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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.

November 08, 2017

Union-Backed Candidates Win Control of Key District in Battle Over Vouchers

The union victory will likely spell the end of a Colorado county's school-voucher program as well as a high-profile lawsuit that could have become a vehicle for expanding vouchers across the country.

November 02, 2017

This District Is the Latest Front in the Fight Over School Choice

Two things are at stake: the pro-school choice majority on school board in Colorado's Douglas County and the fate of a lawsuit over school vouchers that could land back in the U.S. Supreme Court.

October 25, 2017

The Only National Black School Choice Advocacy Group Is Folding

The Black Alliance for Educational Options has been advocating for school choice for low-income and working class African-American families for nearly 20 years.

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 26, 2017

In State With Robust Private-School Vouchers, Many Families Don't Know They Exist

Despite increased attention brought on by the Trump Administration, a new poll finds many Indiana families are unaware of the state's voucher programs.

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.

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