Education Funding Reopening Plans, Private Schools, Special Education: Senate Puts Stamp on COVID-19 Bill
The revised COVID-19 relief bill provides more than $120 billion in direct K-12 public school aid and could reach President Biden quickly.
Law & Courts Court Backs Religious-School Student's Participation in Vermont Dual-Enrollment Program
A federal appeals court rules that recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions support the student's free exercise of religion claim.
School Choice & Charters Private Schools Catch Parents’ Eye as Public School Buildings Stay Shut
The lure of in-person instruction is driving interest. But questions remain about capacity, access, and how the pandemic could affect private schools as well.
School Choice & Charters Catholic School Closures Rise Amid COVID-19, Recession
Declining financial support and dwindling enrollment has already forced dozens of Roman Catholic schools to shut down permanently this spring, many of them in low-income communities.
School Choice & Charters Where Private Schools Stand on Coronavirus Closures
Some private schools in pockets of the country were not required to close until last week, and at least a few outliers remained open barring explicit orders to close.
School Choice & Charters Two Catholic Schools Were Asked to Fire Gay Teachers. Here's What They Did
The Indianapolis archbishop has ordered Catholic high schools in the city to dismiss teachers who are married to someone of the same sex, or sever ties with the archdiocese.
School Choice & Charters Striking Teachers Are Targeting Charter Schools. But Are Charters Really a Threat?
Charter schools educate only about 7 percent of all public school students. But in some cities, charter schools have made significant inroads.
School Choice & Charters N.Y. Private Schools Didn't Have to Report Abuse to Police. A New Law Changes That.
Private schools in New York soon will be required to report suspected sexual abuse of students in their schools to law enforcement, bringing the independent schools under the same rules as public schools.
Federal Can A Private School Receiving Voucher Money Ban a Student Over Dreadlocks?
The ACLU and NAACP have filed formal civil rights complaints against the school for its dress code policies, another case that highlights the blurring lines in public oversight for private schools that accept state aid in the form of vouchers.