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June 05, 2017

'Vouchers for All' Program Will Remain Unfunded in Nevada

State Democrats have successfully blocked a Republican-led effort to find a new funding source for the state's education savings account program, which would have offered all public school students in the state money for private school tuition.

June 02, 2017

Nevada's Once 'Unprecedented' School Choice Program Is on Thin Ice

The future of Nevada's education savings account program is caught up in a funding fight between Republicans and Democrats.

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.

May 18, 2017

Arizona's Expansive Voucher-Like Program May Face Challenge at Ballot Box

A new group called Save Our Schools Arizona is collecting signatures to put a referendum on the ballot to halt the recent expansion of Arizona's voucher program, which is scheduled to take effect in August.

May 14, 2017

Most Americans Don't Know Much About School Choice. But Many Like It.

A new poll finds most people know little about charter schools and private-school vouchers, despite the high-profile attention school choice has received under President Donald Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

May 03, 2017

Trump Talks Up D.C. Vouchers Amid Questions About Their Academic Benefits

At an event promoting school choice at the White House, Trump praised the Opportunity Scholarship Program for improving children's lives and for its high graduation rate.

May 03, 2017

New Studies of Federal Vouchers Can't Use 'Gold Standard' Research

In its bipartisan budget deal, Congress inserted language that will prohibit the use of the most-rigorous scientific research methods for new evaluations of the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship program.

April 27, 2017

D.C. Vouchers Show Negative Impact on Student Achievement, Study Finds

Critics of the federally funded voucher program quickly pounced on the study's findings to throw cold water on the Trump administration's push to expand private school voucher programs.

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.

March 21, 2017

Trump Wants to Use Title I to Boost School Choice, But the Devil's in the Details

The Politics K-12's team took a look at Trump's proposal to use $1 billion in additional Title I aid to states to encourage public school choice.

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