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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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Capitol Days Rally on in Ohio, Louisiana
April 18, 2014

4.18.14 April showers didn’t deter families in Ohio and Louisiana this month as coalition members, teachers and students gathered for fellowship and advocacy at their annual Capitol Days.   At the height of state legislative sessions, these families and teachers delivered their message of public school options with gusto. In Louisiana, state chair Christin Kaiser and […]

A Teacher’s Voice: 2013 American Pioneer of Teaching Finalist on What the Award Means to Him Facebook Voting begins April 24th!
April 16, 2014

4.16.14 On your mark, get set, go!  In education, it seems, the often-used metaphor is that of a race.  No Child Left Behind, Race to the Top, getting kids across the finish line, and kids working at their own pace, are just some of the examples which come to mind.  Fortunately for me, this comparison […]

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