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Parents Grateful for Court Ruling on Charter School Funding
May 19, 2015

District Court Rules Against Unions, Allows Funding to Continue for Charter Schools BATON ROUGE, La., May 19, 2015 – The message from Judge Fields this morning was clear: Charter schools are public schools. His ruling in Louisiana District Court said that the current funding mechanism for Type 2 charter schools could continue. These schools currently serve over 18,000 students […]

Texas Parents Call on State Senate to Pass SB 894
May 7, 2015

Bill Passed out of Committee, Awaiting Action on Senate Floor AUSTIN, Texas, May 7, 2015 – joined Texas parents calling on the Texas State Senate to debate and pass SB 894 without delay. The bill passed out of the Senate Education Committee last week with strong support, and will end arbitrary and outdated barriers to accessing public school […] Videos

PSO National Board Convenes for Annual Meeting

The Board convened for their annual meeting. Pictured from left to right: Alisa Hug, Tillie Elvrum, Lauren Marshall, Sandy Smith, Amy Threewitt, Beth Purcell (Not pictured - Cherie Nielsen) Blog

School Choice Fans
April 27, 2015

By Amy Scott During the planning stages of South Carolina PSO’s Capitol Day, I was wracking my brain trying to think of a creative way to have parents and students engage with legislators. Ah-ha! Fans. That’s it! After all, it’ll be a warm spring day in Columbia — and a fan will serve multiple purposes. After all, we’re […]

No One
April 23, 2015

by Steven Isaacs As I think about my own educational journey through the brick-and-mortar public school system, I am so glad that my son Skylar has more opportunities than I did. Growing up, I would have been a more focused and motivated student if I had been able to work at my own pace. Thankfully, […]

PSO Military Families Share Their Stories