Latest School choice News

Analysis shows Ohio's new universal voucher program already exceeds cost estimates

Sep. 14, 2023 14:45 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The cost of Ohio's new universal school voucher program already appears to be more expensive than initially estimated, according to a published report, and that cost will continue to grow as the application deadline is still more than a month away. An analysis...

North Carolina board reasserts funding control over charter schools after losing other powers

Sep. 07, 2023 23:00 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The State Board of Education approved on Thursday a policy that seeks to reassert control over North Carolina charter schools weeks after the General Assembly shifted decision-making for approving these nontraditional public schools to a panel filled with mostly legislative...

Activists prepare for yearlong battle over Nebraska private school funding law

Aug. 31, 2023 18:16 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Activists declared a victory this week in their fight to repeal a new Republican-backed law allowing Nebraska taxpayer money to be used for private school tuition. But both sides acknowledge that the battle is just beginning. If the law is repealed, Nebraska...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Aug. 31, 2023 16:44 PM EDT

The Advocate. August 29, 2023. Editorial: if we don’t demand specifics, campaign rhetoric won’t help us In a season of campaign rhetoric this fall — our state and Mississippi are among the most active politically this year, ahead of next year’s national...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Aug. 31, 2023 07:11 AM EDT

Charleston Gazette-Mail. August 27, 2023. Editorial: The latest salvo in the anti-education movement West Virginia Senate Finance Committee Chairman Eric Tarr, R-Putnam, recently lashed out at the American Federation of Teachers, calling its members “socialists”...

Opponents of Nebraska plan to use public money for private school tuition seek ballot initiative

Aug. 30, 2023 12:50 PM EDT

Organizers of an effort to have Nebraska voters weigh in on whether to use taxpayer money to pay for private school tuition scholarships said Wednesday they have more than enough signatures to put that question on the November 2024 ballot. The Support Our Schools effort turned in...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Aug. 28, 2023 13:23 PM EDT

Dubuque Telegraph-Herald. August 27, 2023. Editorial: New regulations should come with Iowa’s education savings account program With a new school year getting under way across the tri-state area, a new era dawns in Iowa with the introduction of education savings...

School choice advocacy groups hammer away at Kentucky's Democratic governor in campaign ads

Aug. 21, 2023 16:38 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — While Republican Daniel Cameron has downplayed his support for charter schools and vouchers in presenting his education plans, school choice advocacy groups have pumped millions of dollars into ads attacking his opponent, Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear. With...

6 Arkansas schools say they are moving forward with AP African American studies course

Aug. 17, 2023 17:31 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The six Arkansas schools that planned to offer an Advanced Placement course on African American studies say they will continue to do so despite the state saying the class won't count toward a student's graduation credit. The North Little Rock and...

Tech company behind Kentucky school bus problems had similar issues in Ohio last year

Aug. 16, 2023 00:23 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The company behind a disastrous change to a Kentucky city's school bus routes that resulted in more than a week of canceled classes had similar problems in two cities in neighboring Ohio last year. Touting its connections to the Massachusetts Institute of...