The Foundation for Blended and Online Learning Applauds the Selection of Board Member Dr. Rod Paige to the National Charter Schools Hall of Fame

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Former U.S. Secretary of Education recognized as a champion of strong school options for America's children

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Induction into the National Charter Schools Hall of Fame is a testament to Rod Paige's relentless pursuit of educational equality and opportunity for America’s children.

Dr. Rod Paige, former U.S. Secretary of Education and a founding member of the Foundation for Blended and Online Learning’s Board of Directors, has been selected as a 2016 inductee to the National Charter Schools Hall of Fame. Established by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools in 2007, the Hall of Fame recognizes individuals and organizations for their commitment to the development and growth of innovative public charter schools. Dr. Paige joins fellow 2016 inductees Bill Kurtz and Kim Smith. They will be honored June 28th in Nashville at the 16th Annual National Charter Schools Conference.

Amy Valentine, Executive Director of the Foundation for Blended and Online Learning, said, “Dr. Paige has long championed greater access to different school options, including online, blended, and traditional charter schools. Induction into the National Charter Schools Hall of Fame is a testament to his relentless pursuit of educational equality and opportunity for America’s children. I am just as inspired as they are by Dr. Paige's passionate advocacy for school choice and education reform on behalf of families around the country.”

Kevin P. Chavous, Chairman of the Foundation’s Board of Directors, said, “Rod has dedicated his life to the improvement of our nation’s schools, closing the persistent achievement gaps separating our students, and providing educational options to families regardless of their zip code. I am thrilled to see my friend and colleague celebrated for his tireless leadership by the national charter school community.”

About The Foundation for Blended and Online Learning

The Foundation for Blended and Online Learning is an independent charitable education organization. The mission of the foundation is to empower students through personalized learning by advancing the availability and quality of blended and online learning opportunities and outcomes. To become involved with The Foundation or to learn more, visit http://www.blendedandonlinelearning.org.

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