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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 >
Parents in Missouri can now claim tax deductions for private school tuition
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Jan 8, 7:53 AM: Missouri had 110,000 private school students in the 2015-2016 school year, and Illinois had 231,300, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. By Malkus’ estimates, if every private school family took full >
New federal tax ‘loophole’ could stoke interest in private school donations in Pa.
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Jan 2, 7:59 AM: Changes to the federal tax code could encourage more Pennsylvania businesses to pump money into K-12 private schools instead of paying state taxes.
Private school leaders agree to widen special education access
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Dec 19, 6:11 AM: Ending a stalemate with public school interests, private school representatives have accepted the principle that special education students should be able to attend any school — private or public — just like their >
An Indianapolis private school touted by DeVos is adding 400 more seats
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Dec 13, 7:09 AM: An Indianapolis private school that is dedicated to promoting racial and economic integration is planning to grow by 50 percent in the coming years.
One teacher, one student: a new type of school coming to Philly area
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Nov 30, 6:44 AM: This fall, the teen decided to try a radically different approach for her senior year. She enrolled in Fusion Academy in Princeton, N.J. – a unique private school that emphasizes one-on-one instruction, with each class tailored to >
Agape doesn’t show for appeal hearing over voucher ban
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Nov 29, 6:32 AM: State officials were scheduled to hear an appeal Tuesday from Agape Christian Academy, an Orlando private school that the Department of Education wants to ban from state voucher programs for 10 years, but the school was a >
Panel fails to break deadlock over private schools’ public funding
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Nov 28, 6:06 AM: A panel with representatives of public and private schools has been unable to iron out differences over special education and financial accountability for independent schools in advance of a legislative deadline.
Panel fails to break deadlock over private schools’ public funding
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Nov 27, 5:46 AM: A panel with representatives of public and private schools has been unable to iron out differences over special education and financial accountability for independent schools in advance of a legislative deadline.
Florida proposal seeks to clear the way for public funding of private schools
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Nov 1, 6:12 AM: The chairwoman of the State Board of Education, charged with supervising Florida's system of free public education, has proposed amending the state Constitution to permit funding of some private schooling.
Private schools balk at new financial reporting analysis
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Oct 27, 5:52 AM: A panel of stakeholders and state officials have been holding meetings since May to determine what financial information private schools must give to the state.
State revokes Melbourne private school’s scholarships
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Oct 25, 5:54 AM: A private school in Melbourne with ties to two other schools already sanctioned by the state will be revoked from Florida’s scholarship programs, the Florida Department of Education said Tuesday.
Private schools push to stand out, boost enrollment in age of increasing education options
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Oct 23, 6:47 AM: Fall is the recruiting season for Santa Fe-area private schools, which are making aggressive efforts to boost enrollment in the face of a fairly stagnant economy and stiff competition from one another, as well as from tuition-free >
Despite more choices in schools, private school enrollment on the increase, officials say
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Oct 16, 5:03 AM: With the recession of a decade ago firmly in the past, more and more families are turning back toward private education for their children.

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