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The National Coalition for Public School Options (PSO) is a national alliance of parents that supports and defends parents’ rights to access the best public school options for their children. The coalition supports the creation of public school options, including charter schools, online schools, magnet schools, open enrollment policies, and other innovative education programs. Additionally, we advocate for free and equal access without restrictions to these public schools for all children.

The National Coalition for Public School Options advocates at the national, state and local levels for public school options that best serve individual students’ learning needs.
PSO informs lawmakers, policymakers and the public about the benefits of public school options through capitol day rallies, legislative meetings, committee hearing testimony, and more.
PSO fights back against threats to public school options, advocates for adequate and equitable funding, and dispels myths about innovative public schools.

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Thanks to grassroots supporters like you, the National Coalition for Public School Options is leading the fight for choices in education! Your support allows us to mobilize parents when high-stakes legislation affecting choice comes up, host events lik the National Coalition for e capitol days, and sponsor our annual parent advocacy Boot Camp each summer.

Your donation helps us promote and protect public school choice for students across the country.

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The National Coalition for Public School Options has chapters across the country fighting for improved education options for parents and children.

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Teacher Appreciation Week

by Colleen Cook As Teacher Appreciation Week winds down, I wanted to be certain that I took time to acknowledge the teachers I’ve had in my life who have had an impact on me not just in my childhood, but as I navigate adult life. Temple Grandin once said, “I cannot emphasize enough the importance…

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Teacher Appreciation Week – Ms. Alattar

by Abigail Barr, 9th Grade, ALVA Anyone who’s taken 9th Grade Biology knows it isn’t easy. Throughout the year, my peers and I delved deep into labs and worksheets that required extensive thinking and the ability to apply what we had learned. Without any guidance, the course would have been impossible to ace. Luckily for…

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