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Can virtual schools perform as well as a traditional classroom?
March 10, 2014
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 attend such schools spent a day at the state capitol. There they met to try and bring more attention to virtual education, an issue they say is often misunderstood.
Education, Nonprofit, Government & Tech Worlds Collide this Month in Virtual Agreement
February 27, 2014
Technology is not the answer. At least not "the entire answer," according to President Obama's February 4 speech on ConnectED, the federal program designed to connect 99 percent of America?s schools to the Internet. Announced just prior to Digital Learning Day, the comment could seem oddly placed. As PBSLearningMedia, the National Writing Project, and the Library of Congress join the digital learning frenzy, it seems that the education, nonprofit, government and technology worlds collide this month in virtual agreement.
Parent Leaders Advocate for School Choice on Capitol Hill
Parent leaders from across the country met with their elected officials on Capitol Hill as they gathered for PublicSchoolOptions.org’s 2013 annual Parent Advocacy Boot Camp.
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Is NYC Charter Battle a "National Bellwether"?
March 6, 2014
New York City's high-profile battle between charter schools and first-term mayor Bill de Blasio could be a "national bellwether," says one news outlet. Widely perceived as anti-charter, Mayor de Blasio drew fire last week for withdrawing agreements to allow public charter schools to share facility space with the city's traditional public schools.
Take to the Capitols!
March 5, 2014
Parents across the country continue the season of legislative advocacy by holding Capitol Day celebrations in their states. In the last week alone, both the Arkansas and Tennessee chapters of PublicSchoolOptions.org gathered to visit legislators, acknowledge champions and strategize ways to broaden education opportunities for more families.