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January 22, 2018

National School Choice Week: Annual Public Relations Campaign Kicks Off

The week-long campaign highlighting school choice will feature events in dozens of cities nationwide with organizers projecting that 6.7 million people will participate.

January 19, 2018

Want to Become an Education 'Reformer'? There Are Online Courses for That

A number of free, online courses are offered to help local advocates and lawmakers get steeped in education policy and related issues with the goal of more effectively pushing for changes to public schools, such as expanding choice or stricter accountability for teachers.

January 11, 2018

How DeVos, Trump, and Midterm Elections May Affect New School Choice Laws

Midterm elections—not necessarily U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and President Donald Trump—are likely to have the most impact on efforts to expand school choice in the states in 2018, advocates say.

December 14, 2017

Cyber Charters Continue to Struggle: A State-by-State Look at Reports of Trouble

Explore local reports on cyber charters by state in this interactive map.

November 08, 2017

Union-Backed Candidates Win Control of Key District in Battle Over Vouchers

The union victory will likely spell the end of a Colorado county's school-voucher program as well as a high-profile lawsuit that could have become a vehicle for expanding vouchers across the country.

September 28, 2017

Millions in Federal Grants Awarded to Expand Charter Schools

This is the first round of Charter School Program grants handed out under Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and new rules from the Every Student Succeeds Act.

September 27, 2017

Florida's School Choice Program Drove Up College Enrollment Rates, Study Finds

An Urban Institute study has found that students attending private school with the help of a state-sponsored program in Florida enrolled in college at higher rates than their public school peers, but participation in the program did not boost rates of degree attainment.

September 26, 2017

In State With Robust Private-School Vouchers, Many Families Don't Know They Exist

Despite increased attention brought on by the Trump Administration, a new poll finds many Indiana families are unaware of the state's voucher programs.

September 08, 2017

Online Public School Enrolls Private School Students. Is That Legal?

To stem enrollment losses, a school district in Southern California created a virtual school and recruited Catholic schools to enroll their students in it, reports the Los Angeles Times.

September 01, 2017

What Makes Illinois' New Private School Choice Program Unique?

Illinois lawmakers have created a program to use tax-credits to send thousands of kids to private schools. But the program has testing and anti-discrimination requirements that make it unique from other states'.

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