National Survey: Significant Number of Parents Not Planning to Send Children to Brick and Mortar Schools Due to COVID-19 Concerns

National survey reveals greater need for online learning Washington, DC, June 1, 2020 – A new national survey finds up to one in five students who were attending a brick and mortar traditional school in March of this year are unlikely to return this fall. This means approximately 10 million K-12 students will be displaced…

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Texans hesitant about sending children back to school when they open, strongly support additional online public schools for students

Texans hesitant about sending children back to school when they open, strongly support additional online public schools for students For Immediate Release May 21, 2020 Austin – The National Coalition for Public School Options (NCPSO) of Texas today released two separate surveys fielded earlier this month by WPAi. The May 5th poll indicated parents of school-aged children have…

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Missouri Parents Urge Lawmakers and School Districts to Expand Access to Virtual Education

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – With growing concerns over the impact of COVID-19 on the upcoming school year, Missouri parents today joined with the National Coalition for Public School Options (PSO), a parent advocacy organization dedicated to choice in education, to urge lawmakers to expand access and eliminate arbitrary barriers to full-time virtual education programs. The…

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MAJOR VICTORY FOR PARENTS! NEVADA STATE PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL AUTHORITY ORDERED DEPOSED FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS ACT

RENO, Nev. – In its ongoing efforts to force the Nevada State Public Charter School Authority (Authority) to comply with the Nevada Public Records Act, the National Coalition for Public School Options’ (PSO) was granted the right to depose Authority officials by Carson City District Court.  “This state authority is simply out of control,” said Nevada…

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National Pro-Charter School Parent Organization Issues Statement on PA Gov. Wolf’s Budget Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Colleen Cook, president of the National Coalition for Public School Options (PSO), the nation’s leading parent education advocacy organization with active chapters in more than 30 states, today issued the following statement on Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget address: “Today is yet another example of how Gov. Wolf is out of touch with…

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Independence Denies School Choice Rights to Two Families on Appeal

Yesterday the Independence School District (ISD) officially denied two families’ appeals to lawfully enroll their children in a virtual school program, the Missouri Virtual Academy (MOVA) – a MOCAP-approved program. In one case, the District even exceeded their 30-day window to reply to the parents without explanation. In both instances the parents received brief hearings…

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Introducing Gov. Silverspoon

Gov. Tom Wolf’s family chose to take him out of his local school district and enroll him into one of the most prestigious – and expensive – private schools in the country, with a current price tag of $61,410 for boarding students. Despite being a very successful role model for the power of school choice –…

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