- LA Reforms On Trial
Overview of provisions of lawsuit teachers unions and 43 school boards filed challenging constitutionality of voucher system and other changes Legislature approved. Includes local St. Tammany Super's reaction and recaps expert >
Nov 30, 8:13 AM:
- TN Choice Report
Gov. Haslam's voucher task force releases plan outlining how program would work. Describes lack of dollar value, possibility could be used for private or public schools, and limiting availability to low income students. >
Nov 30, 8:03 AM:
- More Time For School Assignments
Group working on changes to Boston's school choice program now has until mid-January to make recommendations. Describes why extension needed -- to let researchers complete work on system intended to help predict how families >
Nov 30, 7:36 AM:
- Nashville Choice Application Deadline
Today's the last day for students to apply to go to district's "option schools." Attention on charters, magnets and immersion programs offered in effort to keep parents from sending kids elsewhere. Looks at demographics and how >
Nov 30, 7:33 AM:
- Simplifying Choice In Nashville
Applications due for students wanting to attend system's magnets and other "option" schools. Notes later deadline for charters. Attention here on streamlined, online process for requests. Includes numbers.
Nov 30, 6:16 AM:
- TN Choice Expansion Proposal
Gov's task force weighing voucher program to release recommendations. Previews possible scenario allowing parents to choose private or high-performing public schools, crossing district lines. Looks at arguments for/against. >
Nov 26, 5:37 AM:
- IN Court Hears Voucher Case
State's highest court explores question of who is benefitting most from program. Briefly recaps pro/con argument from both sides and notes how ruling to be closely watched.
Nov 21, 1:22 PM:
- IN District More Choice
State's voucher program expanded and stats show significant growth in number of students taking advantage. Describes 500 additional Fort Wayne families choosing them. Overview of statewide figures and criticism of fact not >
Nov 21, 7:28 AM:
- LA Choice In Court
Overview Tangipahoa Parish board legal quest to block implementation of new voucher funding. Describes schools claims of resegregation and money drain. Most attention on arguments about 11th Amendment concerning fed interference >
Nov 15, 7:08 AM:
- Voucher Recommendations
Agreement and differences outlined in TN Gov's task force on vouchers report. All say limit program to low-income. But more disagreements, with defining issue pitting choice philosophy vs. just academic improvement.
Nov 14, 12:52 PM:
- Vouchers On Agenda
New chair of TX Senate Ed Committee favors vouchers, but another district's rep does not. Vouchers will be hot issue this session. Covers some of the already-underway political posturing on topic.
Nov 14, 7:09 AM:
- TN Speaker On Vouchers
State House leader raises fear factor of allowing Muslim schools as well as Catholic or Baptist under potential voucher laws. Refers to Gov's task force on vouchers. Distinguishes charters from vouchers.
Nov 14, 6:38 AM:
- “Choose My Future”
Philly's Catholic schools launch marketing campaign to increase enrollment. Archdiocesan web site includes school profiles. No mention of independent rating of student achievement in these schools, but notes strong profiles. >
Nov 13, 7:43 AM:
- Polling Fort Wayne Parents
IN district conducting survey to find out why choose certain schools are chosen. Describes reasons for effort -- increased competition from charters and availability of vouchers.
Nov 9, 3:54 PM:
- Catholic Success And Scholarships
Catholic school leader encouraging Philly businesses to contribute to scholarship fund. While his HS is not on brink of closure, it could use more students to keep tuition down. Should mention success of Catholic schools in inner >
Nov 8, 5:46 PM:
- What Do Parents Want
IN district surveys parents to see what they look for in school. Super says parents have many choices and know best the needs of their children. Survey is attempt to attract families given competition of charters/vouchers.
Nov 8, 5:29 PM:
- IN Election Ed Message
Analysis of defeat of state Super Tony Bennett and implications for sweeping reforms he enacted concerning vouchers and choice. His replacement opposes many of them. Notes lawmakers say won't roll back any changes.
Nov 8, 7:57 AM:
- Voucher Proponent Wins
Newly elected SC lawmaker makes passing choice bill high priority. Article more on loosening gun laws and her "icy" relationship with outgoing incumbent, though.
Nov 8, 7:56 AM:
- OR Homeschool Group Gets Space
Evans Valley Community Assoc. reaches deal with Rogue River district to use closed elementary building for student activities. Describes agreement. Provides background on property and why parents began teaching.
Nov 8, 7:05 AM: