Tag: louisiana and school choice

redefinED roundup: Charter schools and the Chicago strike, Khan Academy and school choice in Florida & more

Chicago: Expansion of charter schools, which tend to employ non-unionized teachers, is a big undercurrent in the teachers union strike (New York Times). Media coverage of the strike puts charter schools in a positive light (redefinED). (Image from aei-ideas.org) Florida: Khan Academy and Step Up For Students are partnering to bring cutting-edge technology to[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: voucher schools threatened in Louisiana, Andre Agassi helps a Milwaukee charter school and more

Louisiana: State education officials set accountability rules for private schools participating in the state’s new voucher program (Reuters). More from the New Orleans Times Picayune. The state deems a troubled private school ineligible to receive vouchers (Alexandria Town Talk). Meanwhile, a law firm representing a state teachers union sends letters to participating[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: School choice expansion in Pennsylvania, charter school initiative in Washington and more

Pennsylvania: A budget deal expands the state’s existing tax credit scholarship program and creates a new one aimed at helping students in struggling schools. (Philadelphia Inquirer) Washington: Bill Gates chips in $1 million for a ballot initiative to bring charter schools to one of the last states without any. (Associated[Read More…]

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[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: charter school support in Florida, voucher snags in Louisiana and more

Florida: The state’s top education official offers a strong pitch for continued expansion of school choice options despite recent scrutiny of charter schools. (redefinED) The state Board of Education overrules several school districts that opposed new charter schools. (Orlando Sentinel) Louisiana: One local school district plans to open a virtual school to[Read More…]