Archive for the ‘Virtual Schools’ Category

Virtual high school online initiative off to good start

The Nebraska Virtual Partnership made a progress report to the Legislature’s Education Committee last week. The verdict: online courses are in demand. And the partnership is capable of meeting it.SOURCE: The Grant Tribune Sentinel Read the Full Article

States, Districts Move to Require Virtual Classes

Two years ago, Tennessee’s Putnam County school system adopted an online-learning graduation requirement for its high school students. But district officials realized that not all students had high-speed Internet access at home, or even computers, so they came up with a variety of options to allow students to fulfill the requirement.SOURCE: Education Week Read the […]

Rockford School District officials seek bigger role for virtual learning

ROCKFORD — More than 60 high school students in the Rockford School District are taking virtual learning courses this fall, at least half of them enrolled in Advanced Placement classes they would otherwise be without.SOURCE: Rockford Register Star Read the Full Article

Images of Alternative Learning in Films and Television Programs

Abstract This study examines how homeschooling, unschooling and alternative learners have been portrayed in five recent films and television programs. It also investigates whether the media are grounding their representations of these students and their parents in reality, or if it is disseminating harmful stereotypes that may have detrimental effects for those who choose to […]

Demand for Neb. online learning could grow

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Demand for online distance-learning classes in Nebraska could grow beyond what officials anticipate as more schools turn to technology to help students, a state education official said Monday.SOURCE: Chron.comRead the Full Article

Bigfork offers high school diploma online

There are no boundaries in the virtual world of learning and Bigfork High School is taking advantage of that through Bigfork Digital High School.SOURCE: DailyInterLake.comRead the Full Article

Online K-12 School, DELA, Embraces Project Based Learning in Ohio

AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — The Distance & Electronic Learning Academy (DELA) has implemented a Project Based Learning model to deliver their online curriculum available to students for the 2011-12 school year in Ohio (OHDELA). SOURCE: Market WatchRead the Full Article

As virtual school options expand, some worry about costs and quality

Supporters point to online learning’s ability to even the playing fieldSOURCE: eSchool NewsRead the Full Article