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Detroit kids have better options, just not in Detroit
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Mar 14, 5:54 AM: Long frustrated by failed efforts to turn around Michigan's worst public schools, top Republican officials decided it was time for a drastic measure: shut down 38 schools that were ranked continually in the bottom 5 percent >
More than 3,000 Central Florida students seek school transfers so far
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Mar 14, 5:26 AM: More than 3,000 students in Lake and Osceola counties want to transfer to new schools in August, taking advantage of a Florida law that allows them to attend any public school that has room.
Iowa could expand tax credit program that benefits private schools
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Mar 14, 5:15 AM: If passed into law it would allow thousands of more students to receive state-supported tuition scholarships. More than 10,000 scholarships were awarded in 2015, the most recent data available from the Iowa Department of >
Pa. House backs $75 million expansion of school choice tax credit programs
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Mar 14, 5:05 AM: The House of Representatives on Monday threw down a marker in Pennsylvania's upcoming 2017-18 budget negotiations by passing legislation to boost funding for popular tax credit programs that support school choice >
Public School Teachers Call on Lawmakers to Nix School Choice Legislation
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Mar 14, 4:56 AM: Hundreds of teachers and public school advocates gathered at the Capitol Monday to protest so-called school choice legislation, and to call for better public school funding in Texas.
Hogan’s budget moves to House floor, growth in private school scholarships cut
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Mar 13, 7:15 AM: The longest and most substantial debate occurred over a nearly $5 million cut in Hogan’s proposed funding of the BOOST Program to pay for scholarships of low-income students to private schools, including religious ones.
In first test of vouchers under DeVos, D.C. bill advances in House committee
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Mar 13, 7:00 AM: A House committee advanced a bill Friday to renew D.C.’s federally funded vouchers program — the only one like it in the country — raising larger questions about whether the federal government should promote the use of tax dollars >
School choice in Miss.: Many fights, few students so far
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Mar 13, 6:39 AM: Between the state’s three charter schools and two programs that pay for children with learning disabilities to attend private schools, fewer than 1,000 students are being served this year. There are 482,000 students in traditional >
Fueled by vouchers, closed Black Oak school finds new life
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Mar 13, 6:05 AM: State records show 51 of Mosaic's enrollment of about 70 students come from the Gary Community School Corp. Mosaic is receiving $335,676 in voucher money this year while the beleaguered, near-bankrupt Gary school district has lost >
Are more high school options in the cards for southeastern East Baton Rouge Parish?
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Mar 13, 5:12 AM: Public school options have long been limited for those who live in the southeastern corner of East Baton Rouge Parish. And when it comes to high schools for those who reside south of Interstate 10, the options are fewer >
Almost all of Ohio’s voucher cash goes to religious schools
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Mar 13, 4:49 AM: Almost all of the money from Ohio's main tuition voucher programs - 97 percent of it - flows to private religious schools, a Plain Dealer examination of records from the 2015-16 school year shows.
Poll finds W.Va. residents want school choice
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Mar 10, 7:08 AM: West Virginians want more control over education spending and more choice in where they send their children to school, according to a statewide poll.
Kelsey’s School Voucher Bill Faces Legislative Showdown
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Mar 10, 7:04 AM: A showdown is looming over a pilot voucher program targeting Shelby County Schools after the legislation moved out of Senate and House panels this week with unanimous votes.
CMS magnet results: Waiting list almost doubles, but don’t lose hope yet
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Mar 10, 6:52 AM: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ revamped magnet lottery, designed to offer more options while boosting school diversity, led to an increase in students placed in magnet programs and an even bigger increase in families who didn’t get >
Bill lets parents tailor kids’ school funds
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Mar 10, 5:48 AM: Parents would be given broad authority to spend state education funds as they see fit on their children under a proposal approved by the House Education Committee on Thursday.
Senate approves dyslexia scholarship expansion
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Mar 9, 7:11 AM: Supporters have argued that the measure provides an opportunity to students in need of services, who might otherwise not be able to attend a school with dyslexia-specific instruction.
Battle over control of special-needs scholarships turns ugly
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Mar 9, 7:06 AM: A storm is raging over control of a program that has awarded tuition grants for special needs students to attend private schools since 2014, after the program’s director was fired less than a month into the job for accidentally >
Senator promotes education spending account plan, says it’s not a voucher bill
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Mar 9, 6:11 AM: Tennessee lawmakers are hoping to expand an education spending account program to the state's more than 950,000 students statewide.
House OK’s its version of school choice bill
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Mar 9, 5:59 AM: School choice advocates chalked up another legislative victory on Wednesday, as the House voted 188-163 to pass HB 557, the so-called “Croydon Bill,” giving school districts the power to assign children to private schools in >
As school choice goes national, a city shows its perils
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Mar 8, 8:12 AM: Hailed nationally as a success story on school choice, Hartford in the two decades since a desegregation order has seen growing racial integration and new levels of academic achievement. That is, at least for students who win seats >

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