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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.

January 24, 2017

Republicans Rally Behind Betsy DeVos at School Choice Event, Wave Away Concerns

Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., and other GOP lawmakers said they're confident the nominee for education secretary will be confirmed despite opposition from Democrats and others.

January 18, 2017

Split Responses to Betsy DeVos' Testimony After Testy Confirmation Hearing

The education secretary-designee drew sharply positive and negative reactions to her answers to questions involving special education, guns in schools, and school choice

January 04, 2017

Arne Duncan: Part of Federal K-12 Role Is Protecting Kids From 'Bad Things'

The former education secretary's comments come amid worries that the incoming Trump administration won't be as aggressive as the Obama administration in standing up for students' civil rights.

December 12, 2016

Would Donald Trump's Giant Voucher Proposal Work For Rural Students?

School choice isn't easy to do in the rural states and communities that played such a large part in the President-elect's Electoral College victory.

December 01, 2016

Education Summit Lifts Up State's Role in Education

The Foundation for Excellence in Education, founded by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, hosted its annual summit in Washington, focusing this year on the Every Student Succeeds Act.

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