redefinED roundup: A victory for school choice in New Hampshire, setbacks in North Carolina and more

New Hampshire: The state legislature overrides Gov. John Lynch’s veto of a tax credit scholarship bill. (Manchester Union-Leader)

North Carolina: School choice leaders throw in the towel on a legislative proposal for tax credit scholarships. (Associated Press) A judge rules that a virtual charter school cannot open, siding with the state board of education, which had refused to consider the proposed school’s application. (Raleigh News & Observer)

New Jersey: Gov. Chris Christie says it’s unlikely that a school voucher bill will move in the state legislature this year. (NJ Spotlight)

Florida: Faced with declining enrollment and increased competition from school choice, the Broward County School Board wants to open its own charter schools. (South Florida Sun Sentinel) Meanwhile, the state Charter School Appeal Commission sides with four of five charter school applications rejected by the Palm Beach County School Board. (Palm Beach Post)

Pennsylvania: A well-funded political action committee and the Philadelphia Archdiocese are pushing hard to expand the state’s tax credit scholarship program. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Texas: The state’s main charter school group filed suit against the state, charging it with short-changing charters on facilities funding and arbitrarily capping the number of charters that can open. (Houston Chronicle)

Tennessee: Charter schools ask to be left out of an ongoing desegregation case involving Nashville schools. (The Tennessean) Nashville school officials reject a charter school proposed for a middle-class part of the city because of fears of creating segregated schools. (Wall Street Journal)

Mississippi: A new state law creates a voucher program for students with dyslexia. (Education Week)

Louisiana: The Louisiana School Boards Association and more than 30 local school boards join the legal fight against the state’s new voucher program. (The Advertiser) School choice, including the state’s new voucher program, is a main topic as a panel debates education reform. (The Baton Rouge Advocate)

Missouri: Charter schools will be under more oversight, but also be allowed to operate in more parts of the state, under a bill signed by Gov. Jay Nixon. (Associated Press)

Georgia: The 93-school Fulton County school district becomes the biggest charter district in the state. (Atlanta Journal Constitution)

Michigan: Debate continues over a 16-year-old statewide public school choice program that allows students to attend public school in other districts. (Michigan Radio)

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