South Carolina Capitol Day

More than 200 parents, students, and teachers rallied in Columbia, South Carolina yesterday to support school choice. Lawmakers nationwide need to trust parents and students to choose the education option that is best for them, Public School Options Board Member Colleen Cook said yesterday at the Annual South Carolina Capitol Day. Cook was joined by…

***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…

On the Frontlines

By: Colleen Cook Let’s face it, creating real and meaningful change is hard. It requires disciplined effort and significant time. I was blessed to spend part of the third week of November with inspiring creators of change at the South Carolina Charter Schools Conference. It brought together many smart, thoughtful leaders who are fighting to…

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,…

REPRESENTATIVE KENNY BINGHAM RECEIVES CHAMPION OF SCHOOL CHOICE AWARD

Local School Choice Advocacy Organization Recognizes State Legislative Champions  COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Chapter of PublicSchoolOptions.org awarded Representative Kenny Bingham with their Golden Apple Award at their 8th Annual School Choice Day at the State House on Tuesday, April 19th. Over 300 parents, students, and teachers rallied at the State House to support…

Today was a good day

By: Amy Scott As I reflect on my first School Choice Day at the State House as Chair of the South Carolina Chapter, I am in awe of the enthusiasm. Hundreds of students, parents, and teachers rallied in Columbia yesterday to cheer for school choice, thank legislators, and hear some inspiring stories. Thank you to…

South Carolina Students and Parents Rally for School Choice at the State House

Event will celebrate school choice options; connect families with legislators COLUMBIA, S.C. – Next Tuesday, students and parents from across South Carolina will hold a school choice rally at the state house in Columbia. The event, hosted by the South Carolina chapter of PublicSchoolOptions.org, will bring together families that benefit from school choice, especially public virtual education.…

School Choice at the Forefront

By: Blog Editor PSO School Choice Champion Senator Tim Scott sent the following letter to the ESEA Reauthorization conferees. Of particular note, he says “we hope that this bill will go as far as possible to promote parental choice. Reforms to our educational system should empower parents and students, not bureaucrats, to choose the educational…