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Saturday, January 12, 2008

Virtual Schooling in the News

Beginning with the ASCD Smart Brief.

Around 550 students enrolled so far in Texas Virtual Academy
As one of 550 students at the Texas Virtual Academy at Southwest, Victoria McClure-Esqueda, 8, says the online school has challenged her to take advanced curriculum under the combined supervision of her father and a professional teacher. "It's fun," she says. The Dallas Morning News (1/7)

Next, from the DEC Weekly News.

State Offers Free Online High School Courses
Source: eschoolnews.com
Beginning this month, high school students in Connecticut can enroll in free online courses through a pilot program called the Connecticut Virtual Learning Center.
http://www.distance-educator.com/dnews/Article15713.phtml


Back to the regular Yahoo! News alert for virtual school.

Texas Virtual Academy lets kids attend public school online
Dallas Morning News Sun, 06 Jan 2008 9:50 PM PST
Going to school now means going online for Victoria McClure-Esqueda. The Irving 8-year-old is one of hundreds of students across North Texas who have enrolled at the Texas Virtual Academy at Southwest, an online public school that opened to area students for the first time in 2007.

Public school in virtual privacy
Dallas Morning News Mon, 07 Jan 2008 1:05 AM PST
Going to school now means going online for Victoria McClure-Esqueda.

Future of Appletons K-8 virtual school in question
The Appleton Post-Crescent Tue, 08 Jan 2008 11:38 AM PST
APPLETON Nearly $2.3 million in state funding to operate Wisconsin Connections Academy, Appletons K-8 virtual school, could be in jeopardy as a result of a state appellate court ruling in December.

High School Students To Take Online Courses
NBC 30 Connecticut Tue, 08 Jan 2008 10:29 AM PST
The Connecticut Virtual Learning Center, a statewide program for high school students to take online courses, has launched.

bDay Watch:/b Top stories in a click
The Appleton Post-Crescent Tue, 08 Jan 2008 3:38 AM PST
APPLETON Nearly $2.3 million in state funding to operate Wisconsin Connections Academy, Appletons K-8 virtual school, could be in jeopardy as a result of a state appellate court ruling in December. a hrefhttp://www.postcrescent.com/apps/pbcs.dll/articleAID/20080108/APC0101/80108122/1979 targetnew stylecolor:72A440bRead more/b/a

Funding questions may put halt to Appletons K-8 virtual school
The Appleton Post-Crescent Thu, 10 Jan 2008 2:27 AM PST
APPLETON Wisconsin Connections Academy, the Appleton school districts virtual school for kindergartners through eighth-graders, could lose $2.3 million in state funding and is in jeopardy of not operating next school year.

Lehman proposes fix for virtual charter schools
The Journal Times Thu, 10 Jan 2008 8:53 AM PST
MADISON — The chairman of the Senate Education Committee, Sen. John Lehman (D-Racine), is introducing legislation to permit the continued operation of so-called "virtual charter schools" in Wisconsin. The need for action was triggered by a Court of Appeals decision holding that the operation and structure of a virtual charter school run by the Northern Ozaukee School District with the ...


Next the Google News alert for virtual school.

High-Tech Delivers Chinese Teachers to the World
New California Media - San Francisco,CA,USA
Students and teachers sit in a virtual classroom using the free service of Skype, said Rao. Rao’s Internet language school would have been a mission ...
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NEWs in Northeastern Wisconsin
Green Bay Press Gazette - Green Bay,WI,USA
The sessions will allow parents and prospective students to learn more about the virtual school and to ask questions. Interested parties can see a ...
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They didn't trademark it, apparently, heh-heh
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (subscription) - Milwaukee,WI,USA
Instead, the site is run by the Wisconsin Coalition of Virtual School Families. They're the ones whose schools WEAC is trying to shut down, ...
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Columbia students not impressed with MoVIP
Columbia Daily Tribune - Columbia,MO,USA
Missouri’s Virtual Instruction Program, the online school launched in August, isn’t exactly getting rave reviews locally. Kristen Carranza, a Hickman ...
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Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Expert looking for clear framework for courseware
Manila Times - Philippines
To put in context my reaction that will be focused on the courseware component of the Cyber-Education Project, I would like to give a background on the ...
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Email: "Ride 'em cowboy"
Lock Haven Express - Lock Haven,PA,USA
Ashley will be competing in all three events using Fletch, one of her two horses. n Brent Phillips, 16, is a junior in the Pennsylvania Charter Cyber School ...
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Bonnell to lead BOE
The Review - East Liverpool,OH,USA
The new president of the school board said the combination of new facilities, improved test scores and the establishment of the district’s own cyber school ...
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