Tag: Colorado school choice

Colorado school choice parents sue over religious exclusion

The Douglas County, Colorado, School District is facing a lawsuit less than one month after launching a revamped voucher program. It’s not school choice opponents that are suing this time, but three Colorado families excluded from the program because district rules now prohibit them from using vouchers to choose religious schools. School district[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: Catholics push for school choice, education races in ME and SC and more news

Alabama: Scott Beaulier, chair of the Economics and Finance Division at Troy University, says there is a large body of evidence supporting vouchers but the U.S. Department of Justice and others keep getting in the way (AL.com). The Alabama Education Association spent $7 million to defeat school choice and education reform[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: FL becomes second state with ESAs, MO considers private options, charter school funding studied

Arizona: The Tucson Diocese School Board says parents can be trusted to decide on the education for their own children (Arizona Daily Star). Gov. Jan Brewer signs a bill to expedite the approval process for parents seeking Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (Associated Press). The state superintendent of public instruction will increase[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: school choice to expand in NY but not FL, ESAs constitutional in AZ and more

Alabama: Lawmakers approve an increase in individual tax credits for donations to scholarship granting organizations (Gadsden Times). Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal stopped in the state to give a speech about school choice and more (Bayou Buzz). Alaska: Ben Walker, a math teacher, says the school reform movement is based on a[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: de Blasio sparks debate on charter schools, focus shifts to FL tax credit scholarships & more

Alabama: A bill advances to increase the individual tax credit for donations to private scholarship organizations (Montgomery Advertiser). Alaska: Vic Fischer, a former delegate to the Alaska Constitutional Convention, opposes any amendment that would allow public funds for private and religious schools (Alaska Dispatch). A bill to allow the public[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: vouchers on the legislative agenda, first charter school approved in WA and more

Alaska: Gov. Parnell supports a constitutional amendment that allows the state to fund private schools (Anchorage Daily News). A DC radio show host says the Alaska constitution is clear in its prohibition on funding religious schools (Anchorage Daily News). Not all Republicans in Alaska agree with the governor’s voucher proposal[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: Vouchers in Louisiana, rally in New York, blended learning in New Jersey & more

Alabama: The Alabama Education Association runs attack ads against a pro-school choice candidate during Republican special election primaries (AL.com). California: L.A.’s public school choice initiative became more about collaboration than competition (Huffington Post). San Fernando Valley Charter schools form an advocacy group (Daily News). Colorado: School choice candidates win a[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: reformers win in Colorado, school choice and NAEP gains & more

Arizona: A school board member in Gilbert proposes a district-wide voucher program (East Valley Tribune). California: Charter schools now enroll 8.4 percent of the state’s student population (Ed Source). Colorado: Big bucks back education reformers in school board races (Denver Post, Daily Sentinel, Politico). Education reformers in Douglas County and Denver[Read More…]