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Saturday, December 01, 2007

Virtual Schooling in the News

We didn't have any from this source last week, so beginning with the Yahoo! News Alert for virtual school.

Virtual school, literal learning
Casper Star-Tribune Mon, 26 Nov 2007 10:01 AM PST
When sixth-grader Jaden Weisenberger finishes his homework, he puts it in his teacher's tray for completed assignments, just like many other students.

Virtual school to hit airwaves
Monroe Times Tue, 27 Nov 2007 2:26 PM PST
MONROE -- The Monroe school board Monday decided to go with the old adage that it pays to advertise.

Comprehensive and Required Internet Safety Program Introduced by Leading Virtual Public School, Connections Academy®
PRWeb via Yahoo! News Wed, 28 Nov 2007 11:01 PM PST
Connections Academy (www.connectionsacademy.com) announces a comprehensive new Internet Safety program. Students are required to complete special i-SAFE™ units that have been adapted and integrated into the curriculum.

6News story: JCCC expanding into Lawrence
Lawrence Journal-World Wed, 28 Nov 2007 10:41 PM PST
Starting January 30th, classes like Business Math, Introduction to Writing and Industrial Safety will be offered from classrooms at the building where the Lawrence Virtual School is housed.

California's Riverside Unified School District Excels With School Web Lockers Online Storage And Virtual Learning System
DataStorage-DataStorageConnection Thu, 29 Nov 2007 8:30 PM PST
As one of California's largest school districts, Riverside Unified School District (RUSD) prides itself in being ahead of the curve when it comes to technology. When initially identifying its requirements for a virtual learning system, technology experts at the district determined they needed to find a way to increase collaboration between teachers and students, while also saving on storage ...


Next, the Yahoo News alert for cyber school.

Cyber Schools Approved By Crestwood School District
Mountaintop Eagle Wed, 28 Nov 2007 10:55 AM PST
Sandy George believes, her daughter Skye, 15, is doing very well in cyber school, even better than in a Crestwood classroom. She did a considerable amount of research, noted Sandy, before enrolling her daughter in one of the online schools.


Moving on to the Google News Alert for virtual school.

Where did kids go?' schools ask
HeraldNet - Everett,WA,USA
The school is called Washington Virtual Academy. October enrollment was 264 for the virtual school and the plan is to add a grade each year until it is a ...
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Virtual school, literal learning
The Casper Star Tribune - Casper,WY,USA
Jaden is a student of the Wyoming Virtual School, a home-school program based in Gillette. The school enrolled 18 students last year, and now has 40 ...
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VIEWPOINT: 'Virtual academies' could provide answers
Grand Forks Herald (subscription) - Grand Forks,ND,USA
Maryland's Virtual High School of Science and Mathematics offers classes in those science and math areas where there is the greatest shortage of qualified ...
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The virtual university
San Jose Mercury News - CA, USA
Schools such as the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill are even creating virtual school pharmacies and planetariums or interactive library catalogs ...
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Finally, the Google News Alert for cyber school.

HACC student proves he'sa 'CHAMP'
Lancaster Newspapers - Lancaster,PA,USA
After students graduate from the cyber school, they receive their high school diplomas as well as associate degrees from participating colleges. ...
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PA Cyber may have reached settlement
The Review - East Liverpool,OH,USA
Officials of PA Cyber would not comment Tuesday evening on whether a settlement had been reached. However, the cyber school's board of directors reportedly ...
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Until next week...

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