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30 Nov, 2016, 12:03 ET NEW NATIONAL EDUCATION POLL: Voters Overwhelmingly Oppose Closing Schools Based on High-Stakes, Standardized Testing

A new national survey of likely general election voters finds overwhelming opposition to closing local schools based primarily on the results of...


04 Feb, 2016, 14:00 ET Oklahoma Virtual Education Students and Parents Rally for School Choice

 Next Wednesday, the Oklahoma chapter of PublicSchoolOptions.org will host a capitol day to celebrate school choice, bringing together families...


04 Feb, 2016, 14:00 ET New Mexico Students and Parents Rally for School Choice in Santa Fe

Next Tuesday, charter school parents and students from across New Mexico will hold a school choice rally at the Inn and Spa at Loretto. The event,...


18 Mar, 2015, 13:59 ET POLL: Tennessee Voters Overwhelmingly Agree Public Schools Should Not Be Closed Based Solely on State Tests

 A recent poll by the Tarrance Group found an overwhelming majority of Tennessee registered voters oppose the closing of a public school based...


17 Mar, 2015, 14:13 ET PublicSchoolOptions.org Calls on Senate Education Committee to Defeat Anti-School Choice Legislation that Would Hurt Children in Their Own Districts

An analysis by PublicSchoolOptions.org (PSO) has found as many as 355 students of Tennessee Virtual Academy (TNVA) who hail from the legislative...


16 Mar, 2015, 13:23 ET PublicSchoolOptions.org Stands with Tennessee's Virtual Schools In Calling on Legislators to Reauthorize State's Virtual Public Schools Act

PublicSchoolOptions.org (PSO) stands with all of Tennessee's public virtual schools, their teachers, families and students in calling on state...


10 Mar, 2015, 14:20 ET PublicSchoolOptions.org Finds Tennessee Virtual Academy Made Strong Academic Gains; One of Fastest Improving Schools in Tennessee

 PublicSchoolOptions.org (PSO) today said a review of the history of Tennessee Virtual Academy (TNVA) reveals a school that overcame difficult...


05 Feb, 2015, 15:13 ET Louisiana Parents Outraged Over Teacher Union Actions

Louisiana parents expressed outrage today over actions taken by the Louisiana Association of Educators and the Iberville School District.  In...


03 Feb, 2015, 10:00 ET Date Set for 5th Annual School Choice Day at the Capitol

Today, organizers announced plans for a rally in support of school choice at the Capitol.  The rally, to be held February 11th, will be part...


20 Jan, 2015, 17:06 ET PublicSchoolOptions.org Applauds Lamar Alexander's Draft Bill and Plan to Fix No Child Left Behind

On the eve of an important Congressional hearing on the issue of mandatory student testing, PublicSchoolOptions.org, a national parent-led...


06 May, 2014, 11:30 ET Texas Charter School Teacher Announced as Finalist in 2014 National Teaching Award Competition

National parent organization, PublicSchoolOptions.org, today announced Texas Virtual Academy teacher Priscilla Metting has been selected as a...


06 May, 2014, 11:15 ET Indiana Charter School Teacher Announced as Finalist in 2014 National Teaching Award Competition

National parent organization, PublicSchoolOptions.org, today announced Hoosier Academy teacher Alissa Smith has been selected as a national runner...


06 May, 2014, 11:00 ET Louisiana Charter School Teacher Announced as Finalist in 2014 National Teaching Award Competition

National parent organization, PublicSchoolOptions.org, today announced Louisiana Virtual Charter Academy teacher Heather McFarland has been...


06 May, 2014, 10:45 ET Pennsylvania Charter School Teacher Announced as Finalist in 2014 National Teaching Award Competition

National parent organization, PublicSchoolOptions.org, today announced Pennsylvania Connections Academy teacher William (Chris) Erler has been...


06 May, 2014, 10:30 ET Georgia Charter School Teacher Wins 2014 National Teaching Award During Teacher Appreciation Week

 National parent organization, PublicSchoolOptions.org, today announced the winner of its annual American Pioneer of Teaching award...


31 Mar, 2014, 15:09 ET What They Are Saying: Parents Pack Room at Appropriations Hearing to Testify Against Unfair Virtual Public Charter School Cuts

Kansas parents and students traveled long distances to the state capitol today to personally defend their virtual charter schools against proposed...


27 Jan, 2014, 09:00 ET National Parent Organization, PublicSchoolOptions.org, Celebrates National School Choice Week

Parents who demand a voice in the education debate take part in annual school choice celebration  Beth Purcell, president of...


06 May, 2013, 13:33 ET Ohio Connections Academy Teacher Recognized by National Parent Organization PublicSchoolOptions.org

PublicSchoolOptions.org, a national alliance of parents that supports and defends parents' rights to access the best public school options for...


06 May, 2013, 13:32 ET Arizona Virtual Academy Teacher Recognized by National Parent Organization PublicSchoolOptions.org

 PublicSchoolOptions.org, a national alliance of parents that supports and defends parents' rights to access the best public school options for...


06 May, 2013, 13:31 ET Georgia Cyber Academy Teacher Recognized by National Parent Organization PublicSchoolOptions.org

 PublicSchoolOptions.org, a national alliance of parents that supports and defends parents' rights to access the best public school options...


06 May, 2013, 12:15 ET Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School Teacher Named National American Pioneer of Teaching by PublicSchoolOptions.org

PublicSchoolOptions.org, a national alliance of parents that supports and defends parents' rights to access the best public school options for...


28 Jan, 2013, 10:30 ET PublicSchoolOptions.org Calls on Lawmakers to Support Access to School Choice as Part of National School Choice Week

Parents Across the Country Demand Expanded Educational Options  PublicSchoolOptions.org – a leading national parent...