Archive for the ‘School Choice’ Category

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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Funding school choice requires reading the fine print

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HARRISBURG, Pa. – Local school district officials in Pennsylvania often claim they are losing out if or when students choose to attend an alternative school, like cyber schools, charter schools or home schools. The days of that argument could be numbered, as school choice continues to gain momentum.
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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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Scott Walker seeks to expand Wisconsin school choice

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MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker wants to lift the cap on the state’s private school voucher program and to create a statewide board to authorize new charter schools – both of which would greatly expand education options for low-income families.
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