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Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker gives a thumbs-up after speaking at his campaign victory party on Nov. 4 in West Allis, Wis. Walker defeated Democratic gubernatorial challenger Mary Burke.
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States' K-12 Policies in Play in Wake of GOP Surge

School choice programs and efforts to overhaul education funding systems could get a boost from the wave of new and re-elected Republican governors and state lawmakers. (November 7, 2014)

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03/26 11:45 am | Tennessee Lawmakers Consider New Type of School Voucher Program | The proposal would allow any of the state's students covered under the IDEA to use state and local funds for private education, including college courses.

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March 24, 2015 - Education Week
Roughly half of the state's 1.1 million schoolchildren are eligible for vouchers, including students who have never attended public schools.
March 24, 2015 - Education Week
Education savings accounts—which allow parents to use public funds to customize schooling for their children—are the newest frontier in school choice.
February 24, 2015 - Education Week
Voucher opponents worry about a provision in a draft bill to revise the Elementary and Secondary Education Act that would let aid for poor children follow them to their public schools of choice.
February 3, 2015 - Education Week
School choice programs and efforts to overhaul education funding systems could get a boost from the wave of new and re-elected Republican governors and state lawmakers.
November 7, 2014 - Education Week
A pair of researchers have published a controversial book reigniting the long-running debate over academic achievement in public vs. private schools.
May 13, 2014 - Education Week
Advocates see a state budget deal pouring money into preschool as a big win for the city, though other parts of the state may be less poised to take advantage.
April 7, 2014 - Education Week
Private-school-choice legislation is part of a broader trend at the state level, and proposals are bidding for attention in the U.S. Senate.
February 4, 2014 - Education Week
School choice options such as vouchers and tax-credit scholarships can complicate per-fiscal planning for local officials.
January 3, 2014 - Quality Counts
State officials and the U.S. Department of Justice clash over the state's voucher program in the shadow of a long-standing desegregation case.
September 17, 2013 - Education Week

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