School Choice

3/12/2012

3/12/2012

Chiquita Hall has purchased her first home in the city of Detroit and wants to support her surroundings as much as she can.

3/12/2012

The word "choice" in education is traditionally associated with private schools, home schooling or other alternatives to the public school system, but the Washington County School District is pursuing its own version of choice starting next school year.

3/9/2012

3/9/2012

 The Florida Legislature has finally figured out how to destroy public education — under the guise of "school choice." After all, everybody likes choice, unless it involves abortion, contraception or gay marriage.

3/8/2012

3/8/2012

The Walton Family Foundation announced investments totaling more than $159 million in education reform initiatives for 2011 – the largest single-year investment in education reform.

3/8/2012

Colorado’s online schools have shown disappointing results.

3/7/2012

3/7/2012

It would be impossible to provide education for the estimated 3,600 students that could transfer to Clayton schools this fall under state law, the district’s interim superintendent testified this morning in St. Louis County court.

3/2/2012

3/2/2012

Statistics on the city’s high school admissions process were released on Wednesday, but Thursday is the day many eighth graders will learn — from letters home, from guidance counselors, from calls from their parents — which school, if any, opened its doors to them.

3/1/2012

3/1/2012

Public schools throughout the country are not harmed by school choice programs as most of their costs are flexible and can change with student enrollment, according to a new report issued by the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice.

2/23/2012

2/23/2012

While our society is more diverse than ever before, schools are more segregated today than they were 30 years ago.

2/22/2012

2/22/2012

Wake County schools Superintendent Tony Tata has apologized to two school board members following an email exchange in which he accused them of supporting a community group that attacked his truthfulness last week.

2/16/2012

2/16/2012

A bill to give education funding to students — instead of schools — was kept in committee Wednesday morning to give lawmakers more time to work on it, possibly turning it into a smaller, test program rather than making a statewide change.

2/15/2012

2/15/2012

Several groups that are against charter schools urged the Birmingham Board of Education to pass a resolution opposing legislation that would allow the independent schools to operate in Alabama.

2/15/2012

The leaders of six Connecticut organizations stood together at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford to offer what some consider an unprecedented declaration of unity over thorny issues in school reform.

2/7/2012

2/7/2012

Connecticut would pump more money into charter schools and increase their numbers under a legislative proposal Gov. Dannel Malloy plans to unveil.

2/7/2012

As the legislative session approaches the midway point, education will take a prominent place in the Florida Legislature this week amid budget talk.

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