School Choice


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Judges Reject Attempt To Halt Tennessee School Choice Program
Aug 9, 8:42 AM:

 Tennessee’s new school choice program cleared a legal hurdle that had blocked its implementation for the past two years.

What Does The Future of Education Look Like?
Aug 8, 11:00 AM:

From COVID-19 making schools virtual to new technology changing how students learn and teachers teach, education has changed a great deal in the past few years. The future of education must keep up to date with the dynamic nature >

Tennessee’s embattled school voucher program gets the go-ahead from a panel of judges
Aug 8, 10:49 AM:

A three-judge panel has given the green light to Tennessee’s controversial Education Savings Account program. The decision came down after a lengthy court hearing Friday.

Opinion | School Districts Are Hoarding Federal Covid Funds
Aug 3, 8:22 AM:

The Recover Act would allow states and school districts to use their unspent dollars from the American Rescue Plan to issue Child Opportunity Scholarships directly to parents. The scholarships, targeted for low-income students, >

Other states have passed school choice programs. Could Louisiana be next under a new governor?
Aug 3, 7:54 AM:

Across the country, a growing number of states are setting up state-funded education savings accounts, or ESAs, to give more students education opportunities outside of public schools. This year, Louisiana would have joined them >

Opinion | Arizona can go even bolder on school vouchers. Here’s how
Jul 28, 10:29 AM:

For the citizens of Arizona, the educational futures of their students improved dramatically when Gov. Doug Ducey signed into law the expansion of the Empower Scholarship Accounts (ESA), making it possible for every parent – not >

COVID Taught More Than 1 Million Parents the Value of School Choice
Jul 28, 10:18 AM:

Educational freedom is good for everybody but unions, bureaucrats, and the education establishment.

Town hall answers questions about new Tennessee education funding formula
Jul 28, 10:07 AM:

Election Day is right around the corner, and on Wednesday afternoon, a number of Shelby County leaders held a town hall to give a better explanation of the state’s new education funding formula.

School Choice Advocates Rack Up Major Victories In 2022, With One Setback
Jul 28, 10:05 AM:

Teachers union bosses often got their way during the pandemic when they were able to prevent in-person schooling in many jurisdictions well into 2021, long after vaccines were made widely available. Though it appears, based on >

State says Alaska homeschooling families can use public funds for some private school classes
Jul 27, 8:13 AM:

Families enrolled in state-funded homeschool programs in Alaska can use their student funding allotments to pay for some private school classes, according to an opinion released Monday by the state Department of Law.

Private school vouchers draw interest from 2,185 Tennessee families
Jul 27, 8:06 AM:

Nearly 2,200 families completed forms by this week’s deadline to indicate interest in participating in Tennessee’s private school voucher program in Memphis and Nashville.

Exclusive: Lawmakers to address school choice and transparency laws at upcoming meeting
Jul 26, 8:56 AM:

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) will hold its annual meeting this week, where lawmakers and policy leaders will address education bills focused on parental rights and school choice.

School choice debate in Alabama continues ahead of school year
Jul 26, 8:51 AM:

As Tennessee becomes the latest state to implement a school voucher program, some state officials say it’s time for Alabama to do the same. LEAD Academy in Montgomery is one of Alabama’s 13 charter schools set to open its doors >

NM takes aim at achievement gap
Jul 26, 8:46 AM:

In New Mexico, where the correlation between high poverty and low literacy has been clear for decades, the state is funding a number of programs and initiatives designed to close the achievement gap between advantaged and >

In West Virginia, Scholarship Program Faces a Legal Challenge
Jul 25, 10:54 AM:

Opponents of school choice, after a string of recent defeats in state legislatures are turning to litigation, asking courts to block these new options for parents and students.

After Decades of Dominating the Issue, Democrats Losing Voters’ Trust on Education Policy
Jul 25, 10:30 AM:

A handful of new polls suggest that voters, after more than two years of pandemic-related policies and debate over school curricula, trust Republicans more than they do Democrats when it comes to educating their children.


Memphis Catholic Schools Supt. throws support behind TN school voucher program
Jul 25, 10:26 AM:

The contentious TN Education Savings Account (ESA) program, commonly referred to as school vouchers, goes into effect this upcoming school year after a chancery judge lifted the injunction on the program earlier this month. >

Arizona’s education system is the gold standard for choice
Jul 22, 10:45 AM:

In a historic move, Arizona expanded its ESA program to universal eligibility. Now, all Arizona children will have access to a wide range of educational options.

Other states must catch up.

Pro-School Choice Candidates Outperform During Primaries: American Federation for Children
Jul 22, 10:36 AM:

Candidates that get behind school choice are outperforming during the primaries, according to Corey DeAnglis, senior fellow at the American Federation for Children.

Tennessee launches education savings account program in Davidson, Shelby counties
Jul 22, 10:19 AM:

Tennessee has launched its Educational Savings Account program, which applies to students in both Memphis and Nashville schools.



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