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Editorial: NC should pull the plug on virtual pre-K
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May 21, 7:01 AM: A provision in the proposed House budget would establish a 3-year pilot program to deliver Pre-K education at home via computer to what it terms “at risk” four-year-olds.
Bentonville School Board approves expansion of virtual education
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May 21, 6:58 AM: The School Board approved a program Monday to provide students in grades five through 12 the option of getting all of their schooling online.
This school district outsourced many of its high school courses to an online program
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May 21, 6:17 AM: Welcome to the world of online coursetaking, where regular public high schools farm out some instruction to computer programs, often in an effort to help students rapidly earn course credits. In Milwaukee, one in five credits >
Hoover prepares to launch Cyber Innovation Academy
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May 21, 5:36 AM: Some of the tracks will help students achieve industry certifications such as A+ and Network+, and at least one course will be an Advanced Placement course with the potential to earn college credit, Chiaramonte said. He also is >
Commentary: Online studies can be blended with traditional learning
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May 20, 7:16 AM: In Kansas, fourth through eighth graders in one McPherson elementary, and fourth and fifth graders in one elementary and grades 9 nine through 11 in Wellington work online.
An online charter school wants to come into Berkeley. Who are they?
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May 20, 6:47 AM: The Berkeley School Board is set to vote next Wednesday on a merger between REALM Charter School and Southern California online-learning network Compass Charter Schools.
EPIC’s National Honor Society president praises opportunities
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May 17, 7:03 AM: "At EPIC, we believe school can be different,” Powell said, “and it is a priority for us to create an academic model that is conducive to student success. Every student learns differently. Giving parents and their students the >
Cool for School: Six Rivers Charter High School ranks high for ‘blended learning’ progra
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May 17, 4:57 AM: Arcata’s Six Rivers Charter High School was recently recognized for its integrated approach to learning that includes online and independent study options inside the physical classroom.
Online Charter School Gets Approval To Sever Ties With Management Company
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May 14, 7:30 AM: An online public charter school that serves more than 2,400 students across North Carolina will be allowed to end its contract with its for-profit management company. On Monday, state board of education members approved the North >
Editorial: New law brings transparency to virtual charter schools
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May 13, 6:29 AM: With no opposition, the Oklahoma Legislature has passed and Gov. Kevin Stitt has signed new limitations on how virtual charter schools can operate in Oklahoma.
Schools strained by cyber options
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May 13, 5:29 AM: Facing deep budget deficits owed in large part to state mandates including cyber charter school tuition, the Altoona Area and Hollidaysburg Area school boards last week both dreamt about the potential impact of legislation that >
NC’s 2 virtual charters are low performing. But they could be allowed to get more students.
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May 9, 6:50 AM: The N.C. Senate voted 25-18 on Wednesday to lift the enrollment cap of 2,592 students at each virtual charter, letting them grow by 20 percent a year. Supporters argued that the virtual charters should be allowed to accept the many >
Why some students and educators aren’t happy with how Maine dumped an online learning program
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May 8, 6:51 AM: The administration of Gov. Janet Mills recently said it will end a small program that provides free, universal access to online Advanced Placement classes particularly valuable for high school students who want to attend >
Summit Learning curriculum on hold for Peoria’s Washington Gifted Middle School
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May 8, 6:38 AM: The Peoria Public Schools district has scrapped immediate plans to implement a new curriculum at Washington Gifted Middle School that was supported by Facebook engineering and has been getting mixed reviews in schools across the >
Union Public Schools to launch full-time virtual program next year
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May 8, 6:05 AM: A full-time virtual program is coming to Union Public Schools, giving the district a better opportunity to target students who choose to go elsewhere.
Leadership change at Oklahoma’s largest virtual charter school likely necessitated by new transparen
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May 7, 6:38 AM: New restrictions on conflicts of interest at virtual charter schools will necessitate a change at the top of the organizational chart at Epic Charter Schools, according to the Tulsa lawmaker who sponsored legislation to crack down >
With ‘grave concerns,’ board backs letting NC virtual charter leave national company
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May 7, 6:32 AM: A state board is reluctantly backing efforts by leaders of a North Carolina virtual charter school to break away from a for-profit company that’s paid millions of dollars a year to educate more than 2,400 students.
Legislature dismantles Florida Virtual School board
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May 7, 5:55 AM: The state would take direct control of the Florida Virtual School for the rest of this year, eliminating its board of trustees and auditing its operations and finances, and then decide how the online public school should be run, >
Parents of students at cyber charter schools concerned they’ll have to pay
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May 7, 5:07 AM: Joy Barbara and her family live in State College.  She says her daughter Judith was dealing with bullying and needed more individual attention than she was getting in public school.
Reading schools’ virtual academy sending strong signal
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May 6, 5:34 AM: When the program started in February 2018, enrollment was capped at 30 students in sixth through 12th grades. The cap was lifted in fall and 70 students enrolled. By March, 140 students were in the program, Murray said.

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