School Choice

4/15/2013

4/15/2013
An Andover lawmaker has filed legislation that would lift the charter-school cap on the state's 30 lowest-performing school districts, including Lowell, Gardner, and Fitchburg, a move praised as creating more options for nontraditional education and criticized for taking state dollars away from the public system.

4/12/2013

4/12/2013
How tight is too tight for school? Administrators and teachers at a middle school in Petaluma, Calif., are asking themselves this question as they implement a new dress code policy around girls’ form-fitting pants. Kenilworth Junior High has been making national news for prohibiting girls from wearing tight-fitting pants because they’re “distracting to teenage boys,” according to KTVU-TV.

4/5/2013

4/5/2013
Worse than the school scandals that have been in the news in recent months and years is the continued delay from state lawmakers, and outright obstructionism from some in Georgia’s education establishment, in giving students and parents real options to escape such dysfunction.

4/4/2013

4/4/2013
School choice is making headlines in multiple states this spring. Several have approved or are considering proposals to expand educational opportunity for families.

3/22/2013

3/22/2013
The head of the Senate Education Committee broke into tears Thursday as he promised to fight for dramatically expanded "school choice" in Texas. But Sen. Dan Patrick also announced he was softening his high-profile bill to allow an unlimited number of charter schools to operate statewide, instead taking a more gradual, tiered approach to their expansion.

3/18/2013

3/18/2013
Since the educational community cannot or will not change, school choice is the only alternative which would give our citizens a chance to choose a school without a liberal agenda inside of the curriculum and which fulfills the desire for superior educational results.

3/15/2013

3/15/2013
Alabama's Gov. Robert Bentley has signed a sweeping education bill that gives tax credits to parents who want to transfer their children from a failing public school to another public or private school. The bill became law one day after the Alabama Supreme Court ruled that a lawsuit against it was premature.
3/15/2013
The Boston School Committee, in a momentous vote Wednesday, scrapped a school assignment plan developed under court-ordered desegregation almost a quarter-century ago and embraced a new system that seeks to allow more students to attend schools closer to home.

2/27/2013

2/27/2013
Public school districts are mobilizing to show that "school choice" is more than private-school vouchers and charter school startups.

2/25/2013

2/25/2013
Community members and leaders spent part of Saturday discussing ways to preserve the public school system. Public school supporters say they're afraid public schools are disappearing and could one day be placed into the private sector.

2/14/2013

2/14/2013
Results from an annual survey of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program released Wednesday underscore what's already well-known about the voucher program: Participating private schools spend less to educate each pupil than Milwaukee Public Schools, but offer little achievement data about how those pupils are doing.

2/5/2013

2/5/2013
‘I have not heard great things about Potomac,’ one parent says

1/31/2013

1/31/2013
Sunday morning, on the Melissa Harris-Perry show the MSNBC journalist dedicated a segment to the school closings epidemic that has swept across the country in every major city, an epidemic that has -- up until Sunday been virtually ignored by national media.

1/29/2013

1/29/2013
As a sportswriter, I’ve seen how open enrollment can create an unhealthy imbalance in the on-field success of teams.
1/29/2013
What may get lost this week is that after nearly two decades of expanding choice options in our state, traditional public schools continue to be the choice for nearly nine out of 10 Arizona students.

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