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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...

September 14, 2012

Where Are Students With Disabilities Going to School?

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

Ohio Voucher Program Attracts Students With Learning Disabilities

A new voucher program in Ohio for students with disabilities has attracted children with learning disabilities in particular.

June 28, 2012

New Choice Program in Mississippi Targets Children With Dyslexia

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

Lawyers: Oklahoma's Vouchers Don't Violate State Constitution

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.

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