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Editorial Roundup: New England

Jun. 24, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Rutland Herald. June 21, 2022. Editorial: Choices A Supreme Court decision this week caught our attention. It could have significant implications right here in Vermont. The decision stems from a case out of Maine, and points to school choice. ...

Arizona House GOP backs universal school voucher expansion

Jun. 22, 2022 21:16 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Republicans in the Arizona House approved a massive expansion of the state's private school voucher program Wednesday, voting to allow any of the state's 1.1 million public school students to apply to use public money to attend private schools. The measure comes just...

Nevada high court hears fast-track school voucher appeal

Jun. 16, 2022 21:03 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Supreme Court justices asked pointed questions Thursday about a fast-track appeal of a school vouchers ballot measure that a state court judge rejected for using what he characterized as “sleight of hand” to hide what he called the “enormous” effect it would have...

House panel OKs voucher expansion tied to new school cash

Jun. 15, 2022 19:58 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Republicans in the Arizona House on Wednesday pushed ahead with their new plan for a universal expansion of the state's private school voucher program that they have tied to new funding for schools in an effort to prevent a voter referendum. Majority Republicans see...

House GOP floats school funding revamp, voucher expansion

Jun. 14, 2022 21:10 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican leaders of the Arizona House introduced legislation Tuesday that will substantially revamp the state's school funding formula, add about $200 million in new yearly funding for K-12 schools and create a universal private school voucher system. But the...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Jun. 09, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

The Post and Courier. June 8, 2022. Editorial: Ensure SC taxpayers get money’s worth from school voucher program We still believe the S.C. Legislature needs to finally get serious about fixing the problems with the public schools it owns rather than paying parents...

House GOP seeks school funding revamp, voucher expansion

Jun. 06, 2022 18:49 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Majority Republicans in the Arizona House are working to finalize a deal that would substantially boost funding for K-12 public schools and enact a major expansion of the state's private school voucher system. Republicans who hold the majority in the House do not yet...

Nashville mayor asks high court to reconsider voucher ruling

Jun. 02, 2022 04:03 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville Mayor John Cooper says his office is asking the Tennessee Supreme Court to reconsider its decision that a contentious school voucher program does not violate a key section of the state's constitution. Last month, Tennessee's highest court ruled...

More than 3,000 school voucher applications approved

May. 31, 2022 09:25 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — More than 3,000 applications for nonpublic school vouchers have been approved in West Virginia and more are being reviewed, officials said. The state Treasurer's Office had approved 3,010 applications as of Friday and had another 469 applications that were...

Gov: No timeline yet on school vouchers after court ruling

May. 20, 2022 17:51 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said Friday that he doesn't have a timeline yet on when his administration might roll out a long-blocked school voucher program that saw its biggest legal roadblock removed by the state's high court this week. The Republican told...