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June 25, 2014

Final Questions

In our final week, we ask each other the lingering short questions that hadn't made it into our previous conversations.

June 06, 2014

Study Sheds Light on Nation's Most Common School Choice Policy

A large-scale analysis of multiple years of Colorado data finds that low-income students are less likely to transfer between school districts and more likely to return to their home districts if they do transfer.

January 08, 2014

New Orleans, New York City Top List of Friendliest Cities for School Choice

Washington-based think tank the Brookings Institution released its annual report ranking 107 school districts based on how well school choice can thrive.

July 29, 2013

Waitlist for La.'s Course Choice Program Grows to Over 1,000

The state department of education is now scrambling to scrape together additional funding to accommodate the influx of requests.

July 11, 2013

Open Enrollment in Districts: Choices and Consequences

The Education Commission of the States released a paper on open enrollment policies.

February 06, 2013

GAO Examines Challenges Facing Charters on Military Bases

A Government Accountability Office review examines the operations, and the challenges facing eight charter schools in place on U.S. military bases.

December 11, 2012

La. Gov. Jindal Frames School Choice as a Matter of Equality

Gov. Bobby Jindal, who has promoted vouchers in his state, described teacher unions as a major obstacle to the expansion of school choice. Unions have been sharply critical of the governor's agenda, saying it undermines public education.

September 21, 2012

Ky. Court Sides With School Boards on School Assignment

Kentucky's Supreme Court says that school boards have broad powers to assign students to schools over the wishes of parents, who may want a spot for their children in the nearest one.

September 17, 2012

Open-Enrollment Charter Says It's Giving Up on Nashville, for Now

Great Hearts Academies, an Arizona charter school operator, says it will give up on its application to open a charter in Nashville after seeing the local school board reject its requests to do so.

August 29, 2012

School Choice, and Cultural Identity, in GOP Platform

The Republican platform argues in favor of vouchers, charters, and other versions of school choice, and against "centralizing forces seeking to remake America."

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