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April 29, 2016
By: Linda Bates As a parent, I want what is best for my daughter ShaiLyn. Sure, there are others -- like teachers, neighbors, pastors, and friends -- who care deeply about her well-being, but none of their concern holds a candle to mine. I am her mother. She is my baby. You can imagine my heartbreak when ShaiLyn was first diagnosed with...
April 29, 2016
Bill makes sure parents have options for their child’s education; child’s future not determined by their zip code WASHINGTON – Today, PublicSchoolOptions.org president Tillie Elvrum praised the House’s passage of the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act, commonly known as the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program. The bill reauthorizes the program for five years. Students enrolled in the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program have seen...
April 27, 2016
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 schools of choice. The award recognizes...

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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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April 27, 2016
By: Grace Belize There are countless reasons why I love my virtual school. Wyoming Virtual Academy’s flexibility allows me to participate in extracurricular activities and log a large number of volunteer hours. I have a passion for helping others, especially children.  Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes– was my extracurricular activity of choice. These shoeboxes are filled with gifts for children in third...
April 19, 2016
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 everyone who joined us — and...
March 22, 2016
By: Marian Hall The Tennessee Chapter of PublicSchoolOptions.org had a successful 2016 Capitol Day day in Nashville. We met with legislators who asked us lots of questions about why we need school choice, took photos with them, and we got to participate in a mock legislature on the House floor. It was a great day and good reminder that we can’t ever...