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.
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March 30, 2015
March 26, 2015
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
Proposals on the table include a pilot voucher program and a bill to provide more advocacy and information to parents.
June 20, 2014
Voucher supporters say that information from the investigation will be used to damage choice programs in the state.
April 03, 2014
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
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
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 08, 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.