Not on our watch!

Not on our watch! That was the rallying cry of the day at annual New Mexico Capitol Day earlier this week, when more than 100 parents, students, and educators gathered to rally in support of school choice. Led by National Coalition for Public School Options board member Kyla Anderson, the group rallied against SB 429,…

Oklahoma Capitol Day

Parents, students, teachers, and school choice advocates from across Oklahoma joined together for the annual Capitol Day on Tuesday, February 5th. The group rallied together on the Grand Staircase steps of the Oklahoma State Capitol, sending a strong and unified message that ALL school options are equally valid and important for families.   Dr. Rebecca…

National School Choice Week 2019

by Tillie Elvrum Every January students, parents, educators, and community leaders across the country come together to celebrate National School Choice Week. NSCW recognizes the need for school choice options for every family including traditional public schools, public charter and magnet schools, private schools, online schools, and homeschooling. School Choice Week is always one of…

PSO Makes a Splash in Pennsylvania

In case you missed it – PSO has been making a splash in Pennsylvania lately – on Facebook Live! PSO has partnered with cyber schools in Pennsylvania to discuss the ins and outs of parent advocacy during Facebook Live events hosted at campuses across the state. The first was held at Insight Cyber Charter School…

Celebrating School Choice with Friends

Last week PSO had the honor of attending the Center for Education Reform’s 25th anniversary celebration in Miami, Florida. It was a great event that featured some of the school choice movement’s most respected leaders: Governor Jeb Bush, Kevin Chavous and Former Secretary of Education Rod Paige. Other education leaders talked about education innovation, career…

Accountability: The Parent Perspective

The tide may be turning when it comes to accountability. That was one of the key messages delivered by PSO president Tillie Elvrum at an event last week at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Tillie joined other panelists to discuss take-aways from a working group session on school accountability they attended earlier this…

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…