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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.

March 19, 2015

Open Enrollment, Easier Path for National Charter Operators Considered in Fla. Bill

A wide-reaching bill from a Florida senator who previously backed a parent-trigger law would affect open-enrollment and charter school policies.

March 19, 2015

Bill Allowing Charter Schools Passes in Alabama, Awaits Gov. Bentley's Signature

If Gov. Robert Bentley signs the legislation allowing charter schools, the number of states not allowing charters will drop to seven.

February 24, 2015

Indiana Voucher Enrollment Jumps Nearly 50 Percent From Last Year

In total, Hoosier State students were eligible to receive almost $116 million in voucher funds this school year, compared to $81 million last year.

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