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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."

August 28, 2012

Study Examines Charters' Drain on Private Schools

Charter schools draw most of their students from traditional public schools, but they also pull substantial numbers from the private sector, especially in urban communities, a study finds.

August 21, 2012

Private Foundation to Manage Philadelphia Catholic Schools

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has announced that a private foundation will take control of the management and leadership of the 17 Catholic and a number of special education schools, in a city where Catholic education has suffered financially.

August 16, 2012

Louisiana High Court: Voucher Program Can Go Forward

Louisiana's Supreme Court refuses a request by teachers' unions and other school groups seeking to block the state's new private school voucher program from going forward.

August 13, 2012

Ryan Sticks to GOP Line on DC Voucher Program

Paul Ryan, who was recently named GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's running mate, supports increaing funding for the controverial private-school voucher program in the District of Columbia.

August 09, 2012

Pa. School Changes Stance, Will Admit Students With HIV

A Pennsylvania private school has reversed itself and said that a student who had been denied admission because he had HIV -- and other students with HIV -- will receive admission there.

August 03, 2012

Louisiana Voucher Schools Face the Index

The academic performance of private schools taking part in Louisiana's new voucher program will be judged on an "Scholarship Cohort Index."

August 02, 2012

Louisiana Schools Offered Legal Help in Voucher Fight

The Alliance for School Choice and the Institute for Justice are creating a legal defense fund to support private schools that want to take part in the state's new voucher program but fear a lawsuit from a teachers' union.

July 30, 2012

Lessons From Charter Schools for Catholic Education?

Charter schools' use of technology and academic strategies customized to the needs of individual students can serve as models for Catholic schools, which have struggled financially, a new report recommends.

July 27, 2012

Union Fights State Effort to Implement La. Voucher Program

A Louisiana teachers' union has sent a letter to private schools warning them not to participate in the state's new voucher program while legal challenges to it are ongoing. The letter has drawn an angry reaction from state officials.

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