Tag: Indiana and charter schools

redefinED roundup: Texas looks at lifting charter caps, Indiana and Wisconsin bills to expand voucher access and more

Indiana: Republican lawmakers scale back a proposal to eliminate a requirement that students attend public schools for one year before becoming eligible for a private school voucher (Associated Press). They pass it mostly along party lines in the House (Associated Press). They’re advancing a proposal to switch administration of the voucher[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: School choice in Tennessee, Catholic schools closing in New York & more

California: The award-winning American Indian Model charter schools face closure after failing to fix problems with financial oversight that resulted in $3.8 million of questionable expenses (The Oakland Tribune). Wisconsin: Three former state House speakers push for a voucher expansion (Associated Press). School choice options continue to grow with proponents pointing[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: Tax credit scholarships in Texas, charter expansion in New Orleans and more

Texas: State lawmakers propose an ambitious school choice expansion plan that includes a tax credit scholarship for low-income students and the lifting of a cap on charter schools (Dallas Morning News). More from the Austin American Statesman and San Antonio Express-News. Tennessee: A key state lawmaker, House Speaker Beth Harwell, says the legislature[Read More…]

Tony Bennett: ‘I would like to take Florida to the next level’

The Florida Department of Education just released the last batch of applications for state education commissioner, including Tony Bennett’s. In his cover letter to Board of Education Chairman Gary Chartrand, dated Nov. 29, Bennett notes his work in Indiana and says he would welcome the opportunity to continue in Florida. “Your state was[Read More…]

Florida No. 2 in “Parent Power Index”

We like to think of Florida as School Choice Central, but there is more competition for that title every year and, alas, according to the Center for Education Reform, it may now belong to Indiana. The Hoosier State takes the top spot in the center’s newly created “Parent Power Index,” released today, while Florida comes[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: School choice competition in Florida, voucher questions in Tennessee and more

Florida: The Seminole County School District, one of the state’s biggest, offers more online classes and other educational options to compete with private and charter schools and home schooling (Orlando Sentinel). Meanwhile, another large district receives 36 applications for new charter schools (Palm Beach Post). Tennessee: Gov. Bill Haslam says questions remain on a[Read More…]