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April 21, 2015

Tax-Credit Scholarships Get OK From Texas Senate; House to Follow?

Although the Texas Senate has approved the bill, the Texas House of Representatives has historically been hostile to private school choice legislation.

April 21, 2015

Texas Senate Approves Tax-Credit Scholarships; Will the House Go Along?

The bill would create scholarships worth up to $6,000 each for students to put towards the cost of attending private school. That's about three-quarters of what the state spends per student on public schools.

April 21, 2015

Why So Few Opportunities to Create New District Schools?

Deborah, last week you asked a terrific question: " How come there are so few Tony Alvarados to start districts (as the East Harlem district which allowed educators to create new schools within schools), or unions like Boston's to initiate Pilots (within district options?)." I asked people around the country, including teacher union presidents, former teachers/school administrators, and district and/or charter educators. Here's what they said.

April 15, 2015

What Does It Mean to Have 'More School Choice'? Part I

The idea that families should have more school choice has been one of the major themes of school reform over the past two decades. The expansion of charter schools, home schooling, and vouchers has been rapid and has changed the schooling landscape.

April 13, 2015

School Choice Backer Marco Rubio Throws Hat in GOP Presidential Ring

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who announced his candidacy for president Monday, is the third pro-school-choice, common-core-skeptical Republican senator to throw his hat in the ring.

April 10, 2015

Nevada Bill Giving Parents Private School Tuition Help Heads to Governor

Nevada businesses will receive tax-credits for donations they make to support scholarships for students to use to help pay their private school tuition.

April 09, 2015

Creativity, Cartels, and the Supply Side of Choice-Based Reform

School choice debates often ignore a central issue: the supply side. The supply side has immense creative potential and can shatter existing cartels.

March 27, 2015

Study Says Some New Orleans Principals Cherry-Picked Students

Other New Orleans public school principals responded to competitive pressure by improving academic programs or opening new schools.

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.

March 19, 2015

Alabama Lawmakers Pass Charter School Bill

The Black Alliance for Educational Options calls Alabama's charter school legislation a "victory" for parents and community members.

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