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LANSING, Mich. — Tonight Governor Gretchen Whitmer, State Superintendent Michael Rice, and Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun called for the closure of schools statewide to reduce the spread of Coronavirus in Michigan. In response, Michigan Virtual President and… Read more

The article “Detroit area schools close to plan for online classes” — originally published in the Detroit News on March 12, 2020 — overviews Detroit Public Schools’ efforts to prepare for remote teaching in light of possible extended school… Read more

Readiness tool launched to assist Michigan schools, students during school closure LANSING, Mich. — Recent reports indicate nearly 300 million students worldwide are not attending school because of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Increasingly, schools in Michigan are beginning to explore strategies… Read more

The article “Michigan Virtual, College Board team up to expand AP access to high schoolers” — originally published in MLive on March 6, 2020 — overviews the partnership between Michigan Virtual and the College Board to strengthen AP access… Read more

This article was published in the Laredo Morning Times on March 3, 2020 Non-Profit College Board and Michigan Virtual partner to expand AP access to students across the state LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Virtual today announced a new initiative… Read more

RFQ: Summer Minecraft Experience

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Are you skilled in Minecraft: Education Edition and interested in helping to build an engaging and fun summer learning experience? Michigan Virtual is seeking a contractor to develop a Minecraft summer learning experience for 3rd through 8th graders using… Read more

Published in Global Newswire on February 20, 2020 D2L Chosen to Provide Learning Management by Michigan Virtual Kitchener, Waterloo, Feb. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Global learning technology leader D2L announced today that Michigan Virtual has selected D2L’s Brightspace… Read more

The article “E-learning in Ontario: Way of the future or an ineffective teaching model?” — originally published in Canada’s Globe and Mail on February 12, 2020 — explores research on the promise and pitfalls of e-Learning in light of Ontario’s proposed online learning requirement and includes quotations from an interview with our vice president, Joe Friedhoff, and citations from the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute.

The editorial “Choose the right school for your child” — originally published in the Lansing State Journal on January 29, 2020 — expresses author Andrew R. Campanella’s view that parents ought to carefully consider what schooling options are most… Read more

MARION, Mich. – Marion Elementary School has been named a 2019 National ESEA Distinguished School, a distinction that only up to 100 schools throughout the country receive annually, by the National Association of ESEA State Program Administrators (NAESPA). “Marion… Read more

A recent episode of Education Talk Radio features an interview with Krista Tomaselli, Michigan Virtual‘s director of instructional product development, and John J Hood, the superintendent of Okemos Public Schools, during which they discuss accessibility and equity in online… Read more

This article “Online teachers face real challenges in virtual classrooms” — originally published in the Columbus Dispatch on Nov. 17, 2019 — describes the challenges that educators often face when transitioning to teaching an online course. In this article,… Read more

Annapolis, Maryland (PRUnderground) September 10th, 2019 On September 9, Quality Matters launched its newest edition of the K–12 Rubric. The printed workbook contains two Rubrics with full annotations — those for K–12 and those for K–12 Publisher. The updates… Read more

Teacer Innovator Awards: Recogniznig America's Most Innovative Teachers

Farmington Hills resident, Kyle McGrath, chosen for award by The Henry Ford This article was published in The Farmington Hills Patch on Aug. 21, 2019. You can read the article here. Lansing, Mich. — Michigan educator, Kyle McGrath of Farmington… Read more

This article — originally published in the Iosca County News-Herald on Aug. 20, 2019 — chronicles the start of a new school year in Iosco County, which, for students at Oscoda Area Schools, includes opportunities to take Michigan Virtual… Read more

The purpose of this Request for Quotation (RFQ) is to solicit Quotations from Vendors to provide all landscaping, snow removal and ice treatment services, including supervision, tools, materials, equipment, licenses, permits and incidentals required and/or implied for the complete… Read more

Kevin Santer stands with Jamey Fitzpatrick and Mark Rowe

Lansing, Mich. — Michigan Virtual has named Kevin Santer of Redford, Mich. the 2019 Online Teacher of the Year. This annual award recognizes an online instructor who has demonstrated excellence and made a positive impact in the online classroom…. Read more

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This article was published in The Livingston Post on Aug. 5, 2019. You can read the article here. We live in an era where a single data breach can have major consequences and cause disruptions for millions of people… Read more

LANSING – Michigan Virtual is extending the benefits of online learning through the summer with new innovative summer learning opportunities and flexible courses. The flexibility of online learning makes it possible for students to earn credits or participate in… Read more

This article — originally published on PR Underground on Mar. 5, 2019 — describes the release of a revised set of K-12 National Standards for Quality Online Programs and Online Teaching, a joint collaboration between Quality Matters (QM) and the Virtual Learning Leadership Alliance (VLLA).

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