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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.

In My State

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

See what we’re doing in your state by clicking the map below.

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All Eyes on Virginia

Virginia voters head to the polls next week to choose the Commonwealth’s next governor. This race has been receiving A LOT of national attention by political pundits as off-cycle races often shed light on the political climate ahead of next year’s U.S. midterm elections. Parents have also been playing close attention to the race as…

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Statement on Litigation Challenging Legality of Charter Schools in West Virginia

Arlington, VA (October 1, 2021) – The National Coalition for Public School Options, a national parent advocacy organization focused on ensuring every child has access to the best quality education released the statement below in response to litigation put forth by Mountain State Justice to challenge the authorization of charter schools in West Virginia. PSO…

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Creating a safe space in a digital world

We tuned into a Pennsylvania Coalition for Public Charter Schools webinar to hear from the experts about social emotional learning in an online environment. We were blown away by the metrics, strategies and successes of the group of teachers from PA Cyber who lead a program titled “Girl Talk,” which brings together female students from…

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