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Sumter Academy shuts down following dwindling enrollment
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Jun 22, 6:58 AM: The closure of the school comes at the same time the University of West Alabama is in the process of forming a university-affiliated charter school over the next couple of years. Nettles believes the charter school was a >
A School That Provides The One Constant In Homeless Children’s Lives
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Jun 20, 7:16 AM: Positive Tomorrows is a small, privately funded school in the heart of Oklahoma City, designed to meet the needs of homeless children. The future of these students hinges on the one constant in their lives: the school, which >
Private schools face uphill battle for federal
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Jun 6, 5:42 AM: Although school choice supporters are celebrating the Trump administration’s plan for funneling private school aid to the states, experts say Michigan would face huge legal obstacles in qualifying for the federal >
Catholic parents, GOP lawmakers want to challenge ban on money for private schools
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May 23, 6:07 AM: The Michigan Court of Appeals has put a lawsuit regarding state money for private schools on hold while it decides who can be part of it.
In Some States, Donating to Private Schools Can Earn You a Profit
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May 18, 6:51 AM: AASA, the association of the nation’s public school superintendents, released an exhaustive report Wednesday on tax credit scholarship programs like Georgia’s, which allow donors to piggyback on state and federal tax breaks — often >
Indiana private schools can get state dollars immediately thanks to a bill signed by Gov. Holcomb
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May 2, 5:05 AM: Under a law signed by Gov. Eric Holcomb on Friday, new private schools will be able to receive state funding for student tuition from the day they open their doors. The move eliminates a one-year waiting period for private schools >
Vermont Lawmakers Want More Say In State Board’s New Private School Rules
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Apr 20, 6:00 AM: An education bill that's being debated in the Vermont Statehouse could raise some separation of power issues between the legislative and executive branches.
Legislative panels approve more aid for private schools
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Mar 30, 5:57 AM: Michigan’s Republican-led state Legislature is pushing to increase public funding for private school activities despite a recent lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of pending payments.
More North Dakota parents opting for private schools
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Mar 28, 4:51 AM: More parents in North Dakota are opting for private schools and home schooling as the debate regarding school choice has grown into a national conversation.
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.

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