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In May 2013, the Michigan Association for Secondary School Principals (MASSP) in partnership with Michigan Virtual created a survey to assess the current state and anticipated needs of online learning in Michigan’s secondary schools. The survey used a series… Read more

Section 21f of the State School Aid Act expands access to digital learning options for students in Michigan. The new digital learning initiative was approved by the Legislature and the Governor in June 2013. This legislation enables public school… Read more

August 1, 2013 Dear Educator: The purpose of this message is to give you an important update regarding an implementation activity related to a new policy contained in the FY14 State School Aid Act and to ask for your… Read more

Michigan Virtual and Kent State University are offering a free open access course – K-12 Teaching in the 21st Century – to high school and college students who are interested in teaching and to teachers at all levels. This… Read more

The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) and the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute, a division of the Michigan Virtual, today announced the launch of the new Research Clearinghouse for K-12 Blended and Online Learning, to house the… Read more

With the support of Michigan Virtual, college students in Nigeria will be learning online this fall using a video content management solution called Mediasite. Michigan Virtual has been using Mediasite to create online learning materials and record and stream… Read more

By Brian Broderick Executive Director Michigan Association of Non-public Schools Chair, Michigan Virtual Board of Directors Have you ever worn shoes that didn’t fit? Were they too wide or too narrow? Did the height of the heel make your… Read more

Lansing – The Elearning! Media Group has named Michigan Virtual to the annual Learning! 100 list for creating an online program that helps teachers who serve special education students as they transition from high school graduation to life after… Read more

Election officials and their staff now have a new online training resource that allows them to take courses, view video tutorials and participate in webinars for self-paced learning from the Michigan Bureau of Elections. Hosted by Michigan Virtual, the… Read more

Andrew Vanden Heuvel, Michigan Virtual for Students online physics teacher and “Glass Explorer” recently became the first teacher to teach a science class from inside the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland. Vanden Heuvel was invited to visit CERN, the… Read more

The Michigan Virtual Board of Directors elected three new members at its April 19 meeting. The three new members expressed significant interest in the work of Michigan Virtual to serve Michigan’s K-12 community with quality online educational services and… Read more

Michigan Virtual and the University of Detroit Mercy are teaming up to train the next generation of online educators by providing UDM teacher education students the opportunity to experience online teaching at various levels of instruction. Michigan Virtual online… Read more

Moving Michigan Farther, Faster

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Michigan Virtual announced the release of a report about the future of K-12 education in Michigan, calling for a heightened focus on personalized learning. “Governor Snyder tasked Michigan Virtual with stepping back and thinking about two overarching questions: (1)… Read more

Online learning provides options

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The Midland Daily News reports that “online education creates another option for students.” The article (posted Feb. 24, 2013) describes how schools in Midland Country are using online learning options, from providers like Michigan Virtual for Students, to meet… Read more

The future of online learning

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Michigan Radio’s Cynthia Canty spoke with Jamey Fitzpatrick, President and CEO of Michigan Virtual, recently about online education nationally and in Michigan. Visit Michigan Radio to listen to the interview About Michigan Virtual Michigan Virtual is a private, nonprofit… Read more

A Report to the Legislature, 2012

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This report is submitted in compliance with Section 98 (6) of Public Act 196 of 2014, which requires Michigan Virtual to provide, not later than December 1 of each fiscal year, a report to the House and Senate Appropriations… Read more

Accreditation Progress Report

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The Accreditation Progress Report was prepared for the AdvancED Quality Assurance Review in November 2012. Dedicated to advancing excellence in education worldwide, AdvancED provides accreditation, research, and professional services to 27,000 schools in 65 countries. AdvancED provides accreditation under… Read more

Online learning is growing rapidly in Michigan and across the nation. A report released at the recent International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) virtual school symposium in New Orleans asked as “online learning is becoming more common, is… Read more

Michigan Virtual won a Silver Brandon Hall Group Excellence Award for Best Learning Team for the organization’s work in developing Michigan LearnPort, Michigan’s leading online portal for K-12 educators. Michigan teachers, administrators and other staff use the portal to… Read more

Indicative of the emerging role online learning plays in K-12 education, Public Act 201 of 2012 directed the Michigan Virtual to establish the Center for Online Learning Research and Innovation. The Center for Online Learning Research and Innovation will… Read more

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