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June 30, 2016
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 schools. According to their report, no...
June 29, 2016
As the Pennsylvania General Assembly considers the state budget, parents with children in public cyber charter schools hope they won't be treated like second-class citizens again. Funding cuts ignore that cyber charters already begin with an average of 25 percent less in funding than traditional district schools, although they are required to provide an equal education. That's even more perplexing when...
June 27, 2016
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, and the traditional brick and mortar...

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PSO National Board Convenes for Annual Meeting

2016 PSO Board Members

 

The PublicSchoolOptions.org Board of Directors convened for their 2016 annual meeting. Pictured are board members Amy Threewitt, Colleen Cook, Peder Berg, Tillie Elvrum, Alisa Hug, and Christin Kaiser. Not pictured is board member Sandy Smith.

PSO Blog

June 22, 2016
Last week, a former official at the National Alliance of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) and a self-proclaimed education reformer, tweeted an offensive and insensitive analogy, likening the country’s virtual schools – which serve thousands of students – to thalidomide. What is thalidomide? It was a drug used in the 1950’s that caused severe birth defects and public outrage, and was...
June 13, 2016
  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, a 25th anniversary is symbolized with silver....