redefinED roundup: Voucher politics in Wisconsin, Jeb Bush in S.C., school choice defense in Florida and more

Florida: State Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson responds to newspaper questions about charter schools and vouchers. (Tampa Bay Times Gradebook blog) He suggest school choice critics have a double standard. (redefinED)

Wisconsin: Vouchers have become an issue in the Democratic primary for governor between candidates Tom Barrett and Kathleen Falk. (

South Carolina: Jeb Bush talks education reform and school choice at a summit for educators, lawmakers and business leaders. (Associated Press) Parents rally for choice as Legislature considers several proposals. (The State)

Connecticut: Public school choice lottery leaves thousands of Hartford-area students without the school of their choice. (Hartford Courant)

Virginia: State Board of Education approves the state’s first full-time virtual school. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Tennessee: Gov. Bill Haslam is considering a veto of a bill that limits number of foreign workers at charter schools. (Nashville Public Radio)

Texas: Online summer school is growing popular. (Houston Chronicle)

Ohio: Policy makers wonder how to grade charter schools serving students at risk of dropping out. (Columbus Dispatch)

Louisiana: A second proposal for a statewide private-school choice option clears the Legislature and heads to the governor’s office. (New Orleans Times Picayune)

Mississippi: Charter school proposal appears to have fallen short in Legislature this year. (Jackson Clarion Ledger)

Michigan: State House narrowly approves an expansion of cyber charter schools. (Detroit Free Press)

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BY reimaginED staff