2013 Colorado Cyberschool Day at the Capitol

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Excitement was in the air for Colorado Cyber School Families! Yesterday was Digital Learning Day and Colorado Cyber School Families began their celebration of the day at the History Colorado Center and then marched to the West Steps of the State Capitol for a Rally. We were joined by Amanda Heiney, Senior Consultant in the […]

Colorado Cyberschools Day at the Capitol

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Mark your calendar for Wednesday, February 6, 2013 for Colorado’s Cyberschool Day at the Capitol. Cyberschools Day at the Capitol is an annual event hosted by the Colorado Coalition of Cyberschool Families (CCCF) and the Colorado Cyberschool Association (CCA). Students, parents, families, teachers, administrators, friends and supporters of online education gather from all over the […]

Monique Christensen for School Board

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Today’s post is dedicated to a very special lady who I am honored to call my friend. Monique Christensen and I first met through our involvement with our respective state coalitions and then continued on to serve together on the National Coalition for Public School Options. Over the years, Monique has continued to pursue her […]

Rachel: Perspectives of Online Schooling: Students tell us their opinions about online schooling

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* Monday, Rachel shared about her experiences at the 2012 Annual Publicschooloptions.org Family Reunion and today I am thrilled that Rachel is joining us again to share her article from her journalism class. A little about Rachel, a 2012 Colorado Virtual Academy Graduate: I’m going to start my journey at Aims Community College, and then transfer to […]

Tillie Elvrum talks about the 2012 Annual Publicschooloptions.org Family Reunion

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* Yesterday, Rachel shared about her experience at the 2012 Public School Options Family Reunion and today Tille Elvrum is sharing about her time at the reunion.  Tillie is a good friend of mine and VP of the Colorado Coalition of Cyberschool Families. Tillie is also a Mentor for her 10th grader who attends Colorado […]

Rachel shares about her time at the the 2012 Annual Publicschooloptions.org Family Reunion

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* Public School Options, which began in 2008 “is an alliance of parents that supports and defends parents’ rights to access the best public school options for their children.”  In the summer of 2008, state coalition parent leaders gathered in Virginia for our very 1st Family Reunion hosted by the Wisconsin Coalition of Virtual School Families […]

Colorado Virtual Academy: A Parent’s Perspective

As a parent, learning coach and mentor of 2 children currently enrolled in Colorado Virtual Academy (COVA) and 1 2011 graduate of COVA, I find the profuse amount of negative and insulting articles written by reporters with no clear understanding of the online school model to be a malicious attack on online schools and parent […]

Colorado Cyber School Students Didn’t Let The Weather Stand In The Way!

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Despite yesterday’s blustery, snowy morning and extreme road conditions, over 1000 people gathered at the Colorado State Capitol for a day of shared learning and celebration of the online public school option in Colorado. Each year the Colorado Coalition of Cyberschool Families (CCCF) and the Colorado Cyberschool Association (CCA) hosts Cyberschools Day at the Capitol.  CCCF is […]

Colorado Cyber School Day at the Capitol

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Today is the last day to register! Registration will remain open after today and all families are welcome to attend, but by registering you will receive a free lunch and museum access. Colorado Cyber School Day is an annual event hosted by the Colorado Coalition of Cyberschool Families and the Colorado Cyberschool Association.  Students, parents, […]

In response to “Full-time online learning is actually detrimental to student success”

As a parent of 2 students currently enrolled in a full-time online program and one graduate of a full-time online program, I completely and wholeheartedly disagree with almost every one of Dr. Barbour’s comments in this article. I’ll go one step further to say that this article along with other negative press that has been […]

Finding Your Legislator 101

Years ago when I moved to Colorado and started advocating for school choice, it was very helpful to have the resources necessary to learn who my elected officials were and I’m hoping it will help others too. Finding your elected district representatives requires your 9-digit zip code. Don’t know it? Click on USPS and input […]

Redefining Parental Involvement in Education!

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A new parent-led organization that redefines parental involvement! “Parent Led Reform is a multi-issue united parent network that brings real Americans into leadership” Parent Led Reform is hosting a kick-off event in Colorado: “School Funding Explained in Plain English”.  Presenters will be Ben DeGrow, Senior Education Policy Analyst, Independence Institute and State Senator Keith King. […]

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