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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.

November 06, 2018

Charter School Backers and Teachers' Unions Square Off In California's State Superintendent Race

A California election for an education post is smashing campaign spending records again, largely fueled by wealthy charter school boosters and teachers' unions.

October 19, 2018

Arizona Voters Will Determine Whether to Massively Expand School Voucher Eligibility

The push to make 1.1 million of Arizona's school children eligible for vouchers has been both contentious and confounding,with questions about whether voters are interpreting the ballot language correctly.

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.

July 24, 2018

Fired KIPP Co-Founder Mike Feinberg to Help Start New Schools

After being fired from KIPP over allegations of sexual misconduct, the network's co-founder Michael Feinberg is launching a new organization called the Texas School Venture Fund that will help set up new schools in the state.

June 28, 2018

How the Janus Decision Could Fuel the Growth of Charter Schools and Vouchers

In the bruising arena of school choice and electoral politics, teachers' unions have long been the primary opposition to efforts to expand charter schools and vouchers at the ballot box.

March 13, 2018

In a Big Win for Charter School Advocates, Louisiana Supreme Court Rules Charter Funding Is Constitutional

Charter advocates have been fighting back similar legal challenges in other states.

January 22, 2018

National School Choice Week: Annual Public Relations Campaign Kicks Off

The week-long campaign highlighting school choice will feature events in dozens of cities nationwide with organizers projecting that 6.7 million people will participate.

January 19, 2018

Want to Become an Education 'Reformer'? There Are Online Courses for That

A number of free, online courses are offered to help local advocates and lawmakers get steeped in education policy and related issues with the goal of more effectively pushing for changes to public schools, such as expanding choice or stricter accountability for teachers.

January 11, 2018

How DeVos, Trump, and Midterm Elections May Affect New School Choice Laws

Midterm elections—not necessarily U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and President Donald Trump—are likely to have the most impact on efforts to expand school choice in the states in 2018, advocates say.

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