Tag: Connecticut school choice

redefinED roundup: ‘Schools of terror,’ virtual schools in Maine, charter schools in Tennessee & more

Alabama: The National School Choice Week nationwide whistle stop tour is making a trip to Alabama (AL.com). Arizona: The state superintendent of public instruction urges the state supreme court to uphold the constitutionality of education savings accounts (Arizona Daily Sun). District officials in Prescott worry a new charter school will take[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: DOJ anti school choice suit stumbles, charters threatened in PA and more

Arizona: The Friedman Foundation profiles the parents utilizing the new Education Scholarship Account (ESA) program (Center for Education Reform). What is the difference between a district school and a charter school? A school district official explains (Daily Courier). Colorado: Amendment 66 will increase taxes and add $950 million in funding to[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: vouchers in Wisconsin, charters in Washington, DOJ still on defensive & more

Alabama: State Democrats want to de-fund the new tax-credit scholarship program and use the money to fund the Alabama Math, Science and Technology Initiative (The Anniston Star). The new scholarship program provides a little bit of choice but it is limited by the scholarship cap of $3,500 per student (Troy Messenger).[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 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…]

redefinED roundup: Charter schools in Texas, voucher funding in Louisiana, school choice in South Carolina & more

Texas: House lawmakers approve a plan to expand charter schools statewide (Associated Press). Pennsylvania: The state’s director of open records says  charter schools are the No. 1 violator of the law (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review). Philadelphia public school officials recommend closing Discovery Charter School due to a dispute over enrollment caps and other concerns (NewsWorks). The School Reform[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: Vouchers in Indiana, virtual education in Florida, school choice in Connecticut and more

Indiana: Lawmakers expand state’s school voucher program to allow more children to be immediately eligible. (Associated Press). The legislature may forgive $12 million in loans to nine failing charter schools (Associated Press). Washington, D.C. : Charter advocates make their annual plea to district officials for equitable funding (Washington Post). Malcolm E. “Mike”[Read More…]