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La. Education Bills Set to Slide Through Senate

The anchors of La. Gov. Bobby Jindal's proposed overhaul of primary and secondary education in Louisiana are set for Senate committee approval. This would clear the way for the measures to reach the governor's desk as early as next week.

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Voucher Students in Milwaukee Improve on Reading, Study Finds

A sample of students in Milwaukee's private voucher schools made gains in reading in 2010-'11 that were significantly higher than those of a matched sample of peers in Milwaukee Public Schools, but math achievement remained the same last school year, according to the results of a multiyear study tracking students in both sectors.

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Should N.J. Pay Private School Tuition for Low-income Students Enrolled in Failing Schools?

Legislation that would allow the state to pay private school tuition fees for some low-income students who live in neighborhoods in which they are surrounded by failing public schools is wending its way through the Legislature.

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Proposed Ohio Bill Would Expand Voucher Program to All Districts

Not all public school educators opposed Senate Bill 5, though more than a few administrators and school board members stood beside the teachers’ unions in working to repeal the controversial collective bargaining law.

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Proposed Bill would Expand Voucher Program to Ohio School Districts

Not all Ohio public school educators opposed Senate Bill 5, though more than a few administrators and school board members stood beside the teachers’ unions in working to repeal the controversial collective bargaining law.

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Students Leave 182 Indiana Districts Under Voucher Program

Students from 182 of Indiana’s public school districts have moved to private schools under the state’s new education voucher program, although only seven districts lost more than 100 kids.

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Schools Vouchers' Critics Cite Lack of Accountability

Public schools must account for every dime of state and federal funding they spend to educate students.

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Support for Iowa Schools Plan Elusive

To successfully overhaul the state’s education system, Iowa needs champions in the Legislature and communities that are willing to push for sustained changes, some state leaders say.

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Ohio Leaders Bash Bill to Boost Vouchers

Officials in many area school districts contend an Ohio House bill would further erode public- school finances.

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Local School Officials in Pa. Doubt Voucher Plan

There are too many unexamined details and too many unanswered questions for the state to move forward quickly with Gov. Tom Corbett's public education reform proposal, a top Hazleton Area administrator said.

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