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…

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…

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…

Listening to Dr. Dolores Huerta

Dr. Dolores Huerta spoke at the National Parents Unions’ Townhall Clap Back event this past Friday – and we were honored to hear from a person who has fought so valiantly for the rights of marginalized families for decades. A recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom by former President Obama, Dr. Huerta spoke to…

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…