Let Me Tell You A Story; My Story

By Shannon Presley On a chilly January morning, I joined about fifty fellow Virginians in Richmond to advocate on behalf on school choice. We met like-minded folks, joined forces, and marched to Thomas Jefferson’s “House on the Hill.” Parents, students, teachers, and the Virginia Virtual Academy Head of School gathered to learn about talking to…

Just your typical Monday

By Cherie Nielsen How did your Monday start? I was lucky enough to not only travel to the Big Apple for the first time, but also take part in the prestigious opening bell ceremony at the New York Stock Exchange. PSO President Beth Purcell and I braved Juno the (not-so-much) blizzard to walk on the…

NSCW Kickoff

By Beth Purcell Friday morning I celebrated an issue near and dear to my heart: school choice! Both of my children have benefited from the educational options available to us in South Carolina. And for a couple hours of today, in the packed Florida Theater in Jacksonville, I heard many stories that reminded me of…

Family Stories from Tennessee

Austin, a TNVA student Many of our students with learning differences find the virtual setting to be their best and least restrictive environment. Austin lives in a small rural town in middle Tennessee. He entered TNVA his 6th grade year. The main reason for leaving his brick and mortar school was that he had been…