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Without scholarship money, private school Agape continues to struggle
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May 29, 5:52 AM: Florida provides little oversight of its scholarship programs for private schools, often called school vouchers, that some schools hire teachers without college degrees, hold classes in aging strip malls and falsify fire or health >
Dropout recovery high schools are considering leaving Duval
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May 24, 5:46 AM: Catapult Academy, a private, for-profit learning center operator with seven Jacksonville satellite locations, sent a note home to its 861 students and their parents saying the centers might not reopen for the coming school year >
Schuette appeals ruling that blocks aid for private schools
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May 15, 6:01 AM: Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette on Monday appealed a judge's decision to block $5 million in state spending to defray the cost of inspections and other government safety requirements at private schools, saying the expenses >
Jacques: Schuette, stand for private schools
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May 11, 4:34 AM: The Michigan attorney general and Republican candidate for governor should appeal a decision last month that banned the state from reimbursing nonpublic schools for the costs of state-mandated health and safety measures.
Private schools, poised to grow in Illinois, move into closed Chicago public schools
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May 1, 5:04 AM: When Chicago Public Schools closed an unprecedented 50 schools five years ago, officials repeatedly promised that the empty buildings wouldn’t go to charter schools. The move appeased critics who said charter school growth >
Mich. judge strikes down state aid to private schools
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Apr 27, 5:06 AM: A Michigan judge on Thursday struck down as unconstitutional two state laws that reimburse private schools for the cost of fire drills, inspections and other state requirements.
Suit: State aid ban for private schools ‘anti-Catholic’
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Apr 16, 6:00 AM: A Grand Rapids Catholic school is trying to invalidate a nearly 50-year-old ban against using state aid for private education, arguing it is “anti-Catholic” and violates the U.S. Constitution.
Parents fight back as Sylvania Schools looks to cut private school busing
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Mar 30, 7:53 AM: Sylvania Schools officials have already ended transportation to a handful of private schools, and are currently working to eliminate bus routes to five additional schools: Central Catholic High, Holy Trinity, Lial, St. Benedict, >
Column: Are private schools really better than public schools? A look at the data.
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Mar 28, 7:20 AM: It is commonly thought that many of these private schools provide a better education than public schools — and data published recently by the National Association of Independent Schools and Gallup find that their graduates may have >
Senate passes requirement for private schools to enroll special ed students
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Mar 20, 6:08 AM: Federal law requires public schools to provide a free and appropriate education in the least restrictive environment to children with learning disabilities. Whenever possible, these students should go to school with students who >
Private school enrollment doubles
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Mar 19, 5:43 AM: Thanks largely to word of mouth from parents happy with their child’s experience and an assist from the state’s school voucher program, a private school in Elizabeth City has doubled its enrollment in the past three >
Hogan’s nonpublic schools funding gets ‘BOOST’ from students
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Mar 14, 5:23 AM: Hundreds of private school students, faculty, parents and supporters piled onto Lawyers Mall in Annapolis on Tuesday for a rally to support Gov. Larry Hogan’s funding for nonpublic schools.
Legislature advances bills on private school testing, homeschool Promise eligibility
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Mar 7, 7:08 AM: The West Virginia Senate is set to vote Wednesday on a bill (House Bill 4183) that would reduce state-mandated standardized testing requirements for most private schools in the near term but also, in the future, more closely align >
Private school with global ambition to open in D.C. and China in 2019
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Feb 8, 7:51 AM: An education company backed by U.S. and Chinese investors is launching a global private school for students ages 3 to 18, with the first two campuses scheduled to open next year in Washington and the Chinese coastal city of >
Koch family to open new kind of private school at Wichita State University
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Feb 5, 6:54 AM: Modeled after schools such as Acton Academy in Austin, Texas, and NuVu (pronounced “new view”) on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Wonder will incorporate facets of the “Maker movement” and other education >
Scholarship Fund Tells Private Schools to Revise Discrimination Policies
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Feb 1, 6:47 AM: At least 60 private schools receiving tax-credit scholarships have been given three months to comply with a state law that prohibits discriminating against applicants based on disability.
Private School Official Says Tax Credit Scholarship Program Is Rushed
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Jan 29, 7:15 AM: At least one private school official says he wishes that launch date were delayed to give schools more time to educate staff and the parent community about the process.
Rockford-area private schools scramble for state recognition, dollars
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Jan 26, 7:43 AM: Like hundreds of private school leaders across the state, the Freemans just don’t want their school left out next fall when the state’s new tax credit scholarships kick in. As things stood Thursday afternoon, the school, Cathedral >
State budget drops private schools entirely
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Jan 25, 7:53 AM: State Superintendent of Education John White said Tuesday the governor’s new budget would eliminate subsidized lunches and other reimbursements to private schools.
Rauner vetoes education funding bill over private school concerns
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Jan 9, 6:53 AM: While Rauner has listed the new funding formula as one of his top achievements as he seeks re-election, the Republican governor said Monday that lawmakers failed to address a technicality that would prevent at least 36 Catholic and >

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