“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…

What a difference a year makes

By: Marian Hall The Tennessee Chapter of PublicSchoolOptions.org had a successful 2016 Capitol Day day in Nashville. We met with legislators who asked us lots of questions about why we need school choice, took photos with them, and we got to participate in a mock legislature on the House floor. It was a great day…

Tennessee Students and Parents Rally for School Choice at the State Capitol

Event will celebrate school choice options; connect families with legislators NASHVILLE, Tenn. – This Wednesday, students and parents from across Tennessee will hold a school choice rally at the state capitol in Nashville. The event, hosted by the Tennessee chapter of PublicSchoolOptions.org, will bring together families that benefit from school choice and will give them an…

Tennesseean: Virtual schools are an asset

Public virtual schools in Tennessee provide my children with a top-notch education. As a family, it’s a choice we’re able to make because lawmakers trust us — parents — not bureaucrats, with one of the most important decisions that will ever be made for our children. To celebrate this school choice option, we’re joining other…

STATEMENT FROM PUBLICSCHOOLOPTIONS.ORG ON TENNESSEE’S FAILED STANDARDIZED TESTING SYSTEM

The failure of Tennessee’s standardized testing system is yet another reason why high-stakes testing – across the board – needs to be reevaluated. Making major, last minute changes to testing methods causes confusion and puts teachers, students and parents in a bad spot as weeks or months of preparation are rendered useless. It also calls into question the reliability of testing results when…

TNVA Litigant Families, PublicSchoolOptions.org Issue Statement in Response to Court Ruling to Keep School Open

Nashville – Tennessee parents and PublicSchoolOptions.org are grateful today following a decision by the Chancery Court in Davidson County that allows their public school, Tennessee Virtual Academy, to stay open. The public virtual school serves students from all corners of the state. This ruling ensures these families will continue to have access to the school that best meets their…