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March 07, 2019

GOP Senators Unveil Plan to Bolster School Choice for Military Families

Senators Tom Cotton, Ben Sasse, and Tim Scott want more options for children in families connected to the military, but a similar proposal failed to advance last year.

February 21, 2019

Possible Conversions to Charter Schools Mark Puerto Rico's Latest Education Fight

The island's teachers' union says decisions about changing traditional public schools to charters are being made in the dark, but the education secretary says that's a misinterpretation of the process.

January 29, 2019

Koch Network Wants to Work 'Alongside Teachers.' Will Educators Buy It?

A new effort by the conservative Koch brothers' philanthropic network seeks to expand its K-12 work by promoting new models of education and helping teachers. But it faces political challenges.

January 03, 2019

Spend After-School Aid on School Choice for Military Families, Think Tank Argues

The Heritage Foundation says current federal programs supporting things like after-school centers don't work and their funding should be redirected for education savings accounts.

October 31, 2018

Top DeVos Deputy: Puerto Rico Will Be a 'Beacon' of School Choice

In a Heritage Foundation speech, Frank Brogan said the federal government would make Every Student Succeeds Act accountability a top priority.

October 10, 2018

Democrats Want Government Watchdog to Sniff Around Virtual Charter Schools

Sens. Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Patty Murray of Washington state highlight concerns about virtual charters' academic outcomes and management practices.

October 09, 2018

How States Have Changed Tax Codes to Mirror Federal Action on School Choice

The new federal tax code includes a change to federally backed college savings plans that has some revenue implications for states that have their own plans.

October 01, 2018

Ed. Dept. Needs to Do a Better Job of Probing Charter Closures, Report Finds

The U.S. Department of Education hasn't done a great job of keeping tabs on states that have closed charter schools, according to an Inspector General's report.

September 09, 2018

If Democrats Take the House, Here's What Awaits Betsy DeVos, Civil Rights, and ESSA

If Democrats win the House in the November midterm elections, expect them to focus heavily on Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' civil rights record. But how often would they call her to testify?

August 10, 2018

Puerto Rico's High Court Clears Way for Vouchers, Charter Schools

The teachers' union in Puerto Rico argued that the new school choice programs supported by Puerto Rico's education department violate the U.S. territory's Constitution.

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