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Military Families Band Together Education Options
March 17, 2014

Getting Smart, Tillie Elvrum Published March 17, 2014 Of all the challenges military parents face, sending your children off for their first day at a new school is among the most heart-wrenching.  Memorizing a new locker combination, braving a sea of unfamiliar faces in the cafeteria, warming up to new teachers – the transition is […]

Can virtual schools perform as well as a traditional classroom?
March 7, 2014

89.3 KPCC Published March 7, 2014 [AUDIO] For some kids, traditional school isn’t necessarily the best option. They may have medical needs that make getting to school difficult, or perhaps they’re athletes who travel frequently to train and compete. In these cases, a virtual education might serve them better. This week, parents and teachers of students who […]

The National Board Convenes for their Annual Meeting in 2014

The PublicSchoolOptions.org Board convened on February 10th for their annual meeting. Pictured from left to right: Alisa Hug, Tillie Elvrum, Lauren Marshall, Sandy Smith, Amy Threewitt, Beth Purcell (Not pictured - Cherie Nielsen)

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Kansas in Crisis: Parents Push Forward for Virtual School Funding
April 3, 2014

Following the passionate testimony by parents and teachers earlier this week, members of the Kansas legislature continue to hear from parents as the House and Senate prepare to conference and vote on a proposal that will cut funds for virtual public charter schools. Parent and students are visiting offices at the Capitol, picking up their […]

And We’re Off – The 2014 American Pioneer of Teacher Award Competition Starts Today!
April 1, 2014

Want to recognize that teacher who’s made a difference in your family’s life?  Now’s your chance. Today kicks offPublicSchoolOptions.org’s annual American Pioneer of Teaching Award competition, which recognizes top-performing K-12 teachers at alternative public schools – including charter, blended, magnet and virtual schools. To nominate a teacher who has made in difference in your life, […]

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