Parent Choice


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Opinion | Arizona a bright beacon for educational freedom
Aug 12, 10:15 AM:

When Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed HB 2853 into law on July 7, more than 1.1 million K-12 students within the state were provided school choice. Opening the Arizona Empowerment Scholarship Account to all students is the landmark >

Exclusive: Lawmakers to address school choice and transparency laws at upcoming meeting
Jul 26, 8:56 AM:

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) will hold its annual meeting this week, where lawmakers and policy leaders will address education bills focused on parental rights and school choice.

Florida ‘parental rights’ law leads to more responsibilities for parents
Jul 25, 10:44 AM:

Parents face added responsibilities as they receive broader rights over the services their children may receive in Florida schools.

Opinion | Co-Opting the Parents Revolt
Jul 18, 8:19 AM:

One political consequence of the pandemic has been a spontaneous uprising among parents across the U.S. against school lockdowns and woke curricula. Now the Biden Administration has decided to mobilize a political counter-force >

Biden’s Parent Council is a joke
Jul 7, 6:06 AM: The Biden administration sees the writing on the wall when it comes to parents who are dissatisfied, concerned, and even angry about the state of their children’s education.
Opinion | Virginia Breaks the School-Choice Barrier
Jul 5, 8:56 AM: Parents haven’t let up in their push for greater school choice, and Virginia reflects the growing momentum. The state’s latest budget includes funding for new flexible public schools meant to meet the demand for >
City DOE, mayor’s office grant Zeta charter school’s request for 31 additional pre-K sea
Jun 30, 1:50 PM: After outcries from parents and teachers, the city Department of Education and the Mayor’s office changed their tune on denying pre-K seats for siblings of students at a Bronx charter school.
Supreme Court Rejects Maine’s Ban on Aid to Religious Schools
Jun 22, 8:59 AM: Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., writing for the majority, said the ruling did not require states to support religious education. But states that choose to subsidize private schools, he added, may not discriminate against >
Supreme Court: Schools offering religious instruction may be entitled to state tuition aid
Jun 22, 8:58 AM: A 6-3 majority ruled Maine's denial of taxpayer money to religious schools was discriminatory. The court's liberal wing said the decision erodes separation of church and state.
Supreme Court: Religious schools must get Maine tuition aid
Jun 22, 8:56 AM: The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Maine can't exclude religious schools from a program that offers tuition aid for private education, a decision that could ease religious organizations’ access to taxpayer money.
Opinion | Religion, Schools and the Supreme Court
Jun 22, 8:53 AM: Chief Justice John Roberts delivered another opinion Tuesday that might inspire religious believers to thank God for the First Amendment. Some parts of Maine, which is the nation’s most rural state, don’t operate their own high >
A Supreme win for school choice (Editorial)
Jun 22, 8:51 AM:

In a win for parents and school-choice advocates, the US Supreme Court overturned a Maine law Tuesday that denied religious schools access to state tuition assistance available to students attending secular private institutions. >

Why parents could be the new swing voters
Jun 22, 8:45 AM: The state of American education is a growing concern for voting parents this year, and that offers a potential edge to candidates hoping to appeal across partisan lines in November.
Supporters petition to keep Innovation Academy
Jun 22, 7:38 AM: The petition seeks to reverse a budget- driven decision by the board to end the program, which would have entered its 10th year this August.
The Parental School-Board Revolt Continues (Opinion)
Jun 8, 10:16 AM: The political fallout from school closings and curriculum battles continues, as school board incumbents are losing at an unusual rate. That’s the news from Ballotpedia, which analyzed recent school board elections in three >
Parents Wanted School Choice — and They Voted
Jun 2, 8:30 AM: School choice emerged as a litmus-test issue for Republican primary voters.
Fight For PA Charter
Apr 28, 8:18 AM:

Coatesville board considers revoking Graystone charter for K-8 program, citing academic and financial issues. Community outraged, says district just wants to save money.

A parent/teacher in the story hits it home: parents need >

Dems Versus Dems
Mar 18, 2:48 PM:

IN House Democrats apparently need face-saving way to come in from the cold on school choice and ed reform. Op-ed explores how Dems opposed to ed reform are at odds with the Obama Administration and Dem leaders elsewhere; shows >

Going Global?
Mar 18, 10:29 AM:

One woman's effort to open a new school -- a language immersion charter in St. Louis — after surveying the MO city. Idea is to better prepare students for future job or educational opportunities. Implications for the state and >

Quality In Focus
Mar 4, 8:13 AM:

Austin parents are choosing to break away from East Austin's low-performing schools and transfer their kids across town to better ones. Community increasingly thinks transfer policy should be abolished to save schools, but >



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