What Indiana media didn’t report

Last week PSO president Tillie Elvrum spoke in front of the Indiana State Board of Education at a meeting about virtual charter schools. Tillie was joined by other charter school leaders from groups like the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools and National Association of Charter School Authorizers. Tillie presented recommendations for improving virtual schools…

Show us your back-to-school photos

Dear Parents & Students- It’s hard to believe that summer is coming to a close and students are heading back to school for another year of learning and growing (literally and figuratively!). Like us, you’ve probably been scrolling through Facebook and your timeline has been filled with cute back-to-school photos taken by proud parents. It’s…

Boot Camp Success!

View email. Last month the National Coalition for Public School Options (PSO) hosted the 11th annual Parent Advocacy Boot Camp in Washington, DC. Nearly 100 passionate parent advocates from across the country gathered to learn about school choice advocacy and how best to help all children have access to the educational option that best fits…

We changed our name!

View email. We decided it was time to drop the “.org” because we are more than just a website (and, it’s 2018). Last week our coalition, formerly known as PublicSchoolOptions.org, announced a new name to more accurately reflect its mission: National Coalition for Public School Options (PSO). You can still call us PSO for short. PSO is…

PSO Congratulates School Choice Champion Congressman Paul Mitchell

View email. PSO Congratulates School Choice Champion Congressman Paul Mitchell School choice champion Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) was recently named co-chair of the Congressional School Choice Caucus. As a virtual school parent, the congressman has a particular interest in empowering parents with choices and has supported federal education policies that place parents at the forefront of their children’s education…

The Snow Couldn’t Keep Parents Away

Last Friday, students, parents and teachers from across Utah gathered at the state capitol to celebrate virtual education and school choice.   Despite heavy snow, hundreds gathered to talk about what school choice means to them and how virtual education has benefited their families. Some traveled hundreds of miles to attend.   Students and parents…

Kansas & New Mexico Families Celebrate School Choice

Last week, virtual school families in Kansas and New Mexico participated in capitol day events where they met with legislators and shared their personal school choice stories.   The Kansas chapter of PublicSchoolOptions.org hosted its inaugural “Parent Choice in Education Day at the Capitol” where about 100 students, families and teachers came together to celebrate…

Iowa Parent Day at the Capitol

Parents from across Iowa joined together on January 31 at the state capitol building to speak with legislators about the importance of public school options.   A few students, enrolled in virtual education programs, even tagged along to learn first-hand about the legislative process.   “We’ve been learning about the three branches of government in…