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PublicSchoolOptions.org Applauds Lamar Alexander’s Draft Bill and Plan to Fix No Child Left Behind
January 21, 2015

Testing to be Key Issue at Wednesday Senate Hearing Washington, D.C., January 20, 2015 — On the eve of an important Congressional hearing on the issue of mandatory student testing, PublicSchoolOptions.org, a national parent-led non-profit advocacy organization that supports education policies promoting access to high quality options in education, applauded Chairman Lamar Alexander’s draft bill […]

Louisiana Parents Ask to Join State in Lawsuit to Save Their Schools
January 14, 2015

Louisiana Association of Educators’ Suit Puts Thousands of Children at Risk   Baton Rouge, La., January 14, 2015 – Today, PublicSchoolOptions.org and Louisiana parents Jenette Franklin and Christin Kaiser filed a petition in Louisiana District Court to be included as defendants in a lawsuit brought by the state teachers union, the Louisiana Association of Educators, against the State.  The union […]

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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Family Stories from Tennessee
January 21, 2015

Austin, a TNVA student Many of our students with learning differences find the virtual setting to be their best and least restrictive environment. Austin lives in a small rural town in middle Tennessee. He entered TNVA his 6th grade year. The main reason for leaving his brick and mortar school was that he had been […]

Who Should Hold Schools Accountable? And How?
December 10, 2014

Earlier this month the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) released a report on state policies relating to access and accountability for charter schools. NACSA should be applauded for their continued suggestion of multiple authorizers and a streamlined path for replication of high performing charter schools. As an advocacy organization focused on access to […]

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