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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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PSO National Board Election Results

ARLINGTON, VA — The National Coalition for Public School Options (PSO) last week announced the newly elected officers following board elections. The results are as follows: President – Letrisha Weber, Indiana Vice President – Cynthia Williams, Ohio Treasurer – Wei Barr, Alabama Secretary – Dr. Nicole Conragan, California Board Director – Karen McGee, Idaho Letrisha Weber…

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PSO Statement on Missouri Legislature Not Addressing MOCAP this Session

We are extremely disappointed that the Missouri legislature failed to address the glaring problems with the MOCAP law this session.  Full-time online learning isn’t right for every child, but for thousands of Missouri students, a public virtual school is the only option available to them if their traditional brick and mortar fails to meet their…

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CER: Virtual education saves the day

In the midst of National Charter Schools Week, the Center for Education Reform held its latest series episode, “Virtual Education Saves the Day,” featuring Center for Education Reform’s Jeanne Allen, Mark Allen of Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School, Brazilia Bilal-Page of Georgia Connections Academy and Kevin Chavous of Stride, Inc. With such a powerhouse panel of…

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