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My Morning at the New York Stock Exchange
February 13, 2015

From the South Hill Enterprise (Va.), February 11, 2015: “Cherie Nielsen of Valentines helped ring the bell to open trading at the New York Stock Exchange on Monday, Jan. 26, during National School Choice Week. The national treasurer and Virginia chairperson for publicschooloptions.org , an alliance of parents that supports and defends parents’ rights to access […]

Hundreds of Parents, Students and Supporters Rally at Capitol in Nashville to Save Online Public Schools
February 11, 2015

State Legislators Promise to Do “All They Can to Keep TNVA Open”   Nashville, Tenn., February 10, 2015 – Under threat of closure, more than four hundred parents, students and educators descended on the state Capitol to express their support for protecting the right of parents to choose the school that works best for their children, […]

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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1, 2, 3, repeat after me: #ITrustParents
February 27, 2015

by Beth Purcell Whoa! How great is this? Not only are Senator Lamar Alexander and Senator Patty Murray working together on ESEA reauthorization, but Senator Tim Scott has penned the CHOICE Act AND there is a bipartisan bill to expand access to charter schools. A huge thank you from all of us at PublicSchoolOptions.org for […]

Family Stories from Tennessee, Part 5
February 24, 2015

A TNVA family story My daughter was in traditional schools for some of kindergarten. She had limited speech and didn’t know how to write or spell. Her school didn’t try to challenge her; the most she was learning was colors each week. She feared her school and we later found out that her teacher was physically […]

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