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Apr 16, 2015, 17:38 ET
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PublicSchoolOptions.org Praises Senators Alexander and Murray for Continued Work to Fix No Child Left Behind

As the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions mark-up the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015, PublicSchoolOptions.org, a...

Mar 18, 2015, 13:59 ET
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POLL: Tennessee Voters Overwhelmingly Agree Public Schools Should Not Be Closed Based Solely on State Tests

 A recent poll by the Tarrance Group found an overwhelming majority of Tennessee registered voters oppose the closing of a public school based...

Mar 17, 2015, 14:13 ET
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PublicSchoolOptions.org Calls on Senate Education Committee to Defeat Anti-School Choice Legislation that Would Hurt Children in Their Own Districts

An analysis by PublicSchoolOptions.org (PSO) has found as many as 355 students of Tennessee Virtual Academy (TNVA) who hail from the legislative...

Mar 16, 2015, 13:23 ET
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PublicSchoolOptions.org Stands with Tennessee's Virtual Schools In Calling on Legislators to Reauthorize State's Virtual Public Schools Act

PublicSchoolOptions.org (PSO) stands with all of Tennessee's public virtual schools, their teachers, families and students in calling on state...

Mar 12, 2015, 18:45 ET
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Tennessee Parents File Lawsuit Against Department of Education to Save Their Public Virtual School

Tennessee parents today filed a lawsuit to protect their children's public virtual school, Tennessee Virtual Academy (TNVA), which has been...

Mar 11, 2015, 13:27 ET
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Parents to Rally at State Capitol in Support of Access to Public Virtual Schools

Today, organizers announced plans for a rally in support of virtual education at the Capitol.  The rally, to be held this Thursday, March...

Mar 11, 2015, 11:00 ET
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PublicSchoolOptions.org Analysis Finds Tennessee Virtual Academy Showed Most Improvement of More Than 125 Level 1 Schools in Tennessee

Despite seeing the best improvement in school performance trends of over 125 schools that received a Level 1 rating in each of the last three...

Mar 10, 2015, 14:20 ET
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PublicSchoolOptions.org Finds Tennessee Virtual Academy Made Strong Academic Gains; One of Fastest Improving Schools in Tennessee

 PublicSchoolOptions.org (PSO) today said a review of the history of Tennessee Virtual Academy (TNVA) reveals a school that overcame difficult...

Mar 09, 2015, 17:38 ET
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National parent organization to join Tennessee parents in effort to keep public school with documented progress open

PublicSchoolOptions.org (PSO) is joining over 1,300 Tennessee families in their fight to protect the Tennessee Virtual Academy (TNVA) from an...

Mar 05, 2015, 14:25 ET

Arguments Heard in Court Case Determining Fate of 13,000 Louisiana Students

The trial determining whether or not 13,000 Louisiana students will have a school next year concluded Wednesday in District Court, with dates...

Feb 05, 2015, 15:13 ET

Louisiana Parents Outraged Over Teacher Union Actions

Louisiana parents expressed outrage today over actions taken by the Louisiana Association of Educators and the Iberville School District.  In...

Feb 03, 2015, 10:00 ET

Date Set for 5th Annual School Choice Day at the Capitol

Today, organizers announced plans for a rally in support of school choice at the Capitol.  The rally, to be held February 11th, will be part...

Jan 20, 2015, 17:06 ET

PublicSchoolOptions.org Applauds Lamar Alexander's Draft Bill and Plan to Fix No Child Left Behind

On the eve of an important Congressional hearing on the issue of mandatory student testing, PublicSchoolOptions.org, a national parent-led...

May 06, 2014, 11:30 ET

Texas Charter School Teacher Announced as Finalist in 2014 National Teaching Award Competition

National parent organization, PublicSchoolOptions.org, today announced Texas Virtual Academy teacher Priscilla Metting has been selected as a...

May 06, 2014, 11:15 ET

Indiana Charter School Teacher Announced as Finalist in 2014 National Teaching Award Competition

National parent organization, PublicSchoolOptions.org, today announced Hoosier Academy teacher Alissa Smith has been selected as a national runner...

May 06, 2014, 11:00 ET

Louisiana Charter School Teacher Announced as Finalist in 2014 National Teaching Award Competition

National parent organization, PublicSchoolOptions.org, today announced Louisiana Virtual Charter Academy teacher Heather McFarland has been...

May 06, 2014, 10:45 ET

Pennsylvania Charter School Teacher Announced as Finalist in 2014 National Teaching Award Competition

National parent organization, PublicSchoolOptions.org, today announced Pennsylvania Connections Academy teacher William (Chris) Erler has been...

May 06, 2014, 10:30 ET

Georgia Charter School Teacher Wins 2014 National Teaching Award During Teacher Appreciation Week

 National parent organization, PublicSchoolOptions.org, today announced the winner of its annual American Pioneer of Teaching award...

Apr 09, 2014, 18:47 ET

New Jersey Superior Court Decision Expands School Choice

PublicSchoolOptions.org President Beth Purcell today voiced her resounding support for the New Jersey Superior Court decision to grant charter...

Mar 31, 2014, 15:09 ET

What They Are Saying: Parents Pack Room at Appropriations Hearing to Testify Against Unfair Virtual Public Charter School Cuts

Kansas parents and students traveled long distances to the state capitol today to personally defend their virtual charter schools against proposed...