Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Sun, 08/26/2012 - 10:57am
In a recent letter to the editor, Gen. Marc Cisneros wondered why private schools do better than public schools and suggested diverting public school funds to vouchers to send more students to private schools.
Submitted by Judy Hartnett on Sun, 08/12/2012 - 3:45pm
Students enrolled in Louisiana public schools this year will have a tougher curriculum and have to meet higher standards to make the grades they need to advance to the next level.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Sun, 07/29/2012 - 9:39am
Tim and Kathy Parks knew for years that their son Chakotay,who has autism, would outgrow traditional public school.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Thu, 07/26/2012 - 3:10pm
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.
Submitted by Judy Hartnett on Wed, 07/25/2012 - 3:04pm
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.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Mon, 07/23/2012 - 10:38pm
Private schools participating in Louisiana's new voucher program for low-income students will have to clear roughly the same academic bar that public schools do in order to keep accepting taxpayer dollars, according to a new accountability plan proposed by the state's top education official.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Thu, 07/05/2012 - 6:38am
Do the dollars we spend on vacation really count? Most of us spending money on cheap trinkets and overpriced T-shirts don't believe they do — until we get the credit-card bills. Similarly, it appears state lawmakers believe that the money earmarked for tax-credit programs don't really count, either.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Tue, 06/26/2012 - 5:12pm
A Pennsylvania state lawmaker whose proposal for a voucher-like tax credit that is designed to help students leave the state's worst schools said Monday that those schools would benefit, too.
Submitted by Judy Hartnett on Mon, 06/25/2012 - 8:54pm
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.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Sun, 06/24/2012 - 9:01am
Bill Vogel has grave concerns about the future of public education in Florida as he ends nine years at the helm of one of Florida's highest-achieving school districts.