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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 Commentary 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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School Choice & Charters Commentary 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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School Choice & Charters Q&A: What Is Driving up Tuition at Private Schools?
A year into his job running the National Association of Independent Schools, John Chubb and EW opinion blogger Peter Gow discuss the rising cost of private school tuition.
Arianna Prothero, September 23, 2014
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School Choice & Charters Opinion Higher Education All Over Again
Marc Tucker reacts to a recently released report, from the Senate HELP Committee, on the troubling realities of for-profit schools.
Marc Tucker, August 2, 2012
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College & Workforce Readiness Obama College-Cost Plan Aims to Go Beyond Access
Assuring value for students would be crucial for schools to receiving a greater share of campus-based aid.
Alyson Klein, February 7, 2012
8 min read
President Barack Obama hits hard on college costs and calls for mandatory school attendance to age 18 in his State of the Union address.
President Barack Obama hits hard on college costs and calls for mandatory school attendance to age 18 in his State of the Union address.
Evan Vucci/AP
Education Funding Obama Rolls Out New Higher Education Initiatives
President Barack Obama takes aim at an issue that resonates with a constituency likely to be important to his re-election campaign: college students struggling to pay off their student loans.
Alyson Klein, January 27, 2012
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