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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

'There Is No Oversight': Private-School Vouchers Can Leave Parents on Their Own

The Florida private schools that last year collected $825 million in taxpayer-funded vouchers and scholarships have few requirements for informing the public on how they are serving students. (November 14, 2017)

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05/17 02:55 pm | Fate of Washington's Charter School Law to Be Decided, Again, by State Supreme Court | For the second time in two years, Washington state's charter school law goes before the state's supreme court, and a ruling on the case could come at a politically ...

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While advocates and experts are pleased GOP nominee Donald Trump has weighed in on those topics, many of them question the specifics or want more detail.
October 5, 2016 – Education Week
The GOP presidential nominee wants to give states the chance to use $20 billion in federal money to let children in poverty pick their public, charter, or private school.
September 14, 2016 – Education Week
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 20, 2016 – Education Week
Step inside the Avalon School in St. Paul, Minn., and the Alliance Collins Family College-Ready High School in Los Angeles to see how the charter movement has changed over the last 25 years.
June 9, 2016 – Education Week
Charter schools have long been criticized for a lack of diversity, but a national analysis reveals a varied demographic profile.
June 8, 2016 – Education Week
Charters have evolved from the original idea of allowing parents and teachers to create new kinds of public schools into a powerful movement driven, to a large extent, by private philanthropy.
June 8, 2016 – Education Week
Public Montessori schools are springing up around the country, as new research raises questions about how the model will fit with states' and districts' test-focused accountability systems.
June 1, 2016 – Education Week
Lawmakers have revamped a state law in hopes it will pass constitutional muster and allow the fledgling charter sector to stay alive.
March 21, 2016 – Education Week
Many states rely too heavily on standardized testing, open their doors too easily to charters and vouchers, and fall short in supporting teachers, the Network for Public Education says.
February 10, 2016 – Education Week
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

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