- Private and Religious School Backers See Broad Victory in Supreme Court Decision
- Jul 2, 8:51 AM: The court drew its decision narrowly when ruling against a Montana tax break that excluded religious schools. But denominational school advocates will push a broad application.
- Opinion: School choice wins in a crucial moment
- > Jul 2, 8:50 AM: As the COVID-19 health crisis and recession have decimated state budgets and deprived some children of the equivalent of an entire year of schooling, school choice programs that not only give families more options but do so at a
- Editorial: The Supreme Court made the wrong call on public aid for religious schools
- > Jul 2, 8:47 AM: As a policy matter, we believe that state financial resources should be directed toward underfunded public schools. Still, even if its practical consequences prove limited, this decision and the divisions on the court augur
- For Orthodox, the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Religious Schools Is a Big Win
- > Jul 2, 8:45 AM: The case was significant for Orthodox Jewish advocacy groups that have fought alongside Christian groups for expanded state aid to parochial schools. For most Orthodox families, parochial schools are considered an expensive
- Opinion: Blaine Amendment fans should be very afraid
- > Jul 2, 8:44 AM: For children in Montana who want to use their tax credit to attend religious schools, this is a great outcome. But it’s more than that. This ruling also implies governments can no longer use Blaine Amendments as an excuse to
- Maine, Vermont next in fight over aid to religious schools
- > Jul 2, 8:42 AM: A U.S. Supreme Court decision that says states can’t cut religious schools out of programs that send public money to private education could breathe new life into efforts to force Maine and Vermont to help fund religious educations.
- Commentary: The schools situation is a complete crisis. And completely unfixable
- > Jul 2, 8:39 AM: When will school start? Where will it be? It's a month out from when a lot of kids start school and some of the largest school districts don't have a plan. They don't even have a start date. If they do have a start date, such as in
- The Supreme Court’s Far-Ranging Ruling on School Choice (CER in the news)
- > Jul 1, 8:07 AM: The Supreme Court's ruling in favor of Espinoza effectively invalidates the Blaine amendments that exist in 37 states, and in doing so gives private school choice advocates their biggest victory in decades while also breathing new
- Supreme Court makes religious school education eligible for public aid (CER in the news)
- Jul 1, 8:06 AM: The Supreme Court delivered a major victory Tuesday to parents seeking state aid for their children's religious school education.
- Editorial: Supreme Court ruling a win for school choice (CER in the news)
- > Jul 1, 8:03 AM: In a decision that heralds educational freedom, religious liberty, and a parent’s right to decide what is best for their children, the nation’s highest court said it is unconstitutional for states to cut religious schools out of
- Review & Outlook: A School Choice Landmark
- > Jul 1, 7:50 AM: Kendra Espinoza and other Montana parents can now look toward the fall hopeful that the scholarships they relied on will return. As states with Blaine Amendments consider passing new school-choice programs, they might become more
- Opinion: The Supreme Court delivers a huge win for kids — and against bigotry
- > Jul 1, 7:49 AM: Tuesday’s Supreme Court ruling in Espinoza v. Montana was a huge win for American families and supporters of school choice. The decision paves the way for granting students the freedom to attend religious schools using a state’s
- Editorial: Low-income families are the true winners of the Supreme Court’s religious schools ruling
- > Jul 1, 7:42 AM: Among those hailed as winners: conservative groups, the Trump administration and religious institutions. Seen as losers were public schools, civil rights groups and teachers unions. That is a shortsighted handicapping of the court’s
- SCOTUS Just Poked Another Hole In The Wall Separating Church And State; Schools Will Suffer.
- Jul 1, 7:41 AM: For the immediate future, it will be celebration time for those who dream of dismantling public education and having the church “take it back,” and for those who want to profit from the dismantled pieces.
- Howard Fuller: On education, race and racism, and how we move forward as a country
- > Jul 1, 7:32 AM: I'm really clear I'm a staunch supporter of public education. I just don't think the systems we have to deliver it are necessarily working for a lot of kids. The philosophical distinction I make between the idea of public education
- Opinion: Will Unions Let Schools Reopen?
- > Jun 30, 8:18 AM: Teachers unions know how to play hardball. Last year saw teachers strike across the country, from Los Angeles and Oakland, Calif., to Denver and West Virginia. This year, amid the coronavirus pandemic, leaders of the National
- Pediatric Group Calls for Children to Return to Schools Despite Coronavirus
- Jun 30, 8:18 AM: The academic, physical and mental upsides associated with returning children to schools outweigh the risks, the American Academy of Pediatrics concludes.
- A Third of K-12 Students Aren't Adequately Connected for Remote Learning, Report Says
- Jun 30, 8:17 AM: Prior to the pandemic, between 15 and 16 million U.S. students out of 50 million total lived in a household that lacked either Internet access, a digital device, or both, according to a new report from Common Sense Media.
- iEARN provides online international education platform
- Jun 30, 8:15 AM: While schools are closed and both teachers and students are sequestered in their homes, one online education platform is continuing to connect educators and pupils through fulfilling project-based learning and collaboration.
- Editorial: A shield from lawsuits could help our schools resume teaching and research
- Jun 30, 8:13 AM: What institutions of higher education do not yet have is assurance that they will not be met with costly litigation if, as seems inevitable, someone gets sick on campus despite their best efforts.