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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.

November 02, 2017

This District Is the Latest Front in the Fight Over School Choice

Two things are at stake: the pro-school choice majority on school board in Colorado's Douglas County and the fate of a lawsuit over school vouchers that could land back in the U.S. Supreme Court.

October 25, 2017

The Only National Black School Choice Advocacy Group Is Folding

The Black Alliance for Educational Options has been advocating for school choice for low-income and working class African-American families for nearly 20 years.

October 11, 2017

This Charter School Network Is Grading Its Parents Too

One of the largest charter school networks has begun scoring its parents on how well they support their children in school, taking the idea of parent accountability to a new level.

September 29, 2017

In a Rare Move for the Sector, Indiana's First Online Charter School to Close

Hoosier Academies Virtual's board voted this week not to re-up the school's charter contrac, because it didn't believe the school could make a successful case for renewal.

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 13, 2017

Pro-Charter School Group Fined for Alleged Campaign Finance Violations

Families for Excellent Schools has paid nearly a half million dollars to settle a campaign finance complaint with the state of Massachusetts.

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'.

August 30, 2017

Illinois Plans to Use Tax Credits to Send Thousands of Students to Private Schools

The state will join nearly 30 others that offer private school choice to families, a favorite policy initiative of the Trump administration.

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.

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