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April 19, 2013

Vouchers Improve Academic Outcomes, Lower Ed. Costs, Report Says

A study by a school choice advocacy organization found that such programs improve academic outcomes for students and reduce costs for taxpayers.

February 04, 2013

Gov. Perry Pushes for More Charters, Vouchers in Texas

In a speech to the state board of education, Gov. Rick Perry advocated for opening more charter schools and implementing a voucher program in Texas.

January 23, 2013

Savings From Vouchers Debated in Texas School Finance Trial

A school-funding trial in Texas has given voucher advocates a platform to argue that that strategy could save public schools money.

December 13, 2012

Many Factors to Consider in School of Choice Funding Formulas

The National Education Policy Center's managing director William Mathis outlines the many factors at play in creating school funding formulas for schools of choice.

December 01, 2012

Court Rejects Louisiana's Broad Voucher Program

A state court judge sides with critics of Louisiana's sweeping new voucher program, and rules that it violates the state's constitution.

September 26, 2012

Deal Possible to End N.H. Charter Moratorium

New Hampshire's board of education recently imposed a moratorium on new charter schools, but the panel's chairman says an agreement is possible to end it.

August 21, 2012

Private Foundation to Manage Philadelphia Catholic Schools

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has announced that a private foundation will take control of the management and leadership of the 17 Catholic and a number of special education schools, in a city where Catholic education has suffered financially.

August 17, 2012

State-Local Standoff Over Charters in Tennessee

Tennessee's state board of education has directed Nashville school officials to approve a new charter school, but local officials are vowing to fight that effort, saying they have concerns about the school's application.

August 15, 2012

Schools Look to Private Sector for Savings in Michigan

A survey of school districts in Michigan shows that private contracting for services such as food service and transportation is on the rise among the state's school districts.

August 07, 2012

Charter School to Share Analytical Tools Nationwide

Aspire Public Schools, a California charter school operator, says it will make Schoolzilla, its tool for analyzing student performance, available for free to schools around the country.

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