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…

Champions for Children

By: Cherie Nielsen Virginia Delegate Dickie Bell has been a longtime champion for school choice in Richmond. This year he has sponsored HB 8, which would expand the availability of Virginia education by establishing a K-12 Virtual School. The Virginia Chapter of PublicSchoolOptions.org held its annual Capitol Day on Wednesday March 2, which provided a…

PublicSchoolOptions.org Celebrates National School Choice Week With Events In Seven States

National School Choice Week events across the country highlight school choice options for students and families WASHINGTON – Today, PublicSchoolOptions.org joins with other school choice advocates across the country to kick off National School Choice Week, a week-long celebration of education options that benefit families and students. PublicSchoolOptions.org will participate in National School Choice Week events in…

State Senator Steve Newman honored for Education Initiatives

Legislator Recognized for Support of Virtual Education Richmond, VA – The Virginia Chapter of PublicSchoolOptions.org recognized Virginia State Senator Steve Newman for his efforts on school choice and supporting virtual education. In a brief ceremony at the Virginia State Capitol, representatives from PublicSchoolOptions.org presented Senator Newman with an award lauding his efforts as a champion…

Onward and Upward

By: Cherie Nielsen As my tenure as a member of the PublicSchoolOptions.org Board of Directors comes to a close, I am reminded of where we started, proud of what we’ve accomplished, and looking forward to the exciting road ahead. My twin boys were in the third grade and my daughter was in kindergarten when I…