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Portage group tackles school vouchers in town hall
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Jun 20, 6:32 AM: School leaders and community members took a deeper dive into the issue of private-school vouchers at the second “Making a Difference” town hall meeting at Portage Public Library.
Less Than 25 Percent Of Chicago Kids Go To ‘Neighborhood High Schools’
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Jun 20, 6:08 AM: The decline could accelerate even more in the future, with plans to make choosing a school other than a student's local one even easier next year with a single application. The application would be used for neighborhood, charter >
Education plan draws criticism from state legislators
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Jun 16, 7:48 AM: Democratic state lawmakers raised concerns Thursday about New Mexico’s plan to implement a new federal education law, questioning some of the ambitious goals outlined in the document and the lack of details on how the state will >
Alabama School Superintendents Told To Refuse School Choice Forms
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Jun 16, 6:29 AM: While school’s out for summer, some low-income parents are apparently being stonewalled by school officials, preventing them from sending their children to better schools, as Alabama law allows.
Vouchers vs. charters: Will their priorities clash during Texas’ special session?
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Jun 16, 6:07 AM: Texas may see cracks within the school choice movement this summer as public charter schools push for state funds to pay for their buildings, while others want the money to go toward vouchers for private schools.
Rochester residents advocate for choice
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Jun 15, 5:43 AM: While writing legislation this year to give school districts more flexibility in complying with Act 46, lawmakers worried the changes might derail local merger conversations already taking place.
Voucher proposal unpopular with county schools
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Jun 14, 6:10 AM: President Donald Trump’s proposed budget places an emphasis on a parent’s ability to choose where their child attends school. To do this, the proposal boosts federal spending on vouchers and charter schools and cuts spending for a >
Wisconsin lawmakers fast track catch-all school-choice bill
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Jun 14, 5:41 AM: A school choice bill on a fast track in the Legislature would eliminate some accountability requirements for private schools in the state-funded voucher programs, including those that dictate standards for meeting average >
There Are Two Ways to Reform Education (CER in the news)
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Jun 13, 7:56 AM: If education reformers are honest with one another, we must admit that our efforts have a hit a wall, according to a new book published today by the Center for Education Reform.
Where do Virginia’s Democratic gubernatorial candidates stand on school choice and other educa
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Jun 13, 6:30 AM: Governors have a great deal to say about public education in the states they run, but voters don’t often cast their ballots with education as a prime issue.
New CMS diversity lottery shows change for some magnets, but questions remain
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Jun 13, 5:59 AM: And at lower-poverty schools such as Blythe Elementary and J.M. Alexander Middle, a larger number of disadvantaged students got seats in popular International Baccalaureate magnets, thanks to a new Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools >
Nevada scholarship program benefits from political deadlock over ESAs
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Jun 13, 5:57 AM: A small scholarship program for low-income Nevada students got a $20 million boost in funding last week when legislators couldn’t come to terms on education savings accounts, or ESAs.
Watters opposes N.H. ‘school choice’ legislation
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Jun 12, 7:34 AM: Sen. David Watters, D-Dover, voiced his opposition to a bill that would authorize some public funding for private schooling, which appears likely to become law.
Private school scholarships available for Oklahoma students
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Jun 12, 6:15 AM: School's just out for summer. Parents already thinking about next semester may be interested to know there are scholarships available for private schools in Oklahoma.
ESA blame game splits Nevada GOP
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Jun 12, 5:46 AM: Nevada Republicans are split over who is to blame for the failure to fund the state’s dormant education savings accounts.
Changes to voucher program on fast track for Senate vote
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Jun 9, 5:23 AM: A bipartisan bill introduced this week aimed at making the state's K-12 voucher program more appealing to private schools is on a fast track to be voted on by the Senate next week.
Croydon, voter registration bills heading to Sununu
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Jun 9, 5:10 AM: Bills that tighten voter registration and allow public money to fund private school tuition are headed to the desk of Gov. Chris Sununu, who has said he will sign both.
A Manhattan District Where School Choice Amounts to Segregation
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Jun 8, 7:45 AM: In answering critics of his efforts on school integration, Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, has largely blamed New York City’s residential patterns for the problem, because most children go to elementary school near their >
Pro-Charter Group Finds Open Enrollment Among Public School Districts Helps Students in New Study&#1
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Jun 8, 7:40 AM: The Thomas B. Fordham Institute tracked 70,000 students who transferred from their home public schools to schools that admitted them through open enrollment. Chad Aldis with Fordham says, on average, students move up 2 to 4 >
Pro-charter majority to take power on Los Angeles school board
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Jun 8, 6:32 AM: A revolution is coming to the nation’s second-biggest school system, with a pro-charter majority set to take over the governing board of the Los Angeles Unified School District.

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