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Saturday, January 26, 2008

Virtual Schooling in the News

Beginning with the Yahoo! News alert for virtual school.

Online info sessions set for virtual public school
The Appleton Post-Crescent Sun, 20 Jan 2008 2:26 AM PST
APPLETON Parents of students seeking an online education can learn more about Wisconsin Connections Academy by logging on to one of 11 online sessions this month and next, starting Tuesday.

State says virtual school needs more study
The World Tue, 22 Jan 2008 11:10 AM PST
SALEM — Concerns about transparency and use of public funds may further delay the North Bend School District’s plan to establish a virtual school that would cater to students throughout Oregon.

State says virtual school needs more study
The World Tue, 22 Jan 2008 3:27 PM PST
SALEM — Concerns about transparency and use of public funds may further delay the North Bend School District’s plan to establish a virtual school that would cater to students throughout Oregon.

Positive news for virtual schools
Inter-County Leader Wed, 23 Jan 2008 12:57 PM PST
GRANTSBURG – Grantsburg Schools Superintendent Joni Burgin said the news is good for the district’s Insight School and all of Wisconsin’s virtual schools.

Virtual Ed Link Management Addresses 2008 Plans
Marketwire via Yahoo! Finance Wed, 23 Jan 2008 5:00 AM PST
Virtual Ed Link, Inc., marketer of the most advanced and comprehensive web-based School Safety Management System, is pleased to report on their management's 2008 plans with a focus on the market opportunities, product readiness, strategic alliances, revenue projections, and capital formation.


Insight School of Oregon Opens Virtual Doors to Students
PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance Thu, 24 Jan 2008 1:05 PM PST
This week, hundreds of students will go online to participate in orientation sessions with Insight School of Oregon, Oregon's new online high school.

Legislators reach deal on online school funding
Fond du Lac Reporter Thu, 24 Jan 2008 11:58 AM PST
MADISON Wisconsin lawmakers have reached a tentative compromise on a plan that would allow virtual schools to remain open and receive the same amount of money from the state.

Doyle comments on virual school agreement
WBAY Green Bay Thu, 24 Jan 2008 10:41 AM PST
Associated Press - January 24, 2008 1:35 PM ET MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Lawmakers say they have a tentative agreement that would keep virtual schools open in Wisconsin.

Doyle comments on virual school agreement
WKBT La Crosse Thu, 24 Jan 2008 10:38 AM PST
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Lawmakers say they have a tentative agreement that would keep virtual schools open in Wisconsin. Governor Doyle, in Milwaukee today, says he's confident that if Democratic Senator John Lehman is agreeing to the compromise, he's probably going to support it.

Wis. lawmakers announce deal to keep virtual schools open
WKBT La Crosse Thu, 24 Jan 2008 2:53 PM PST
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Virtual schools would remain open under new regulations in a compromise announced by Wisconsin lawmakers today. A court ruling had threatened to close a dozen Wisconsin virtual schools starting as early as next school year.

Corporate Partner Supports Students' Online Test Preparation Needs
PR Newswire via Yahoo! News Fri, 25 Jan 2008 11:35 AM PST
Michigan high school students will benefit as a result of unexpected support from a corporate partner. Since 2001, the Michigan Virtual University(R) (MVU(R)) has provided no-cost test preparation materials for the state assessment examinations, the Michigan Merit Exam (MME) and its predecessor the MEAP, and, to date, has served over 150,000 students.

Virtual High School
WCAX-TV Vermont Fri, 25 Jan 2008 3:28 PM PST
Students at Burlington High School can now take courses from teachers who live halfway around the world, without ever stepping foot outside of Vermont.


Next the Yahoo! News alert for cyber school.

Business provides alternative to charter schools in Penn Hills
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Wed, 23 Jan 2008 9:12 PM PST
A private company has come up with a way for the Penn Hills School District to offer its students cyber education without signing up for one of the state's cyber charter schools.

Cyber high proposed in Seymour
Connecticut Post Fri, 25 Jan 2008 9:03 PM PST
SEYMOUR — Online classes have been standard in colleges for years, and now high school students here may soon be logging on to the Internet for classes for the first time.


Moving on to the Google News alert for virtual school.

Madison weekly
Green Bay Press Gazette - Green Bay,WI,USA
"This is life and death for us," said Rose Fernandez, president of the Wisconsin Coalition of Virtual School Families. "This is it, today. ...
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Virtual High School
Danbury News Times - Danbury,CT,USA
The schools will take part in a pilot program called Connecticut Virtual High School, which will be useful in resolving a scheduling conflict, ...
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Online info sessions set for virtual public school
Appleton Post Crescent - WI, USA
WCA, an Appleton charter school, is the state's first virtual public school for kindergarten through grade eight. Other hour-long online information ...
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The Debate Over Virtual Schools
Mother Jones - San Francisco,CA,USA
A Wisconsin superintendent praised the virtual school program for better serving kids with learning challenges, medical conditions, and special needs, ...
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Ruling threatens computer-based virtual schools
London Free Press - Canada
By AP CROSS PLAINS, WISCONSIN -- School districts across the United States are watching a court ruling that challenges the existence of virtual schools and ...
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Democrat says schools that offer virtual schools swimming in cash
New Richmond News - New Richmond,WI,USA
Fifteen percent of a virtual school’s students would have to be from the sponsoring district. And it would cap the state aid at about $3000 per student ...
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Derry in line for new federated school
Derry Journal - Derry,Northern Ireland,UK
This is way above the state school average.” Mr. Dore says the new Derry school will include ’virtual classrooms’. “There are various teaching arrangements ...
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MMSD wants to flush suit
OnMilwaukee.com - Milwaukee,USA
Education Virtually: There was a lot of virtual reality going in the state capitol this week. Two full days of hearings regarding virtual school regulation ...
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Online School
Daytona Beach News-Journal - Daytona Beach,FL,USA
Laykin had just started taking online classes through the Florida Virtual School to catch up on credits needed for graduation, and she couldn't afford to ...
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Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Business director hired for Penn Hills schools
Pittsburgh Post Gazette - Pittsburgh,PA,USA
The board heard a presentation by VLN Partners, a distance learning firm, regarding services that would enable the district to offer its own cyber school ...
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