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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.

March 20, 2017

Voucher Programs Expanding in States, But With Narrow Requirements

The Education Commission of the States released a state-by-state comparison of voucher programs that allow public funds to follow students to private schools.

March 16, 2017

School Choice a Big Winner in President Trump's Budget

President Donald Trump's proposed federal budget would carve more than $13 billion from federal education spending, but would boost investments on school choice initiatives like vouchers and charter school grants.

March 14, 2017

Tennessee Lawmakers Move on Voucher Bills as President Trump Lends Support

Lawmakers in Tennessee, Texas and Nevada are all considering legislation related to school vouchers or education savings this year.

March 06, 2017

Nationwide Voucher Program Could Cripple Most Districts, Report Argues

A new report from the left-leaning Center for American Progress finds that in 85 percent of school districts, vouchers could either fail or are very likely to fail. The Trump administration is mulling how to dramatically expand K-12 choice programs.

February 28, 2017

Trump Calls for Congress to Fund School Choice for Disadvantaged Students

Without any specifics, President Trump urged federal lawmakers to enact school choice legislation that would benefit "disadvantaged youth, including millions of African-American and Latino children."

February 16, 2017

One Week In, Betsy DeVos Continues Outreach to School Choice Supporters

In her first public address as a confirmed member of President Donald Trump's administration, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos chose to speak to members of the Magnet School Association of America.

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