virtual schools http://wkms.org en Gateway Academy Marks 500 Graduates http://wkms.org/post/gateway-academy-marks-500-graduates <p>Gateway Academy in Graves County recently celebrated the milestone of its 500<sup>th</sup> student to graduate. Established in 2002, Gateway is one of the region’s alternative high schools, along with Star Academy in Marshall County and Beacon Central High in Daviess County.</p><p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 17:57:11 +0000 John Null 32361 at http://wkms.org Gateway Academy Marks 500 Graduates Tennessee Virtual School Cap Passes, Charter Schools Delayed http://wkms.org/post/tennessee-virtual-school-cap-passes-charter-schools-delayed <p></p><p>The Tennessee House has approved a proposal that caps enrollment in virtual schools.</p><p>The House voted 66-29 Tuesday to pass the bill that allows beginning online schools an enrollment of 1,500 with the ability to expand as long as they meet performance requirements. If they fail to do so for three consecutive years, then the state education commissioner could chose to cap enrollment or direct the local school board to close the school. Wed, 17 Apr 2013 13:48:15 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 30678 at http://wkms.org Tennessee Virtual School Cap Passes, Charter Schools Delayed Afternoon Round-Up 2/16/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-21612 <p>The Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill out of committee that would make pseudoephedrine available <a href="http://wkms.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/post/pseudoephedrine-bill-clears-committee">only by prescription</a> in Kentucky.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Education:</strong></p><p>Governor Steve Beshear is urging state lawmakers to approve a budget proposal that would <a href="http://wkms.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/post/beshear-pushes-preschool-funding">raise the income eligibility level</a> for public preschool to 160 percent of the federal poverty rate.</p> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 22:26:07 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 16956 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 2/16/12 Kentucky Virtual High School Decides to End Classes http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-virtual-high-school-decides-end-classes <div class="headline_area">Kentucky&rsquo;s 12-year-old Virtual High School program will end later this year as state officials consider a new approach to online education.</div><p>The state Department of Education has offered the virtual path to a diploma since 2000, but funding has remained at $800,000 since its inception making the program hard to grow, according to a 2009 report called &ldquo;<a href="http://kytech.ky.gov/TEK_final_report_draft.pdf">Breaking New Ground</a>.&rdquo; Interest in the program has remained consistent, with around 700 students taking online classes each year, sai Thu, 16 Feb 2012 21:57:52 +0000 Devin Katayama (KPR) 16953 at http://wkms.org