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Local private schools use public funds in variety of ways
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Mar 21, 5:26 AM: Amid debate in Ohio about the roughly $1 billion a year that goes to public charter schools, taxpayers might be unaware that a growing chunk of government money is going to private schools as well.
How voucher dollars kept coming as a private school collapsed
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Mar 20, 5:00 AM: An IndyStar examination of Todd Academy’s experience with school vouchers exposes a serious lack of basic fiscal controls in Indiana’s highly popular school choice system. While both traditional public schools and charter schools >
Private schools’ $400M public check
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Mar 9, 5:57 AM: More than $400 million was diverted this year from public schools in Ohio to private schools. The money was collected from taxpayers, pooled in state coffers and then passed through public schools and on to private >
Failing Private Schools Could Appeal To Keep Vouchers Under Plan
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Feb 17, 6:43 AM: Private or religious schools that become ineligible to accept publicly funded vouchers to help students pay tuition could receive a new lifeline from a Republican backed plan announced during Thursday’s House Education Committee >
Piedmont Academy offers option for Newton County students
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Feb 15, 7:24 AM: Seventy-four Newton County children are enrolled at Piedmont Academy, Monticello this year. That number represents 26 percent of the 280 students studying at this area’s oldest private school.
Private school education within reach in Onslow County
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Feb 1, 8:06 AM: Infant of Prague, the first private school in Onslow County to receive AdvanceEd accreditation, provides not only the rigorous academic standards their children need but also teaches character and instills the values they believe >
Wildflower schools bloom amid discontent with education
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Jan 30, 7:01 AM: In just under three years, Wildflower has grown into nine schools in the Boston area, including seven in Cambridge and one each in Arlington and Haverhill. There are also two in San Juan, and schools are planned in Denver and >
State board struggles to bring public, private schools together
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Jan 25, 7:12 AM: Members of the State Board of Education have found some common ground as they consider proposed changes to draft rules for private schools wanting to receive public tuition dollars. But open enrollment and special education >
Education lobbyists fear bill will send public dollars to private schools
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Jan 13, 6:07 AM: The state's largest educator’s association is making it their mission to keep public dollars from going to private schools.
Vermont state board looks to correct `mistakes’ in private school rules
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Jan 12, 5:48 AM: Officials blame the controversy over new private school rules on mistakes made in the drafting process. Ambiguous language, they say, is the source of confusion that has sparked a statewide debate over whether the State Board of >
Lawmakers Question Ethics Of State Board Member’s Stance On School Choice
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Jan 4, 7:08 AM: Three state lawmakers say a member of the State Board of Education who wants more oversight of private schools might be receiving payments from national education groups to support that work.
AG Says Board Of Education Can Write Rules For Private Schools
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Dec 21, 6:52 AM: Vermont's Attorney General says the State Board of Education can set the rules governing the approval process for private schools.
In Manchester, Hundreds Come Out To Fight Proposed Private School Rules
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Dec 14, 6:38 AM: Vermonters who have school choice are pushing back hard on new rules that the State Board of Education is proposing.
Kingdom turns out in force to speak up for private education
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Dec 9, 6:45 AM: The State Board of Education this week heard northern Vermonters’ concerns that a proposed set of state rules threatens their long tradition of using public dollars to send students to private high schools.
Vt. could change rules for private schools
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Dec 7, 6:31 AM: Many parents, teachers, alumni and students from some of Vermont's independent schools are furious with the state board of education.
Defunct private schools draw NC taxpayer dollars
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Nov 22, 6:47 AM: In the last two and a half years, hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars have been invested into private schools that subsequently failed.
As Upper West Side rezoning debate rages, a private school sells itself as an option for angsty pare
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Nov 9, 7:59 AM: The district has been roiled in a school rezoning dispute for more than a year, with some unhappy parents threatening to go elsewhere if their neighborhood school changes.
Private schools seek to stay relevant
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Nov 3, 6:56 AM: Busing was intended to end segregation, but in Memphis it led to an exodus of about 40,000 students from the Memphis school system to incorporated suburbs and to private schools, including church-sponsored schools, beyond the reach >
New rules ‘devastating’ for private schools, lawmaker says
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Nov 2, 4:52 AM: The new rules are for private schools that receive taxpayer dollars through tuition arrangements with local communities. The rules include a mandate that the schools take special education students. In addition, teachers at >
Alternative school drops bid to be new charter school
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Oct 20, 6:01 AM: The leaders of an alternative school for pregnant teens and high school dropouts say they are ending their efforts to become a public charter school in Maine next fall, according to a letter sent to the Maine Charter School >

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