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July 13, 2015

Wisconsin Special Needs Vouchers Survive Controversial Start, Opposition

Wisconsin special education students who have been denied open enrollment into other school districts are now eligible for $12,000 private school voucher.

March 30, 2015

Mississippi to Add Third Voucher Program for Students in Special Education

Gov. Phil Bryant has signaled his intent to sign a bill that would provide $6,500 yearly that students with disabilities can use on educational expenses.

March 26, 2015

Tennessee Lawmakers Considering Special Education Voucher Law

The proposal would allow any of the state's students covered under the IDEA to use state and local funds for private education, including college courses.

January 28, 2015

Mississippi Lawmakers Tackle Special Education Woes Through Competing Bills

Proposals on the table include a pilot voucher program and a bill to provide more advocacy and information to parents.

June 20, 2014

Wisconsin Investigating Voucher Use by Students With Disabilities

Voucher supporters say that information from the investigation will be used to damage choice programs in the state.

April 03, 2014

Mississippi Special Education Voucher Bill Defeated

The bill would have provided up to $6,000 for some special education students to use for private school or tutoring, but voucher opponents pushed back hard.

June 20, 2013

South Carolina May Be Next Special Education Voucher State

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.

February 22, 2013

Revival of Wisconsin Special Education Voucher Plan Draws Jeers, Cheers

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

Oklahoma Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Special Needs Vouchers

The state's Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarship program has now survived two years of court challenges.

November 08, 2012

Special Education Featured in Some Facets of Election

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...

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