redefinED roundup: tax credit scholarships in South Carolina, parent triggers in Colorado and more

Louisiana:  State Superintendent John White: Teachers are soldiers in fight for social justice. (Baton Rouge Advocate) State House passes bill for program similar to tax-credit scholarships. (New Orleans Times Picayune.) Voucher and charter school proposal rolls through state Senate committee. (Shreveport Times.)

South Carolina: State House passes major expansion of school choice, including tax credit scholarships for low-income students and students with disabilities. (Associated Press)

New Hampshire: State House passes tax credit scholarship bill, but Gov. John Lynch has “real concerns.” (Nashua Telegraph)

Oregon: Op-ed: Expanding school choice will promote student responsibility. (News and Herald)

Colorado: Parent trigger bill sponsored by influential Democratic reformer is voted down in a Senate committee. (Education News Colorado)

Oklahoma: District judge declares vouchers for disabled students unconstitutional. (Tulsa World)

Ohio: A primer on how a legislative proposal for tax-credit scholarships for low-income students differs from Ohio’s existing voucher program. (StateImpact Ohio)

Georgia: State senate passes bill to establish state-sponsored charter schools. (Atlanta Journal Constitution)

Kansas: Tax-credit scholarship proposal falls in state House, with some Republicans raising concerns about expansion of Muslim schools. (Topeka Capital-Journal)

Mississippi: Momentum slows on charter school expansion bill. (Jackson Clarion-Ledger)

Maine: State House rejects Gov. Paul LePage proposal to allow public education dollars to be used at private religious schools. (Bangor Daily News) Senate does the same. (Bangor Daily News)

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