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July 21, 2020

DeVos Continues School Choice Push With New Grants for Native American Students

DeVos announced the $15 million "Accessing Choices in Education" grants on July 17, and she linked the new competition to the pandemic and the need for education to be more "student-centered."

July 20, 2020

Governors Direct Federal COVID-19 Aid to Private School Scholarships

The governors of Oklahoma and South Carolina have directed significant portions of their states' federal education relief aid to fund private school scholarships.

July 02, 2020

Trump Team Signals Support for More School Relief, Private School Choice Plan

As Trump officials voiced support for additional aid for K-12 schools, opponents criticized a report that the White House will push for a private school choice plan in the next relief package.

June 30, 2020

What the Supreme Court's Ruling on Religious Schools Means in Practice

Groups on all sides of the debate over private school choice agree that a U.S. Supreme Court ruling will be tremendously consequential. But it may take some time for the ripple effects to spread.

June 23, 2020

As Protesters Call for Racial Equity, Trump Team Promotes School Choice

As protesters around the country continue to call for racial justice, President Donald Trump, his campaign, and his administration have focused on a familiar issue: school choice.

May 05, 2020

Court Bars Tennessee From Starting School Voucher Program

A court said legislators violated the state's constitution when they passed a law that targeted specific areas to be included in the program without local consent.

April 07, 2020

Charter Schools Eye Coronavirus Relief Aimed at Small Businesses

Some advocates have urged charter schools to apply for small business assistance included in the CARES Act, the recently enacted $2 trillion coronavirus relief package.

March 04, 2020

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib Seeks 'Necessary Oversight' of Charter Schools

Among several new mandates, the COAT Act from Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., would require charter-management organizations to hold "publicly disclosed and publicly accessible meetings."

February 25, 2020

Democrats Press D.C. Voucher Program for Information on Student Civil Rights

Lawmakers' concerns come as the Trump administration seeks to boost private school choice programs through a federal tax credit.

February 05, 2020

'Government Schools' or Public Schools? Trump, DeVos, and the Language of School Choice

The phrase "government schools" dates back decades to the earliest origins of the school choice movement. Here's why Trump may have used used it in his State of the Union address.

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