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April 17, 2015

Mississippi Passes New School Choice Program for Students with Special Needs

The parents of 500 Mississippi special needs students will receive $6,500 to pay for their children's education, including therapy, tutors and even private school tuition.

April 07, 2015

Nevada Lawmakers Send Private School Choice Bill to Governor

The program, proposed by the Governor, grants tax-credits to businesses for donations they make to support scholarships for students to use toward private school tuition.

April 01, 2015

School Voucher Numbers Are Growing, and So Is Accountability, Says Report

The policy brief from Indiana University's Center for Evaluation and Education Policy examines general education vouchers in Indiana, Louisiana, Wisconsin, and Ohio.

March 26, 2015

Tennessee Lawmakers Consider New Type of School Voucher Program

The proposal would allow any of the state's students covered under the IDEA to use state and local funds for private education, including college courses.

March 17, 2015

School Voucher Proposals to Watch: Q&A With Advocate, Part 2

Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice's policy expert Leslie Hiner weighs in on what's cooking in state legislatures.

March 13, 2015

Charters & Choice News Roundup: Former NBA Star Makes Pitch for Vouchers

This week in the Charters & Choice news roundup: While former NBA star Allan Houston pushes for vouchers in Tennessee, Arizona and Florida pilot a radical new kind of choice program.

March 03, 2015

D.C. School Vouchers Once Again Caught Up in Federal Fiscal Fight

The voucher program, which provides low-income students with up to $12,000 for use at private schools, is no stranger to testy funding battles.

February 24, 2015

Indiana Private Schools Could Get Nearly $116 Million in State's Voucher Program

Two new reports detail the exponential growth of the state's school voucher program.

February 04, 2015

Four Things Sen. Alexander Says the Feds Can Do to Expand School Choice

Speaking at an event in Washington for the release of the Brookings Institution's 2014 Education Choice and Competition Index, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said to "put the money in the kid's backpack."

January 27, 2015

Scrapping Federally Mandated Tests Will Hurt School Choice, Advocates Say

How can parents make smart decisions about where to spend their vouchers or which charter schools to pick if they don't have annual testing data at their fingertips?

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