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‘This is a false promise’: Education advocates push back against Nebraska education bill supported b
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Mar 16, 5:20 AM: The program would allow students to purchase tutoring and digital learning services, but also offer the option of covering private school tuition. Royers said this is a misuse of government funding.
Push to remake public schools on legislative agenda: ‘Intended to empower parents’
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Mar 7, 7:12 AM: Ten years after the Louisiana Legislature approved sweeping changes in public schools, a new drive is underway that would allow students to opt out of classrooms – and take the state money with them.
Bill Calls For Direct Aid To Families For Learning Expenses
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Mar 2, 9:12 AM: Households earning less than $50,000 annually that have a student enrolled in public school grades K-12 would be eligible to receive $1,000 in direct payments to use for education expenses under a proposal moving through the Hawaii >
Gov. Bill Lee unveils new school funding formula aimed at focusing money directly on students
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Feb 25, 9:01 AM: Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and his education commissioner unveiled a sweeping new plan Thursday for how to pay for public education in the state, detailing for the first time a proposal that puts the funding focus more directly on >
Alaska legislators’ education bills include one to give state funds to some students in homesc
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Feb 24, 8:22 AM: State legislators released a spate of bills aimed at public education curricula last week, including several from Soldotna Republican Rep. Ron Gillham.
NC education funding should serve students, not systems
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Jan 25, 7:49 AM: Regardless of opinion on public or nonpublic schools, we must be united in this: Every North Carolina student deserves the best environment to learn that we can deliver, regardless of their zip code. It’s time for education to >
An Idea For This Moment: Districts Can Pay Families To Help Get Students And Schools Back On Track
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Dec 7, 9:42 AM: Many school districts are right now facing overwhelming challenges. Students have fallen far behind. Many are disengaged. And labor shortages are throwing a wrench in everything from food services to transportation, and making it >
Now that school parents are finally being taken seriously, here’s what’s got to change
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Nov 15, 10:34 AM: Parents deserved the option of sending their kids to an open school, the same way a rich politician did. So the next thing that needs to change is our funding model: Public monies should go to cover students, no matter where they >
This gubernatorial candidate’s education plan involves changing the Michigan constitution
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Oct 12, 9:18 AM: Education is the top issue in Dixon’s gubernatorial campaign, and a pillar of her plan is establishing an Education Savings Account that allows a student’s per-pupil funding to be used on public, private, charter, virtual or >
Supporters, opponents debate Ohio’s ‘Backpack Bill’
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Oct 8, 6:04 AM: Supporters and opponents continue to debate Ohio's "Backpack Bill." We learned there are plans in the works for a suit to block the new school voucher system in the state.
Competing School Choice Initiatives Planned for California’s 2022 Election
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Sep 2, 11:59 AM: When an Orange County resident approached me in 2017 about doing another school choice ballot measure, I reminded him of these two prior efforts. But he had a different idea. Determine how much California spends on each student and >
Pittsburgh Public Schools families in seat gap caused by driver shortage eligible
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Aug 31, 3:31 PM: Pittsburgh Public Schools said the families of the nearly 650 students who were notified that their students fall in the 'seat gap' are eligible to receive a daily reimbursement for transporting their students to and from school >
West Virginia to provide $150 back-to-school vouchers for vaccinated grandfamilies
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Aug 31, 3:19 PM: West Virginia families, in which the grandparents are the primary providers for the children, will be eligible to receive $150 back-to-school vouchers if the grandparents and the children receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
CPS promises cash payments for families denied special ed services
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Aug 13, 11:43 AM: Under a proposal announced this week, parents can claim between $400 and $4,000 for each year of a missed service, such as transportation or therapy.
Reimagining K-12 Education After COVID | Opinion
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Jun 14, 1:22 PM: Teachers' unions and school districts will undoubtedly argue that funding students instead of institutions represents nothing less than an attack on students, teachers and even the American way of life. But after the pandemic, >
Opinion: We need to create choice in K-12 education
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Jun 9, 8:28 AM:

As the school year comes to a close, children are looking forward to getting out of the classroom and into camps, vacations, and summer activities. Parents are reflecting on the past year and preparing for the one ahead >

Opinion: Georgia’s K-12 education efforts will fail if lawmakers continue to fund ‘systems’
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Jun 1, 8:07 AM: The failure over the past year was “the system.” Systems, especially large and long-established ones, typically don’t respond well to sudden and drastic change – particularly when they continue to be funded, or even receive >
NC parents could get more money from federal COVID relief under GOP plan
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May 11, 7:35 AM: A preliminary House bill draft obtained by The News & Observer shows a plan to give North Carolina parents $1,000 to $3,000 to spend on future costs to help their school-age kids avoid learning loss as a result of the coronavirus >
Ohio Republicans introduce universal school voucher bill
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May 10, 7:05 AM: The bill would allow all students, regardless of district, to opt-out of the state’s public school system and take the tax dollars associated with them along.
Texas committee hears testimony on special education micro-grant bill
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Apr 22, 5:24 AM:

A Texas Senate committee heard testimony this week on legislation that would extend a micro-grant program for special education students in public schools.

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