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Saturday, November 17, 2007

Virtual Schooling in the News

Beginning with the Yahoo! News Alert for virtual school.

Concerns continue for virtual charter school
Exeter News-Letter Tue, 13 Nov 2007 3:15 AM PST
EXETER — Concerns over the events leading to the approval of a charter for the Virtual Learning Academy were raised again by several on the Exeter Region Cooperative School Board last week.

Virtual school still takes discipline, students say
The Commercial Dispatch Fri, 16 Nov 2007 9:40 AM PST
Making your own school schedule and only talking to your teacher when you feel like logging on to your computer isn't as appealing as it might sound. It takes discipline.

Next, the Yahoo! News Alert for cyber school.

Virtual school program works out kinks
Belleville News-Democrat Mon, 12 Nov 2007 2:49 AM PST
Eric Nanney sometimes takes his book outside and completes his classwork lying on a trampoline. Other times he will ease into a recliner to finish a math assignment. Twice a week he logs onto a computer to talk electronically to his teacher or other fifth-grade students.

Wimba Helps Drive Blended Learning Success for K-12 Environment
Marketwire via Yahoo! Finance Tue, 13 Nov 2007 7:17 AM PST
Wimba, the education technology company that helps people teach people, today announced its involvement in the success of the William Penn School District Cyber Academy serving K-12 students whose circumstances make blended learning an attractive alternative to the traditional, brick-and-mortar classroom.

Moving on to the
Google News Alert for virtual school.

Learn from Florida Virtual School
Gulf Breeze News - FL, USA
BY HANNAH BUNNING Special to the News Do you ever wish you could learn more in high school than the curriculum offers? If so, then Florida Virtual School ...
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Times of India - India
Unilrn.com, in collaboration with participant schools, offers the complete school curriculum (online), web enabled learning and testing. A virtual classroom ...
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Online charter school proposal remains stalled
Newport News Times - Newport,OR,USA
"The first place we looked was the Oregon Virtual School District," Novello told the state board members. OVSD, he added, "has a focus other than a ...
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Bladen: No money for virtual school
FayObserver.com - Fayetteville,NC,USA
What happened: Commissioners failed to give $100000 to the county school system to launch a virtual high school program. Why it matters: The program gives ...
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Formation of virtual school questioned
Portsmouth Herald News - Portsmouth,NH,USA
Chisholm said that some on the Cooperative Board thought when they voted to support the formation of VLAC that the virtual school would have a tie to the ...
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Florida Virtual School a good deal, report says
Orlando Sentinel - Orlando,FL,USA
The Florida Virtual School is a good deal for Florida taxpayers. That is the view of Florida Tax Watch, which recently did a study on student performance ...
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Finally, the Google News Alert for cyber school.

Hanover teen joins USA's best in pool
The Evening Sun - Hanover,PA,USA
It is the reason Andrea has become a cyber-school student instead of attending a public school. "We do different work schedules to accommodate everything," ...
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Times' School of Journalism hosts roundtable on Cyber-Ed
Manila Times - Philippines
... school managers and teachers are preparing an assessment of the Department of Education's controversial Cyber-Education Project and will submit their ...
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