Virtual classroom is rewarding

Guest opinion by Michael Burke, an INSPIRE Connections Academy teacher It’s the beginning of a new year and I wanted to share why I am grateful to work with middle school students as a science teacher at INSPIRE Connections Academy. As a free online public school that serves students in grades K-12 across Idaho, my students log…

Education Watchdog: #ITrustParents highlights empowerment in school choice

By: Amelia Hamilton School choice empowers families to choose the school that is right for them, empowerment which is celebrated with the #ITrustParents campaign. Created by PublicSchoolOptions.org and launched in 2014, this campaign allows policy makersto share why they trust parents enough to support school choice legislation. President and Parent leader Tillie Elvrum said “PublicSchoolOptions.org’s #ITrustParents campaign is a…

Express-Times: Trust parents, not a flawed study, to judge cyber schools | Letter

The Express-Times’ Nov. 1 editorial, “Pa. must demand accountability from cyber charter schools,” bases its entire opinion on one side of the issue. Like the unfair Stanford University Center for Research on Education Outcomes, you failed to talk to parents who send their children to virtual schools. Just days ago, President Obama addressed concerns about over-testing…