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Saturday, December 08, 2007

Virtual Schooling in the News

Beginning with the ASCD SmartsBrief.

Ruling: Wisconsin online charter school violates state law

Wisconsin's online education programs may be in peril after a court ordered the state to stop funding a virtual charter school on the grounds the model requires parents to assume the role of state-licensed teachers. A parents group that advocates for online schooling warned that the appeals court ruling also could affect districts' distance learning programs. eSchool News (12/7)


Back to the weekly Yahoo! News Alert for virtual school.

Virtual School
Highlands Today Sun, 02 Dec 2007 9:00 PM PST
SEBRING — As students use computers more and more at school, 12-year-old Matthew Juve is using a computer for all his classes, but they are online courses and he no longer attends school this year. Matthew was already taking algebra II online through Stanford University and three other online classes through Florida Virtual School, so it didn't make sense for him to go to Sebring Middle School ...

UK and India to establish virtual R&D school
ZDNet UK Mon, 03 Dec 2007 4:01 AM PST
BT is leading an Anglo-Indian consortium that aims to develop and patent new fixed and wireless networking technologies

in the box
SiliconIndia Mon, 03 Dec 2007 4:55 AM PST
If everything looks ok, type in the verificatin work below and submit. New Delhi: British telecom firm BT, in assocoiation with twenty two industry and academic partners from India and UK, will set up a virtual school that will support post-doctoral studies on various subjects.

District Seeks Funding For Online Classes
Highlands Today Sun, 02 Dec 2007 9:01 PM PST
SEBRING — As more students use Florida Virtual School, school districts face the reality of funding losses. The Highlands County School District is proposing a way to receive funding for some students who are taking online courses. If a student takes an online class during the school day, that takes a tremendous amount of funding away from the school district, School Board Chairman J. Ned ...

Hamilton County Virtual School Puts Learning Online
WDEF Chattanooga Mon, 03 Dec 2007 5:13 PM PST
Computers have changed our world forever. You can pay bills with them, buy things, and research information. They are also changing the way local school students learn. The Hamilton County Virtual School Program helps kids learn, and earn credit outside the classroom. read more

Appeals court rules against Ozaukee virtual school
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Wed, 05 Dec 2007 12:27 PM PST
A virtual school based in the Northern Ozaukee School District plans to appeal a court ruling that it violates several...

UPDATE: Appeals court: Online charter school operating illegally
The Capital Times Wed, 05 Dec 2007 8:50 AM PST
A Wisconsin charter school that operates over the Internet violated state law by allowing parents to assume the duties of state-licensed teachers, an appeals court ruled Wednesday. The Wisconsin Virtual Academy also has been violating a law requiring charter schools to be located in district that operates them and open-enrollment students to attend school in the district, the District 2 Court of ...

Appeals court: Online charter school is operating illegally
Marshfield News Herald Wed, 05 Dec 2007 10:20 AM PST
MADISON (AP) A Wisconsin charter school that operates over the Internet violated state law by allowing parents to assume the duties of state-licensed teachers, an appeals court ruled Wednesday. The Wisconsin Virtual Academy also has been violating a law requiring charter schools to be located in district that operates them and open-enrollment students to attend school in the district, the ...

Appeals court: Online charter school is operating illegally
WKBT La Crosse Wed, 05 Dec 2007 7:02 AM PST
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - An appeals court says a Wisconsin school district is operating an online charter school in violation of state law. The District 2 Court of Appeals says the Wisconsin Virtual Academy is not in compliance with state law.

DRC breaks out with virtual sports
The Derby Daily Reporter Wed, 05 Dec 2007 12:52 PM PST
Yesterday saw the introduction of video games into the activities for after-school kids who spend time at the Derby Recreation Center (DRC).

Virtual schools could be closed
Marshfield News Herald Thu, 06 Dec 2007 5:41 AM PST
MADISON Online education programs for thousands of Wisconsin students could be shut down after a court ordered the state Wednesday to stop funding a virtual school, an advocacy group warned. The ruling could result in other districts having to close their online charter schools and distance learning programs as well, the Wisconsin Coalition of Virtual School Families said. The warning came hours ...

Ruling could shut down states virtual schools
The Appleton Post-Crescent Thu, 06 Dec 2007 2:26 AM PST
MADISON Online education programs for thousands of Wisconsin students, including one in Appleton, could be shut down after a court ordered the state Wednesday to stop funding a virtual school, an advocacy group warned.

Virtual schools dealt blow
Wisconsin State Journal Wed, 05 Dec 2007 10:27 PM PST
Virtual schools that enroll thousands of Wisconsin students could be shut down after a court ordered the state to stop funding its largest one, an advocacy group warned Wednesday. The ruling could result in school districts having to close their online charter schools in coming months and years, said Rose Fernandez, president of the Wisconsin Coalition of Virtual School Families. The warning ...

Madison / Ruling alarms online school fans
Pioneer Press Wed, 05 Dec 2007 10:16 PM PST
Virtual schools that enroll thousands of Wisconsin students could be shut down after a court ordered the state to stop funding its largest one, an advocacy group warned Wednesday.

Cerro Coso to offer virtual high school
Ridgecrest Daily Independent Fri, 07 Dec 2007 9:02 AM PST
Cerro Coso Community College will be offering the Virtual High School program to juniors and seniors with a minimum 3.0 grade-point average to take courses online.


Next the Yahoo! News Alert for cyber school.

House panel advances cyberschool funding bill
The Patriot-News Wed, 05 Dec 2007 10:55 AM PST
Legislation to establish a uniform rate for a cyber school education in Pennsylvania was approved by the House Education Committee today.

At the Capitol today
WHP CBS 21 Harrisburg Wed, 05 Dec 2007 4:20 AM PST
Right to know legislation and a cyber school protest hot topics today.

Cyberschool could see a drop in funding
The Beaver County Times Wed, 05 Dec 2007 10:22 PM PST
AP Photo/CAROLYN KASTER Seth Cydis, 9, left, and his sister Kayle Cydis 12, sit in the hall together outside a House Education Hearing in Harrisburg , Pa., Wednesday. They both attend PA Cyber School.

Pennsylvania cyber school bill advances
The East Liverpool Review Thu, 06 Dec 2007 9:09 PM PST
A Pennsylvania bill which would reduce funding and increase regulations for cyber schools was voted forward from the House Education Committee Wednesday.


Moving on the Google News Alert for virtual school.

Virtual school to hit airwaves
Monroe Times - Monroe,WI,USA
Olson told the board the district made $700000 in revenue from the virtual school last year and expects to make more than $500000 this year. ...
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UK and India to establish virtual R&D school
ZDNet UK - UK
The consortium will set up a virtual graduate research school called the India-UK Advanced Technology Centre (IU-ATC). With $3m (£1.46m) in funding already ...
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Most schools don't offer foreign language to young students
MLive.com - MI,USA
This school year, Columbia Central High School has an online Mandarin Chinese course through the Michigan Virtual High School. The school received grants ...
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BT to lead virtual school for higher studies
Hindu - Chennai,India
... like Indian Institute of Technology from India and the UK to set up a virtual school that will support post-doctoral studies on various subjects. ...
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No items from the Google News Alert for cyber school this week.

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