Governor Eric Holcomb’s proposed changes to education funding would further exacerbate the inequality between full-time virtual public school students and traditional school students.
PSO Attorneys Send Cease and Desist Letter to Kansas City School District Over Statutory Violations of Virtual School Choice Program
The National Coalition for Public School Options (PSO) Missouri Chapter sent the Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS) a cease and desist letter demanding that the district immediately stop violating parent’s rights in its effort to block families from accessing the school of their choice as guaranteed under Missouri law.
The National Coalition for Public School Options joined Children’s Education Alliance of Missouri and the Missouri Education Reform Council in a letter to Governor Mike Parson.
Missouri Parents Demand Action From Governor Parson, Legislature and State Board of Education After Thousands of Online School Applications Denied
Parents testify before joint legislative committee on experiences enrolling in online programs provided under Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program (MOCAP)
Missouri School Districts Approving Some Applications for Full-Time Online Public Schools While Thousands of Students Remain on Waitlists
National parent coalition launches hotline to help families wrongfully blocked from enrollment by resident school districts.
1,000+ Missouri Families Wait on The Sidelines as School Districts Play Games with Their Children’s Education and Safety
JEFFERSON CITY, MO (July 28, 2020) — With roughly a month left until school starts, at least 1,000 Missouri families have no idea where their child will attend school in the fall thanks to efforts by their local school districts to block school choice. This number may be a conservative estimate as the Missouri Virtual…
Parent Survey Reveals Strong Support for Online Learning; Growing Concerns Over More School Closures Due to COVID-19
JEFFERSON CITY, MO — A new statewide survey released today finds Missouri parents overwhelmingly support policies that protect and expand access to online public schools as a means to protect the health and safety of families during the pandemic. These results come as many school districts in Missouri have been denying families the right to…
The United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of parent choice today, as the court found Montana’s exclusion of religious schools from a state scholarship program funded by tax credits violates the U.S. Constitution.
The National Coalition for Public School Options (PSO) last week sent a joint letter with the Children’s Education Alliance of Missouri and the Missouri Education Reform Council to the Missouri State Board of Education (SBOE) urging important action to ensure school choice is protected as intended by the Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program (MOCAP).
National Survey: Significant Number of Parents Not Planning to Send Children to Brick and Mortar Schools Due to COVID-19 Concerns
National survey reveals greater need for online learning Washington, DC, June 1, 2020 – A new national survey finds up to one in five students who were attending a brick and mortar traditional school in March of this year are unlikely to return this fall. This means approximately 10 million K-12 students will be displaced…