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Saturday, November 10, 2007

Virtual Schooling in the News

Beginning with the Yahoo! News alert for virtual school.

The Record Sun, 04 Nov 2007 10:59 PM PST
About 370 schools worldwide participate in the Virtual High School Global Consortium. An article Wednesday gave an incorrect number.

Bladen: No money for virtual school
The Fayetteville Observer Mon, 05 Nov 2007 10:19 PM PST
What happened: Commissioners failed to give $100,000 to the county school system to launch a virtual high school program. Why it matters: The program gives students access to classes that might not be offered at their local high school.

Unclear laws with virtual charter school
Exeter News-Letter Tue, 06 Nov 2007 3:16 AM PST
EXETER — An attorney who specializes in charter school law told the SAU 16 Joint School Board that once the state approves a new charter school the school becomes a separate legal entity from the district that sponsored the application.

Formation of virtual school questioned
Exeter News-Letter Tue, 06 Nov 2007 3:15 AM PST
EXETER — Parents, teachers and students from the Great Bay eLearning Charter School packed the cafeteria at Exeter High School last Monday night as the members of school boards across the district addressed concerns about the formation of the new...

Online learning expands curriculum options for students at Merrimack High School
Merrimack Journal Fri, 09 Nov 2007 7:19 PM PST
It may fly in the face of the traditional classroom environment, but Merrimack High School is making the most of Virtual High School, an online educational and professional development program offered to high school students globally.

Next, the Yahoo! News alert for cyber school.

Cyber Charter Schools in Pennsylvania
The Morning Call Mon, 05 Nov 2007 6:09 AM PST
21st Century Cyber Charter School, Downingtown

Times’ School of Journalism hosts roundtable on Cyber-Ed
The Manila Times Fri, 09 Nov 2007 6:53 AM PST
Some 50 information-technology specialists and educators, school managers and teachers are preparing an assessment of the Department of Education’s controversial Cyber-Education Project and will submit their recommendation on it to the government.

Getting a leg up academically
The Philadelphia Inquirer Fri, 09 Nov 2007 1:17 AM PST
If Rob Lohr honors his oral commitment to play football at Vanderbilt, he will be on an even playing field with most incoming freshman recruits when he shows up on the Nashville campus next summer. Academically, Lohr, 17, could be many yards ahead. The standout tight end and defensive end at Phoenixville is enrolled in the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, a public school program offering ...

Finally, the Google News alert for virtual school.

Proposed Charter School In Lookout Valley Gets Low Marks From ...
The Chattanoogan - Chattanooga,TN,USA
She said students would have laptop computers outside, and she said "virtual Fridays" would allow virtual learning on that day. She said the school could ...
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NACOL Releases Access and Equity in Online Classes and Virtual Schools
Earthtimes - London,UK
More than half of the states currently have some form of state-run virtual school, with additional state programs in the planning stage. ...
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Edwards school targeted for alternative program
Asbury Park Press - Asbury Park,NJ,USA
For those placed at the Edwards school, the district will employ MOESC's virtual school, an online academy that follows state core-curriculum standards with ...
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Virtual academy sign-up continues
The Union Leader - Manchester,NH,USA
Enrollment began Oct.1, on the heels of the announcement by school officials in September the virtual school, a brainchild of SAU 16 Superintendent Arthur ...
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