The state budget includes $8 million that can be used to help provide vouchers of up to $10,000 for students with disabilities to attend private schools.
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June 20, 2013
February 22, 2013
Gov. Scott Walker proposes spending $21 million over two years on a program that would help families of children with disabilities to pay for private school.
November 21, 2012
The state's Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarship program has now survived two years of court challenges.
November 07, 2012
The prospect of federal vouchers for students with disabilities seems to have dimmed for now because of Gov. Mitt Romney's defeat in the presidential election Tuesday. But in pockets across the country, voters took action in other ways that will directly affect special education students. In St. L...
September 14, 2012
National trends show students with disabilities are more likely to stay in traditional public schools as peers leave for charters and private schools, but some states are showing an alternate pattern.
September 10, 2012
A new voucher program in Ohio for students with disabilities has attracted children with learning disabilities in particular.
June 27, 2012
A new Mississippi law gives children with dyslexia the option of using vouchers to attend private schools, or another public school, if the schools have dyslexia-specific instruction. The law, which takes effect next week, was championed by Republican Gov. Phil Bryant, who has said he struggled wit...
June 21, 2012
A nonprofit law firm argues that the state law creating the vouchers doesn't violate the Oklahoma constitution's prohibition on using taxpayer money to support religious efforts.
June 08, 2012
Yes, according to an attorney whose son with autism is in a private school, at New York City's expense.
May 23, 2012
Students who use the choice option to attend private schools would have to participate in state standardized testing, and states getting federal money for disadvantaged students and students with disabilities will have to create open-enrollment plans.