***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…

What Indiana media didn’t report

Last week PSO president Tillie Elvrum spoke in front of the Indiana State Board of Education at a meeting about virtual charter schools. Tillie was joined by other charter school leaders from groups like the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools and National Association of Charter School Authorizers. Tillie presented recommendations for improving virtual schools…

***PRESS RELEASE*** New Poll: Indiana Voters Overwhelmingly Oppose Closing Schools Based on High-Stakes, Standardized Testing

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana voters overwhelmingly oppose closing local schools based solely on the results of high-stakes, standardized test scores, according to a new statewide survey conducted by McLaughlin & Associates and released today by the Indiana Chapter of PublicSchoolOptions.org. Voters also view the state’s standardized test, I STEP, overwhelmingly unfavorably.   “Although Republicans and Democrats are…

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…

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…

Indiana Students and Parents Rally for School Choice

Event at the state house will celebrate school choice options for students and families INDIANAPOLIS – Next Monday, the Indiana chapter of PublicSchoolOptions.org will co-sponsor the Quality Education Celebration, an event coinciding with National School Choice Week that is hosted by the Institute for Quality Education. The event, featuring special guest Campbell Brown, co-founder of…