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Running down the Florida school choice lineup

By   /  December 5, 2016  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

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The game has changed for school choice in Florida, and the Palm Beach Post has provided a scorecard of the players. The paper details the pro-school choice incoming state House speaker, the Florida Education Association president,  the citizen activists who will be leading the fight, and others who will be involved in the debates of 2017. […]

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Expert: Jill Stein tainting recount process with frivolous request

By   /  December 1, 2016  /  News, Uncategorized, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“Jill Stein tried to make an ideological point to fan the flames to raise money.”

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Muncie students choosing other districts

By   /  November 4, 2016  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

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Large numbers of families in Muncie, Ind., are choosing to cross district boundaries in search of better schools. About 13 percent — 735 students — living in the Muncie Community Schools district are going to school outside the district. Muncie, meanwhile, has 108 students enrolled who are zoned for another school district. Read more here.

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Massachusetts poll shows widespread support for school choice

By   /  September 28, 2016  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

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A new UMass-Amherst/WBX poll shows that 52 percent of likely voters in Massachusetts plan to vote yes on expanding the number of charter schools in the Bay State. On election day, voters will decide the fate of the state cap on charter schools that allows only 120 to operate. If it is eliminated, up to 12 new […]

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A win for school choice in Ohio

By   /  July 26, 2016  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

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The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that the Springfield City School District has to release student directory data, following allegations that the district was denying information to some organizations. The Supreme Court said Springfield Superintendent David Estrop could not refuse to release the records to School Choice Ohio. Read more here.  

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ACLU tries to delay Nevada school choice case

By   /  June 28, 2016  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

The American Civil Liberties Union is asking the Nevada Supreme Court to reconsider its plans to hear oral arguments late next month in a pair of lawsuits challenging the state’s school choice law. The legislation allows parents to establish education savings accounts with a portion of the state per-pupil funding and use the money — about $5,100 a year — for […]

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