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.
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April 21, 2015
March 03, 2015
The Alabama Accountability Act allows people and businesses to claim tax credits for donations to scholarships for students to use toward private school tuition.
February 27, 2015
The annual NAIS conference tackled new issues surrounding blended learning and perennial issues like recruiting students.
February 26, 2015
Ethnic and gender diversity has been the topic of several sessions at the National Association of Independent Schools' annual conference taking place in Boston this week.
February 26, 2015
This year's conference is being billed as having a focus on innovation and blended learning, but many other topics are on tap.
January 26, 2015
More than 11,000 events celebrating school choice are planned in all 50 states throughout the week.
January 23, 2015
On this week's roundup: why private schools opt out of voucher programs and a peak behind the scenes of KIPP's intensive principal training program.
January 21, 2015
Education Week's special report examines KIPP's intensive training for up-and-coming principals, as well other issues relevant to charter and private school leadership.
October 30, 2014
The New Mexico state Court of Appeals has ruled that it is constitutional for the state to provide textbooks to private and religious schools. Meanwhile, the Washington Supreme Court hears legal arguments in a challenge to the state's charter law, and a Louisiana judge says a decision on a lawsuit over charter school funding will be coming soon.
September 24, 2014
A year into his job running the National Association of Independent Schools, NAIS President John Chubb speaks with EW opinion blogger Peter Gow about issues facing private education.