GOAL Academy National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

Last night, GOAL Academy National Honor Society (NHS) Induction Ceremony was held at the GOAL Academy Aurora Education Center; it was a wonderful evening recognizing amazing students. Two GOAL Academy NHS students from Colorado Springs, Charan Gibbs and Daniel Trimble led the ceremony. We were joined by Monique Reynoso and Jasmine Reynoso who were among […]

American Pioneer of Teaching Award 2014

We all know a teacher who has touched our lives in a very meaningful way. A teacher who has made a difference in a child’s life and has helped that student succeed. Public School Options has once again launched the American Pioneer of Teaching Award 2014 Competition in an effort to recognize an outstanding teacher in […]

On the Road of Innovation: Colorado’s Charter School Law Turns 20

Although this publication came out in June, I’m just reading it now and it’s so worth another mention. On the Road of Innovation: Colorado’s Charter School Law Turns 20 takes a look back to the 1970’s as parents were demanding more public school options for their students to the passing of Colorado’s Charter School Act on […]

Colorado Virtual Academy Teachers, Advisors, and Counselors are SHINING STARS!

* Today I’d like to recognize and celebrate Colorado Virtual Academy (COVA) teachers, advisors, and counselors who have made a difference in the lives of my children. Our COVA teachers go that extra mile to ensure students are successful in the online model. Teaching effectively in an online school requires that teachers provide students with […]

2013 American Pioneer of Teaching Award

The 2013 American Pioneer of Teaching Award: Now accepting nominations! Once again PublicSchoolOptions.org presents The American Pioneer of Teaching Award to recognize top performing teachers in non-traditional schools. Nominations are now being accepted by completing this Awards/Recognitions Nomination Form. This is a great way to acknowledge and recognize those teachers who go above and beyond […]

The Independence Institute opens the door for discussion on Student Funding

* Thursday, December 6, the Independence Institute co-sponsored a panel discussion entitled “Financing Student Success” . The discussion was moderated by Tony Lewis, executive director of Donnell-Kay and the panel included Colorado State Senator Michael Johnston, State Senator Keith King, Vinny  Badolato, VP of Public Affairs at the Colorado League of Charter Schools, and Ben DeGrow, […]

American Pioneer of Teaching Award

Here’s a great way to recognize a top performing elementary and/or secondary teacher who works in the public schools of choice such as an online school, charter school, or magnet school. It’s important to acknowledge and recognize those teachers who go above and beyond and make a difference in the life of a student. Check […]

Looking at public and non-public school options for next year?

Can you believe it’s already March?!  We are nearing the end of the 2011-12 school year and right now is the time to be checking out and looking into what school your child will be attending for the 2012-13 school year.  If it’s your neighborhood school that your child will attend, then now is a […]

The Colorado League of Charter Schools Conference

Last Thursday and Friday I attended The Colorado League of Charter Schools 17th Annual Charter Schools Conference. I’ve been attending the League’s annual conference for many years now and I have to say that each and every year they get better and better. This year’s conference was simply outstanding! Some background about this conference taken […]

The Lottery

Chief Goku C, aka my son, shares his viewpoint of this outstanding 80-minute documentary about public education and the controversy surrounding traditional public schools and public charter schools in our nation. Harlem Success Academy “Giving Every Child A Chance To Succeed” The Lottery Post: The Lottery is a documentary that follows the lives of four […]

Charter Schools: The Ultimate Handbook for Parents

 Charter Schools: The Ultimate Handbook for Parents by Karin Piper.  What a wonderful way to wrap up sharing about charter schools.  I actually posted this book review several months back; it is such a great read for parents, I had to share it again. What is the difference between a charter school mom and a pit bull? (Piper […]

Considering a Charter School?

Thanks again to Doug Hering of Charter School Insights for sharing some great information yesterday about charter schools. If you are considering enrolling your child in a charter school, think about where the school is located and if it is a reasonable distance from your home. Then plan a visit to the school, meet the […]

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