Virtual Shout-out For Cyber Schools

Feedback: Schauer needs to be schooled on cyber charters

Every time I had a concern, my call or e-mail was returned within a few hours. The cyber school couldn't offer as much variety or as many APs as the brick-and-mortar schools. There was no Shakespeare Club, no film studio or track team. Sometimes it was lonely. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://articles.philly.com/2013-05-06/news/39044250_1_cyber-charter-school-high-school-chemistry-brick-and-mortar-schools

Orleans Parish School Board hears from charter applicants before Tuesday vote

Thats why we were so encouraged when policy-makers lifted the enrollment cap and expanding options for parents whose students learn best in an interactive, online environment. Before this action, the state had a waiting list of more than 5,000 parents who wanted the cyber option for their children. Beginning this school year more Michigan families have the opportunity to take advantage of online learning. Gov. Snyder and lawmakers deserve a great deal of praise for getting so much right. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.freep.com/article/20130912/OPINION04/309120024/online-schools-Michigan-charter-schools

In addition, it would use about 10 percent of the school's incoming money for back-office services such as accounting and human resources. But School Board member Sarah Usdin questioned whether that financial model would work here. "We're just not a very rich state," she said. Between state and local government, Orleans Parish School Board schools are likely to receive less than $9,000 per student in the current academic year. Usdin also noted that most for-profit groups that ran charters in New Orleans have failed. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.nola.com/education/index.ssf/2013/09/orleans_parish_school_board_ch.html

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