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Saturday, December 15, 2007

Virtual Schooling in the News

Beginning with the Yahoo News Alert for virtual school.

Cerro Coso to offer virtual high school
Ridgecrest Daily Independent Sun, 09 Dec 2007 2:48 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.

Virtual school gets new principal
Monroe Times Tue, 11 Dec 2007 10:48 AM PST
MONROE -- Northside Elementary School principal Cory Hirsbrunner will serve as interim principal of the Monroe Virtual School through June.

Waukesha ponders issues facing virtual school
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Mon, 10 Dec 2007 10:37 PM PST
Waukesha - A recent court ruling could mean some high-stakes decisions face the School District over the continued...

for Abe
Monroe Times Tue, 11 Dec 2007 10:47 AM PST
MONROE -- An appeals court ruling that put the fate of Wisconsin's virtual schools in jeopardy has dealt a blow to Monroe's charter elementary school.

Virtual charter high school on verge of connection
Newport News-Times Fri, 14 Dec 2007 12:32 PM PST
authorized by the Lincoln County Insight School of Oregon - a full-time, online, diploma-granting, public charter high schoolSchool District and governed by the local Oregon Council for Online Learning - is poised to open its virtual doors in January for spring semester.

Guest Shot: Virtual school belongs to SAU 16 taxpayers
Exeter News-Letter Fri, 14 Dec 2007 3:13 AM PST
By Jim Berlo

Virtual classroom part of leukemia treatment for 8-year-old girl
Lexington Herald-Leader Sat, 15 Dec 2007 8:46 AM PST
Emily Stapleton is 8 years old but hasn't attended school since kindergarten - a precaution her parents and doctors are taking because of her heightened susceptibility to illness after leukemia treatment. For the past few weeks, however, she has been a full participant in class, just not in person. She uses a fiber-optic connection from a small computer desk in her bedroom, which is connected to ...


Next the Yahoo News Alert for cyber school.

PA Cyber, Rodis settle
The East Liverpool Review Mon, 10 Dec 2007 9:09 PM PST
A settlement between the Midland-based Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School and a firm which formerly managed some of its business affairs has been formally decided.

Cyberschool to pay former management company $800,000
The Beaver County Times Tue, 11 Dec 2007 2:23 AM PST
MIDLAND — The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School will shell out $800,000 to its former management company after settling a two-year dispute over the firm’s termination and compensation.

Cyber school, services firm reach settlement in lawsuit
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Tue, 11 Dec 2007 9:35 PM PST
The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School board has agreed to an $800,000 settlement with Rodis LLC, which provided management services to the charter school until its contract was terminated. ...


Moving on to the Google News Alert for virtual school.

Ruling puts state's virtual schools at risk
eSchool News - Bethesda,MD,USA
Parents of virtual-school students in Wisconsin fear a court ruling puts online instruction in jeopardy. Online education programs for thousands of ...
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Parents on prowl for the best high school
Columbus Dispatch - Columbus,OH,USA
The expanded district options include a virtual high school; revamped career technical academies; specialized programs in math, technology and science; ...
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State Board of Education Lists Legislative Priorities
West Virginia MetroNews - Charleston,WV,USA
"We're trying to implement a program that would allow each student to take one virtual school class before they graduate high school. ...
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SC explores ways to teach young minds
Spartanburg Herald Journal (subscription) - Spartanburg,SC,USA
The county alternative school, for example, is seen as an option in lieu of expulsion for many students. And with virtual schools, students now can take ...
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The Docket: Court costs
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (subscription) - Milwaukee,WI,USA
By Derrick Nunnally Things related to the courthouse get rather costly for many folks who showed up in this morning's legal news, with a virtual school ...
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Unleash online schools
Wisconsin State Journal - Madison,WI,USA
Update state laws governing public education to take advantage of the opportunities presented by online learning in virtual schools. ...
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SC explores ways to teach young minds
Spartanburg Herald Journal (subscription) - Spartanburg,SC,USA
The county alternative school, for example, is seen as an option in lieu of expulsion for many students. And with virtual schools, students now can take ...
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Group: Ruling could shut down virtual schools across state
Green Bay Press Gazette - Green Bay,WI,USA
The district opened the Wisconsin Virtual Academy in 2003 to students in kindergarten through eighth grade. The school requires parents to devote at least ...
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Sailing School runs aboard schooner in Fort Pierce
TCPalm - West Palm Beach,FL,USA
The vessel, developed as a virtual school on water, provides 100 marine academy students — 20 per day —with a full day of learning about the local aquatic ...
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Ruling could shut down virtual schools across Wisconsin
WBAY - Green Bay,WI,USA
The Wisconsin Coalition of Virtual School Families says the ruling could close other online charter schools or put online learning programs on shaky legal ...
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Cerro Coso to offer virtual high school
Ridgecrest Daily Independent - Ridgecrest,CA,USA
By JOHN V. CIANI - Staff Reporter - jcianI@ridgecrestca.com Cerro Coso Community College will be offering the Virtual High School program to juniors and ...
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Appeals court: Online charter school is operating illegally
Janesville Gazette - Janesville,WI,USA
The Northern Ozaukee School District created the virtual school in 2003. Students in kindergarten through eighth grade learn from their homes over the ...
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Officials say they'll appeal virtual schools court decision
New Richmond News - New Richmond,WI,USA
The head of the Appleton virtual school -- the first in the state -- is looking to see how the case affects them.
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Appeals court rules against Ozaukee virtual school
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (subscription) - Milwaukee,WI,USA
By AMY HETZNER A virtual school based in the Northern Ozaukee School District plans to appeal a court ruling that it violates several state laws and ask for ...
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UPDATE: Appeals court: Online charter school operating illegally
The Capital Times - Madison,WI,USA
The Northern Ozaukee School District created the virtual school in 2003. Students in kindergarten through eighth grade learn from their homes over the ...
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Online education vital for Wisconsin
UW Badger Herald - Madison,WI,USA
At issue in the case is the Wisconsin Virtual Academy — an online "virtual school" run by the Northern Ozaukee School District. ...
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Finally, the the Google News Alert for cyber school.

