BREAKING NEW VIDEO: Former TN Education Commissioner Huffman Broke His Word Before the Legislature on Virtual Schools

Told legislature in 2013 he would not use past results to judge virtual public schools, but only 1 year later ordered TN Virtual Academy to close NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 31, 2015 – A recently found video of a 2013 legislative committee hearing reveals former Tennessee Education Secretary Kevin S. Huffman broke his word to legislators regarding…

What A Difference Two Days Make

by Susie Earl My daughter Marissa took herself out of our local, public, brick-and-mortar school two days ago. She told me she wanted to be a Kindergarten teacher but didn’t think she would receive the adequate education to do so. She didn’t feel challenged. She didn’t feel prepared. She felt all of these things…and she…

PublicSchoolOptions.org Highlights Tenn. Families Who Have Chosen Public Virtual Schools for Their Children: The Norrod Family of Manchester

NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 25, 2015 – As PublicSchoolOptions.org (PSO) continues to aid Tennessee families in their fight to prevent bureaucrats in the state Department of Education from closing the Tennessee Virtual Academy (TNVA), we are highlighting families who have chosen public virtual schools as the best fit for their children. For more information or to…

POLL: Tennessee Voters Overwhelmingly Agree Public Schools Should Not Be Closed Based Solely on State Tests

NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 18, 2015 – A recent poll by the Tarrance Group found an overwhelming majority of Tennessee registered voters oppose the closing of a public school based solely on results from the state’s standardized test. The same poll found voters were even more strongly against state legislators who supported such closings. A memo of…

PublicSchoolOptions.org Calls on Senate Education Committee to Defeat Anti-School Choice Legislation That Would Hurt Children in Their Own Districts

355 students in committee member districts would be forced out of their school of choice NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 17, 2015 – An analysis by PublicSchoolOptions.org (PSO) has found as many as 355 students of Tennessee Virtual Academy (TNVA) who hail from the legislative districts of every state Senate Education Committee member could be forced out of their school…

PublicSchoolOptions.org Stands with Tennessee’s Virtual Schools In Calling on Legislators to Reauthorize State’s Virtual Public Schools Act

State’s virtual public schools deserve same accountability system as brick-and-mortar schools NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 16, 2015 – PublicSchoolOptions.org (PSO) stands with all of Tennessee’s public virtual schools, their teachers, families and students in calling on state legislators to reauthorize and eliminate the sunset provision for Tennessee’s Virtual Public Schools Act. PSO also joins with a coalition of all…

Tennessee Parents File Lawsuit Against Department of Education to Save Their Public Virtual School

Subjected to unfair accountability scheme, TNVA is only Level 1 school ordered to close NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 12, 2015 — Tennessee parents today filed a lawsuit to protect their children’s public virtual school, Tennessee Virtual Academy (TNVA), which has been illegally ordered to close at the end of the school year by the Tennessee Department of…

PublicSchoolOptions.org Analysis Finds Tennessee Virtual Academy Showed Most Improvement of More Than 125 Level 1 Schools in Tennessee

Subjected to unfair accountability scheme, TNVA only Level 1 school ordered to close Nashville, Tenn., March 11, 2015 – Despite seeing the best improvement in school performance trends of over 125 schools that received a Level 1 rating in each of the last three years, Tennessee Virtual Academy (TNVA), an online public school of Union County…