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April 17, 2015

Mississippi Passes New School Choice Program for Students with Special Needs

The parents of 500 Mississippi special needs students will receive $6,500 to pay for their children's education, including therapy, tutors and even private school tuition.

April 15, 2015

Ohio Lawmakers Make Bipartisan Push for More Charter School Oversight

Two state senators, one Democrat and one Republican, introduced a bill that would require more transparency and oversight in the state's charter sector.

April 15, 2015

Schools Can't Improve Without Support for Low-Income Students

Can we increase student achievement without addressing high concentrations of poverty? Teacher Cristina Duncan Evans explains why we can't.

April 12, 2015

Policy Leaders: Stop Blaming Educators and Help Us Change the System Instead

Come together and build a new design to offer an alternative rather than waste creative energy trying to find new ways to tear down the existing schools and the professionals who work in them.

April 07, 2015

Nevada Lawmakers Send Private School Choice Bill to Governor

The program, proposed by the Governor, grants tax-credits to businesses for donations they make to support scholarships for students to use toward private school tuition.

April 07, 2015

Idaho School Budget Brings Teacher Raises, Advancement Opportunities

Idaho legislators have passed a budget that will increase funding for schools in the state by 7.4 percent and fund a program that will increase teacher salaries over the next five years.

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

Charter Schools Featured in Wide-Ranging Florida Education 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 16, 2015

Q&A: The Charter School Bills One Leading Advocate Is Watching

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools' policy expert Todd Ziebarth weighs in on what's brewing in state legislatures.

March 09, 2015

Idaho Legislature Passes Short-Term Fix for Broadband Issue

Idaho lawmakers allocated new money for school broadband access, ensuring districts have continued Internet access following a court ruling last year which voided the statewide broadband contract.

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