School Choice

5/10/2012

5/10/2012

A bill giving tax breaks to parents who send their children to private school or educate them at home advanced Wednesday in the Senate, despite a panel’s 3-2 vote against it.

5/10/2012

In a sweeping education deal with lawmakers and teacher unions here, Gov. Dannel Malloy gave ground on some of his farthest-reaching proposals but contended the compromise was still a historic overhaul of public-school policy in a state that has proved resistant to change.

5/9/2012

5/9/2012

The Philadelphia School District has asked the state Supreme Court to consider overturning a recent Commonwealth Court ruling about charter schools that could have dire consequences for Philadelphia and other cash-strapped districts.

5/9/2012

"Wanna see my book report?" asks first-grader Johnathan Ponce, pointing up at a colorful wall covered in student work. Michael Kooi of the Florida Department of Education turned around obligingly to look at Johnathan's hand-drawn cover.

5/4/2012

5/4/2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said school vouchers are needed to repair a public-education system that has left students unprepared for college and work.

4/30/2012

4/30/2012

Administrators of traditional public schools must see the decline and potential demise of the U.S. Postal Service and shudder.A government bureaucracy clinging to relevance after being outsmarted and outhustled by private competitors. That could be our schools in the not too distant future.

4/20/2012

4/20/2012

Conservative approaches to education reform may in the next few years encounter a fateful fork in the road.

4/17/2012

4/17/2012

Governors of both parties have promoted education reform, but so far no one has delivered more than Louisiana's Bobby Jindal.

4/13/2012

4/13/2012

A South Carolina bill that expands students' educational options within public schools advanced Wednesday to a Senate committee.

4/12/2012

4/10/2012

4/10/2012

Students like Delano Coffy are at the heart of brewing political fights and court battles over whether public dollars should go to school vouchers to help make private schools more affordable.

3/29/2012

3/29/2012

The anchors of La. Gov. Bobby Jindal's proposed overhaul of primary and secondary education in Louisiana are set for Senate committee approval. This would clear the way for the measures to reach the governor's desk as early as next week.

3/26/2012

3/26/2012

Rural schools’ needs are different than those of urban schools, Amherst Public Schools teachers say.

3/23/2012

3/23/2012

Talk K-12 education for more than five minutes, and inevitably, the conversation turns to charter schools - those publicly funded, privately administered institutions that now educate more than 2 million American children.

3/16/2012

3/16/2012

Summer is only months away and the school year is winding down, but talk of education funding in Alaska is just gearing up.

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