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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.

December 18, 2019

How States Are Changing Attendance and Funding Policies for Virtual Schools

Over the past three years, states have used policy levers to push virtual schools to increase attendance and completion, and to make funding for them more transparent, according to the Education Commission of the States.

December 09, 2019

Trump Says He's Fighting for the 'Forgotten Child,' Touts Education Choice Bill

President Donald Trump held White House event to promote school choice and to urge Congress to consider a $5 billion federal tax-credit scholarship program.

November 21, 2019

Pro-Charter School Protestors Disrupt Elizabeth Warren's Event

Supporters of charter schools interrupted Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren's Atlanta event to protest her positions on charters included in her 2020 education plan.

October 27, 2019

GAO Finds Uneven Landscape of State Rules for Tax-Credit Scholarships

Tax-credit scholarship programs in 17 states collected $1.1 billion in contributions in 2017, a new analysis from the GAO finds.

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