The state department of education is now scrambling to scrape together additional funding to accommodate the influx of requests.
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August 01, 2013
July 11, 2013
A new state law requires public school boards in Louisiana to create foreign-language immersion programs if they receive a written request from at least 25 parents.
June 10, 2013
In states where parents can exercise choice about which schools their children attend, more effort should be made to help those parents understand the data collected about schools, and to ensure the information is what they need to reliably compare schools, according to a new report.
May 30, 2013
Students in Louisiana's voucher program performed worse on state tests than public school students statewide, and seven private schools will no longer be able to accept voucher students because of low scores.
May 14, 2013
For the third time since California's "parent trigger" law passed, parents have filed a petition for the transformation of a California elementary school. This time, parents are demanding removal of the school's administrators.
May 08, 2013
A new poll commissioned by a foundation that supports school choice finds that 66 percent of mothers with school-age children support educational vouchers, and 69 percent support tax-credit scholarships to choose their children's schools.
April 30, 2013
For the second year in a row, Florida lawmakers rejected a measure that would have let parents initiate overhaul of a struggling school through a petition.
April 11, 2013
Several organizations recently released report cards about how states compare on educational outcomes and parental choice.
April 05, 2013
Parents at 24th Street Elementary School in Los Angeles will decide on Tuesday, April 9 whether to approve a hybrid charter model improve their struggling school.
March 26, 2013
The Indiana Supreme Court upheld the state's school voucher program today, rejecting claims that it disproportionately benefited religious-based schools.