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September 05, 2017

Here's Where School Choice Bills Stand as Congress Restarts

School choice programs the Trump administration wants in next year's budget haven't gotten traction, at least with House lawmakers. But those aren't the only choice plans Congress has before it.

August 15, 2017

How Does the 'Trump Effect' Change the Public's View of Education?

An annual survey by an education policy journal found that President Donald Trump polarized the public's views on education issues such as school choice and the Common Core State Standards.

August 02, 2017

How a Savings Program Could Be Used to Expand School Choice

School choice supporters could push to allow parents to save for private school the same way many save for college: through 529 plans, which offer tax advantages.

July 27, 2017

Critics of Private School Choice to Push Tax-Focused Bill in Congress

Upcoming legislation from an Alabama Democrat is designed to prevent "double-dipping" by donors to state organizations that provide private school scholarships.

July 26, 2017

School Choice Champion Announces Run for Senate Seat

Rep. Luke Messer was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2012, and has been one of the foremost supporters of choice since then

July 24, 2017

School Choice Smackdown? Two Big Supporters May Jockey for Senate Seat

U.S. Reps. Luke Messer and Todd Rokita, both Indiana Republicans, are big fans of school choice and could seek the GOP nomination for Indiana's U.S. Senate seat in 2018.

July 12, 2017

Like Trump Budget, House Funding Bill Strips Out $2 Billion for Teacher Training

The bill, released on Wednesday, would provide $66 billion for the U.S. Department of Education, down $2.4 billion from the current budget.

June 05, 2017

A 'GI Bill' Using School Choice? Conservative Group's Proposal Raises Eyebrows

A Heritage Foundation report says children from military families deserve more educational options and eyes the $1.3 billion federal Impact Aid program as a vehicle.

May 31, 2017

Ed. Dept. Has No Plans for a 'Federal Voucher Program.' Let's Break That Down.

The $250 million grant program for private school vouchers in the president's proposed budget has quickly become a flash point for both friends and foes of school choice.

May 23, 2017

Trump Spending Plan Triggers Many Negative Reactions From K-12 World

Many responses to the fiscal 2018 budget proposal focused on plans to cut 13 percent of the Education Department's budget, eliminate or reduce programs, and increase funding for school choice.

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