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  • Feds search PA Cyber headquarters, say school not “current target” of investigation

    07/13/2012 12:15:46 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 6 replies
    Tribune-Review (Pittsburgh Area) ^ | 13 July 2012 | By Bill Vidonic
    Federal agents served a search warrant on Thursday at the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School in Midland, the largest cyber school in the state with more than 11,000 students. The Department of Justice would not say what agents with the FBI, the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Education were seeking there or at least three other locations where warrants were served. In a statement, the Justice Department said the Beaver County school, founded in 2000, “is not a current target of this investigation.” Founder Nick Trombetta, 57, could not be reached for comment. On June 30, he stepped down...
  • Judge: Cyber student doesn’t have right to play for high school

    09/07/2003 10:40:27 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 5 replies · 189+ views
    WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - A cyber-school student won’t make the cut on the basketball team at her public high school, a federal judge has ruled. Megan Angstadt, 16, sued a central Pennsylvania school district in an attempt to play for Middleburg High School. ‘‘There is no constitutionally protected interest in playing sports,’’ U.S. District Judge James McClure Jr. wrote in his ruling Thursday, dismissing the case against the Midd-West School District. McClure had denied Angstadt a temporary injunction last year when she sought to play in four remaining junior varsity games. The ruling does not completely resolve the issue of...
  • Cyber school for kids logs in Virtual academy is state's first for elementary students

    08/31/2003 4:36:38 PM PDT · by I_Love_My_Husband · 3 replies · 162+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/31/03 | Nanette Asimov
    <p>Nathan Dueck of Pacifica studied Cezanne, Picasso and Matisse in public school last year.</p> <p>This year in first grade, he'll explore the great religions. He'll read music in second grade, study astronomy in third and manipulate millions in fourth. By fifth grade, he'll be analyzing Shakespeare.</p>
  • Groups Believes Cyber Charters Target Home Schools

    05/23/2002 7:51:50 AM PDT · by neefer · 11 replies · 850+ views
    The Chronicle-Telegram ^ | 5/23/2002 | Dave Perozek
    A group of home schoolers from across Ohio believes the cyber charter school movement is a runaway train about to run them over. The group, called the Ohio Home Education Coalition, thinks their students are being unfairly targeted as potential “prey” of the cyber schools. “Home schoolers are the target market, but we never asked to be,” said Mary Nix, an Olmsted Falls resident and co-coordinator of OHEC. “With very little overhead and huge profits, we know the corporations are making money from children in front of a computer in their home.” School districts, such as Lorain, are also trying...
  • Cyber school to return $225G to 15 districts

    05/09/2002 6:25:18 AM PDT · by Chi Chi Tokyo · 8 replies · 423+ views
    Press Enterprise ^ | May 8, 2002 | Michael Lester
    NOTE FOR EDUCATIONAL AND DISCUSSION PURPOSES ONLY. Cyber school to return $225G to 15 districts By MICHAEL LESTER Press Enterprise Writer An Internet-based school did not spend all the money it received the last two years from 15 area school districts. So, the SusQ-Cyber Charter School is returning a combined $225,000 to those districts. "If we don't need it, we don't believe in spending it just because we have it," explained Jim Street, the charter school's superintendent. This year, 114 students in grades nine through 12 are being educated through the 4-year-old cyber school based in Milton. The students take...