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2nd lawsuit filed in bid to block referendum on school vouchers
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Aug 25, 5:44 AM: Supporters of universal vouchers of tax dollars for private and parochial education have opened a second legal front in their attempt to keep voters from getting the last word on the issue.
Families running to school choice in NC
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Aug 25, 4:51 AM: North Carolina's school choice program is marking a milestone during the current school year, reaching more than 8,000 families with scholarship funds.
Lawsuit Filed Over Delay of Arizona’s School Choice Program
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Aug 25, 4:48 AM: A lawsuit has been filed over an attempt to delay the expansion of Arizona's school choice program.
Lawsuit Filed Over Delay of Arizona’s School Choice Program
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Aug 24, 6:35 AM: The Goldwater Institute conservative think tank was part of a coalition that filed the lawsuit Wednesday, saying the attempted delay has put many families' educational futures in limbo.
Half of Duval County students take advantage of school choice
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Aug 23, 4:52 AM: New numbers Action News Jax got from the school district show half of all students in Duval County Public Schools are using school choice in some way.
School-voucher opponents clear key signature hurdle. But will they make the ballot?
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Aug 21, 5:51 AM: County election officials will review signatures against voter registration rolls to ensure they are from qualified voters; those that are not will be discarded. Spencer said not enough signatures were collected in La Paz County to >
Montana appeals school choice tax credit ruling allowing religious schools
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Aug 21, 4:35 AM: Three parents whose children attend Stillwater Christian School in Kalispell filed a lawsuit in December to gain access to scholarship funds administered by the state Department of Revenue. The Montana Department of Revenue will >
School choice initiative drains $ from hard-hit districts, critics say
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Aug 21, 4:30 AM: But quietly, the state’s interdistrict school choice program has grated on some public school officials, who feel a program meant to give families the freedom to choose their child’s education has instead contributed to the >
Fewer students means land for sale: With more students choosing online schools and private options,
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Aug 17, 5:44 AM: "Kids have all kinds of choices now — Volusia Virtual, Florida Virtual, home school, charter school, and you’ve got vouchers, so you’ve got the option to send your kid to private school on public money,” she added. “All of that has >
DeVos charges ahead on school choice
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Aug 16, 7:04 AM: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has become an ardent foot soldier for President Trump's deregulatory agenda while aggressively pushing her own school choice initiatives.
New Plan Could Help 220K PA Students Attend Private School, Risking Part Of Public School Budget
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Aug 16, 5:42 AM: A powerful coalition of Pennsylvania lawmakers is promoting a forthcoming education savings account (ESA) bill that would allow hundreds of thousands of students in the state to use public money to pay for private school >
Metro Jackson receiving most special education vouchers
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Aug 15, 4:55 AM: The bulk of the students participating in the special needs scholarship program, the state’s largest school choice effort, continues to come from the three-county metro Jackson area.
Ed reform advocate: School choice could end Illinois’ funding fight (CER in the news)
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Aug 14, 7:11 AM: Jeanne Allen is the founder and CEO of the Center for Education Reform. She wants Illinois to adopt a tax-credit scholarship program as a part of any deal.
DeVos say school vouchers part of tax overhaul discussions
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Aug 14, 7:10 AM: More than a third of U.S. states have created school voucher programs that bypass thorny constitutional and political issues by turning them over to nonprofits that rely primarily on businesses to fund them. But the programs are >
Supporters of universal vouchers file suit to try to stop referendum drive
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Aug 14, 6:24 AM: The lawsuit filed in Maricopa County Superior Court contends some of the people who circulated petitions to force a public vote did not comply with state elections law, which requires that they register as paid circulators and not >
Save Our Schools Arizona slams vetting process for school-voucher referendum
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Aug 14, 6:06 AM: The Arizona Secretary of State’s Office is under fire for its sudden decision to allow dozens of observers into the room as officials began verifying signatures supporting the school-voucher referendum.
School options for children with autism are becoming more diverse
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Aug 14, 5:12 AM: Southern Arizona parents looking for programs that work best for their child have more options than ever — public, private, online and home school.
School choice program raises questions about accountability
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Aug 11, 7:53 AM: More than a third of U.S. states have created school voucher programs that bypass thorny constitutional and political issues by turning them over to nonprofits that rely primarily on businesses to fund them. But the programs are >
Lighthouse Christian School moving to bigger digs after voucher-fueled enrollment growth
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Aug 11, 7:46 AM: A Madison religious school that has seen an enrollment boom under the state’s private-school voucher program will move within weeks to a newly renovated Southwest Side location offering triple the space for its >
Superintendent doesn’t ‘see a need’ for proposed new arts school in Worcester
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Aug 11, 6:00 AM: Superintendent Maureen Binienda this week had a tepid response to a local group’s intention of starting a new public innovation school for the arts in the city, saying the Worcester school system already provides enough >

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