Parent Organization Submits Comments On ESSA Implementation

Comments urge individual students to be focus of accountability system designs   WASHINGTON – This week, PublicSchoolOptions.org (PSO) submitted five pages of official comments to the U.S. Department of Education’s notice of proposed rule-making (NPRM) regarding the Accountability and State Plans portion of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). PublicSchoolOptions.org strongly supported the passage of…

Representatives Luke Messer and Todd Rokita Address School Choice Advocates

WASHINGTON – Tomorrow, Representative Luke Messer (R-IN), Congressional School Choice Caucus Co-chair, and Representative Todd Rokita (R-IN), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, will address school choice advocates from 26 states visiting Washington, DC to attend advocacy training and meet with lawmakers to share their personal stories about why…

National Charter School Groups Call For 27,868 Ohio Children To Be Removed From Their Charter Schools

Groups believe Ohio parents cannot be trusted to make the best choices for their children WASHINGTON – In a flawed report released two weeks ago that erodes parent choice, the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA), the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS) and 50CAN are demanding new arbitrary enrollment caps for the country’s virtual…

“Growth” Profiles Three Adopted Sisters Thriving at North Carolina Virtual Academy

But trio of charter school groups aim to take away virtual school options WASHINGTON – PublicSchoolOptions.org released a powerful new web video, “Growth,” which tells the heart-warming story of the Thompson family, who adopted three young sisters from foster care who had suffered horrible abuse and neglect. The girls were struggling academically, socially, and emotionally,…

Virtual Charter School Policy Report Aims to Limit Choice

Authors’ reference to “self selection” completely counters the foundation of school choice WASHINGTON – Last week, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS) and the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) released a deeply flawed report for the country’s virtual public charter schools that undermines parent choice and empowerment, demands new enrollment caps…

PublicSchoolOptions.org: Virtual Charter School Policy Proposal Gets an “F”

Proposal ignores individual student progress, reasons why families choose this option WASHINGTON – Today, PublicSchoolOptions.org issued the following response to a newly released policy proposal from the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools (NAPCS) and the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA), which paints a false picture of virtual education and the opportunity this…

PublicSchoolOptions.org Congratulates State Representative Jason Nelson on Retirement, Championing School Choice

Representative Nelson’s focus on education empowered parents OKLAHOMA CITY – Today, at the close of the 2016 legislative session, the Oklahoma chapter of PublicSchoolOptions.org made the following statement on the retirement of long-time school choice champion State Representative Jason Nelson. STATEMENT FROM COLLEEN COOK, PUBLICSCHOOLOPTIONS.ORG OKLAHOMA PARENT LEADER: “Representative Nelson is a true champion for…

“Lifeline” Profiles Pediatric Cancer Patient’s Only Option for Education – Tennessee Virtual Academy

Colton Sheets was diagnosed with leukemia at age three; his only option for public education is virtual school NASHVILLE, Tenn. – PublicSchoolOptions.org released a new web video, “Lifeline,” which tells the heart-wrenching story of 10-year-old Tennessee Virtual Academy (TNVA) student Colton Sheets, who was diagnosed with leukemia at age three. For Colton, TNVA is the only…