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Saturday, October 27, 2007

Virtual Schooling in the News

Another busy week, as I was catching up from being in Quebec City most of last week and then a trip north of me to visit with some virtual school people here in Ontario. But we'll get some more regular content up next week, including posts from Darren's feature "Right from the Mouths of Students", taking a look at what else is going on in the blogsphere dealing with virtual schooling, looking closer at NACOL and some of the things they have been up to, and then getting ready for the Virtual School Symposium conference from 4-6 November.


But before all of that, this week's virtual schooling in thenews feature... Beginning with the Yahoo! News Alert for virtual school.


Gifted Students Log On To Virtual School
Monroe County Advocate & Democrat Mon, 22 Oct 2007 6:05 AM PDT

Hey kids, tired of looking at teacher? Wish you could take more challenging classes than your school offers now? How’d you like to go to “virtual school?”

Virtual Academy Offers Public School Online
CBS 11 Dallas/Fort Worth Tue, 23 Oct 2007 12:54 PM PDT

Thousands of Texas families homeschool their children, but now a public school is offering daily classwork without the classroom. The Texas Virtual Academy is an online charter school where students can access their daily academic work on home computers. More Local News More Education News More Technology News

Texas Virtual Academy Offers Public School Online
CBS 11 Dallas/Fort Worth Tue, 23 Oct 2007 4:09 PM PDT

You can check your child's homework and take college courses online. Now your child can even attend school online. The Texas Virtual Academy is an online charter school on the World Wide Web. More Local News More Education News More Technology News

Blunt seeks to expand virtual school program
Lee's Summit Journal Wed, 24 Oct 2007 5:13 AM PDT

It's not often that a high school student gets to tell the state governor what to do. But late last week, a Lee's Summit North High School student got that opportunity.

Heading online for high school
News 14 Carolina Thu, 25 Oct 2007 6:31 PM PDT

NORTH CAROLINA -- Hundreds of students across the state can earn course credit without setting foot in the classroom by taking online courses through the North Carolina Virtual Public School System.

Education visionary to be inducted into HOF
Kansas City Kansan Thu, 25 Oct 2007 11:20 PM PDT

Josh Anderson entered the world of education on the run. In just his second year of teaching at Basehor-Linwood High School, Anderson was a member of the team that designed the nation’s first virtual charter school.


Teen faces charges in MySpace threat probe
Waynesboro Record Herald Fri, 26 Oct 2007 5:41 PM PDT

WAYNESBORO - A cyber school student who lives in the Waynesboro Area School District is facing 34 counts of making terroristic threats and 34 counts of harassment for allegedly posting threats against other students last month on a MySpace page.

Then the Yahoo! News Alert for cyber school.


Teen faces charges in MySpace threat probe
Waynesboro Record Herald Thu, 25 Oct 2007 6:26 AM PDT

WAYNESBORO - A cyber school student who lives in the Waynesboro Area School District is facing 34 counts of making terroristic threats and 34 counts of harassment for allegedly posting threats against other students last month on a MySpace page.

Election 2007 -- School Board: Cyber schools hot-button issue for candidates
Penn Hills Progress Wed, 24 Oct 2007 11:27 AM PDT

In a district where charter schools have become a controversial issue, most Penn Hills School Board candidates are against diverting money from the district to these schools. read more »

Teen faces charges in MySpace threat probe
Waynesboro Record Herald Wed, 24 Oct 2007 11:27 AM PDT

WAYNESBORO - A cyber school student who lives in the Waynesboro Area School District is facing 34 counts of making terroristic threats and 34 counts of harassment for allegedly posting threats against other students last month on a MySpace page.

Moving on to the Google News Alert for virtual school.

Board questions virtual charter school
Exeter News-Letter - Exeter,NH,USA

The virtual school is independent of the district but rents space in the Tuck Learning Campus from the district. Several SAU 16 administrators volunteer ...

Blazing new trails
Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville,FL,USA

It's the Florida Virtual School on the Internet - and it's a great option for students and families. It allows middle school and high school students to ... [See all stories on this topic]

Park Hill prepares for online classes
Kansas City Star - MO,USA

The program is provided by the Missouri Virtual Instruction Program — Missouri’s K-12 virtual school program that the legislature enacted last year. ... [See all stories on this topic]

Blunt Announces $1 Million Increase for Missouri Virtual Schools
Government Technology - Folsom,CA,USA

Blunt will recommend an additional $1 million for Missouri's virtual school in next year's budget, bringing total funding to $6.2 million. ... [See all stories on this topic]

Soaring enrollment marks Florida Virtual School's first decade
Orlando Sentinel - Orlando,FL,USA

Olivia Schmitt, 14, and her brother Spencer, 12, work in their living room at home while attending Florida Virtual School. Online classes mean many more ... [See all stories on this topic]

Gifted Students Log On To Virtual School
Monroe County Advocate Democrat - Sweetwater,TN,USA

Wish you could take more challenging classes than your school offers now? How’d you like to go to “virtual school?” Beginning in January, a few of Monroe ... [See all stories on this topic]

Finally, the Google News Alert for cyber school.

Commentary : Cyber Ed: an insult to intelligence and good sense
Inquirer.net - Philippines

The Cyber Education Project ignores many other priority needs of our public school teachers and students. With an additional P26.5 billion in the DepEd ... [See all stories on this topic]

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