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Our school choice message in Texas is simple: Increase access to full-time virtual schools for all Texas families. We support legislation that prohibits arbitrary barriers to enrollment like:
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WATCH: Texas PSO Capitol Day 2015
In the News...
WLTX-TV, Columbia, S.C. April 23, 2015
Committee Passes Bill to Increase Access to Public Virtual Schools AUSTIN, Texas, April 22, 2015 – Texas parents and PublicSchoolOptions.org applauded the Senate Education Committee today for passage of SB 894 – a bill that, if passed into law, will end arbitrary barriers to access to public school options for all Texas families. Currently, outdated policies […]
Statement on Senate Vote Regarding TNVA
NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 21, 2015 – PublicSchoolOptions.org released the following statement from Board President Beth Purcell: “PublicSchoolOptions.org and Tennessee parents would like to thank Senator Frank Niceley and the members of the state Senate who rightly believe that TNVA is a school worth fighting for. Our families are devastated by those in the Senate, like Senator Gresham, […]
by Steven Isaacs As I think about my own educational journey through the brick-and-mortar public school system, I am so glad that my son Skylar has more opportunities than I did. Growing up, I would have been a more focused and motivated student if I had been able to work at my own pace. Thankfully, […]
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
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 […]