SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday touted her $5 billion plan to fund tuition for private school students, telling a room of supportive parents and lobbyists...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin education officials illegally withheld voucher students' test scores for a day and intentionally skewed them to make it appear the students performed poorly, a...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A group that helped advance Tennessee's newly enacted voucher law is now targeting a Republican lawmaker who voted against the contentious plan.
SEATTLE (AP) — Billionaire industrialist Charles Koch's powerful network that's known for influencing state policy is now targeting education issues like school choice as the movement battles a...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider reviving a Montana program that gives tax credits to people who donate to private-school scholarships. The state's highest court had struck down...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina would further expand school choice programs and increase the number of people who could have criminal records erased under bills that won Senate approval...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A dispute among Missouri Republican senators over school choice is delaying a proposal for a $22 million adult scholarship program, an important piece of Gov. Mike...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A proposed school voucher bill in Tennessee has caught the attention and support of President Donald Trump.
Trump tweeted Wednesday that Tennessee was close to...
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Trump administration's top education official teamed up with Kentucky's governor and others Wednesday to promote school choice initiatives that use tax credits to pay for...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A key Tennessee Republican says Gov. Bill Lee's proposed school choice initiative will likely face substantial changes now that the current version seeks to prohibit...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A group representing private schools in Wisconsin's choice program sued the state education department Wednesday, saying it illegally forbids choice schools from counting...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Outgoing Rhode Island Education Commissioner Ken Wagner says he is most proud of his work offering school choice, and he says there needs to be more of a student voice in...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new coalition of Ohio business leaders focusing on education and related policy is expressing support for school choice, saying families should decide the best school for...
CABOT, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont school board official says there could be options for school choice in the future despite voters rejecting a measure to close their local high school.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee on Monday unveiled his long awaited school-choice agenda, announcing a sweeping proposal that would boost the number of parents who can use...
The Trump administration renewed its push for school choice on Thursday with a proposal to provide $5 billion a year in federal tax credits for donations made to groups offering scholarships for...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Gov. Tony Evers' state budget proposal (all times local):
Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' plan to freeze enrollment in Wisconsin's program that...
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — School choice supporters in Kentucky are urging state lawmakers to support a tax credit program aimed at boosting private school scholarships.
House Majority Floor Leader John "Bam" Carney said Thursday that the proposal will be introduced when lawmakers reconvene in early February to resume this year's legislative session. Similar bills calling for a scholarship tax credit program died in previous years.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has signed a proclamation celebrating School Choice Week, an annual effort to promote private alternatives to public schools.
The event on Thursday came one day after the annual "I Love Public Schools Day," an effort to tout the importance of K-12 public schools.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — It's unclear whether Mississippi lawmakers will seek to expand charter schools or public subsidies for private schools in the current legislative session, even as proponents held a rally Tuesday to press for action.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Hundreds of Providence families are expected to attend the latest school choice fair — a chance for parents and students to express interest in the city's top schools.
Saturday's event at the Providence Career and Technical Academy will draw representatives from 41 city and district charter schools.
Families of incoming kindergarteners, sixth-graders and ninth-graders can request their top choices for schools for the 2019-2020 academic year that begins this fall.
A wealthy industrialist who founded a for-profit charter school and became a pioneer in Ohio's school choice movement has died.
David Brennan, an influential Republican donor who gave back millions to his hometown of Akron, died Sunday, his daughter Nancy Brennan said. He was 87.
Brennan started his career as an attorney and later founded a company that bought and sold manufacturing plants that made steel and auto parts.
SACO, Maine (AP) — A court has ruled a small district must pay tuition for students who choose to attend a local private school.
Journal Tribune reports the Maine Superior Court this month ruled Regional School Unit 21 must pay for Arundel students attending Thornton Academy Middle School.
The academy's headmaster cheered the decision as a win for publicly funded school choice.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A group of Connecticut parents and students intends to appeal after a federal judge dismissed most of its claims in a lawsuit challenging the state's restrictions on magnet schools, charter schools and school choice programs.
The families sued state officials in 2016, saying a moratorium on new magnet schools and other restrictions are unconstitutional and have forced thousands of low-income and minority students to attend low-performing public schools.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed most claims in a lawsuit challenging Connecticut's restrictions on magnet schools, charter schools and school choice programs, saying there is no fundamental right to equal education opportunity under the federal Constitution.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Support for charter schools and private school voucher programs has gone up over the past year, with Republicans accounting for much of the increase, according to a survey published Tuesday.
The findings by Education Next, a journal published by Harvard's Kennedy School and Stanford University, come as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos promotes alternatives to traditional public schools.
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge is refusing to block Arkansas students in four districts from transferring to nearby districts pending the outcome of a lawsuit challenging the Arkansas School Choice Act, which allows such transfers.
Representatives of the Walmart company heirs deny any involvement in the Georgia governor's race after a candidate was secretly recorded saying he backed a school choice law because campaign money from the family's non-profit foundation was at stake.
ATKINSON, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is heading to New Hampshire just after the Legislature killed a school choice bill championed by Republican Gov. Chris Sununu.
DeVos, an outspoken supporter of school choice, school vouchers and charter schools will headline the New Hampshire Republican Party's annual spring fundraising dinner Monday at the Atkinson Country Club.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire lawmakers on Thursday sent Gov. Chris Sununu bills to reauthorize the state's expanded Medicaid program, ban therapy to change a child's sexual orientation and change residency rules for voting.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — School choice supporters urged state House lawmakers on Tuesday to stop studying and start acting on a bill they say will bolster placement of children in schools that best fit their needs.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The constant tweaking of a bill that would use public money to send New Hampshire children to private school is further proof that it should fail, a group of school administrators, teachers and parents said Thursday.
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Board of Education is requiring four school districts to participate in interdistrict student transfers, despite worries that students crossing district lines will result in "white flight."
WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday called for allowing military families to use federal funds to pay for private school or other educational services for their children.
The idea is part of Trump administration's focus on expanding school choice — alternatives to traditional public schools across the nation.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Education denied four districts exemption from participating in Public School Choice Act student transfers across district lines in the 2018-19 academic year.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A proposal to spend more of Mississippi's public money to send children to private schools appears dead in the Legislature.
Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said Thursday that he won't ask the Senate to move forward with debate on Senate Bill 2623 , which would expand educational savings accounts, because he believes the bill won't pass the House.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers will debate spending more public money to send children to private schools, as a bill to allow such a plan advanced out of committee to the full Senate on Tuesday.
Senate Education Committee Chairman Gray Tollison, an Oxford Republican, acknowledged that the bill would be a "drastic, disruptive change" to Mississippi's educational system, but said that's what's needed.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Top Mississippi lawmakers said Thursday that they take full responsibility for an event that violated a policy against rallies being held inside the state Capitol.
Hundreds of people gathered in the Capitol rotunda Tuesday for an event promoting "school choice" — allowing people to pay for private school with public money.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Students, parents, teachers and elected officials are rallying at the Nebraska Capitol to recognize school choices.
Gov. Pete Ricketts and Lt. Mike Gov. Mike Foley addressed the group Thursday during National School Choice Week.
National School Choice Week is a public awareness effort designed to promote options such as public charter schools, private schools, homeschooling and online learning.