Tag: New Hampshire school choice

Mr. Gibbons’ Report Card: Lawsuits, dictionaries and changing ones mind

New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office Croyden School District in New Hampshire has just 37 students in grades 5-12 and no middle or high school for them to attend. As a result, it allows parents to choose schools in other districts, including private schools. The State’s Attorney General Office has now[Read More…]

Tax credit scholarships survive challenge in New Hampshire

As the Florida teachers union and school boards association announced a lawsuit this morning against the Florida tax credit scholarship, the New Hampshire Supreme Court unanimously upheld that state’s tax-credit scholarship program, arguing the plaintiffs had no standing. In 2013, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Americans United for Separation[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: charter schools, charter schools, charter schools …

Arizona: A former school teacher criticizes the state superintendent of public instruction for his support of Common Core and school choice (East Valley Tribune). The Sierra Vista Herald editorial board says the state superintendent’s support of ESAs hurts public schools. Applications for Empowerment Scholarship Accounts doubles (Heartlander). The Arizona Republic[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: FL becomes second state with ESAs, MO considers private options, charter school funding studied

Arizona: The Tucson Diocese School Board says parents can be trusted to decide on the education for their own children (Arizona Daily Star). Gov. Jan Brewer signs a bill to expedite the approval process for parents seeking Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (Associated Press). The state superintendent of public instruction will increase[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: ESAs in AZ, scholarships in KS, charter schools find homes in NYC and more news

Arizona: A bill to allow children of military service members killed in action to become eligible for Empowerment Scholarship Accounts passes into law (Watchdog). Gov. Jan Brewer vetoes a bill to allow owners of S-Corps to receive individual tax credits for donations to scholarship funding organizations, but signs two bills[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: ESA expansion halted in AZ, court hears tax credit scholarship case in NH and more

Alabama: The Alabama Education Association, which opposes a new tax-credit scholarship program, says former Gov. Bob Riley has personally banked up to $1 million from it (he has made $0) (AL.com). The AEA is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to back Republican and Democrat candidates to run against lawmakers[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: cuts to NYC charters, proposed federal vouchers, National School Choice Week & more

Alabama: The Southern Poverty Law Center says school choice hurts students who can’t leave their public school (Montgomery Advertiser). Alaska: More Republicans sign on to support the governor’s constitutional amendment proposal to allow public funding of private religious schools (Anchorage Daily News). You can pick your grocery store and you can[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: testing and school choice debate, vouchers proposed in TN, ESA’s proposed in OK & more

Alabama: The state releases the new list of “failing schools” where assigned students may seek transfers to other public or private schools (Education Week). The Birmingham Public School District seeks waivers from the state to allow some schools to operate more like charters (AL.com). Alaska: Will 2014 be the year[Read More…]