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Texas Public Schools vs. Their Unproven Alternatives

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.

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Tougher Requirements in Public, Not Voucher Schools

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.

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Indiana Voucher Program: 41 More Schools Join

Tim and Kathy Parks knew for years that their son Chakotay,who has autism, would outgrow traditional public school.

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Nine. La. Schools to Double Enrollment with Vouchers

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.

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Plan for Holding Private Schools Accountable in Voucher Program Wins Board Approval

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.

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Private Schools in Louisiana Voucher Program Facing Tougher Guidelines

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.

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Education Tax Credits a Good Idea, but at What Cost?

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.

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Tax Credit Touted as Aid for Pa.'s Failing Schools

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.

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Deadline is Friday for Parents to Seek School Vouchers Under New State Program

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.

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Vogel Exits Seminole (Fla.) Schools With Stern Warning

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.

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