Legislation
Legislation
Arizona, Virginia expand school choice options

(The Sentinel) – While some Kansas legislators remain unwilling to address parental concern over low and declining student achievement,  the Arizona and Virginia legislatures are taking action. In… Read More

July 12, 2022
Legislation
Early education, child care bill headed to Massachusetts House

(The Center Square) – Expanding and making more affordable early childhood education and child care are the focus of a bill heading to the House of Representatives, Senate leadership said. Read More

July 11, 2022
Legislation
Missourians file for $1 million in tax credits in first weeks of private scholarship program

(The Center Square) – Missouri received applications for approximately $1 million in tax credits to fund scholarships to select private elementary and secondary schools during the first two weeks… Read More

July 11, 2022
Legislation, Public Education
U.S. Department of Education tightens restrictions, and deadline, to apply for charter school grants

(reimaginED) — States and charter operators have just a month to scramble for grants under a vastly revamped federal program in which, for the first time, they’ll have to justify… Read More

July 8, 2022
Legislation
Arizona officially becomes first universal school choice state

(The Center Square) – Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed a bill expanding access to school choice to all students Thursday. In his signing House Bill 2853 into law,… Read More

July 8, 2022
Legislation, Public Education
School choice advocates hold rally celebrating measure to improve Missouri’s virtual schooling, secure charter school funding

(HeartlanderNews.com) – Education advocates held a rally to “celebrate our independence in Independence” Thursday after Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signed a bill last week to improve Missouri’s virtual schooling and… Read More

July 8, 2022
Legislation
Florida innovation academy’s specialized training will prepare students regardless of post-high school path

(reimaginED) – As leaders across the nation have suggested college isn’t the only path to success, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has been pointing to high school certification programs as the… Read More

July 7, 2022
Courts, Legislation
What powers do lawmakers have, and how much do the courts have, in school funding? North Carolina to decide

(The Center Square) — North Carolina lawmakers have some questions for the state Supreme Court to ponder in the decades-long Leandro school funding lawsuit. In an opening brief filed by… Read More

July 7, 2022
Legislation
Virginia colleges can get up to $25 million to start up lab school

(The Center Square) – Private and public colleges and universities in Virginia can receive up to $25 million to establish a plan and cover the initial startup costs of creating… Read More

July 7, 2022
Courts, Legislation
Judge blocks West Virginia school choice program, state to appeal

(The Center Square) – A circuit court judge is blocking West Virginia from implementing a school choice program intended to provide more options for parents and students, but Attorney General… Read More

July 7, 2022
Legislation
Close enough in education choice no longer good enough after recent progress

(reimaginED) – Those defending discrimination in education received a well-deserved comeuppance last month—from two quarters. The first, a lesson in constitutional law, matches nicely with the second, the creation of… Read More

July 6, 2022
Legislation
Microschool startup in Miami will combine in-person, online formats for deep-dive education

(reimaginED) – Imagine a school that offers lectures from the nation’s top subject matter experts online, lets students learn social skills from compassionate, in-person teachers in a brick-and-mortar classroom, and… Read More

June 30, 2022
Legislation, Public Education
Louisiana Legislature unlikely to return for veto override session on school bills among others

(The Center Square) – The potential for a veto override session in July is unlikely and unnecessary, according to one Legislative leader, though others believe the decision will ultimately rest… Read More

June 29, 2022
Legislation
Open records bill would mean major changes for Pennsylvania ‘state related’ universities

(The Center Square) – A major change in public records requirements for some of Pennsylvania’s best-known universities is working through the General Assembly. Yet, while expansive, it would… Read More

June 29, 2022
Legislation
Louisiana’s Edwards vetoes bill that would allow state board of education to approve charters

(The Center Square) – A veto of legislation to allow charter schools approved by the state board of education, rather than local school boards, was one of numerous bills from… Read More

June 29, 2022
Legislation
School choice gains in Arizona next logical step in education freedom; wrangling sure to follow

(reimaginED) – Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey wraps up his final legislative session with victories on multiple fronts, not the least of which is to reclaim Arizona’s status as the top… Read More

June 28, 2022
Legislation
SCOTUS nonpublic school funding ruling a victory for Illinois school choice advocates

(The Center Square) – Opponents of school choice in Illinois who say extending public funding to religious schools would be a violation of the separation of church and state… Read More

June 28, 2022
Legislation
Arizona lawmakers send Ducey universal school choice bill

(The Center Square) – Arizona is likely to become the first state in America that empowers all its students to take tax dollars with them to a school of… Read More

June 27, 2022
Legislation
Microschools offer flexible span of educational opportunities, endless choice for families

(reimaginED) – Originally tagged “pandemic learning pods,” as though once the COVID-19 emergency had passed, so would these traditional education alternatives, the micro-school phenomenon appears ready to shed its born-of-the-moment… Read More

June 27, 2022
Legislation
Louisiana lawmakers have until July 16 to decide on veto override session which would include multiple school choice bills

(The Center Square) – The Louisiana Conservative Caucus is calling for a veto override session to “correct the governor’s unilateral actions.” The caucus, which represents 42 members in the state… Read More

June 27, 2022