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May 05, 2020

Court Bars Tennessee From Starting School Voucher Program

A court said legislators violated the state's constitution when they passed a law that targeted specific areas to be included in the program without local consent.

April 07, 2020

Charter Schools Eye Coronavirus Relief Aimed at Small Businesses

Some advocates have urged charter schools to apply for small business assistance included in the CARES Act, the recently enacted $2 trillion coronavirus relief package.

March 04, 2020

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib Seeks 'Necessary Oversight' of Charter Schools

Among several new mandates, the COAT Act from Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., would require charter-management organizations to hold "publicly disclosed and publicly accessible meetings."

February 25, 2020

Democrats Press D.C. Voucher Program for Information on Student Civil Rights

Lawmakers' concerns come as the Trump administration seeks to boost private school choice programs through a federal tax credit.

February 05, 2020

'Government Schools' or Public Schools? Trump, DeVos, and the Language of School Choice

The phrase "government schools" dates back decades to the earliest origins of the school choice movement. Here's why Trump may have used used it in his State of the Union address.

February 04, 2020

Trump Pushes Tax Break to Promote School Choice in State of the Union Address

In his State of the Union Address, President Donald Trump urged passage of a $5 billion federal program that would provide tax-credits to cover the cost of private school scholarships.

January 26, 2020

Church-Run Charter Schools? Supreme Court Argument Stirs the Discussion

Could a U.S. Supreme Court case clear the way for charter schools run by religious organizations? Justice Stephen Breyer raised the question this week.

January 23, 2020

DeVos: It's Ironic When Abortion Rights Supporters Don't Back School Choice

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos also invoked slavery in remarks on the abortion debate given to Christian college students in Washington Wednesday.

January 20, 2020

What You Should Know About the Supreme Court Case the Education World Is Watching

The U.S. Supreme Court will arguments in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, a case that's been closely watched by both friends and opponent of private school vouchers and tax-credit scholarship programs.

January 15, 2020

Betsy DeVos Gave a State Charter School Grants. Lawmakers Have Said No Thanks, Twice

It's pretty obvious by now that many Democrats are growing increasingly uncomfortable supporting charter schools. But New Hampshire lawmakers have taken the unusual step of rejecting federal charter school grant money.

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