31000 at last count — the cyber school shaves education budgets and expands academic choice. ... [See all stories on this topic]

Abad seeks review of cyber school project
Manila Standard Today - Philippines

By Florante S. Solmerin FORMER Education Secretary Florencio Abad has appealed to the government to revisit the $465.5- million Cyber Education project ... [See all stories on this topic]

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