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July 14, 2016
By Emily Leayman In light of growing skepticism of virtual schools’ value, parents from 27 states gathered in Washington, D.C., this week to make sure lawmakers know that the increasingly controversial educational choice has helped many of them overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Stay-at-home mom Aley Minton’s 13-year-old son has dyslexia; he started fifth grade at the first-grade level. Since attending Michigan Connections Academy [1], a virtual...
July 13, 2016
In June the nation’s leading charter school advocates descended on Nashville for the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools’ (NAPCS) annual conference. Many of us who attended are true advocates who have fought for every school choice option to be on the menu for parents. Unfortunately, NAPCS and other groups like the National Alliance of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) call themselves advocates...
July 11, 2016
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 school choice is important to...

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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.

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July 25, 2016
By: Colleen Cook After a full day of training, parents who attended our Parent Advocacy Boot Camp were able to put their skills to work. Collectively, parents attended over 100 meetings with legislators or their staff on Tuesday, July 12th. That’s over 100 people who were told the good news of school choice! That’s over 100 people who were able to...
July 25, 2016
By: Samoy Mainda When I was first invited to attend PublicSchoolOptions.org Parent Advocacy Boot Camp, I didn’t know quite what to expect. What is advocacy? What does PSO do? Is this a CrossFit style Boot Camp?! Instead, what I was met with was a wonderful group of concerned parents, just like me. We all know what it’s like to see our...