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Chinese educators visit Cape schools in advance of students

The trend of bringing tuition-paying students from China to study at American universities and private high schools is now taking hold at Cape public schools.

Six officials from An'qing Huide High School, a boarding high school in Anhui province in southern China, are visiting the Cape this week to sign exchange contracts with Sandwich, Barnstable, Mashpee and Dennis-Yarmouth Regional high schools and Cape Cod Community College.

Readington Middle School students try out virtual high school courses

Readington Middle School officials are test-driving an online program that allows students to take courses with others from around the world.

A handful of middle school students have been enrolled since Jan. 29 with peers from around the country and the globe through a nonprofit organization called Virtual High School. The online program offers more than 400 courses per semester, according to company officials.

Learning goes digital in Readington

Students at Readington Middle School will have a chance to learn alongside students from around the country and the world through the district’s new virtual classroom program.

Through a non-profit organization called Virtual High School, students in Readington will be taking online classes with students from as far away as Saudi Arabia. The program offers more than 400 courses for students. The courses cover topics that the schools wouldn’t normally offer but are still consistent with the core curriculum.

Virtual High School President to Present at 2nd Annual LearnLaunch Conference at Harvard University

The Virtual High School (, nonprofit pioneer of K-12 online learning, today announced that its President & CEO, Jeffrey A. Elliott, will participate in a panel discussion titled Blended Learning Models: What Works? on February 28, 2014 at 6 pm at the 2nd Annual LearnLaunch Conference, being held at Harvard University.

Belchertown High School students embrace ‘virtual’ classes

Belchertown High School students had more than 100 new courses to choose from this year. They just aren’t taught in a classroom.

In January, Belchertown became a participant in a Virtual High School pilot program. The Virtual High School is a nonprofit organization in Maynard that administers online courses to schools across the country.

Maine bill proposes expanded access to online learning

But an unpopular moratorium on virtual charter schools makes the proposal’s future seem dubious.

After facing opposition to the idea of creating a state-run virtual academy, a state legislator says he is switching gears and now suggests the state have a “digital learning exchange” that would function as an online educational resource warehouse for all Maine students.

Natick school part of online learning partnership

An educational cooperative based in Natick is among nine more private and public schools who have partnered with Maynard nonprofit Virtual High School on an online learning program.

Students from the nine schools, including the Accept school in Natick, began today learning online collaboratively with peers in other parts of the country and world, according to a press release from Virtual High School.

Teachers at the schools will also teach students online in a Virtual High School (VHS) global classroom.

From Palmyra to Princeton

Geography says the route from Palmyra to Princeton isn’t that far but for this academic standout — a 17-year-old boy who couldn’t speak for almost the first two years of his life — the route has been filled with years of hard work, dreams, and extraordinary accomplishments in and out of the classroom.

Don Martocello, a senior at Palmyra High School who is ranked number one in his class of 68, is going to Princeton University on a full scholarship to study molecular biology — the first student to go there from this small student body in anyone’s memory.

Sullivan to administer online courses at Saugus High

The Virtual High School (, nonprofit pioneer of K-12 online learning, announced that 17 additional educators and administrators representing nine U.S. states will soon start facilitating Virtual High School (VHS) courses at their schools. Saugus High School English teacher Brendon Sullivan is one of these 17 educators.

Completing VHS’ Site Coordinator Orientation (SCO) course allows these individuals to manage the VHS program at their schools starting on Jan. 29.

CVU Receives $10,000 Education Grant

Funds will help continue school’s expanding education initiatives

The Vermont Agency of Education selected CVU to be a recipient of a $10,000 grant to design, develop and implement a training program in work-based learning for CVU teachers and community partners.