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1 Cyber Schools in Idaho Challenges of serving diverse learners in cyber schools Marybeth Flachbart Idaho State Department of Education

2 Defining Cyber Schools Different models of delivering instruction 1. Part of the Idaho State Department of Education (Offers a wide range of courses to students in rural areas) 2. For profit K-9 virtual school 3. Parents as teachers 4. Combined on-line and traditional instruction

3 State Funding and Federal Guidelines  Highly Qualified  Identifying poverty rates  Special Education  Transportation costs  Administering state mandated assessments

4 Challenges to Providing Special Education Services  Eligibility criteria  Number of hours of service  Must provide services to all students enrolled in their school  Must admit all students regardless of the disability  Must provide transportation if necessary  May not commit other districts to delivering special education services

5 Title Programs in Cyber Schools  Economically disadvantaged students are under represented  What does supplemental education look like in a virtual environment?  What should a virtual program for English language learners look like?  How do we assess their Title IV programs (Safe and Drug Free Schools)?


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