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    Adventist Review Online | Adventists in Russia Launch Online School

    September 13, 2021 Accredited institution is connecting students from across the Federation. By: West Russian Union Conference, Euro-Asia Division, and Adventist Review A new Christian online school organized by the Department of Education of the West Russian Union Conference (WRUC) of the Seventh-day Adventist Church opened its virtual doors on September 1, 2021.  The Istok school differs from traditional schools in that students never come to a building, and the school virtually comes to their home through computers and mobile devices. This type of training has its advantages: no need to waste time on the road, carry a heavy backpack, or be afraid of bad weather. The school consists of online classes…

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    Growing number of Minnesota school districts launch online schools

    The district initially looked at creating an online school to help students learn during bad weather days. When the pandemic hit, SPPS submitted a formal application to the state. “I think it’s a win-win for everybody,” Bush said. “Minnesota is a very competitive landscape in terms of virtual education. There’s a number of schools that have been very well established for a number of years already, so it’s not new — I think the pandemic drew attention to it.” According to the Minnesota Department of Education, the first online learning programs in the state launched about 25 years ago. During the 2020-21 school year, there were 38 state-approved programs. That number…

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    Durham to launch Ignite Online Academy as full, virtual school

    Durham Public Schools will launch its first, permanent virtual K-12 academy in the fall. David T. Foster, III [email protected] DURHAM With all the challenges the pandemic has brought to public education, one thing is making Durham school leaders excited about the future. Durham Public Schools is making its first, virtual K-12 academy a permanent school in the fall. Ignite Online Academy will bring a personalized approach to learning, combining virtual coursework with field trips for students interested in taking classes from the comfort of their homes. While the district has enrolled students in online learning through their home schools since last fall in response to the pandemic, Ignite will work…

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    Case Western Reserve University’s School of Engineering to Launch New Online MS in Computer Science with Noodle

    CLEVELAND, March 31, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Case Western Reserve University is collaborating with Noodle, a leading online higher education network, to launch an Online Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) through the Case School of Engineering. The program launches in fall 2021 and will complement successful on-campus programs. This is Noodle’s second online program launch with Case Western Reserve, following the launch of an Online MBA with a focus in Healthcare Management through the Weatherhead School of Management last December. The Case School of Engineering’s Online Master of Science in Computer Science will give working professionals access to world-class faculty and computer science curriculum, preparing them for success in computer science professions. Students will be…

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    Rochester Public Schools looks to launch permanent online school

    Rochester Public Schools announced Tuesday it is in the process of developing a full-time online school for the upcoming fall, providing a permanent distance learning option for the nearly 18,000 students enrolled in the district. In a unanimous 7-0 vote Tuesday evening, the Rochester School Board gave the OK for district staff to submit an application to the Minnesota Department of Education establishing “permanent online K-12 comprehensive education” for the 2021-22 school year. Under Covid guidelines, the state’s Safe Learning Plan already requires districts to provide an “equitable distance learning model” for any student that chooses to opt out for medical reasons — no documentation required. In a presentation to…

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    Jeff Bezos Renews Focus on Blue Origin, Which Has Been Slower to Launch

    For most of its two decades of existence, Blue Origin was like Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory in the children’s book by Roald Dahl. It was a rocket company founded by Jeffrey P. Bezos, the billionaire who had created Amazon. That much was known. What the company was actually doing was shrouded in mystery. “But everyone wanted to get in,” laughed Carissa Christensen, founder and chief executive of Bryce Space and Technology, an aerospace consulting firm. Mr. Bezos announced on Tuesday that he would be stepping down as chief executive of Amazon this summer and becoming executive chairman. In his letter to Amazon employees, he said he wanted to put time…

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    Drake to launch online tourney Feb. 1 on new names

    Students, parents, staff and community members at Sir Francis Drake High School will be asked to vet 85 new names for the school in an online poll to be sent out Feb. 1. Members of Drake’s site leadership council decided Thursday on the schedule for the polling, modeled after a college basketball-style tournament format. Using brackets, quarter-finals and semi-finals, the group intends to narrow the choices to one name by mid-March. “We’ll get it down from 85 to eight, then the final four, then down to two and then one,” said Liz Seabury, principal of the San Anselmo high school temporarily known as H.S. 1327 — a reference to its…

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