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Oklahoma SB 782 Still a Flawed Bill
April 17, 2015

Endangers Choice for Some Charter School Families OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., April 17, 2015 — The Oklahoma Chapter of PublicSchoolOptions.org, the largest parent-led school choice group in the state of Oklahoma, released a statement today on SB 782, highlighting some of the specific reasons why the bill hurts supporters of schools of choice. Colleen Cook, Oklahoma […]

PublicSchoolOptions.org Praises Senators Alexander and Murray for Continued Work to Fix No Child Left Behind
April 16, 2015

Legislation Empowers Parents to Make Informed Education Decisions for Their Children WASHINGTON, April 16, 2015 — As the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions mark-up the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015, PublicSchoolOptions.org, a national parent-led non-profit advocacy organization that supports education policies promoting access to high quality options in education, praises Chairman Lamar […]

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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Letter to the Editor: TN Virtual Academy Has Earned Its Ways and Deserves to Stay
April 15, 2015

It is safe to say that all teachers strive to do “what is best for students.” As educators, we completely agree. With that being said, for some students in our state, the traditional brick and mortar school is not what is best. Tennessee Virtual Academy (TNVA), an online public school, has been a great fit […]

When School “Accountability” Meets Real Lives
April 14, 2015

by Vanese Griffin, special education master teacher Guest contributor With debates on testing and standards dominating the news, you’re probably unaware the Tennessee Department of Education told over 180 special education students it is shutting down their school. It is a school that serves a higher percentage of special education and economically disadvantaged students than […]

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