Florida lawmaker revives push for dedicated capital funding source for charter schools - Tampabay.com (blog)

And Senate Education Appropriations chairman David Simmons says he's found a win-win scenario to get money to the state's more than 600 charter schools without hurting the more than 3,000 traditional public schools. "We continue to use about $75 ...

Texas senator files Education Savings Accounts Bill - KVUE.com

AUSTIN - Less than a week after thousands rallied at the State Capitol for "School Choice", a state senator from Pearland, Texas filed Senate Bill 3 Monday to create an education savings account program, tax credit scholarship and educational expense ...

School Choice Bill Pitches Savings Accounts, Tax Credit Scholarships - KERA News

One of the most anticipated debates of the 85th Legislative Session began taking shape Monday with the layout of a two-part Texas Senate bill that would allow for Texas taxpayer dollars to be used to help parents send their kids to private or religious ...

Texas school voucher plan unveiled, but it may not pass - Washington Times

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has unveiled a voucher proposal giving families education saving accounts with public funding to send their children to private and religious schools. Tea party-backed Patrick has long championed “school choice ...

Charter Schools Are Likely Coming To Kentucky. So, What Are They? - 89.3 WFPL

Kentucky is one of seven states in the U.S. that doesn't allow charter schools. But the General Assembly is likely to soon approve a bill that would make the organizations a reality in the Bluegrass. Lawmakers will return next week to consider the measure.

Minorities comprise third of Michigan K-12 students, and 4 other facts - MLive.com

First day of school at Arrowwood Elementary in Saginaw Township on Sept. 6, 2016. About a third of Michigan's K-12 schoolchildren are minorities. (MLive file photo). Print Email · Julie Mack | jmack1@mlive.com By Julie Mack | jmack1@mlive.com MLive.com

Variations of school choice bills filed in Texas Legislature - KSAT San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO - School choice continues making headlines lately and there are several bills relating to it filed in the Texas Legislature. Supporters say the term doesn't mean the same to everyone.

School vouchers help the wealthy, but few others - Corpus Christi Caller-Times

A 2016 ruling by the Texas Supreme Court held that public school funding “barely” met the criteria of the Texas Constitution. This Texas court ruling, coupled with the Texas ranking at No. 43 in “quality of education” clearly establishes the ...

Princeton Public Schools Protest Charter School Expansion In Letter To Education Commissioner - Patch.com

PRINCETON, NJ — The Princeton Public School District submitted its formal opposition to the Princeton Charter School's plan to expand to New Jersey Acting Commissioner of Education Kimberley Harrington this week. In its letter, submitted on Monday ...

NYC Provides a Case Study of the Education “Market” - The Nonprofit Quarterly (blog)

New York City's School District Three goes from Harlem south to 59th Street in the heart of Manhattan. It includes some of New York's wealthiest neighborhoods and some of its poorest. A look at the state of schools in this district can provide an ...

School choice a bad choice - Hillcountrynews

One of the cornerstones of this Texas Legislative session is pushing through school choice legislation in what Republicans call an effort to improve education in Texas. This is nothing more than an assault on the public school system and an opportunity ...

Using tax dollars to fund private schools a terrible idea - The Port Arthur News

On Monday, Sen. Larry Taylor, a Republican from Galveston, introduced S.B. 3, a school choice bill that will allow public funds to follow school children to whatever private school they wish to attend. This includes religious private schools. In short ...

'Unregulated' Charter Schools? 13 Things You Did Not Know - Michigan Capitol Confidential

Michigan charter schools are among the most regulated schools in the country, according to the Michigan Association of Public School Academies. Here are 13 rules and laws the association says charter schools in this state must follow: Michigan law ...

Are Charter Schools Good or Bad for Black Students? - New Republic

As Black History Month kicks off with a focus on “The Crisis in Black Education,” the debate has gotten a lot more complicated. By Graham Vyse. February 1, 2017. Black History Month began Wednesday, and this year's theme is “The Crisis in Black Education.

TOMORROW: Schoolchildren to 'Rally in the Rotunda' for School Choice - Business Wire (press release)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--More than 250 charter school students, parents, and staff will perform, share their stories, and promote charter schools at a rally in the rotunda at the Capitol in Jefferson City. Speaking at the event will be ...

'Business Report' Publisher: Schools and government need disruption - Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

Some things seem pretty evident to anyone in business or just observing the world we live in. “Disruption” seems to rule the day. Wikipedia states, “A disruptive innovation is an innovation that creates a new market and value network and eventually ...

School voucher bill is back - ReporterNews.com

Instead of starting at the top, let's go right to the bottom line on education. There is one goal: To provide an education that allows a student to be successful in life. We'd like to think that goes beyond academics, that the social skills and other ...

Lawmakers ponder how to pay for K-12 education - KSN-TV

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – President Donald Trump wants Betsy Devos as Secretary of Education. Devos has been vocal about school choice, where taxpayer money could go to private schools. KSN asked lawmakers if school choice could happen in Kansas, ...

It's better for Birmingham to get charter schools right than right now - AL.com

New Rising Star senior pastor Thomas Beavers addresses the Birmingham Board of Education, Jan. 24, 2017 (File). Print Email · Guest Voices By Guest Voices AL.com on January 31, 2017 at 6:00 PM, updated January 31, 2017 at 6:03 PM. comments.

No choice but to fight for public education - Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Arguments in favor of the scam known as school choice sound reasonable enough until they're examined properly. Let's start with the deliberately misleading label "school choice." Having a choice of schools sounds like a good thing -- because it is.