“Growth” Profiles Three Adopted Sisters Thriving at North Carolina Virtual Academy

But trio of charter school groups aim to take away virtual school options WASHINGTON – PublicSchoolOptions.org released a powerful new web video, “Growth,” which tells the heart-warming story of the Thompson family, who adopted three young sisters from foster care who had suffered horrible abuse and neglect. The girls were struggling academically, socially, and emotionally,…

Virtual Charter School Policy Report Aims to Limit Choice

Authors’ reference to “self selection” completely counters the foundation of school choice WASHINGTON – Last week, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS) and the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) released a deeply flawed report for the country’s virtual public charter schools that undermines parent choice and empowerment, demands new enrollment caps…

PublicSchoolOptions.org: Virtual Charter School Policy Proposal Gets an “F”

Proposal ignores individual student progress, reasons why families choose this option WASHINGTON – Today, PublicSchoolOptions.org issued the following response to a newly released policy proposal from the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools (NAPCS) and the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA), which paints a false picture of virtual education and the opportunity this…

PublicSchoolOptions.org Congratulates State Representative Jason Nelson on Retirement, Championing School Choice

Representative Nelson’s focus on education empowered parents OKLAHOMA CITY – Today, at the close of the 2016 legislative session, the Oklahoma chapter of PublicSchoolOptions.org made the following statement on the retirement of long-time school choice champion State Representative Jason Nelson. STATEMENT FROM COLLEEN COOK, PUBLICSCHOOLOPTIONS.ORG OKLAHOMA PARENT LEADER: “Representative Nelson is a true champion for…

“Lifeline” Profiles Pediatric Cancer Patient’s Only Option for Education – Tennessee Virtual Academy

Colton Sheets was diagnosed with leukemia at age three; his only option for public education is virtual school NASHVILLE, Tenn. – PublicSchoolOptions.org released a new web video, “Lifeline,” which tells the heart-wrenching story of 10-year-old Tennessee Virtual Academy (TNVA) student Colton Sheets, who was diagnosed with leukemia at age three. For Colton, TNVA is the only…

PublicSchoolOptions.org Praises House Passage of Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act

Bill makes sure parents have options for their child’s education; child’s future not determined by their zip code WASHINGTON – Today, PublicSchoolOptions.org president Tillie Elvrum praised the House’s passage of the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act, commonly known as the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program. The bill reauthorizes the program for five years. Students enrolled in…

REPRESENTATIVE KENNY BINGHAM RECEIVES CHAMPION OF SCHOOL CHOICE AWARD

Local School Choice Advocacy Organization Recognizes State Legislative Champions  COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Chapter of PublicSchoolOptions.org awarded Representative Kenny Bingham with their Golden Apple Award at their 8th Annual School Choice Day at the State House on Tuesday, April 19th. Over 300 parents, students, and teachers rallied at the State House to support…

South Carolina Students and Parents Rally for School Choice at the State House

Event will celebrate school choice options; connect families with legislators COLUMBIA, S.C. – Next Tuesday, students and parents from across South Carolina will hold a school choice rally at the state house in Columbia. The event, hosted by the South Carolina chapter of PublicSchoolOptions.org, will bring together families that benefit from school choice, especially public virtual education.…

STATEMENT FROM PUBLICSCHOOLOPTIONS.ORG ON FAILED ANTI-CHARTER SCHOOL BILLS

BATON ROUGE, La. – PublicSchoolOptions.org made the following statement today about the failed anti-charter school bills that threatened the education of thousands of Louisiana students. House Bill 879 and Senate Bill 149 failed to pass their respective committees this week. CHRISTIN WHITE-KAISER, LOUISIANA PUBLICSCHOOLOPTIONS.ORG PARENT LEADER: “Representative Bouie, Senator Gatti, and the teacher’s union attempt to take…