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Arizona Is Just the Beginning for Universal School Choice
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Jul 7, 5:51 AM: The state’s 1.1 million students will soon have access to state-funded education savings accounts (ESAs), giving their families $6,400 that they can spend at any school they please — public, private, homeschool, or >
Arizona leads on education reform with school choice law
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Jul 7, 5:35 AM: Last month, the Arizona Legislature approved the most sweeping school choice law of any state in the nation. It’s worth paying attention to.
NEA teachers union proposes resolution to change 'mother' to 'birthing parent'
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Jul 7, 5:28 AM:

The National Education Association proposed a resolution that would change the word "mother" in contracts to "birthing parent" for the purpose of being inclusive to the LGBTQIA+ community.

What the Biden administration’s new rules for charter schools say
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Jul 5, 8:58 AM: The Biden administration is moving to overhaul the federal Charter School Program with new rules finalized last week that make it harder for for-profit organizations to win taxpayer money and require greater transparency and >
Opinion | Virginia Breaks the School-Choice Barrier
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Jul 5, 8:56 AM: Parents haven’t let up in their push for greater school choice, and Virginia reflects the growing momentum. The state’s latest budget includes funding for new flexible public schools meant to meet the demand for >
Interest Rates Are Going Up to Fight Inflation. Schools May Feel the Pain Either Way
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Jul 5, 8:54 AM: School district leaders hope the Federal Reserve’s recent interest rate hikes will provide fiscal relief as they strain to keep up with persistent inflation—but some also will find that the interest rate hikes only deepen their >
Time to Pull the Plug on Traditional Grading?
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Jul 5, 8:52 AM: Supporters of mastery-based grading say it could promote equity.
Ruling on private school funding prompts new interest in Blaine amendments
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Jun 29, 3:02 PM: The June 21 Supreme Court ruling in Carson v. Makin declaring that a Maine tuition aid program excluding religious schools was unconstitutional resurrected interest in what are known as Blaine amendments.
Supreme Court Rejects Maine’s Ban on Aid to Religious Schools
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Jun 22, 8:59 AM: Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., writing for the majority, said the ruling did not require states to support religious education. But states that choose to subsidize private schools, he added, may not discriminate against >
Supreme Court: Schools offering religious instruction may be entitled to state tuition aid
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Jun 22, 8:58 AM: A 6-3 majority ruled Maine's denial of taxpayer money to religious schools was discriminatory. The court's liberal wing said the decision erodes separation of church and state.
Supreme Court: Religious schools must get Maine tuition aid
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Jun 22, 8:56 AM: The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Maine can't exclude religious schools from a program that offers tuition aid for private education, a decision that could ease religious organizations’ access to taxpayer money.
Opinion | Religion, Schools and the Supreme Court
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Jun 22, 8:53 AM: Chief Justice John Roberts delivered another opinion Tuesday that might inspire religious believers to thank God for the First Amendment. Some parts of Maine, which is the nation’s most rural state, don’t operate their own high >
A Supreme win for school choice (Editorial)
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Jun 22, 8:51 AM:

In a win for parents and school-choice advocates, the US Supreme Court overturned a Maine law Tuesday that denied religious schools access to state tuition assistance available to students attending secular private institutions. >

Why parents could be the new swing voters
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Jun 22, 8:45 AM: The state of American education is a growing concern for voting parents this year, and that offers a potential edge to candidates hoping to appeal across partisan lines in November.
GOP Proposes Federal School Voucher Program
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Jun 21, 9:36 AM: The proposal proposes the type of education voucher called a tax credit scholarship. In such a system, a corporation or individual makes a donation to a scholarship granting organization, which in turn offers vouchers to students to >
School’s Out for Summer and Many Teachers Are Calling It Quits
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Jun 21, 9:34 AM: Some 300,000 public-school teachers and other staff left the field between February 2020 and May 2022, a nearly 3% drop in that workforce, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Worn down by the challenges of teaching through >
Harris Poll: Education Political Driver for Parents Ahead of Midterm Elections
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Jun 21, 9:31 AM:

A survey of more than 5,000 parents released today found education ranks high among their concerns ahead of the critical midterm elections — and that 82% would vote for someone outside their party if the candidate’s education >

College enrollment drops 1.4M students, threatening long-term stability of higher education
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Jun 21, 9:29 AM: New concerns are being raised about the long-term outlook of higher education as enrollment numbers continue to decline and coronavirus relief funds run out.
K-12 Dealmaking: Microschool Company Raises $20M; IXL Acquires Curiosity Media
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Jun 21, 9:25 AM:

A company that offers small-group “microschools,” Prenda, raised $20 million aimed at helping grow its network in additional states, the company announced.

From Zero Sum to Positive Sum
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Jun 21, 9:22 AM:

In the current system, some students succeed at the expense of others. It doesn’t have to be that way.

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