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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.
January 24, 2018
With the defeat of vouchers, Memphis Catholic leaders seek charter conversion
But whether that avenue is open depends on Shelby County Schools.
school choice word choice
January 18, 2018
The ‘V’ word: Why school choice advocates avoid the term ‘vouchers’
Voters said they narrowly opposed school vouchers, 47 to 49 percent, even though similar approaches won much more support.
DeVos on offense
January 16, 2018
DeVos criticizes Bush-Obama policies, saying it’s time to overhaul conventional schooling
One era of federal involvement in education is over, Betsy DeVos said Tuesday, in some of her most expansive public remarks since taking over the department last year.
January 8, 2018
Vouchers have dominated Tennessee’s ed debate for years, but won’t in 2018. Here’s why — and what could come next.
Here are four explanations behind the dramatic shift — and a look at why the climate could change again next year.
December 22, 2017
A bill that would have piloted vouchers in Memphis dies before the session starts
Rep. Harry Brooks, the Knoxville Republican who sponsored the voucher bill, says he won’t advance it in the House.
2017 in review
December 22, 2017
What we’ve learned: 5 lessons from education research to take into 2018
Researchers have worked through 2017 to separate fact from fiction.
Looking back and ahead
December 21, 2017
Here are six big things that happened in Tennessee in 2017 that will resonate in 2018
From TNReady snafus to pre-K investments, Tennessee faced education challenges and opportunities in 2017 that are sure to make headlines again during the new year.
December 18, 2017
School vouchers hit snag in Tennessee as sponsor announces he won’t advance bill
Sen. Brian Kelsey says he won’t ask a Senate committee to take up his bill when the legislature reconvenes next month.
choice for most
December 15, 2017
14 percent of U.S. schools accepting vouchers have anti-LGBT policies, according to new investigation
The story’s analysis and conclusions map closely to those of an investigation we published this summer into how Indiana schools that accept vouchers treat LGBT students.
over and out
December 4, 2017
Douglas County school board ends controversial voucher program
The board also voted to direct the school district to end a long-running legal defense of the program.
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