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August 01, 2013

La.'s Course Choice Program Waitlist Exceeds 1,000 Students

The state department of education is now scrambling to scrape together additional funding to accommodate the influx of requests.

July 11, 2013

Louisiana Law Allows Parents To Petition For Foreign Languages

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

Report: Parents Need Comparable Data, Tools to Make School Choices

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

Test Scores of La. Voucher Students Below State Average

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

Third California 'Parent Trigger' Petition Submitted

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

Choice-Group Poll: Mothers Back Vouchers, Tax-Credit Scholarships

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

Florida 'Parent Trigger' Law Fails—Again

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

Organizations Vie for Parent Attention with 'Report Cards'

Several organizations recently released report cards about how states compare on educational outcomes and parental choice.

April 05, 2013

Parents at Los Angeles Elementary School to Vote on Charter Proposal

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

Indiana Supreme Court Keeps School Voucher Program Intact

The Indiana Supreme Court upheld the state's school voucher program today, rejecting claims that it disproportionately benefited religious-based schools.

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