Must-Answer Questions for Rep. Curt Sonney

Last week Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie) solidified his legacy in Pennsylvania as the man who proposed to kick the largest number of students out of their public schools of choice. Rep. Sonney would achieve this through newly introduced legislation that would close all public cyber charter schools in Pennsylvania, forcing 35,000 families to lose their…

***PRESS RELEASE*** Parents to State Board of Education: Put Interests of Students First

Virtual Education Work Group is considering policy recommendations for virtual schools  WASHINGTON – The National Coalition for Public School Options (PSO) released the following statement ahead of today’s Indiana State Board of Education Meeting where the full board will vote on policy recommendations made by the Virtual Education Work Group. The Work Group has been meeting over the…

***PRESS RELEASE*** Parents Respond to State Board of Education Vote on Virtual School Recommendations

Virtual Education Work Group presented policy recommendations for virtual schools  WASHINGTON – The National Coalition for Public School Options (PSO) released the following statement following today’s Indiana State Board of Education Meeting where the full board voted on policy recommendations for the state’s public virtual schools. STATEMENT FROM TILLIE ELVRUM, PRESIDENT, NATIONAL COALITION FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL OPTIONS: “Speaking…

***PRESS RELEASE*** Parent Education Coalition Files Petition Against Nevada State Public Charter School Authority

  Petition cites violations of public records laws     WASHINGTON – The National Coalition of Public School Options (PSO), a coalition of parents whose children attend public charter schools, filed a petition in the First Judicial District in Carson City against the Nevada State Public Charter School Authority (Authority) for multiple violations of the Nevada Public Records Act (NPRA).…

***PRESS RELEASE*** Parents to Ad Hoc Committee on Charter Schools: Put Interests of Students First

Committee will hear from South Carolina public charter schools WASHINGTON – The National Coalition for Public School Options (PSO) released the following statement ahead of today’s South Carolina Ad Hoc Committee on Charter Schools. The committee has been meeting to better understand the state’s charter school landscape, including the decision of 10 charter schools to seek…

***PRESS RELEASE*** Leading Parent Advocacy Group Changes Name; Mission Remains the Same

Coalition changed its name to more accurately reflect its mission (and drop the .org because it’s 2018) WASHINGTON – The National Coalition for Public School Options (PSO) is the new name of the nation’s leading parent education advocacy organization with active chapters in more than 30 states. The coalition, formerly known as PublicSchoolOptions.org, is a national…

***PRESS RELEASE*** Statement on Iberville Parish School Board’s Application for Rehearing at Louisiana Supreme Court

NEW ORLEANS – Today, PublicSchoolOptions.org, a coalition of parents in Louisiana whose children attend public charter schools, made the following statement regarding the Iberville Parish School Board’s application for a rehearing at the Louisiana Supreme Court. On March 13, the supreme court ruled against the union and Iberville Parish School Board, 5-2, and affirmed that Type 2…