Grand Return

By: Tillie Elvrum My family has always been a family “on the move” due to my husband’s Air Force and corporate careers. We have never lived in any state longer than 5 years, so we’ve called many places home, and as President of PublicSchoolOptions.org I’ve had the privilege to return to many of the places…

National Charter School Groups Call For 27,868 Ohio Children To Be Removed From Their Charter Schools

Groups believe Ohio parents cannot be trusted to make the best choices for their children WASHINGTON – In a flawed report released two weeks ago that erodes parent choice, the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA), the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS) and 50CAN are demanding new arbitrary enrollment caps for the country’s virtual…

A Reason for Celebration

  By: Tillie Elvrum Summertime is filled with some of my favorite activities: road trips with my family, outdoor concerts, and home improvement projects. An even bigger reason to celebrate this time of year? It’s the 25th of anniversary of charter schools! June 4th marked 25 years of providing parents and families with options. Typically,…

Classroom Experiences

By: Anna Marie Ridenour, teacher at Ohio Connections Academy In my everyday life as a virtual school teacher, I often talk about things like academic accountability, internal motivation vs. external motivation, and the benefits of school choice. I can cite research that supports my methods of teaching and I can speak from experience the most effective…