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August 05, 2014

Judge Rejects Parents' Motion in Louisiana Voucher Case

A federal judge reaffirms his order that Louisiana must provide data regarding students served by its private-school voucher program to the U.S. Department of Justice.

July 25, 2014

Sen. Rand Paul Pushes School Choice at National Urban League Conference

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., a potential presidential contender, expressed his support for school choice policies at the National Urban League's annual conference.

July 23, 2014

Charter School Cap and Closure Laws Among Growing Policy Trends

Charter school authorizing, caps, and closures are among a group of policy trends highlighted in a report on charter laws by the Education Commission of the States.

July 16, 2014

Fla. Teachers' Union to Challenge State's Expanding Private School Choice Program

The Florida Education Association says it plans to take legal action over a new law expanding the state's tax-credit scholarship program.

July 14, 2014

Despite Challenges, La. Private School Voucher Program Is Growing

Louisiana's school voucher program has grown by 30 percent since it expanded statewide in 2012.

June 27, 2014

Survey Finds Parents Conflicted About Time Dedicated to Testing Students

Parents say assessments and test prep are stealing instructional time away from their children, according to a new survey.

June 27, 2014

District of Columbia Parents, Council Members Seek Boundary-Plan Delay

Plans to shift attendance zones in the District of Columbia Public Schools prompt parents to ask district leaders to slow down the overhaul.

June 17, 2014

Florida Parents, Teachers Unite to Seek Veto of School Voucher Bill

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is facing pressure from parents and teachers to veto legislation to increase scholarship amounts in the state's school voucher program.

June 12, 2014

Bill Would Give State Money to Delaware Parents For Private School Tuition, Fees

Low-income Delaware parents could use state money to pay for their children's private school tuition and tutoring programs under a bill sponsored by Republican lawmakers.

June 06, 2014

Philadelphia Parents Reject Charter School Option, Favor Staying District-Run

In the last month, parents at two Philadelphia public schools have refused to support plans for the district to transfer control of their schools to charter operators.

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