Scholarships

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Student Well-Being Will Scholarships Persuade Ohio Parents to Get Their Kids Vaccinated?
Every Wednesday, the state will randomly draw a 12-17-year-old to win a scholarship for five weeks.
Alexis Oatman, cleveland.com, May 17, 2021
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School Choice & Charters LGBTQ Issues Roil Florida School-Choice Debate
As lawmakers weigh expansion of the state’s voucher and tax-credit scholarship programs, some renew a push for anti-discrimination protection for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students.
Evie Blad, March 3, 2020
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School Choice & Charters What the Research Says What Happened to Students Left Behind as Florida Expanded Its Voucher Program?
The nation's largest tax-credit scholarship program doesn't seem to have hurt the academics of students who remain in public schools, a new study shows.
Stephen Sawchuk, March 3, 2020
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School Choice & Charters Private School Choice Programs Fall Short on Transparency, Accountability
Education Week finds that few of the nearly 30 states with programs that pay tuition at private schools or tax-credits to incentivize businesses and individuals to do so require private schools to follow standard policies used to ensure transparency and accountability in the nation’s public schools.
Arianna Prothero & Alex Harwin, February 28, 2020
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Protesters from eight local schools attend a demonstration organized by the Institute for Justice at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington during oral arguments in a case over tax-credit scholarships.
Protesters from eight local schools attend a demonstration organized by the Institute for Justice at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington during oral arguments in a case over tax-credit scholarships.
Graeme Sloan/Education Week
Law & Courts High Court Leans Toward Support for Religious Schools
In a case from Montana, conservative justices suggested they were inclined to rule for parents who seek to reinstate a state tax credit funding scholarships for use at religious schools.
Mark Walsh, February 11, 2020
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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, left, shakes hands with State Rep. Will Davis after passage of an education funding bill that includes a $75 million tax-credit-scholarship program students can use to pay tuition at nonpublic schools.
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, left, shakes hands with State Rep. Will Davis after passage of an education funding bill that includes a $75 million tax-credit-scholarship program students can use to pay tuition at nonpublic schools.
Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register via AP
Federal After Fierce Fight, Illinois Enacts Tax-Credit Scholarship Program
The new program barely received bipartisan approval from lawmakers, while incorporating elements aimed at issues of accountability and transparency.
Madeline Will, August 31, 2017
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College & Workforce Readiness Ind. Scholarship Law Aims to Entice Top Students Into Teaching
Indiana has become the latest state to seek to curb persistent teacher shortages by offering college-tuition dollars to students who go into teaching.
Elisha McNeil, April 19, 2016
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Michele Baker-Lindsay, center, a mentor with tnAchieves, meets with high school seniors at Rhea County High School in Evensville, Tenn. Tennessee’s scholarship programs were a model for President Obama’s community college proposal.
Michele Baker-Lindsay, center, a mentor with tnAchieves, meets with high school seniors at Rhea County High School in Evensville, Tenn. Tennessee’s scholarship programs were a model for President Obama’s community college proposal.
Shawn Poynter for Education Week
College & Workforce Readiness Skepticism, Hope Greet President's Community College Plan
The big questions are how to pay for the $60 billion initiative proposed by President Barack Obama and whether the Republican-controlled Congress will approve it.
Caralee J. Adams, January 20, 2015
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School Choice & Charters Fla. Tax-Credit Scholarship Students Match National Learning Gains
Study of test scores from students receiving tax-credit scholarships in Florida to attend private schools shows little change in their learning gains from previous years.
Arianna Prothero, August 13, 2014
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School Choice & Charters YES Prep Charter Program Redefines Goals and Strategies For Success
YES Prep Public Schools, a Houston-based charter network, is looking to further boost its graduates' college-completion rates by refocusing its approaches and strategies.
Amanda Ulrich, June 12, 2014
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Laquetta Smith, right, hugs Lauryn Scott in 2006 after Kalamazoo Central High School’s graduation. Ms. Scott’s class was the first to benefit from the Kalamazoo Promise, which covers most tuition costs for students in the Michigan district.
Laquetta Smith, right, hugs Lauryn Scott in 2006 after Kalamazoo Central High School’s graduation. Ms. Scott’s class was the first to benefit from the Kalamazoo Promise, which covers most tuition costs for students in the Michigan district.
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College & Workforce Readiness Schools Prod Students Toward Diplomas With Tuition, Cash
While a growing number of districts are using financial incentives to encourage students to go to college, experts caution that money alone won’t do the trick.
Caralee J. Adams, June 2, 2014
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Members of the Babson Posse 11 interact during a group activity at the Posse Foundation in New York City. When these students start college in August, they will go as a group and meet regularly to support one another on campus.
Members of the Babson Posse 11 interact during a group activity at the Posse Foundation in New York City. When these students start college in August, they will go as a group and meet regularly to support one another on campus.
Melanie Burford/Prime for Education Week
College & Workforce Readiness 'Posses' Keep Students on Academic Track
A New York City-based foundation harnesses a little positive peer pressure to help students successfully negotiate the pathway from high school to college graduation.
Caralee J. Adams, June 2, 2014
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Equity & Diversity Alabama Vouchers Target of Federal Court Suit
The Southern Poverty Law Center says Alabama's new tax-credit scholarships discriminate against poor children.
Andrew Ujifusa, August 27, 2013
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Say YES summer camp counselor M'Tia Williams, 19, back, laughs during a game with campers in Syracuse, New York, in late July. Williams, a former Say Yes camper, is a Sophomore at Onondaga Community College and hopes to transfer to Syracuse University.
Say YES summer camp counselor M'Tia Williams, 19, back, laughs during a game with campers in Syracuse, New York, in late July. Williams, a former Say Yes camper, is a Sophomore at Onondaga Community College and hopes to transfer to Syracuse University.
Heather Ainsworth for Education Week
College & Workforce Readiness School Improvement Is Citywide Effort in Syracuse
A promise of free college tuition was just the beginning for the Say Yes to Education initiative in its first test city.
Sarah D. Sparks, August 6, 2013
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