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February 9, 2016
OKLAHOMA CITY – Tomorrow the Oklahoma chapter of PublicSchoolOptions.org will host a capitol day to celebrate school choice,bringing together families that benefit from educational options – specifically virtual education. The event will give parents and students an opportunity to learn about legislation that could affect the future of school choice, meet with state legislators to let them know why school...
February 9, 2016
The failure of Tennessee's standardized testing system is yet another reason why high-stakes testing - across the board - needs to be reevaluated. Making major, last minute changes to testing methods causes confusion and puts teachers, students and parents in a bad spot as weeks or months of preparation are rendered useless. It also calls into question the reliability of testing results when these types of distracting situations occur, placing...
February 8, 2016
SANTA FE, N.M. – Tomorrow, charter school parents and students from across New Mexico will hold a school choice rally at the Inn and Spa at Loretto. The event, hosted by the New Mexico chapter of PublicSchoolOptions.org, will bring together families that benefit from school choice and will give them an opportunity to learn about legislation that could affect the...

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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

February 5, 2016
By: Blog Editor Several school choice advocates from various parts of the movement have come together to form The Foundation for Blended and Online Learning. With Amy Valentine as Executive Director, the Foundation’s Board of Directors include Linda Lopez, Robyn Bagley, Caroline Vander Ark, Dr. Rod Paige, Kenneth Campbell, Kevin P. Chavous, Allison Cleveland, and Mary Gifford. According to their website,...
January 4, 2016
With Colleen Cook Why is school choice important to you? It wasn’t until I needed to make a choice different than the traditional choices that I really gave school choice much thought. It was when I found myself needing different opportunities for my child that I realized how important it is for parents and students to know what choices they have and how...
December 18, 2015
With Christin Kaiser Why is school choice important to you? I have three children who were NOT made equal and we live in a failing school district.  The current school choice option that I have chosen for my children has allowed me to take their learning needs into consideration and  place them in schools that is best fit their needs and fortunately...