Colorado Preparatory Academy’s Inaugural Graduating Class of 2014

Saturday, June 14 was a treasured day for the students and families of Colorado Preparatory Academy’s (CPA) graduating class of 2014. The ceremony was held at the King Center on the Auraria Campus in Denver. It was a bittersweet day for student, family members, and staff. A graduating senior, Alexzandria, beautifully kicked off graduation with […]

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 […]

The teachers, the curriculum, and why we keep coming back

Colorado Preparatory Academy (CPA) is an online public school serving students in grades K-12. CPA opened this school year and we were among the very first to enroll. Although we are all new to CPA, our family is a veteran consumer of the K12 curriculum which CPA uses. Our education is all wrapped up into […]

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 […]

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, […]

Monique Christensen for School Board

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 […]

Webinar: The District Goes Digital: Leveraging Online Learning for Broader Student Achievement

I received an invite to a free live webinar and wanted to share it with my  readers since it will be held over the internet and anyone can register.  Please read below for the details. The District Goes Digital: Leveraging Online Learning for Broader Student Achievement Tuesday, March 20, 2 – 3 p.m. ET  Content Provided by […]

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