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…

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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…

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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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