Tuesday, July 05, 2022

Ruling on private school funding prompts new interest in Blaine amendments

Jun 29, 3:02 PM, The Record:

The June 21 Supreme Court ruling in Carson v. Makin declaring that a Maine tuition aid program excluding religious schools was unconstitutional resurrected interest in what are known as Blaine amendments.
Supreme Court Rejects Maine’s Ban on Aid to Religious Schools

Jun 22, 8:59 AM, New York Times:

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., writing for the majority, said the ruling did not require states to support religious education. But states that choose to subsidize private schools, he added, may not discriminate against religious ones.
Supreme Court: Schools offering religious instruction may be entitled to state tuition aid

Jun 22, 8:58 AM, USA Today:

A 6-3 majority ruled Maine's denial of taxpayer money to religious schools was discriminatory. The court's liberal wing said the decision erodes separation of church and state.
Supreme Court: Religious schools must get Maine tuition aid

Jun 22, 8:56 AM, Philadelphia Inquirer:

The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Maine can't exclude religious schools from a program that offers tuition aid for private education, a decision that could ease religious organizations’ access to taxpayer money.
Opinion | Religion, Schools and the Supreme Court

Jun 22, 8:53 AM, Wall Street Journal:

Chief Justice John Roberts delivered another opinion Tuesday that might inspire religious believers to thank God for the First Amendment. Some parts of Maine, which is the nation’s most rural state, don’t operate their own high schools. >
A Supreme win for school choice (Editorial)

Jun 22, 8:51 AM, New York Post:

In a win for parents and school-choice advocates, the US Supreme Court overturned a Maine law Tuesday that denied religious schools access to state tuition assistance available to students attending secular private institutions.

Why parents could be the new swing voters

Jun 22, 8:45 AM, Politico :

The state of American education is a growing concern for voting parents this year, and that offers a potential edge to candidates hoping to appeal across partisan lines in November.
GOP Proposes Federal School Voucher Program

Jun 21, 9:36 AM, Forbes:

The proposal proposes the type of education voucher called a tax credit scholarship. In such a system, a corporation or individual makes a donation to a scholarship granting organization, which in turn offers vouchers to students to attend >

'Gold standard of educational freedom': Ducey to grant school choice for 1M Arizona students

Jun 30, 3:21 PMWashington Examiner:

Arizona is poised to become the first state with a universal school choice program once Gov. Doug Ducey (R) signs legislation he says will "transform" the state and serve as an education model for the nation.
Missouri charter schools to see funding boost under new law

Jun 30, 2:19 PM, The Examiner:

Charter schools in Missouri will receive an infusion of at least $62 million in state funding under a new law signed by Gov. Mike Parson Wednesday.
Education emerging as key election issue, poll shows

Jun 30, 1:53 PM, The Carolina Journal :

A new poll from a national charter school group indicates that many parents could become single-issue voters on the topic of education.
City DOE, mayor’s office grant Zeta charter school’s request for 31 additional pre-K seats

Jun 30, 1:50 PM, Bronx Times:

After outcries from parents and teachers, the city Department of Education and the Mayor’s office changed their tune on denying pre-K seats for siblings of students at a Bronx charter school.
SCOTUS ruling on school funding vouchers could have impact on Pa. education future

Jun 30, 1:46 PM, WJAC:

PA is once again considering a school voucher system that would enable parents in the bottom-performing 15 percent of school districts to use a scholarship account for any school of their choice to use on tuition, tutoring, and other >
Arizona's New Law Funds Students, Not Just Government-Run Schools

Jun 29, 3:07 PM, reason:

Arizona's new law should make alternative school arrangements more accessible than ever to families interested in educating their kids instead of funding bureaucracies.
Arizona extends school choice to all K-12 students

Jun 29, 3:05 PM, Washington Examiner:

Empowerment Scholarship Accounts empower families with the freedom and flexibility to customize their child’s education. Arizona families can currently use ESAs to pay for private school tuition, tutoring, textbooks, homeschool curricula, >
Charter schools, abundant in California, could be a Supreme Court target

Jun 29, 3:04 PM, EdSource:

Experts disagree on whether the Court will take aim at charter schools.
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Knox Co. college readiness program expanding across Tennessee

Jun 29, 10:12 AM, 10 News WBIR:

The Knox Promise program started in 2019 and supports students as they transition from high school into college.
Tucson Unified sees second year of high demand for summer courses

Jun 27, 7:54 AM, tucson.com:

Tucson Unified School District saw one of its highest summer school enrollment numbers this year, with more than 11,000 students in grades K-12 taking classes during June.
Boston Public Schools moves forward in finding a new leader. Meet the two finalists

Jun 22, 8:33 AM, Boston Globe:

Dr. Tommy Welch, Region 1 school superintendent (K-12), Boston Public Schools, and Mary Skipper, superintendent of Somerville Public Schools, were announced as finalists for the position of BPS superintendent Tuesday.

9 charts that explain Denver’s declining enrollment challenge

Jun 9, 7:50 AM, Chalkbeat Colorado:

Declining enrollment is arguably the most pressing issue facing Denver Public Schools, and the district’s latest annual report takes a deep dive into current numbers and future predictions.
A Camden school reflects on a full year with mandatory masks: ‘We’re used to it’

Jun 9, 7:32 AM, The Philadelphia Inquirer:

The Camden school system, which enrolls about 5,100 students in its 15 traditional public schools, will wrap up the 2021-22 school year in two weeks with a mask requirement still in place for all students and teachers.

Ocean Hill charter school introduces educator fellowship to curb teacher shortage

Jun 9, 7:17 AM, News 12 The Bronx:

A charter school in Ocean Hill is hoping to reverse the nationwide teacher shortage problem with a program to prepare college students for future teaching roles.
Foxboro charter school grad focuses on seizing each day, helping to empower others

Jun 9, 7:14 AM, The Foxboro Reporter:

Tayla Alfred has learned a lot in her career at the charter school in Foxboro. At least one of those lessons has been that not all maladies are visible.
Charter School Focused On Construction Field Going Up In Sacramento

Jun 8, 10:12 AM, CBS Sacramento:

The soon-to-be charter school wants to expose students to higher education, but if college isn’t an interest, you can explore jobs within the construction trade.