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November 30, 2017

School Voucher Programs Leave Parents in the Dark on Disability Rights, Feds Say

The vast majority of families using private school vouchers for children with disabilities are participating in programs that provide inaccurate or no information at all on the federal protections they are giving up, according to a report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

November 17, 2017

'Precious Little Evidence' That Vouchers Improve Achievement, Recent Research Finds

Several new studies on large-scale voucher programs has complicated debates recently over private school choice—policies which allow families to use public money or aid to attend private schools, including religious ones.

October 02, 2017

Why Have Homeschooling Numbers Flattened Out After a Decade of Growth?

A number of factors could be at play, from the growth of charter schools and private school vouchers, to economic pressures that made it impossible for families to keep one parent at home educating their children.

September 27, 2017

Florida's School Choice Program Drove Up College Enrollment Rates, Study Finds

An Urban Institute study has found that students attending private school with the help of a state-sponsored program in Florida enrolled in college at higher rates than their public school peers, but participation in the program did not boost rates of degree attainment.

September 01, 2017

What Makes Illinois' New Private School Choice Program Unique?

Illinois lawmakers have created a program to use tax-credits to send thousands of kids to private schools. But the program has testing and anti-discrimination requirements that make it unique from other states'.

August 30, 2017

Illinois Plans to Use Tax Credits to Send Thousands of Students to Private Schools

The state will join nearly 30 others that offer private school choice to families, a favorite policy initiative of the Trump administration.

August 15, 2017

Why Has Charter School Popularity Suddenly Dropped Off?

Pollsters hypothesize that the causes may include changing dynamics within the Democratic Party, as well as high-profile debates over charter school expansion.

July 14, 2017

School Vouchers Don't Exist in Texas. Republican Opposition Is the Reason.

Private school choice supporters continue to hit a wall of opposition made up by not only by Democrats, but also members of their own party. In particular, Republicans from rural areas.

May 24, 2017

Trump's Budget Disappoints Many School Choice Advocates Too

Although school choice was a clear winner in President Trump's proposed budget, many school choice advocates were hesitant in their support of the spending plan.

April 05, 2017

Most States Are Pushing Private School Choice Bills, But Some Are Faltering

Bills to expand or create new public school choice options, including vouchers, have been introduced in 34 states, but some have failed despite the Trump administration's enthusiasm for expanding choice.

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