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February 15, 2017

From Charter Schools to Vouchers: School Choice Bills to Watch This Year

Although Betsy DeVos' confirmation as education secretary highlighted the debates over school vouchers and charter schools, it's in statehouses where most school choice education policy is made.

January 19, 2017

Nevada Governor Proposes Funding to Revive Sweeping School Choice Program

Gov. Brian Sandoval proposed $60 million in his state budget plan to reboot Nevada's education savings account program which has been in legal limbo.

January 18, 2017

Florida Supreme Court Rejects Lawsuit Challenging Private School Choice

The Florida Tax Credit Scholarship program is a voucher-like program that helps nearly 98,000 low-income students in Florida pay for tuition at private schools.

January 04, 2017

Why Michigan Doesn't Have School Vouchers and Probably Never Will

Betsy DeVos has been influential in shaping school choice policy in Michigan, but has not succeeded in bringing a school voucher program to her home state.

December 22, 2016

School Choice, Explained (Video)

Education Week reporter Arianna Prothero explains the different forms of public and private school choice: charter schools, vouchers, tax-credit scholarships and education savings accounts.

December 13, 2016

Private School Parents Most Satisfied With Their School Choice, Studies Find

While all parents are generally satisfied with their childrens' schools, those whose kids attend private schools are the most pleased, according to new analyses from the journal Education Next.

November 28, 2016

Why Trump's Plan for a Massive School Voucher Program Might Not Work

Will billionaire Betsy DeVos' nomination as Education Secretary be a boon for school choice at the expense of traditional public schools? Here's what we know.

September 13, 2016

Private School Choice Programs Muddle Delivery of Federal Services, Says GAO

The Government Accountability Office also says the Education Department should give states and districts guidance on this issue.

September 08, 2016

Trump Says He'll Be 'Nation's Biggest Cheerleader for School Choice'

During a visit to an Ohio charter school, the GOP presidential nominee pitched a plan to offer states the chance to use $20 billion in federal money to create school vouchers.

July 15, 2016

Mich. Governor Requests Court to Weigh in on Legality of Private School Funding

The state's budget sets aside $2.5 million to help private schools meet state mandates.

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