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May 27, 2016
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 Oklahoma’s students and will be sorely missed by...
May 5, 2016
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 school he’s ever known and his...
April 29, 2016
By: Linda Bates As a parent, I want what is best for my daughter ShaiLyn. Sure, there are others -- like teachers, neighbors, pastors, and friends -- who care deeply about her well-being, but none of their concern holds a candle to mine. I am her mother. She is my baby. You can imagine my heartbreak when ShaiLyn was first diagnosed with...

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PSO National Board Convenes for Annual Meeting

2016 PSO Board Members

 

The PublicSchoolOptions.org Board of Directors convened for their 2016 annual meeting. Pictured are board members Amy Threewitt, Colleen Cook, Peder Berg, Tillie Elvrum, Alisa Hug, and Christin Kaiser. Not pictured is board member Sandy Smith.

PSO Blog

May 6, 2016
By: Tillie Elvrum As Teacher Appreciation Week comes to an end, I can’t help but think how much more recognition these superheroes deserve. Seven days (TBH, five work days) is all they get?! That seems like simply not enough. Whether they teach homeroom, core subjects, or electives, our teachers work countless hours preparing for class, conducting lessons, grading, and following up....
May 5, 2016
By: Blog Editor 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 school he’s ever known and his only option for a public education as he fights cancer....
April 27, 2016
By: Grace Belize There are countless reasons why I love my virtual school. Wyoming Virtual Academy’s flexibility allows me to participate in extracurricular activities and log a large number of volunteer hours. I have a passion for helping others, especially children.  Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes– was my extracurricular activity of choice. These shoeboxes are filled with gifts for children in third...