Vouchers

The latest news about vouchers, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

Emma Kerrigan, right, attends the private Lawrence School in Broadview, Ohio, with help from the state’s voucher program for special needs students.
—Dustin Franz for Education Week

Vouchers Put Some Parents in Squeeze on Special Ed. Rights

In order to accept vouchers for private schools, parents of students with disabilities generally must waive their children's individual rights to services under the federal special education law. (July 19, 2016)

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What Are School Vouchers and How Do They Work?

Charters & Choice Blog

08/15 11:27 am | Why Has Charter School Popularity Suddenly Dropped Off? | Pollsters hypothesize that the causes may include changing dynamics within the Democratic Party, as well as high-profile debates over charter school expansion.

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Though testing mandates remain under ESSA, those aiming to rein in assessments say the new law's flexibility for states may work to their advantage.
January 20, 2016 – Education Week
The House of Representatives would let states' Title I aid follow disadvantaged students to the public schools of their choice, but the portability rule doesn't go far enough for some.
October 28, 2015 – Education Week
The latest opinions polls from PDK/Gallup and Education Next gauge public sentiment on a range of heated education issues, including common-core standards, standardized testing, and school choice.
August 26, 2015 – Education Week
School choice offers educators opportunities to innovate and lead in the classroom and beyond, argues former teachers' union president Doug Tuthill.
August 5, 2015 – Education Week
Many state legislatures notched incremental steps in expanding the scope and budgets for publicly funded early-care and -education programs.
July 8, 2015 – Education Week
June 10, 2015 – Education Week
A broad new law will give parents near-total control over how state education dollars are spent on their children, through education savings accounts.
June 10, 2015 – Education Week
June 3, 2015 – Education Week
Efforts to professionalize charter school boards and raise the caliber of people who serve on them are catching on.
June 3, 2015 – Education Week
May 20, 2015 – Education Week

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