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February 25, 2019

Striking Teachers Are Targeting Charter Schools. But Are Charters Really a Threat?

Charter schools educate only about 7 percent of all public school students. But in some cities, charter schools have made significant inroads.

December 27, 2018

N.Y. Private Schools Didn't Have to Report Abuse to Police. A New Law Changes That.

Private schools in New York soon will be required to report suspected sexual abuse of students in their schools to law enforcement, bringing the independent schools under the same rules as public schools.

November 30, 2018

Can A Private School Receiving Voucher Money Ban a Student Over Dreadlocks?

The ACLU and NAACP have filed formal civil rights complaints against the school for its dress code policies, another case that highlights the blurring lines in public oversight for private schools that accept state aid in the form of vouchers.

November 07, 2018

Expansion of School Vouchers Gets Trounced in Arizona

Proposition 305 had become one of the most contentious ballot-box battles over school choice in the 2018 midterm elections. But its loss is not necessarily a defeat for school choice advocates.

September 18, 2018

Who Benefits From Tax Breaks for Private School Scholarships? A New GAO Report Breaks It Down

Tax-credit scholarship programs, the lesser-known cousin to school vouchers and another school choice policy promoted by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, are the subject of a new Government Accountability Office report.

August 28, 2018

How a Trump Administration Tax Rule Could Hurt School Vouchers

Private school choice advocates are worried that tax-credit scholarship programs are getting swept into a crackdown by the Trump Administration on blue states trying to circumvent parts of the new GOP tax law.

August 21, 2018

Is 'Voucher' a Bad Word? What the Public Thinks About School Choice

In the era of Betsy DeVos, public opinion may have soured on the word voucher, but not the idea, a new poll finds.

March 22, 2018

Will a 'School Choice for All' Program Survive the Ballot Box in Arizona?

An Arizona Supreme Court ruling has paved the way for a voter referendum on the state's ambitious plan to expand eligibility for a private school choice program to all public school students.

March 21, 2018

In Cities With Lots of School Choice, Black Students Have Longer Commutes

That was one among a myriad of findings from an analysis by the Urban Institute of student travel patterns across cities that offer a lot of school choice.

February 09, 2018

Charter Schools May Come to Puerto Rico, But Don't Expect Another New Orleans

Puerto Rico is looking to charter schools and school vouchers to help rebuild and improve its education system post-Hurricane Maria. But is it really on track to implement a New Orleans-style overhaul of its schools?

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