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From left, Amy and Olivia Carson pictured outside Bangor Christian School in Bangor, Maine on Nov. 5, 2021.
Amy Carson, left, and her daughter, Olivia, stand outside Bangor Christian Schools in Maine in November, before their case went before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Linda Coan O’Kresik for Education Week
Law & Courts Religious Schools and State Aid: What to Glean From a Lively Supreme Court Argument
Justices seem skeptical about Maine's exclusion of religious schools from tuition aid for students in towns without public high schools.
Mark Walsh, December 8, 2021
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The Carson family pictured outside Bangor Christian School in Bangor, Maine on Nov. 5, 2021.
Institute for Justice senior attorney Michael E. Bindas, left, accompanies Amy and David Carson who flank their daughter, Olivia, outside Bangor Christian Schools in Maine in early November. The Carsons are one of two families seeking to make religious schools eligible for Maine's tuition program for students from towns without high schools.
Linda Coan O’Kresik for Education Week
Law & Courts Can Public Money Go to Religious Schools? A Divisive Supreme Court Case Awaits
The justices will weigh Maine's exclusion of religious schools from its "tuitioning" program for students from towns without high schools.
Mark Walsh, November 18, 2021
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In this June 8, 2021 photo, with dark clouds overhead, the Supreme Court is seen in Washington.
The U.S. Supreme Court's new term opens in early October with several cases that could impact K-12 schools.
J. Scott Applewhite/AP
Law & Courts Here Are the Upcoming Supreme Court Cases That Matter for Schools
Major cases on school choice and religious schools will be heard, along with a case on whether school boards can reprimand outspoken members.
Mark Walsh, September 27, 2021
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The Supreme Court is seen at sundown in Washington on Nov. 6, 2020.
The Supreme Court is seen at sundown in Washington on Nov. 6, 2020.
J. Scott Applewhite/AP
Law & Courts Supreme Court to Weigh Maine's Exclusion of Religious Schools From 'Tuitioning' Program
The justices will decide whether a tuition aid program for towns without public high schools must include religious schools.
Mark Walsh, July 2, 2021
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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 Opinion Will Free Community College Really Help Low-Income Students?
Free community college is an exciting idea, but it's not enough to get students over the finish line, cautions Kate Schwass.
Kate Schwass, June 23, 2017
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Law & Courts Nevada High Court Deals Blow to School Choice Program
The state’s Supreme Court strikes down the funding mechanism for Nevada’s groundbreaking education savings account program, a little more than a year after lawmakers enacted it.
Arianna Prothero, October 4, 2016
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Student Guide Kelley Gary, center, leads a group discussion at Acton Academy in Austin, Texas. Roughly 30 students make up the Middle School Studio, a one-room environment where students are self-directed in their academic progress.
Student Guide Kelley Gary, center, leads a group discussion at Acton Academy in Austin, Texas. Roughly 30 students make up the Middle School Studio, a one-room environment where students are self-directed in their academic progress.
Julia Robinson for Education Week
School Choice & Charters 'Micro Schools' Could Be New Competition for Private K-12
The growth in the number of small, personalized, and more affordable "micro schools" is seen as the first innovation in the private school sector in decades.
Arianna Prothero, January 26, 2016
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Democratic presidential candidates from left, former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Hillary Rodham Clinton, former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, and former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee take the stage before the CNN Democratic presidential debate on Oct. 13 in Las Vegas.
Democratic presidential candidates from left, former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Hillary Rodham Clinton, former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, and former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee take the stage before the CNN Democratic presidential debate on Oct. 13 in Las Vegas.
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College & Workforce Readiness K-12 a Minor Topic in First Democratic Debate
While there was some discussion about college costs, the Democratic candidates for president did not delve far into big K-12 topics like testing, teacher evaluation, or how to improve low-performing schools.
Alyson Klein, October 15, 2015
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Families & the Community Nevada's School Choice Law Encounters Growing Pains
Hundreds of applications pour in as state officials figure out how to manage a program that gives parents a major role in how state K-12 money is spent.
Arianna Prothero, August 25, 2015
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Federal Nevada Statute Supercharges School Choice
A broad new law will give parents near-total control over how state education dollars are spent on their children, through education savings accounts.
Arianna Prothero, June 9, 2015
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Nip Rogers for Education Week
School Choice & Charters Opinion School Choice Works, Privatization Won't
School vouchers divert millions from public education and do not produce results for students, writes Delaware Gov. Jack Markell.
Jack Markell, April 21, 2015
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Law & Courts Nevada Bill Giving Parents Private School Tuition Help Heads to Governor
Nevada businesses will receive tax-credits for donations they make to support scholarships for students to use to help pay their private school tuition.
Karla Scoon Reid, April 10, 2015
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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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