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…

Grateful for #SchoolChoice

by Tillie Elvrum, President, PublicSchoolOptions.org   As 2017 comes to a close, I am grateful for many things – but near the top of my list is school choice.      Last week I attended Jeb Bush’s 2017 National Summit on Education Reform where over 1,000 education policymakers, advocates and lawmakers learned from those who have…