Texas Senate Approves Tax-Credit Scholarships; Will the House Go Along?

The bill would create scholarships worth up to $6,000 each for students to put towards the cost of attending private school. That's about three-quarters of what the state spends per student on public schools.


Mississippi Passes New School Choice Program for Students with Special Needs

The parents of 500 Mississippi special needs students will receive $6,500 to pay for their children's education, including therapy, tutors and even private school tuition.


Tale of two Parent-Trigger Bills: Texas' Moves Forward While Tennessee's Stalls

While Tennessee's parent-trigger law fizzles, Texas lawmakers moved forward with a bill that could increase the number of schools eligible for sweeping changes, including charters.


Ohio Lawmakers Make Bipartisan Push for More Charter School Oversight

Two state senators, one Democrat and one Republican, introduced a bill that would require more transparency and oversight in the state's charter sector.


Charters & Choice News Roundup: Finding Real Estate in the Golden State

It's a road trip! This week's edition of the news roundup features school choice stories from California, Iowa, and New York.


Will 'Backfilling' Become the Next Big Charter Schools Debate?

Backfilling, or replacing students who leave schools in the middle of their elementary, middle or high school careers, could become a new battle front in the debate over whether charter schools are equitably serving students.


Latest California Parent-Trigger Effort Marks 10th Time Law Has Been Invoked

Parents of students attending a low-performing Los Angeles elementary school hope to use California's parent-trigger law to spur academic and staffing changes.


Nevada Lawmakers Send Private School Choice Bill to Governor

The program, proposed by the Governor, grants tax-credits to businesses for donations they make to support scholarships for students to use toward private school tuition.


Charters & Choice News Roundup: The New Orleans Edition

The Charters & Choice weekly news roundup aims to serve up a mix of news you can use, stories to mull over, and other nuggets you may have missed on the social media hamster wheel.


In 1998, Workplace-Based Charter Schools Promoted as Way to Ease Commute Times

Seventeen years ago, some predicted that such charter schools would take off. Did they? I put the question to a policy expert at the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.


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