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…

Championing Choice in Florida

Last week PSO board president Tillie Elvrum spent four busy days in Tampa and Tallahassee participating in Florida’s Celebrate Youth event, which was part of National School Choice Week, and taking part in a parent legislative fly-in. Tillie, along with Florida parent advocates Melissa Ley and Lawrence Kerwin, barnstormed the state capitol to meet with…

New Year – New Opportunities

By Tillie Elvrum, President, PublicSchoolOptions.org   The national parent board of directors at PublicSchoolOptions.org would like to wish you a Happy New Year!   With the start of the new year, legislatures across the country will convene to review current policies and propose new ones – many affecting our children’s education.   In 2018, PSO’s…