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August 01, 2016

What Did Trump and Clinton Say About School Choice at Conventions?

School choice was a far larger topic at the Republican National Convention than it was at the Democratic gathering in Philadelphia last month.

February 25, 2016

Activists Will Discuss Future of Opt-Out Movement at Sold-Out Conference

Activists at United Opt Out's upcoming conference will work on ways to keep momentum going in their push against standardized tests, and to broaden their basket of issues.

August 05, 2015

California Parents May Choose Homeschooling to Avoid New Vaccine Law

Parents in California might choose to homeschool their kids to avoid the strict vaccine laws.

June 01, 2015

Los Angeles School Avoids Use of Parent-Trigger, District Plan Accepted

Parents of students attending a struggling Los Angeles Elementary School accept a comprehensive school reform plan from the Los Angeles Unified School District.

May 22, 2015

Test-Refusal Proponents Win Seats in New York School Board Elections

More than 50 of the roughly 70 candidates endorsed by a Long Island, N.Y. opt-out group won seats on their local school boards this week.

May 22, 2015

Teacher Union Legal Opposition to School Choice Stumbles in Florida, Louisiana

Rulings by judges in Florida and Louisiana derailed separate teacher-union led lawsuits that questioned how school choice programs are funded in those states.

April 24, 2015

New York City Parents Grade Mayor on Campaign Promises

New York City parents give Mayor Bill de Blasio unsatisfactory grades for failing to reduce class size and increase public accountability.

April 17, 2015

Mississippi Third State to Give Parents of Special Needs Students Scholarships

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 17, 2015

Texas Senate OKs Parent-Trigger Reboot, Tennessee Bill Stalls

While Tennessee's parent-trigger law fizzles, Texas lawmakers moved forward with a bill that could increase the number of schools eligible for sweeping changes, including charters.

March 27, 2015

N.J. Opt-Out Bill Gets Unanimous, Bipartisan Support in One Chamber

New Jersey school districts would be required to provide students who opt out of standardized testing an "educationally appropriate ungraded" activity under proposed legislature.

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