Efforts to promote school choice, while mostly limited thus far to disadvantaged communities, can thrive in the suburbs, argues Mike Petrilli, a Fordham Institute official and former education adviser in George W. Bush's administration.
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In a victory for Pennsylvania's Republican governor, Tom Corbett, the state has approved an expansion of tax credits to business that offer private school scholarships.
July 02, 2012
A proposal to open a statewide virtual charter school in North Carolina has been rejected by a Wake County judge, who said the plan did not get the necesssary approval from the state board of education.
June 28, 2012
New Hampshire lawmakers overrode a veto by the governor to create a new system to provide tax credits in support of private school vouchers for students.
June 20, 2012
Congressional lawmakers this week said they'd reached a deal with the Obama administration to allow for growth in the D.C. voucher program, but the U.S. Department of Education says it's not so.
June 05, 2012
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June 01, 2012
Virginia's Republican attorney general says that a new tax credit program that funds scholarships for students to attend private schools does not violate the state's constitution.
May 30, 2012
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May 24, 2012
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May 24, 2012
GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney touts vouchers, charters, and open enrollment in a new education plan unveiled Wednesday.