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Middle-class families most likely to benefit from Illinois tax credit scholarships, expert says
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Sep 25, 5:52 AM: Sister Thea Bowman Catholic School in East St. Louis is one of hundreds of private schools in Illinois that could see a financial boost from the state’s new tax credit scholarship program.
GOP priorities of lowering taxes, increasing school choice at risk in Iowa
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Sep 25, 4:56 AM: Yet more difficulties lurk ahead that are likely to cause lawmakers to rethink how and whether they approach priorities for them like reducing taxes and increasing ways for parents to choose private or religious schools with public >
School choice splits Twin Cities suburbs into haves, have-nots
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Sep 25, 4:50 AM: From Eden Prairie to Mahtomedi, suburban parents are going the distance to enroll their children in other school districts and charter schools that offer the programs and services they want. In the process, they’re effectively >
Gov. Scott Walker signs $76B Wisconsin budget with money for schools, fees for hybrids
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Sep 22, 4:59 AM: Families that have incomes of up to 220% of the federal poverty level, or about $45,000 for a family of three, will qualify for the statewide voucher program outside of Milwaukee and Racine. That's up from 185% of the poverty level >
As Voucher Programs Proliferate Nationally, Failing Charter Schools Have Begun to Privatize (CER)
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Sep 21, 7:13 AM: A recent nationwide review found that at least 16 failing or struggling charter schools in five states have gone private with the help of publicly funded voucher programs.
East Aurora magnet academy proposal met with some skepticism
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Sep 21, 7:11 AM: Proposed changes to East Aurora School District 131's magnet academy did not solve some recent controversial schedule issues at the school, teachers and a parent told the school board recently.
People press Demmer on tax-funded private school scholarships
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Sep 21, 5:44 AM: Community members sought an audience with state Rep. Tom Demmer, R-Dixon, on Wednesday, largely with concerns about the state’s $75 million tax credit program for private school scholarships.
Denver Public Schools making changes to choice process meant to benefit low-income parents
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Sep 21, 4:50 AM: Denver Public Schools is making changes to its nationally recognized school choice system, in part to make it easier for low-income parents to navigate and to assuage fears of undocumented families wary of providing personal >
Education chief in Betsy DeVos’s home state blasts school choice — but then takes it bac
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Sep 20, 6:56 AM: Brian Whiston is the superintendent of public instruction in Michigan, the home state of U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who has played a pivotal role in the growth of the state’s controversial charter school sector and been >
Many parents still don’t know about vouchers, other school choice options
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Sep 20, 6:24 AM: About one-third of parents who participated in a recent survey about school choice options in Indiana said they hadn't heard of the program that gives low- and middle-income families public money to put toward tuition at >
Denver Public Schools making changes to choice process meant to benefit low-income parents
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Sep 20, 4:47 AM: Denver Public Schools is making changes to its nationally recognized school choice system, in part to make it easier for low-income parents to navigate and to assuage fears of undocumented families wary of providing personal >
Education specialists consider school choice
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Sep 20, 4:44 AM: With the long-fought battle between the Reading School District and I-LEAD Charter School, Reading seems like the perfect place for a discussion on school choice.
Illinois School Scholarship Tax Credits: How Do They Work?
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Sep 19, 5:08 AM: Illinois is preparing to launch a pilot program to test out tax credits for donors to private school scholarships. The five-year, $75 million program served as a bargaining chip drawing Republican support to the education funding >
Study: Tax dollars being used to enrich Arizona charter-school operators
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Sep 19, 5:02 AM: Arizona’s charter-school system is being widely abused to enrich charter-school operators and their families with public dollars, often at the expense of students, according to a detailed report from the centrist think tank Grand >
Open enrollment, charters reshape Twin Cities schools
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Sep 18, 4:44 AM: School choice options — open enrollment and charter schools —  have proved especially popular with nonwhite or minority students, according to the Star Tribune’s analysis of the racial breakdown of students who opt out of their >
Holland-area schools see big gains, losses from school choice
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Sep 18, 4:42 AM: Ten of the 11 districts in the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District decided that they preferred collaboration to competition, and agreed that they wouldn’t actively try to recruit students from neighboring districts. Twenty-one >
DeVos: States should look to innovation to give families choices; protesters say focus should stay o
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Sep 15, 7:19 AM: At the end of her visit to four Nebraska schools Thursday, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said it is in the hands of states and local communities to come up with innovative ways to offer school choice to parents.
Citizens will be voting on school vouchers
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Sep 15, 5:33 AM: Arizona’s school voucher program, which would allow all 1.1 million students eligible to apply for tax dollars for private school tuition, submitted enough valid signatures to force the issue to be placed on the ballot in November >
Who gains admission to Philly’s selective high schools?
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Sep 15, 4:39 AM: Philadelphia’s selective public high schools do not look like other city schools: they have higher percentages of white and Asian students and lower percentages of students living in poverty, learning English and receiving >
Survey: Millennials hold complex views on education
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Sep 14, 7:05 AM: The new survey found that many millennials support publicly funded vouchers that help cover low-income students’ tuition at private schools. The proposal is radioactive to most Democrats and teachers’ unions, but GenForward found >

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