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School Choice Week Recognized

Originally published in the Valdosta Daily Times – January 24, 2018 Gov. Nathan Deal proclaimed Jan. 21-27 as Georgia School Choice Week, coinciding with National School Choice Week. According to the School Choice Week website, more than 1,000 Georgia events are planned to raise public awareness on school choice. January was chosen as the month for […]

Real Clear Education

School Choice Week Continues to Grow in Size and Enthusiasm

Originally published in Real Clear Education – January 23, 2018 The most energetic celebrations this new year may prove not to have been those that occurred in frigid Times Square at the ball-drop countdown, but those in thousands of warm schoolhouses across the country where children are celebrating National School Choice Week (NSCW), which began on January 21. They will […]

Clarissa Hemphill (New)

Maine Public Charter Schools Celebrated at State House

Originally aired on WABI – January 22, 2018 As part of National School Choice Week, Maine charter schools were celebrated at the State House on Monday. Publicly funded charter schools became allowed in Maine under the LePage administration in 2011 to give children an alternative option to the traditional public school system. “They’re thriving in schools […]

Kavin Chavous

This School Choice Week, Reflect on Successful Reforms, Not Differences

Originally published in The Hill – January 21, 2018 Beginning today, January 21, hundreds of thousands of students, parents and teachers across the nation will celebrate National School Choice Week (NSCW). Rallies, events, and all types of school activities are planned. Participants will be wearing yellow scarves emblazoned with the NSCW logo and carrying signs praising the virtues of […]

Forest Smith

3 Tips for Effective School-Emergency Communications

Originally published in eSchool News – January 9, 2018 It’s no secret that Americans experienced more than our fair share of natural disasters in recent months. Wildfires razed entire neighborhoods in California. Hurricane Maria decimated entire regions of Puerto Rico. The event that impacted my world was Hurricane Harvey. The deadly storm dealt its mighty […]


Education CEOs Pick Favorite Books and Share How They Shaped Business Strategies

Originally published in EdWeek Market Brief – December 20, 2017   What makes a compelling read for a CEO in the world of K-12 education? EdWeek Market Brief polled about 30 company leaders to see what captured their attention this year. We received responses from the CEOs of some of the largest education companies—John Fallon […]


Hoosier Academies Helps Families Celebrate Early Thanksgiving

Originally aired on WTTV (CBS) – November 15, 2017 With a week to go before Thanksgiving, the Hoosier Academies Indianapolis community held a Thanksgiving Celebration, where families-in-need enjoyed lunch together and went home with turkeys and all the trimmings for their own celebrations, thanks to the Hoosier Helpings Pantry.


Virtual Charters Offer Real Access to NC Students

Originally published in The News & Observer The intent of North Carolina’s Charter School Act was to create public school options for families and expand learning experiences for students, including those identified as at-risk and academically gifted; to promote creative teaching methods, share best practices, and offer new professional opportunities for educators. Today, North Carolina has […]

Getting Smart: New Partnership Empowers Educators to Excel

Originally punished in Getting Smart – October 27, 2017 Technology, and the connected world we live in, create an opportunity for anyone to learn anything, just about anywhere. It’s connecting people, building communities and perhaps best of all it’s creating better access to high-quality learning for students who otherwise might not have it. For adult learners, […]

Ed Week: K12 Inc. Taps School Choice Advocate Kevin Chavous for Leadership Post

Originally published EdWeek – October 27, 2017 Kevin P. Chavous, a prominent backer of public and private school choice, has taken a top role for the nationwide online education management company K12 Inc. Chavous was named president of academics, policy, and schools for the Herndon, Va., provider, which also sells curriculum and individual courses and products to […]