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April 29, 2011

'Any Time, Any Place' School Choice Plan in Michigan

Michigan's Republican governor, Rick Synder, unveiled a plan for sweeping changes in everything from early childhood to school choice and teacher education.

April 28, 2011

A Voucher Victory in Indiana, a Lawsuit in Idaho

Indiana laymakers have approved a major school voucher bill, which will be sent to the desk of Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels, who is the subject of major presidential buzz.

April 27, 2011

Teach for America Coming to Ohio

Teach for America, which trains and places young college graduates in schools, will be able to place its teachers in Ohio's schools, thanks to a new law signed by Gov. John Kasich.

April 27, 2011

A Big Year for Voucher Proposals

Republicans are pushing voucher proposals in states across the country, many of which would dramatically increase public access to private school funds.

April 26, 2011

Cato Analysis Raises Questions on Indiana Voucher Proposal

The Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank in Washington, that typically looks favorably on school choice, sees a potential financial downside to a measure supported by Gov. Mitch Daniels and Republican lawmakers.

April 26, 2011

A 'Superboard' to Oversee Education Spending?

Gov. John Kitzhaber has proposed the creation of a board that would oversee K-12 spending in the state, which has argues would create more coherent policy from early childhood education through college.

April 22, 2011

Indiana Voucher Bill Close to Becoming Law?

Indiana's state Senate has approved a measure that would create access for middle-income families for private-school vouchers. As it stands, it's one of the most ambitious voucher proposals ever offered in the states.

April 22, 2011

Fordham's Blueprint for Rewriting No Child Left Behind

The Thomas B. Fordham Institute releases its blueprint for reauthorizing No Child Left Behind. It calls for more competitive funding to states and schools, and more flexiblity on how states can meet high academic goals.

April 20, 2011

Oklahoma's Strange Schools Standoff

A standoff between Oklahoma's state schools chief and the board of education has resulted in two top aides in the department being paid through a nonprofit foundation.

April 19, 2011

Five New State Officials Join 'Chiefs for Change'

The group "Chiefs for Change," an effort by top state education officials to promote stronger testing, standards, teacher evaluation, and school choice, adds five more members.

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