Tag: Maine and charter schools

redefinED roundup: Vouchers in Tennessee, tax credit scholarships in Mississippi & more

Tennessee: Gov. Bill Haslam proposes a voucher that’s limited to low-income students in low-performing schools, with additional state funding for those schools to boot (KnoxNews). More from timesfreepress.com and Nashville Public Radio. Haslam reiterates that his proposal won’t affect funding for public schools (Nooga.com). Both supporters and opponents find details to[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: School choice prospects in Mississippi, ESAs in Arizona and more

Mississippi: State lawmakers are expected to try again this year to pass charter school legislation, but some suburban Republicans continue to have concerns (Desoto Times Tribune). Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves says there’s bipartisan support for charter schools (Associated Press). More from the Memphis Commercial Appeal. At least one lawmaker is talking[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: charter school flap in Florida, charter school records in California & more

Florida: A failing  charter school cuts its principal a $500,000 check as it was closing its doors (Orlando Sentinel). Charter school supporters are also angered (redefinED). Louisiana: State Superintendent John White is accused of lying to lawmakers about the state’s new voucher program (theadvertiser.com). White is also summoned to court[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: voucher talk in Texas, parent trigger in Michigan and more

Texas: Recent political appointments show more stars lining up for vouchers in the next legislative session. (Houston Chronicle) Michigan: Parent Revolution leader Ben Austin criticizes a parent trigger proposal in Michigan because for-profit charter schools would be among the options parents could select for a school turnaround. (Education Week) Florida: School[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: school choice demand in Florida, American heritage charter school in Idaho and more

Idaho: State education offficials approve the American Heritage Charter School, which will emphasize American history, patriotism, money management and free market economics. (Idaho Statesman) Florida: Demand continues to surge for the state’s tax credit scholarship program, as the chart at left shows. (Tampa Bay Times’ Gradebook blog).  The number of charter school teachers in the[Read More…]