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March 04, 2015

Federal Lawmakers Advocate for D.C. Schools Voucher Program

The D.C. Opportunity Scholarship, which provides low-income students with up to $12,000 for use at private schools, has been a pet project of Speaker of the House John Boehner.

March 03, 2015

D.C. School Vouchers Once Again Caught Up in Federal Fiscal Fight

The voucher program, which provides low-income students with up to $12,000 for use at private schools, is no stranger to testy funding battles.

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 24, 2015

Indiana Private Schools Could Get Nearly $116 Million in State's Voucher Program

Two new reports detail the exponential growth of the state's school voucher program.

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 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."

January 29, 2015

Mississippi Parents Could Receive Money, Vouchers For Special Needs Students

Two competing pieces of legislation in Mississippi could funnel funds into the hands of parents to help educate children with special needs.

January 28, 2015

Mississippi Lawmakers Tackle Special Education Woes Through Competing Bills

Proposals on the table include a pilot voucher program and a bill to provide more advocacy and information to parents.

January 27, 2015

Scrapping Federally Mandated Tests Will Hurt School Choice, Advocates Say

How can parents make smart decisions about where to spend their vouchers or which charter schools to pick if they don't have annual testing data at their fingertips?

January 26, 2015

How Language in NCLB Draft Bill Affects School Choice

Advocates for school districts see Title I portability as a pit-stop on the highway that leads to voucherville.

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