PSO Spring Successes

View Newsletter Dear Advocates: Summer is just one day away which means two important things for Public School Options: School is out and the kids are home in all the glory and agony that entails. State legislative sessions across the country have mostly wrapped up for the year. The first half of the year is…

Capitol Day Updates

View newsletter.   Dear Advocates, As parents, you know that there’s no substitute for hard work. You can’t wish away the laundry and dinner, just as you can’t wish away the presentation in front of your boss tomorrow morning. Your sons and daughters can’t wish away the dirty dishes in your sink any more than…

Alabama Capitol Day

Three years ago just over 100 students and parents gathered together for the first ever Alabama Public School Options Capitol Day. Last week more than 1,000 students, parents, and teachers gathered for the Third Annual Capitol Day. After rallying together at the Marriott in Prattville, AL, students and parents boarded buses throughout the morning and…

***PRESS RELEASE*** Students and Parents Celebrate Virtual Education with Alabama Capitol Day Event

Event will celebrate virtual education options; connect families with legislators   MONTGOMERY, Ala. – On Wednesday, February 21, the Alabama chapter of PublicSchoolOptions.org will host Alabama Capitol Day 2018 in Montgomery to celebrate virtual education. The event begins at 10 a.m. at the Embassy Suites with a short program. Attendees will then travel to the legislative building to meet with…

A Reason for Celebration

  By: Tillie Elvrum Summertime is filled with some of my favorite activities: road trips with my family, outdoor concerts, and home improvement projects. An even bigger reason to celebrate this time of year? It’s the 25th of anniversary of charter schools! June 4th marked 25 years of providing parents and families with options. Typically,…

Remember us?

By Eddie Lindsey For the second week in a row, I walked the halls of the Alabama State House, sharing my family’s school choice story with legislators. It is important to ensure parents like me across the state of Alabama — and even across the country — are empowered to choose the best school option…

Good morning, Alabama

By: Annie Rutschilling It was a good morning in Alabama. Eight families, including me, from across the state had traveled to Montgomery on a Wednesday morning to support parent power in education. The Alabama State Senate Education Committee held a public hearing on Senate Bill 229, which expands access to public school options for families…

PublicSchoolOptions.org Celebrates National School Choice Week With Events In Seven States

National School Choice Week events across the country highlight school choice options for students and families WASHINGTON – Today, PublicSchoolOptions.org joins with other school choice advocates across the country to kick off National School Choice Week, a week-long celebration of education options that benefit families and students. PublicSchoolOptions.org will participate in National School Choice Week events in…

Alabama Students and Parents Rally for School Choice

Event at the capitol will celebrate school choice options for students and families MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Next Tuesday, the Alabama chapter of PublicSchoolOptions.org will co-sponsor an event coinciding with National School Choice Week that is hosted by the Foundation for Excellence in Education, Alabama Federation for Children, Alabama Opportunity Scholarship Fund, the Business Council of…