School Choice

8/9/2012

8/9/2012

The ability of children living in the Kansas City Public Schools district boundary to transfer to other districts now rests in the hands of a Jackson County judge — at least for now.

8/2/2012

8/2/2012

While Gov. Paul LePage’s school choice legislation was stopped at the committee level in March, the four proponents of school choice who gathered at Fort Knox State Park on Tuesday said the fight isn’t over.

7/27/2012

7/27/2012

Nine religious schools that will take in taxpayer-funded voucher students for the upcoming school year will more than double their enrollments with the subsidized students, receiving about $3.6 million in payments from the state.

7/26/2012

7/26/2012

Gov. Paul LePage and his education commissioner today unveiled a plan they say is designed to "revitalize" Maine's education system.

7/26/2012

The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education approved a new set of academic standards Tuesday for private schools participating in Louisiana's expanded voucher program.

7/12/2012

7/12/2012

If you don’t know who Diane Ravitch is, you should. Be assured that the die-hard advocates of privatized approaches to education reform know this brilliant New York University education professor. 

6/26/2012

6/26/2012

Parents have until Friday to submit applications for school transfers under Louisiana's new voucher program. State Department of Education officials report that they have received more applications than they expected, topping 6,000.

6/11/2012

6/11/2012

It had been years since Principal Kathleen Lowry pulled extra desks from the dusty attic of St. Stanislaus, the only Catholic school left in this port city. But after Indiana began offering parents vouchers in the spring of 2011 to pay for private tuition, she had to bring down 30 spare desks and hire three teachers' aides.

6/4/2012

6/4/2012

Louisiana is embarking on the nation's boldest experiment in privatizing public education, with the state preparing to shift tens of millions in tax dollars out of the public schools to pay private industry, businesses owners and church pastors to educate children.

5/31/2012

5/31/2012

 

Oakland County students who are already enrolled in Michigan’s only two cyber charter schools will have more options now that Gov. Rick Snyder has signed into law legislation that allows the number of schools offering all classes on computers to increase to 15 by 2015.

5/18/2012

5/18/2012

Education ranks behind only the economy and jobs as the most important consideration among likely Latino voters in five battleground states, according to a survey released today by the American Federation for Children (AFC) and the Hispanic Council for Reform and Educational Options (HCREO).

5/17/2012

5/17/2012

During her tumultuous three years at the head of the Washington D.C. public schools, Michelle Rhee set off a lot of fireworks.

5/16/2012

5/16/2012

Lawyers for the state Department of Education began their defense in a federal special-education lawsuit brought by the Chester Upland (Penn.) School District, saying that no law had been violated and that the district had done too little to solve its own problems.

5/11/2012

5/11/2012

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

5/10/2012

More than 150 years ago, Massachusetts became the first state to provide all of its citizens access to a free public education.

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