virtual schools http://wamc.org en Greenfield School Committee Votes to Keep Virtual Academy in Operation http://wamc.org/post/greenfield-school-committee-votes-keep-virtual-academy-operation <p></p><p></p><p>A Western Massachusetts school committee has voted to keep the state’s only operation virtual school open next year.</p><p></p><p>Recently the Greenfield Public Schools Committee voted to reverse an earlier decision that would have discontinued the operation of the district’s Massachusetts Virtual Academy in the 2013-2014 school year.</p><p>Some committee members had felt that ceding control of the Virtual Academy to the state’s new Commonwealth Virtual School program would be too similar to creating a charter school.</p> Sat, 23 Mar 2013 02:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 60520 at http://wamc.org Greenfield School Committee Votes to Keep Virtual Academy in Operation Greenfield Public Schools to Discontinue Only Virtual School in Mass. http://wamc.org/post/greenfield-public-schools-discontinue-only-virtual-school-mass <p></p><p>The only virtual public school in Massachusetts will be closed this June, after a school committee vote last week to not continue the school under a recently approved state law that hopes to expand virtual schools with stricter state oversight.</p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 18:13:50 +0000 Lucas Willard 59039 at http://wamc.org New Law Will Expand Virtual Schools in Massachusetts http://wamc.org/post/new-law-will-expand-virtual-schools-massachusetts <p></p><p>Virtual Schools primarily teach students in online classrooms. And while many traditional schools use online teaching materials to broaden instruction, a virtual school usually operates for students unable to attend a regular school.</p><p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:46:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 55234 at http://wamc.org New Law Will Expand Virtual Schools in Massachusetts