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Parents Are Opting for Charter, Home School as COVID Pushes Kids Out of Public Classrooms
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Jan 25, 9:12 AM: As parents participated in their children's virtual lessons and watched districts struggle to reopen over the last two years, a considerable number of them have pulled their kids out of the traditional public school system in favor >
How the Milwaukee School Choice Program Inspired a National Movement
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Jan 25, 9:11 AM: In 1990, the Milwaukee School Choice Program served only 341 students at seven schools. Last year nearly 29,000 students — 1 in 4 Milwaukee school children —used it to attend 129 private schools.
‘Oklahoma Empowerment Act’ would give parents power over school funding
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Jan 25, 7:36 AM: Right now, Oklahoma has a per-pupil formula for taxpayer dollars. If the "Oklahoma Empowerment Act" went into effect, the state's educational funding would be dispersed among all students, not just public or charter >
Rally held in support of expanding controversial ‘school choice’ law in Kentucky
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Jan 25, 6:23 AM: Private education proponents advocated for an expansion of a controversial "school choice" law at a rally on Monday in Frankfort, despite the law's uncertain future before the Kentucky Supreme Court.
National School Choice Week: 26,000 Independently Planned Events Spanning all 50 States
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Jan 24, 10:02 AM: Now in its twelfth year, National School Choice Week kicks off this week with 26,000 independently planned events spanning all 50 states. Every January, supporters of parents as the architects of their children’s educational >
School Choice Backers See Opening in COVID Chaos, Even as Culture War Issues Threaten to Fracture
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Jan 24, 10:00 AM:

School choice has always relied on a fragile left-right coalition, mostly between Black and Latino activists and centrist-to-conservative legislators pushing to rebalance the power structure of public schooling.

Va. lawmakers to consider creating tax credit for home schooling, private school parents
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Jan 24, 8:10 AM: A bill to create a tax credit for parents who home school or send their kids to private schools will be considered in Richmond Monday.
SD poised to boost private school funding
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Jan 24, 7:56 AM: The South Dakota Senate is passing a $1.5 million funding boost for a private school scholarship program that is funded through tax credits.
New voucher proposal targets districts that hold virtual learning
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Jan 24, 7:42 AM: The new proposal specifies that schools can offer fewer than 180 days of in-person class if COVID isn’t the reason. Currently, at least 35 public schools across the state had at least one classroom or grade level offering virtual >
Pandemic fuels interest in New Hampshire’s school voucher programs
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Jan 24, 7:35 AM: In the summer of 2020, just a couple of months after most students struggled through remote schooling caused by the pandemic, 800 Granite State students were on a waiting list seeking a scholarship to pursue other education >
Commentary: Why does school choice scare Nevada’s education establishment?
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Jan 24, 7:17 AM: The freedom to choose is a cornerstone of democratic society. With it comes the opportunity to seek that which best serves our needs. Without choice, we can find life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness imperiled.
Editorial: School choice in Colorado is personal, not political
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Jan 24, 6:47 AM: Lately, the school choice movement has hit an impasse in Colorado. Not for a lack of commitment by its advocates and certainly not due to a shortfall in demand among parents. It’s because dogma-driven politicians and special >
Column: Parents disillusioned with education’s status quo celebrate National School Choice Week
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Jan 24, 6:31 AM: In the first year of the pandemic, Owasso Public Schools offered parents the option of sending their children to class or choosing remote education. Over 75% of all parents chose in-person schooling, making it clear where their >
New Hampshire voucher program part of national school choice wave fueled by pandemic
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Jan 21, 8:52 AM: Funding school choice options has long been controversial in New Hampshire. Proponents say education is not a one-size-fits-all affair, and parents can best decide what’s best for their children. Opponents say it drains money from >
Opinion: Pandemic offers fresh look at education
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Jan 21, 8:45 AM: Three years ago, the education conversation in Arizona was sinking into firm trench lines between the #REDforED movement and education reform advocates. When the coronavirus pandemic struck, it brought not just disruption but also >
SD Senate votes to increase private school scholarships from tax credit program to $3.5M
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Jan 21, 8:28 AM: Senators voted to increase the amount of money the Partners in Education tax credit program can give out for scholarships to private school students.
Attorney: Ohio kids merely ‘income statements on a balance sheet’ to school voucher opponent
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Jan 21, 8:22 AM: For the past two decades, Ohio has made a simple promise to its parents: If your child is zoned to attend a poorly performing school or if your family meets certain income guidelines, your child can receive a scholarship to attend >
Lawsuit filed in Kanawha County challenging West Virginia’s new private school voucher law
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Jan 20, 9:18 AM: Public school parents filed suit Wednesday in Kanawha County Circuit Court challenging the state’s private school voucher law.
New Tennessee school voucher bill clears key Senate committee
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Jan 20, 9:15 AM: A bill allowing families to use state dollars to send their children to private schools if their zoned public school goes virtual cleared the Senate Education Committee Wednesday, marking a victory for a renewed push for school >
Bill automatically increasing funding for Pa.’s school choice advances in Senate
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Jan 20, 8:52 AM: Senate Republicans continued their push for expanding school choice on Wednesday by advancing a bill that seeks to clear the waiting list of students seeking financial aid to attend a private school.

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