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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.

May 23, 2017

Trump Budget Would Slash Education Dept. Spending, Boost School Choice

The president's 2018 fiscal plan would cut spending for teacher development, after-school enrichment, and career and technical education, but faces an uncertain future in Congress.

May 22, 2017

DeVos: It Would Be a 'Terrible Mistake' for States Not to Expand School Choice

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos excoriated foes of school choice in a speech to an advocacy group, but didn't give details about the Trump administration's proposals to expand it.

May 22, 2017

Four Things To Watch in Trump's Education Spending Plan

We already know the basics of how President Donald Trump wants to handle spending at the U.S. Department of Education, but there are several outstanding questions ahead of the official budget release Tuesday.

May 17, 2017

Trump Budget Reported to Use Title I, Research Aid to Push Choice

The soon-to-be-released federal budget plan would cut more than $9 billion from the Education Department, while leveraging $1 billion in grant money for public school choice, the Washington Post said.

May 03, 2017

At School Choice Event, Trump Praises D.C. Vouchers for Helping Kids Graduate

The president praised a District of Columbia voucher program for its high graduation rate, but left out a recent study casting doubt on its impact on students' academic achievement.

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.

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