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February 25, 2019

Striking Teachers Are Targeting Charter Schools. But Are Charters Really a Threat?

Charter schools educate only about 7 percent of all public school students. But in some cities, charter schools have made significant inroads.

November 07, 2018

Expansion of School Vouchers Gets Trounced in Arizona

Proposition 305 had become one of the most contentious ballot-box battles over school choice in the 2018 midterm elections. But its loss is not necessarily a defeat for school choice advocates.

October 19, 2018

Arizona Voters Will Determine Whether to Massively Expand School Voucher Eligibility

The push to make 1.1 million of Arizona's school children eligible for vouchers has been both contentious and confounding,with questions about whether voters are interpreting the ballot language correctly.

March 22, 2018

Will a 'School Choice for All' Program Survive the Ballot Box in Arizona?

An Arizona Supreme Court ruling has paved the way for a voter referendum on the state's ambitious plan to expand eligibility for a private school choice program to all public school students.

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.

November 30, 2017

School Voucher Programs Leave Parents in the Dark on Disability Rights, Feds Say

The vast majority of families using private school vouchers for children with disabilities are participating in programs that provide inaccurate or no information at all on the federal protections they are giving up, according to a report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

August 08, 2017

Massive Expansion of Arizona School Choice Program Could be Blocked

A group that aims to halt a the expansion says it has collected enough signatures for a petition to stop the new law from taking effect.

July 14, 2017

School Vouchers Don't Exist in Texas. Republican Opposition Is the Reason.

Private school choice supporters continue to hit a wall of opposition made up by not only by Democrats, but also members of their own party. In particular, Republicans from rural areas.

June 05, 2017

'Vouchers for All' Program Will Remain Unfunded in Nevada

State Democrats have successfully blocked a Republican-led effort to find a new funding source for the state's education savings account program, which would have offered all public school students in the state money for private school tuition.

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