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Foes of Arizona school vouchers file to block huge expansion

Sep. 23, 2022 22:03 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Public school advocates who oppose a massive expansion of Arizona's private school voucher system enacted by the Republican-controlled Legislature and signed into law by Republican Gov. Doug Ducey in July filed enough signatures Friday to block it from taking effect. ...

Voucher supporters urge judicial panel to dismiss lawsuit

Sep. 19, 2022 15:55 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Supporters of expanding school vouchers in Tennessee argued Monday that the program does not take away from families who want their children to remain in public schools as they once again asked a state court to dismiss the ongoing lawsuit challenging the statute's...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Aug. 19, 2022 11:17 AM EDT

Kingsport Times News. August 12, 2022. Editorial: Voucher program will rescue kids from bad schools Tennessee’s school voucher program is a bit of a mess as it gets underway. But after years of effort to protect bad schools and bad teachers in the state’s two...

West Virginia court to hear appeal of school voucher ruling

Aug. 18, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Supreme Court on Thursday scheduled arguments for this fall in the appeal of a lower court ruling that struck down a state-sponsored education voucher program. The justices refused a request by Attorney General Patrick Morrisey to stay a...

Arizona governor touts school voucher plan, slams opponents

Aug. 16, 2022 17:43 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and backers of universal school vouchers took a victory lap Tuesday over legislation the Republican-controlled Legislature enacted in June giving the state the nation's most expansive voucher system, and he also used the time to attack backers of...

Burgum aims to allow pledge recitation at meetings, schools

Aug. 15, 2022 18:38 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gov. Doug Burgum said Monday he’ll work with legislators on a bill next session to “guarantee that the opportunity exists” for students and elected governing bodies to say the Pledge of Allegiance, if they choose. The Republican governor’s...

North Dakota district no longer reciting pledge at meetings

Aug. 12, 2022 17:36 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The school board in North Dakota's largest city decided to stop reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at their meetings, prompting a Republican lawmaker to vow to push for a voucher program that would allow public money to pay for private school tuition. The Fargo...

Gov: No school vouchers approved yet for Tennessee families

Aug. 12, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said Friday the state had not yet approved any school vouchers for families seeking taxpayer funds to cover private school expenses, even as students begin a new school year. The Republican governor had announced in mid-July that the...

Ahead of school year, judges OK rollout of voucher program

Aug. 06, 2022 10:40 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee will be able to implement a contentious school voucher program while opponents continue challenging the initiative, a three-judge panel decided just days before the new school year begins. On Friday, attorneys representing Nashville, Shelby County...

With school about to begin, voucher foes aim to stop program

Aug. 05, 2022 18:07 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Opponents to a contentious Tennessee school voucher program on Friday argued the state is acting in a “haphazard fashion” attempting to roll out the initiative ahead of the new school year as they asked a panel of judges to once again block the 2019 law from being...