***PRESS RELEASE*** PublicSchoolOptions.org Families and Students Celebrate National School Choice Week in Seven States

National School Choice Week events across the country highlight benefits of school choice options WASHINGTON – PublicSchoolOptions.org families and students will join with school choice advocates across the country next week to celebrate National School Choice Week, an annual, week-long celebration of the diverse education options that benefit families and students. The events, which will…

***PRESS RELEASE*** Parents Call on Iberville Parish School Board and Teacher’s Union to Help Avoid Mid-Year Closure of 16,000 Students’ Schools

Appeals court decision could immediately cut off funding causing schools to close mid-school year BATON ROUGE, La. – Today PublicSchoolOptions.org (PSO) called on the Iberville Parish School Board to immediately withdraw its opposition to the motion for stay requested by the defendants, so that hundreds of its resident students and families, and over 16,000 public…

***PRESS RELEASE*** PublicSchoolOptions.org Statement on Louisiana Appeals Court Ruling in Charter School Lawsuit

BATON ROUGE, La.  – PublicSchoolOptions.org Louisiana parent leader and amici Christin White-Kaiser made the following statement on the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal’s decision to reverse the district court’s ruling in the case of Iberville Parish School Board, et al v. Louisiana State Elementary and Secondary Education Board, et al. The lower court, in…

*** PRESS RELEASE*** Governor Branstad Awarded ‘Golden Apple’ for Empowering Parents with Education Options

PublicSchoolOptions.org recognized the Governor for his commitment to educational choice   DES MOINES, Iowa – Today, the Iowa Chapter of PublicSchoolOptions.org awarded Gov. Terry Branstad with its Golden Apple, recognizing his efforts as a champion of school choice. The award was presented by Jen Wubben and Michelle Majeski, co-chairs of the PublicSchoolOptions.org Iowa Chapter. They are…

***PRESS RELEASE*** Governor Branstad Awarded ‘Golden Apple’ for Empowering Parents with Education Options

DES MOINES – Today, the Iowa Chapter of PublicSchoolOptions.org awarded Gov. Terry Branstad with its Golden Apple, recognizing his efforts as a champion of school choice. The award was presented by Jen Wubben and Michelle Majeski, co-chairs of the PublicSchoolOptions.org Iowa Chapter. They are also parents of students who attend virtual school. Gov. Branstad has supported…

Former NACSA Official and Self-Proclaimed Education Reformer Tweets Inappropriate and Offensive Analogy

Last week, a former official at the National Alliance of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) and a self-proclaimed education reformer, tweeted an offensive and insensitive analogy, likening the country’s virtual schools – which serve thousands of students – to thalidomide. What is thalidomide? It was a drug used in the 1950’s that caused severe birth defects…