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August 21, 2018
Support for boosting teacher pay is at a 10-year high, new survey finds
After a year of teacher protests, an increasing number of Americans think teachers should be paid more, according to a new national survey. Sixty-seven percent…
August 9, 2018
Students’ math scores drop for years after using a private school voucher in country’s largest program
The findings are a blow to the argument that poor students benefit from the choice to attend a private school, a policy championed by Betsy DeVos.
August 3, 2018
Here’s how Lee, Dean compare on education in the race to be Tennessee’s next governor
The state's next leader will set the course for school funding and shape education policy on everything from student testing to teacher evaluations.
July 30, 2018
Six Memphis Catholic schools would convert to charters under revised application
After seeking to be the largest charter school operator in Memphis, a new organization hoping to convert Catholic schools to public ones is scaling back.
July 23, 2018
Nashville organization drops $26,000 to support a single school board candidate in Memphis
TennesseeCAN spent more than $26,000 on behalf of candidate Michelle Robinson McKissack for mailed advertisements, phone calls, and texts in late June.
June 7, 2018
Fact checking the Colorado governor’s race: The truth behind 5 claims dividing Democratic contenders
As the Colorado Democratic primary nears, candidates for governor are using old education positions to highlight small policy differences.
May 29, 2018
D.C.’s private school voucher program hurt low-income students’ math test scores, according to federal study
Low-income students who used a voucher to attend a private school in Washington, D.C., continued to see substantially lower math test scores after two years in the program
vouching for vouchers
April 24, 2018
Louisiana vouchers have led to big drops in test scores, but they also might boost college enrollment
Students who won a school voucher in Louisiana to attend their top-ranked private high school were 6 percentage points more likely to enroll in college.
Charters & Choice
April 4, 2018
Voucher waivers for struggling private schools are ‘out of control,’ Indiana official says
Ever since a state law was passed last year, Indiana private schools have been allowed to ask for a waiver to…
dotting the i's
March 2, 2018
Group that supported Douglas County anti-voucher candidates fined in campaign finance case
A judge found no attempt to deceive voters because the group disclosed "the key fact that a large national union of teachers was attempting to influence the election.”
By the numbers
March 1, 2018
Indiana still has the nation’s largest voucher program. But growth is slowing down.
More than 35,000 Hoosier students receive vouchers to help pay for private school tuition.
By the numbers
February 12, 2018
Trump’s proposed education budget: more for school choice, less for teacher training
The budget plan, released Monday, amounts to a doubling down on Betsy DeVos’s central belief. (It's also likely to be ignored.)
February 1, 2018
New charter organization led by Christian Brothers University president seeks to take over Jubilee schools
John Smarrelli is the board chairman of a new charter organization, New Day Schools, that announced its intent to convert nine Catholic schools to charters.
January 30, 2018
What needs to happen for a group of Memphis Catholic schools to become charters
No shortage of things must happen for the financially strapped schools to be transformed into what would be the largest charter school network in Memphis.
January 26, 2018
The Douglas County voucher case is finally over
Elections have consequences, and this week the Colorado Supreme Court delivered on one.
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