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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?

February 05, 2018

Can Converting to Charter Status Save Struggling Catholic Schools?

After Tennessee lawmakers abandoned a push to create school vouchers, several struggling Memphis Catholic schools hope to remain open by converting into charter schools.

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.

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.

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.

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