NEWSLETTER: Student Needs Fueling Growth in Washington’s Full-time Online Public Schools

Survey shows many parents need alternative to traditional classroom

Olympia, WA – The number of Washington children attending full-time online public schools has grown steadily over the last four years as a new survey reveals many parents need an alternative to the traditional classroom environment.  According to over 600 parents with children in WA digital public schools who responded to an online survey, there are a wide variety of reasons why families need this public school option.  The survey respondents represent families with students in all grades, from kindergarten through 12th grade.

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2013 Washington Digital Public School Family Survey

The results are in!  We can’t thank you enough for participating in this year’s family survey, which helps us communicate to policymakers and the general public about the reasons parents choose their school and how it’s working for them.  Over 600 Washington families responded, which gave us an incredible snapshot of our schools.

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NEWSLETTER: Parents of Digital Public School Children Express Outrage at Superintendent Randy Dorn

Proposal would eliminate funding for kids in K – 5th Grade

Olympia, WA – The Digital Public Schools Alliance, a coalition of Washington parents who have children in online public schools, are vehemently opposed to a new proposal from Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn.  The proposal, released recently by Dorn’s office, would eliminate funding entirely for children who attend full-time online programs in grades kindergarten through 5th grade.

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Parents Tout Legislative Goals for Digital Schools and Outline Activities to Advance Agenda

Return of full funding, opposition to Dorn Bill, Removal from ALE. Olympia, WA – The Digital Public Schools Alliance (DPSA), a coalition of Washington parents with children in online public schools, have outlined their agenda for the 2013 legislative session and their plans for accomplishing these three core objectives.

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