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July 09, 2018

Setback for Vouchers, Charter Schools in Puerto Rican Court's Ruling

A judge's ruling in Puerto Rico limits the scope of who can operate new schools similar to charters, in a decision that would limit the ability of operators from the U.S. mainland to open the independent schools on the island.

June 13, 2018

Advocates Debate Charter Schools' Performance, Diversity With Lawmakers

Witnesses discussed charters' academic performance, whether they contribute to segregation in education, and whether they've been held properly accountable at a June 13 House education committee hearing.

June 05, 2018

New Leader of School Choice Caucus in Congress Hails From DeVos' Home State

Rep. Paul Mitchell, R-Mich., will take over as the chairman of the group in the next Congress starting in 2019, assuming he wins re-election this fall.

May 20, 2018

Five Things to Watch for When Betsy DeVos Makes Rare Visit to Capitol Hill

The U.S. secretary of education will speak to lawmakers on the House education committee on Tuesday about the department's "policies and priorities."

May 15, 2018

Here's Who Might Fill Capitol Hill's Upcoming School Choice Void

With two Indiana lawmakers slated to leave the House at the end of this Congress, there will be something of a vacuum for champions of school choice in the House of Representatives.

May 10, 2018

House Vote Could Decide Fate of School Choice Plan for Key Group of Students

Advocates push to expand federally backed school choice under the Trump administration has pretty much fallen flat this Congress—and there might be only one proposal left that can save it.

May 09, 2018

Two School Choice Champions in Congress Squared Off for a Senate Seat. Both Lost.

Mike Braun will be the Republican nominee against Sen. Joe Donnelly, a Democrat, in the November Senate election. He won the GOP nomination by beating Reps. Luke Messer and Todd Rokita of Indiana.

May 04, 2018

Trump Has Hurt Support for School Choice, But It Remains Popular, Survey Finds

Support for school choice dipped somewhat after President Donald Trump's first year in office, but remains robust in general, according to survey results from an advocacy group formerly led by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.

April 20, 2018

How Congress Could Give School Choice to Military Kids Without an Impact Aid Uproar

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos met with Pentagon officials Thursday to talk about one of her favorite topics: Extending school choice to the children of military personnel.

April 10, 2018

Military Coalition Tells Congress Not to Raid Federal Budget for School Choice

The consortium representing various veterans' groups and uniformed associations is pushing back on the Education Savings Accounts for Military Families Act, which was introduced last month by Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind.

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