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April 14, 2017

Top Dem. Senators Ask for Federal Study of Tax-Credit School Choice Programs

Tax-credit scholarships could be one of several ways that President Donald Trump's administration and Congress could use to promote school choice from Washingto

April 07, 2017

A Chance for Betsy DeVos to Promote Choice While Avoiding Vouchers

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has talked up the section of ESSA that allows states to set aside 3 percent of their Title I money to promote "direct student services" including course choice.

March 21, 2017

How Could Trump's Budget Use $1 Billion in Title I Aid to Boost School Choice?

The budget proposal issued last week would include new funding designed to promote public school choice, but it's not immediately clear how that would work under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

March 14, 2017

Here's What You Should Know About That Voucher Bill From Rep. Steve King

H.R. 610, a bill to create federally supported vouchers, is getting a lot of attention in the education community, but it faces several obstacles.

March 06, 2017

National Voucher Program Could Bleed Many School Districts Dry, Report Says

A left-leaning Washington think tank issued a report last Friday, "Vouchers Are Not a Viable Solution for Vast Swaths of America," that examined the impact of a nationwide voucher program.

March 03, 2017

Donald Trump Visits Florida Catholic School in First School Visit as President

Many students at St. Andrew Catholic School near Orlando take advantage of the state's tax-credit scholarship program, a form of school choice, which President Donald Trump strongly supports.

March 02, 2017

Two Possible Paths for a Tax-Credit School Choice Plan in Congress

Any federal measure to create Washington-backed education tax credits probably wouldn't go through the House and Senate education committees. That leaves open a couple of possibilities.

February 02, 2017

Republicans Are Moving Quickly to Introduce School Choice Bills

It's unclear whether President Donald Trump's $20 billion federal voucher plan has legs. But don't mistake that for a lack of overall enthusiasm among GOP lawmakers for expanding school choice.

February 01, 2017

Which GOP Senators Could Reject DeVos? Look to Rural, Anti-Voucher Republicans

A 2015 Senate vote on a federal school choice bill provides a clue about which senators might not be big DeVos fans.

January 26, 2017

Trump Issues Proclamation of 'National School Choice Week' (Already in Progress)

School choice is front-and-center in national debates about education, in large part because of Trump's nominee for education secretary, Betsy DeVos.

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