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Coalition Chair Amy Threewitt

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In Our State

While appreciative of the many public school options provided to them, Wyoming parents advocate for equal funding for all students: charter, virtual charter, and brick-and-mortar.

Getting the Word Out

Amy Threewitt and her daughter Miranda spoke at the Joint Education Committee meeting on Tuesday, June 14th in Casper. They testified in support of the Distance Education Taskforce’s findings and school choice. Read Amy’s letter to the editor of the Casper Star-Tribune: My children have benefited from school choice.

Wyoming Public Radio also spoke with Miranda at the Committee meeting. Check out what she shared about her experience attending the Wyoming Virtual Academy: Lawmakers Move Forward With Online Learning Revamp.

Read the Bates’ family story in the Casper Star-Tribune about their experience with virtual school and individualized learning: Virtual school right choice for my daughter.

Wyoming Virtual Academy student Grace Belize wrote a blog post about her Silver Congressional Medal and Operation Christmas Child: One-of-a-Kind Opportunities.

Cheyenne parent Michelle Rayburn penned an op-ed in the Casper Star-Tribune: Protect our school choice system.

Linda Bates, a virtual school parent, wrote a blog post about Capitol Day 2016: Once Upon A Time.  KGAB Radio shared an article and video from our rally and the Wyoming Liberty Group wrote a blog post as well: School Choice Growing.

Two parents wrote letters-to-the-editor previewing our Capitol Day: Join us at the state Capitol on Thursday to celebrate, and lobby for, school choice and Virtual schools should be celebrated.

PSO Wyoming cosponsored the Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus Leap Into Leadership event and lead a breakout session at the AdvancEd Wyoming conference.

Coalition Chair Amy Threewitt submitted a letter-to-the-editor of the Wyoming Tribune Eagle: School choice helps to make Wyoming great.

Wyoming Virtual Academy student Miranda Threewitt spent the summer of 2015 in Washington, D.C. as a Senate Page. She wrote a blog post about her experience: Standing Out in the Crowd.

As a member of the PublicSchoolOptions.org National Board, Amy Threewitt attended The 74 Million and American Federation for Children’s education summit in New Hampshire. She penned a blog post about what she wanted to hear before the event: Behind the Curtain, as well as her observations after the event: Front and Center.

Amy also wrote a blog post in support of The Guild Charter School in Laramie. Be sure to read it and spread the word about how two Wyoming women are trying to expand school choice in the Cowboy State.

The Lamarie County Commissioners proclaimed January 24-30, 2016 as Laramie County School Choice Week. Wyoming Virtual Academy parents, students, and a teacher were in attendance.

Coalition Events

Past Events

Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Cody families explored the Buffalo Bill Center on Thursday, September 29th.

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Fort Caspar

Casper area families had a fun afternoon at Fort Caspar on Friday, September 30th.

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Harvest Farms

Cheyenne area families enjoyed a great fall afternoon at Harvest Farms on Saturday, October 1st.

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Capitol Day 2016

Over 100 parents, students, and teachers from across Wyoming rallied for Capitol Day on February 18th at the Cheyenne Depot Museum. We hosted breakfast with legislators, shared success stories, wrote notes to lawmakers, and marched to the Capitol.

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National School Choice Week

PSO cosponsored an event celebrating National School Choice Week with EdPref Wyoming and the Institute for Justice on Friday, January 29th. Check out photos here.

The week before, Laramie County Commissioners proclaimed the last week of January National School Choice Week. PSO parents, students, and teachers were present. See photos here and KGAB Radio’s write-up on the event: Laramie County to Celebrate National School Choice Week.

Picnic in the Park

PSO parents joined Wyoming Virtual Academy’s Picnic in the Park on September 25, 2015. New parents joined our coalition and children played with each other in the park with frisbees, stress balls, and bubbles.

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Roller City

Cheyenne families gathered to roller skate and share school choice families on Wednesday, October 14th.

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Jump Craze

Casper families gathered at Jump Craze on Thursday, October 15th to visit over pizza and fun at the trampoline park.

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Tie Flume Adventures

Sheridan area families attending an outing at the new indoor rock climbing gym on Friday, October 16th.

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