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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.

February 17, 2015

Kansas Lawmakers Mull Attaching Common-Core Repeal to Budget Bill

Last year, changes to teacher tenure and school choice were tacked onto the state K-12 spending plan. Could the same happen again for a common-core repeal effort this year?

February 13, 2015

Before Common Core: Jeb Bush's 2005 Emails Show His Thinking on Standards

"If they are weak, let us strengthen them," the then-Florida governor wrote in an email from 10 years ago after a negative report about the state's content standards.

February 10, 2015

Steering Clear of Common Core, Jeb Bush Decries Schools That Fail Poor Students

Bush, the former Florida governor who is mulling a White House run, advocated for choice, assessment, and a low-profile for federal policymakers in K-12.

February 10, 2015

GOP Lawmakers, Advocates Discuss School Choice at Washington Forum

The real star of the day, however, was Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, the Republican presidential hopeful who is spending the early part of this week in the nation's capital.

February 09, 2015

GOP Lawmakers Talk Plans for NCLB Rewrite at School Choice Jamboree

The real star of the day, however, was Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, the Republican presidential hopeful who is spending the early part of this week in the nation's capital.

February 05, 2015

La. Gov. Bobby Jindal Slams Pro-Common-Core 'Elites' Who Insult Parents

In his speech to a conservative group in Washington, the Louisiana Republican said, "I have more confidence in the moms in this room than any collection of bureaucrats."

February 04, 2015

Four Things Sen. Alexander Says the Feds Can Do to Expand School Choice

Speaking at an event in Washington for the release of the Brookings Institution's 2014 Education Choice and Competition Index, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said to "put the money in the kid's backpack."

February 04, 2015

Access and Quality Vital to Growth of School Choice, Report Says

Using data from the 2013-14 school year, the Brookings Institution's 2014 Education Choice and Competition Index ranks districts based on how many school choice options and supports families can access.

February 03, 2015

Bringing Charter School Control Closer to Constituents

Deborah Meier and Joe Nathan debate the merits of public vs. private control of schools. What can democratic systems teach us about school governance?

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