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August 02, 2012

Louisiana Schools Offered Legal Help in Voucher Fight

The Alliance for School Choice and the Institute for Justice are creating a legal defense fund to support private schools that want to take part in the state's new voucher program but fear a lawsuit from a teachers' union.

July 30, 2012

Lessons From Charter Schools for Catholic Education?

Charter schools' use of technology and academic strategies customized to the needs of individual students can serve as models for Catholic schools, which have struggled financially, a new report recommends.

July 27, 2012

Union Fights State Effort to Implement La. Voucher Program

A Louisiana teachers' union has sent a letter to private schools warning them not to participate in the state's new voucher program while legal challenges to it are ongoing. The letter has drawn an angry reaction from state officials.

July 24, 2012

Making the Case for School Choice in the Suburbs

Efforts to promote school choice, while mostly limited thus far to disadvantaged communities, can thrive in the suburbs, argues Mike Petrilli, a Fordham Institute official and former education adviser in George W. Bush's administration.

July 03, 2012

Pennsylvania Approves Tax Credit Expansion

In a victory for Pennsylvania's Republican governor, Tom Corbett, the state has approved an expansion of tax credits to business that offer private school scholarships.

June 28, 2012

Action on Private School Scholarships in New Hampshire, Other States

New Hampshire lawmakers overrode a veto by the governor to create a new system to provide tax credits in support of private school vouchers for students.

June 20, 2012

Breaking Down Special-Needs Counts in Charters

Fewer of the public schools that have relatively big populations of students with disabilities tend to be charter schools, according to a new federal study.

June 05, 2012

In Search of Innovation? Look to Charters, Not Private Schools

A study examines whether school choice, through private school choice programs and charter schools, contributes to new school models, attracting entrepreneurs, and bringing about innovation.

June 01, 2012

Virginia Attorney General: Tax Credit Program Is Legal

Virginia's Republican attorney general says that a new tax credit program that funds scholarships for students to attend private schools does not violate the state's constitution.

May 30, 2012

Gauging Charters' Impact on Catholic Schools

A new paper argues that charter schools are hurting Catholic schools by luring their students away, particularly at elementary and middle school grades.

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