Tag: Arkansas school choice

redefinED roundup: school choice suits in NC and GA, bishops mad in NY and more news

Alabama: A bill to eliminate the $7,500 cap limit on individual tax-credit scholarship donations advances in the state legislature (Decatur Daily). Alaska: Tony Knowles, the former governor of Alaska, says vouchers have never  improved student achievement or graduation rates, so the state should spend more money on public schools (Alaska[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: private school testing in Fla., ESA’s in Miss., virtual school in Maine & more

Alaska: Not all Republicans agree on changing the constitution to allow private school vouchers for students to attend religious schools (Anchorage Daily News, Education Week). Could private schools discriminate based on religious beliefs if they accept public funds (Anchorage Daily News)? The editorial board of the Anchorage Daily News argues[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: D.C. vouchers, Bill de Blasio, black voters and more

Arkansas: Gubernatorial candidates discuss education and school choice (Arkansas News Bureau, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette). D.C.: Harmony Public Schools runs 40 charter schools in Texas and hopes to expand into the district (Washington Post). Critics contend gentrification, not education reform, is driving D.C’s NAEP score gains but researcher Mathew Ladner says gentrification is[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: Vouchers in N.C., voucher politics in N.J., charter school grades in Florida & more

Arkansas: The U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals dismisses a lawsuit to overturn the state’s public school choice law, which will allow public school students to openly transfer to other public schools outside their district (Arkansas Times, Arkansas Online). Arizona: The state sees an upswing in school districts wanting to convert some of[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: Course choice in Louisiana, vouchers in Wisconsin, KIPP in Missouri & more

Louisiana: Louisiana’s Course Choice pilot program is full, with about 2,000 students enrolled in online courses and 500 more on a waiting list (Times-Picayune). More from The Advocate. Connecticut: Department of Education officials approve the state’s first local charter school, a Montessori school financed by the local education board and the state (New Haven Register).[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: vouchers in Ohio, tax credit scholarships in Delaware, charter school performance & more

National. A new study from CREDO shows charter schools improving nationally, compared to traditional public schools, but with results varying widely from state to state. National coverage in the New York Times, Washington Post, Hechinger Report, Charters & Choice, Associated Press, Huffington Post. State-level coverage in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Salt Lake City Tribune, Tampa Bay Times,[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: Vouchers in Wisconsin, ESAs in Arizona, tax credits in South Carolina & more

Illinois: Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to sign into law a bill that sets aside 33 percent of the enrollment at charter schools for children with parents assigned to federal military bases (Lake County Journal). New York: The successful True North Rochester Prep charter school group plans to expand to serve 2,600 students (Democrat and[Read More…]