- Arizona Extends School Choice to All K-12 Students
- > Jun 27, 8:37 AM: Empowerment Scholarship Accounts empower families with the freedom and flexibility to customize their child’s education. Arizona families can currently use ESAs to pay for private school tuition, tutoring, textbooks, homeschool
- Carson v. Makin Puts Religion and Charter Schools on the Table in Connecticut
- > Jun 27, 8:27 AM: A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision requiring states to extend funding for private school vouchers to include religious schools will not immediately affect Connecticut, but has the potential to reshape the state’s charter schools
- New era for school choice in Indiana begins Monday
- > Jun 27, 7:59 AM: The Indiana Education Scholarship Account (ESA) program offers maximum flexibility to families who choose to opt out of traditional schooling in favor of funding their own appropriate education programs and services for their
- Supreme Court Rejects Maine’s Ban on Aid to Religious Schools
- > 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
- 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
- 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
- > 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)
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. >
Jun 22, 8:51 AM:
- US Supreme Court decision could affect private school funding debate, court case in Michigan
A U.S. Supreme Court decision Tuesday in a school choice case from Maine could play a role in the Michigan debate over private and public school funding. A divided court held that states offering subsidies to private schools >
Jun 22, 8:48 AM:
- Nebraska school choice supporters say high court ruling provides ‘momentum’
- 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.
- GOP Proposes Federal School Voucher Program
- > 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
- Biden, Pelosi, other top Dems sent kids to private school but oppose school choice
- Jun 16, 9:56 AM: Dozens of elected Democrats at the state and national level, who have publicly criticized or actively opposed private school choice measures, have personally benefited in some way from private schooling.
- GOP plan to expand school vouchers to all 1.1 million students advances, but appears doomed
- > Jun 16, 9:43 AM: A proposal to let all 1.1 million Arizona students get taxpayer dollars to attend private school cleared a state legislative committee on Wednesday with Republican support, but it won’t have the votes needed to win approval in the
- Hybrid learning during pandemic cements Cape Elizabeth parent’s support for school choice
- Jun 9, 7:20 AM: His local school district’s decision to enact hybrid learning during the COVID-19 pandemic made finding a work-life balance difficult and strengthened his belief in school choice.
- What Is A Private School?
- Jun 8, 10:17 AM: What makes a private school, well, private? And what does that mean for the school choice movement and the quest for a more pluralistic education system in the United States?
- Republicans pressure education secretary on school choice restrictions
Republican U.S. senators on Tuesday questioned Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona on the issue of school choice in the public education system.
Jun 8, 10:14 AM:
- Arizona lawmakers discuss expanding school voucher-style program
- Jun 8, 10:04 AM: Under the ESA program, parents who pull their children from public schools receive money from the state that they can use for private school tuition, tutoring, learning materials or other educational purposes.
- Getting a Fuller Picture of Education Choice
- > 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
- Tennessee Governor’s Education Savings Account Plan Still Faces Hurdles
- Jun 7, 9:24 AM: Despite a Supreme Court ruling in favor of Gov. Bill Lee’s education savings accounts, the program is far from taking effect as it faces a winding path through litigation and, potentially, legislative resistance.
- PSP no more: Philly education nonprofit changing its name, mission
- > Jun 7, 9:22 AM: The Philadelphia School Partnership is becoming Elevate 215, officials will announce Tuesday. The organization, which has raised $134 million since its founding in 2011, had focused on expanding the number of “high-quality seats”