Posts Tagged ‘#schoolchoice’

Report: Excessive regulations hamper charter school progress

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Charter schools across the nation are increasingly subject to the same kinds of excessive regulations that have suppressed student achievement in the nation’s traditional public schools, according to a report from the American Enterprise Institute (AEI).
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Breaking down Nevada’s tax-credit scholarship bill

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CARSON CITY, Nev. – The Friedman Foundation team predicted Nevada would be the state “Most Likely to Succeed” in creating a new school choice program this year, and it appears it’s on its way.
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High-quality education is the civil rights issue of our era

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BOSTON – Black History Month may have come and gone but Pioneer believes we must fight year round to ensure that all children have access to a high-quality education without regard to zip code or race. Massachusetts has in the past and must continue to lead the way in this fight.
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Education Savings Accounts catching on in additional states

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Education Savings Accounts were first approved in Arizona in 2012 as a statewide reform. An ESA program underwent a fast implementation process in Florida in 2014, where this year 1,600 students received funds.
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Former teachers union lobbyist embraces school choice for his daughter

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RALEIGH – Brian Lewis used to fight school vouchers. He was the chief lobbyist for the North Carolina Association of Educators, the state teachers union. Vouchers threaten teachers unions’ power by diffusing children and education authority more broadly among parents and schools.
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Students excel when they decide where to attend school

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thomas Hayes enjoyed showing off his high school swag during National School Choice Week the last Friday in January. He wore the high school’s casual Friday uniform, as opposed to a handful of his fellow classmates who wore the Monday through Thursday formal uniform Archbishop Carroll High School requires its students to wear.
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