Full-time online learning vs. crisis/emergency remote teaching — what’s the difference?

When the pandemic hit, traditional brick and mortar schools were forced to move their lessons online. Many of these schools floundered, leaving millions of students on the sidelines. As a result, many students have suffered learning losses, while others are not receiving the support and educational resources they need. Unfortunately, online learning has taken the…

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New Study Shows African American Families Overwhelmingly Want A Choice in Their Children’s Public School, Regardless of Geographic Boundaries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 1, 2021 New Study Shows African American Families Overwhelmingly Want A Choice in Their Children’s Public School, Regardless of Geographic Boundaries National survey also reveals strong parent support for virtual learning post-pandemic Washington, DC – A new national survey of African American parents reveals strong support for educational options in the…

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National Coalition for Public School Options on the Proposed Charter School Program Dissemination Grant Rules

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 27, 2021 National Coalition for Public School Options on the Proposed Charter School Program Dissemination Grant Rules Washington — The National Coalition for Public School Options, a national alliance of parents that supports and defends parents’ rights to access the best public school options, has filed parent comments regarding, the “Proposed Priorities,…

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Looking Ahead to 2021

To our parents across the country, 2020 has tested us all, and, on behalf of the PSO Board, I want to personally extend our wishes that your family has fared well and stayed healthy during these tumultuous times. While this time of year often invites reflection, I’d rather take this opportunity to be forward-thinking and share…

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EdPalooza 2020: PSO’s takeaways

Each year, ExcelinEd’s EdPalooza has us thinking for days afterward about how we can further our own organizational goals with the new information we’ve gathered from their program, and from their guest speakers. This year, we heard from dozens of voices, including former President George W. Bush and Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, among…

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