cyber schools http://michiganradio.org en Communication problems at a virtual school cost one public school district money http://michiganradio.org/post/communication-problems-virtual-school-cost-one-public-school-district-money <p>Officials at a southwest Michigan school district are asking the state&rsquo;s superintendent to return close to half a million dollars. The state deducted the money from the Gull Lake Community Schools district last school year over mistakes the state says the district made with its new virtual school.</p><p>&quot;For an online course there has to be two way communication a number of times during the semester. And what happened is that &ndash; well they weren&rsquo;t able to meet that requirement. They weren&rsquo;t able to show us there was two way communication,&rdquo; Ellis said.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 19:39:38 +0000 Lindsey Smith 8674 at http://michiganradio.org More cyber schools for Michigan? http://michiganradio.org/post/more-cyber-schools-michigan <p>The State House recently passed legislation that would allow an increase in the number of Michigan cyber schools.</p><p>Cyber schools provide instruction via the internet. There are two currently operating in Michigan.</p><p>Michigan Radio&#39;s Jennifer White spoke with Republican State Representative Dale Zorn. He voted in favor of the legislation after promising to vote against it.</p> Wed, 02 May 2012 00:33:56 +0000 Jennifer White & Mercedes Mejia 7277 at http://michiganradio.org More cyber schools for Michigan?