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School choice is under attack throughout America. Just look at what’s happened the last few months: Gov. Tom Wolf proposed a series of executive actions that would devastate school choice in Pennsylvania In California, Gov. Newsom just signed a bill that will severely curtail new charter growth and eventually lead many to close In Missouri,…

Back-to-School Events in Virginia

My name is Julia Larsen, and I am a senior in the Virginia Virtual Academy (VAVA) for the 2019-20 school year. Enrolling in this full-time virtual school has been one of the best decisions of my academic journey.  I appreciate the choice and flexibility that being in an online school has given me. When I…

PSO Spring Successes

View Newsletter Dear Advocates: Summer is just one day away which means two important things for Public School Options: School is out and the kids are home in all the glory and agony that entails. State legislative sessions across the country have mostly wrapped up for the year. The first half of the year is…

Teacher Appreciation Week

by Colleen Cook As Teacher Appreciation Week winds down, I wanted to be certain that I took time to acknowledge the teachers I’ve had in my life who have had an impact on me not just in my childhood, but as I navigate adult life. Temple Grandin once said, “I cannot emphasize enough the importance…

Teacher Appreciation Week – Ms. Alattar

by Abigail Barr, 9th Grade, ALVA Anyone who’s taken 9th Grade Biology knows it isn’t easy. Throughout the year, my peers and I delved deep into labs and worksheets that required extensive thinking and the ability to apply what we had learned. Without any guidance, the course would have been impossible to ace. Luckily for…

Teacher Appreciation Week – Mrs. Zuercher

Lucie Albin, Sixth Grade, Iowa Virtual Academy Of all the teachers who have been there for me, there is one who has been there for me more than the rest. This teacher is Mrs. Zuercher. She has been my teacher since 2nd grade, and helped me through every year. Sometimes I have trouble staying organized…

Teacher Appreciation Week

by Tillie Elvrum It’s Teacher Appreciation Week and naturally I am thinking about the teachers that made a difference in my life and the teachers who continue the good work in the lives of the children I love. Former Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry once said, “A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and…