Tag: Michigan and charter schools

redefinED roundup: Voucher ruling in Colorado, tax credit scholarships in Alabama, course choice in Florida & more

Washington: The new Charter School Commission is attracting candidates from across the state and beyond, including Liz Finne, a lawyer and director of the Center for Education Reform at the Washington Policy Center. The governor and other leaders expect to choose nine volunteers by March 6 (Associated Press). A coalition of[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: School choice in Montana, parent trigger in Florida, tax credit defeat in Mississippi & more

Montana: House Republicans endorse three school choice bills – one to authorize charter schools, another to create a modest tax credit scholarship program and a third to create an education savings account program for students with disabilities (Independent Record). A day later, several defect on the charter school bill and it[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: Another parent trigger in California, charter school performance in Michigan & more

California: A parents group in Los Angeles is using the state’s landmark parent trigger law to force the school district to reform a low-performing school. (Los Angeles Times). More from the Associated Press and Education Week. A national report finds the state continues to lead the nation in charter school growth, despite funding disparities[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: Reform referendum in Indiana, teachers unions in Florida & more

Indiana: The race for state superintendent is a referendum on the direction of education reform, including expanded school choice (Associated Press). Florida: The state’s teachers unions are among the weakest in the nation, according to a new Fordham Institute report (Orlando Sentinel). The Duval County school district agrees to settle with[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: Voucher talk in Texas, more parent trigger drama in California and more

Texas: State lawmakers talk vouchers and hear about expanded learning options in Louisiana and Florida (KVUE.com).  A judge rules that a charter school support group’s concerns can stay in a lawsuit over state education funding. (Austin American Statesman) California: A local school board won’t allow a school to be converted into a[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…]

redefinED roundup: Tax credit scholarships in N.C., Democratic feuds over school choice in California and more

North Carolina: The legislative push is on to start a statewide tax credit scholarship program. (Associated Press) Florida: A former state board of education chair defends the state’s decision to offer free tutoring services to low-income families. (Miami Herald) California: Expanded school choice is at the heart of an increasingly tense feud[Read More…]