Janesville Schools rename Virtual Academy

The Janesville School District is taking steps to better position its Virtual Academy.  The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction says the number of charter schools in the state have more than doubled in the last five years.  Virtual Academy lead teacher Dave Parr says with such an increase in virtual schools, Janesville needs to stand out.  In an effort to enhance the Janesville Virtual Academy's image, the School Board (Tuesday) night unanimously approved a new name.  The name "ARISE" Virtual Academy is expected to be part of a new marketing campaign to attract students.