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September 17, 2012

Open-Enrollment Charter Says It's Giving Up on Nashville, for Now

Great Hearts Academies, an Arizona charter school operator, says it will give up on its application to open a charter in Nashville after seeing the local school board reject its requests to do so.

August 29, 2012

School Choice, and Cultural Identity, in GOP Platform

The Republican platform argues in favor of vouchers, charters, and other versions of school choice, and against "centralizing forces seeking to remake America."

July 24, 2012

Making the Case for School Choice in the Suburbs

Efforts to promote school choice, while mostly limited thus far to disadvantaged communities, can thrive in the suburbs, argues Mike Petrilli, a Fordham Institute official and former education adviser in George W. Bush's administration.

May 24, 2012

A Closer Look at Romney's Vision for School Choice

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney navigates some tricky school choice issues in his blueprint for education.

May 24, 2012

Dividing Lines: Romney and Obama on Private School Choice

GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney touts vouchers, charters, and open enrollment in a new education plan unveiled Wednesday.

May 09, 2012

Top District Opts Out of New Louisiana Choice Program

A high-performing school system outside Baton Rouge says it will not accept students through the state's new, highly-publicized choice scholarship program.

April 30, 2012

Fast-Track Academic Path Approved in Florida

A Florida law will require that schools give parents more information about accelerated course options, including skipping courses and grades if students can show they're academically ready.

April 16, 2012

Unexpected Barriers to Vouchers

Chester E. Finn, a former Reagan administration official and supporter of vouchers, sees a complex array of vouchers impeding or at least complicating their growth.

April 10, 2012

Aggressive School 'Shopping' in Detroit

A strong majority of Detroit families have considered a range of public school choices, and 59 percent of them have students enrolled in an alternative to the assigned public schools, a survey shows.

March 27, 2012

Power to the States, Choice to Students, Paper Argues

A new paper argues in favor of "fiscal federalism," which would direct the federal government to promote school choice but scale back many of its other functions.

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