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Nebraska school choice supporters say high court ruling provides 'momentum'
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Jun 22, 8:36 AM: School choice advocates in Nebraska called the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on a tuition assistance program in Maine "a monumental and motivating win." Opponents, meanwhile, argue it undermines public schools.
Students Can’t Afford Ignoring Charter School Progress (Opinion)
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Jun 21, 9:14 AM: Proposed updates to the Charter School Program that could severely limit the growth of high-quality charter schools go against a growing body of research that proves charter schools are leading students to superior academic >
These states require personal finance education before graduation
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Jun 9, 7:28 AM: Learning about personal finance in high school is now required for about one-third of the country.
Chicago Public Schools plans to spend nearly $10 billion next school year
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Jun 8, 10:01 AM: Chicago Public Schools on Tuesday released its proposed $9.5 billion budget for the next school year, a spending plan that’s $200 million more than this year even though the district continues to experience enrollment >
Getting a Fuller Picture of Education Choice
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Jun 7, 9:26 AM: It hasn’t been easy to accurately report on Michigan’s latest plan to expand education options. Yet as the proposal advances, honest attempts to grasp the choice landscape should continue to improve the discussion.
2 charter schools coming to Cincinnati in August
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Jun 7, 8:45 AM: IDEA Valley View, a school for K-2 and 6th grades, will be opening in Woodlawn. An IDEA school for K-2 and 7th grades will be coming to the former Cincinnati Christian University location in Price Hill.
Kansas City charter schools could see millions more in funding
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Jun 7, 8:38 AM: For years, charter school educators and families in Kansas City and St. Louis have alleged their schools were being shortchanged in funding. Thanks to a new state law, their schools may soon see an increase in the dollars they >
Minnesota public school enrollment declines
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Jun 6, 8:56 AM:

Minnesota's enrollment decline ranked as the 26th steepest out of 46 states that had data available, according to a national survey by the American Enterprise Institute and the College Crisis Initiative at Davidson College. >

Wisconsin schools taking time to strategize use of COVID-19 relief funds
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Jun 6, 8:49 AM:

Most of the money given to Wisconsin schools to help deal with the COVID-19 pandemic has yet to be spent. However, school officials say there are good reasons the money hasn’t been spent yet.

Stress up at school for students and teachers amid lasting pandemic, in Cleveland area and nationally
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Jun 6, 8:41 AM:

About 70% of public schools nationally have seen a rise in the percentage of students seeking mental health services since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new survey by the Institute of Education Sciences.

How a pandemic public school exodus is impacting Ohio
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May 31, 7:57 AM:

Families frustrated with online learning and pandemic-related public school instability are likely pulling their students in favor of options such as charter schools, private schools or homeschooling, an AEI study suggests.

Missouri charter and public school leaders are both happy with legislature's funding compromise
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May 16, 10:04 AM: An original version of the bill would have taken funding from Kansas City and St. Louis Public Schools, but lawmakers found a compromise that education leaders are happy with.
With only 45 current students, Sioux Falls School District likely to discontinue Virtual Academy program
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Mar 31, 7:52 AM: Sioux Falls School District officials say they’re still weighing whether or not to do away with the Virtual Academy they started during the COVID-19 pandemic and at the same time are alerting parents it’s likely to be discontinued >
Iowa Senate passes private school scholarship bill, putting pressure on the House
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Mar 31, 6:09 AM: The Iowa Senate has passed one of Gov. Kim Reynolds' key education priorities — a bill to give families taxpayer-funded scholarships to pay for private school expenses — in a move that puts pressure on the House to >
How Bus Driver Shortages & Soaring Costs Spurred Innovations in Getting Indianapolis Students to Class
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Mar 30, 9:37 AM: While driver shortages and rising costs for buses and repairs are issues for schools nationwide, in Indianapolis, these challenges have spurred innovations for both the school district and a nonprofit that supports the charter and >
Students Return to Minneapolis Schools After Historic Three-Week Strike
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Mar 30, 9:21 AM: The deal to end a three-week strike – the first for the 30,000-student district in half a century – features pay raises, caps class sizes and includes layoff protections.
Minneapolis students back in class after teachers strike: 'We've got a lot of learning to do'
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Mar 30, 8:56 AM: Students returning to Lake Harriet Lower Community School on Tuesday were greeted with hugs and high fives, balloons and a "red carpet" made of long rolls of scarlet paper. "Welcome back" banners hung near the door and the school's >
Opinion: A Tony Evers’ Veto on School Choice for All Would Be Morally Wrong
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Mar 30, 6:26 AM: While Superintendent of Public Instruction, Gov. Tony Evers wrote to legislators a decade ago that expanding the Wisconsin Parental Choice program was “morally wrong.” Evers said he reached that conclusion because the program “has >
Lawmakers tweak teacher union law in an attempt to skirt likely free speech violation
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Mar 29, 9:35 AM: Indiana lawmakers are continuing an effort to change how teachers pay union dues through paycheck deductions with a new law. It tweaks previous legislation that a federal judge said likely violated the constitution.
Editorial: How a vague, overly broad state law can hurt South Bend schools
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Mar 28, 8:30 AM: The efforts by a charter school to stop the planned move of the South Bend school district into different office space — taking advantage of a controversial law — could set a precedent in Indiana.

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