Michigan Chapter of PublicSchoolOptions.org
Welcome to the website for the Michigan Chapter of PublicSchoolOptions.org.
This is the place where Michigan families come together to support and defend their right to access the best possible education options for their children.
Our organization supports the growing number of public school options available in Michigan, including virtual schools, charter schools, magnet schools, and other innovative education programs.
We must ensure our children receive the best public education possible given their individual needs.
Our goal is to make Michigan's public education stronger by preserving and expanding our rights to public school options for our children. But there is much work to be done in support of that goal.
The Michigan Chapter of PublicSchoolOptions.org is organizing and empowering parents like you to ensure our voices are heard. Join us today to protect the public school options that best suit your family's needs.
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Click below to hear one Michigan family's story on why they chose an online public school:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 26, 2012
Contact: Matt Resch
Parents Hail Vote Approving More Choices in Education
State House approves expansion of online learning options
LANSING - The
following is a statement from Brian and Heidi Kevelin, board members of the
National Coalition for Public School Options Michigan Chapter, praising the
passage of Senate Bill 619, legislation expanding educational opportunities for
students and choices for parents, by the State House of Representatives.
"More options are finally almost here for families desperately waiting for a chance to enroll in an online charter public school.
"For months now, parents and students have faithfully travelled to Lansing to make their voices heard, meeting with their legislators and testifying about the benefits online learning options have delivered for their families. Today, the State House took action to expand access to online learning, and we are grateful.
"We are especially grateful to State Representatives Lisa Lyons and Tom McMillin, current and past chairs of the House Education Committee, for their work on behalf of families, and to State Senators Phil Pavlov and Patrick Colbeck for their relentless leadership and commitment to passing Senate Bill 619.
"While it is very unfortunate that partisanship stood in the way of allowing this bill to take effect immediately offering help to families this coming school year, more options for a great education are coming soon to Michigan, and for thousands of families across our state that brings excitement, relief and the opportunity."
The National Coalition for Public School Options Michigan Chapter is an alliance of parents that supports and defends parents' rights to access the best public school options for their children. The Coalition supports the creation of public school options, including charter schools, online schools, magnet schools, tuition scholarship programs, open enrollment policies and other innovative education programs. More information is available online at www.publicschooloptions.org/michigan.
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