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…

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…

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…

National Parent Group Launches Missouri Ad Campaign to Urge Action in Support of Families in Final Days of Session

Arlington, VA (May 10, 2021) – The National Coalition for Public School Options (PSO) today announced a multi-channel campaign to raise awareness of abuses against Missouri families by some school districts, and to encourage lawmakers to take legislative action to fix issues in the existing Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program (MOCAP) law that…

A Lost Year Not Wasted

It has been a wild roller coaster of a year for American parents, not least those with school-age children. As vaccination efforts ramp up all over the country, the hope of students returning to “school” and “normalcy” this fall also rises. However, “school” and “normalcy” have taken on different meanings since last Spring. Gone are…

West Virginia Legislature Passes Authorization for Virtual School Charters

For Immediate Release March 4, 2021 West Virginia Legislature Passes Authorization for Virtual School Charters The National Coalition for Public School Options (PSO) applauds the West Virginia Legislature for passing legislation authorizing the creation of full-time virtual charter schools in the state, improving families’ access to the best educational option for their children.  Under this…