Mars Area ads band, classes
Pittsburgh Post Gazette - Pittsburgh,PA,USA
Currently, students can take a cyber class in Spanish 5. "We feel that the cyber class falls short," Mrs. Odom said. "They need to be able to communicate ...
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Marshall Township girl, 10, wins a national skating title
Pittsburgh Post Gazette - Pittsburgh,PA,USA
Leah left Bradford Woods Elementary in the North Allegheny School District and enrolled in cyber school last December. She was a straight-A student at ...
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House bill would set high standards for cyber charter school ...
Allentown Morning Call - Allentown,PA,USA
For example, all cyber charter school employees who have Internet contact with students would be required to undergo background checks. ...
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House panel oks cyberschool funding change
The Patriot-News - PennLive.com - Harrisburg,PA,USA
The rates, which have yet to be determined, would be based on the lowest tuition rate charged last year by a successful cyberschool, defined as one that met ...
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House panel weighs flat rate cyber tuition
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Pittsburgh,PA,USA
Since Sunday, cyber school supporters have sent lawmakers more than 10000 letters voicing their opposition to the bill, said Timothy Daniels, ...
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Carlisle school officials surprised by enrollment growth patterns
Carlisle Sentinel - Carlisle,PA,USA
The number of parochial students in the district has been decreasing, he said, with homeschoolers holding steady and the small number of cyber-charter ...
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AnalystResearchReport.com: QED Connect Provides K-12 School ...
Trading Markets (press release) - Los Angeles,CA,USA
Cyber Digital, Inc. is a leading designer and software developer of advanced distributed digital voice switches and high-performance Internet Protocol (IP) ...
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Chester board meets Monday
Madison Daily Leader - Madison,SD,USA
... and grounds information, open enrollments, Prairie Lakes Education Cooperative, cyber school, the governor's budget address and health insurance. ...
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Carlisle school officials surprised by enrollment growth patterns
Carlisle Sentinel - Carlisle,PA,USA
The number of parochial students in the district has been decreasing, he said, with homeschoolers holding steady and the small number of cyber-charter ...
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Africa: Education Ministry to Promote E-Learning
AllAfrica.com - Washington,USA
Other initiatives include the cyber school technology solution aimed at improving science teaching in secondary schools with the first phase to cover one ...
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Makerere to get $2.5m digital library
New Vision - Kampala,Uganda
Other initiatives, he disclosed, include the cyber school technology solution aimed at improving science teaching in secondary schools. ...
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Cyber School Funding Cut Passes
Evening Bulletin - Philadelphia,PA,USA
"I think we have to address the cyber school issue," said Rep. Bernie O'Neill (R-Bucks), a bill supporter. He noted that the New Hope-Solebury School ...
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'Promise' campaign to recruit charities
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Pittsburgh,PA,USA
Officials at private, charter and cyber schools applaud the program, predicting that the fund won't hurt enrollment at alternative schools. ...
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Bill would limit cybercharter schools
Lancaster Newspapers - Lancaster,PA,USA
HB 446 would establish a "real cost" of cyberschool tuition based on the lowest average per-pupil expenditures of cybercharter schools that achieved PSSA ...
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House panel advances cyberschool funding bill
The Patriot-News - PennLive.com - Harrisburg,PA,USA
education in Pennsylvania was approved by the House Education by JAN MURPHY, Of The Patriot-News Legislation to establish a uniform rate for a cyber school...
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