Legislation
Legislation
Republicans pressure education secretary on school choice restrictions

(The Center Square) – Republican U.S. senators on Tuesday questioned Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona on the issue of school choice in the public education system. In his opening statement… Read More

June 8, 2022
Legislation
New Florida education commissioner signals strong support for school choice on Day 1

(reimaginED) – On June 1, the first day of his tenure as Florida’s Commissioner of Education, Manny Diaz Jr. convened via video more than 20 education policy leaders to express… Read More

June 7, 2022
Legislation
Declining public school enrollment spurs media calls for comprehensive change

A recent op-ed by Michael Bloomberg argues that 1.3 million students’ flight from public schools since the start of the pandemic highlights the need to overhaul… Read More

June 7, 2022
Legislation
Hawaii has much to teach the mainland on how to fund students

(reimaginED) – I recently published a white paper on K-12 funding equity in Arizona. The news was not great. Back in 1980, Arizona lawmakers were concerned about a Serrano vs. Priest-style… Read More

June 6, 2022
Legislation
Louisiana Senate Finance Committee kills two education savings account bills, advances another

(The Center Square) – Two bills to create Education Savings Accounts for certain students were held for study by the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday, effectively killing the bills for… Read More

June 6, 2022
Legislation
Want underserved students to go to college? Expand education choice.

Chalkbeat’s “Two Colorados” event earlier this month came to a key conclusion – not enough of the Centennial State’s historically underserved students (ethnic minorities and/or rural students) are going… Read More

June 6, 2022
Legislation, Public Education
Virginia budget deal cuts school choice program by more than half

(The Center Square) – The Virginia budget deal, which passed both chambers of the General Assembly, would cut funding for a school choice tax credit program by more than half… Read More

June 3, 2022
Legislation
Baton Rouge, Louisiana charter schools managed by CMOs outperform other public schools

(The Center Square) – Baton Rouge students that were in charter schools run by charter management organizations outperformed students from traditional school districts within the city in reading and math,… Read More

June 3, 2022
Legislation
Abbott asks legislature to develop recommendations on school safety

(The Center Square) – Gov. Greg Abbott is asking the legislature to develop recommendations for school safety and other issues. He’s also directed the Texas School Safety Center (TxSCC) to… Read More

June 2, 2022
Legislation
Metro Nashville asks Tennessee Supreme Court for another look at ESA decision

(The Center Square) – Rather than accepting the Tennessee Supreme Court’s recent decision to allow the state’s pilot Education Savings Account program to move forward, Metro Nashville… Read More

June 2, 2022
Legislation
Bill to make it easier to arm teachers in Ohio passes Senate

(The Center Square) – Ohio teachers would need less than a day of training before carrying a gun to school, rather than the currently required month if the House agrees… Read More

June 2, 2022
Legislation
Lee signs bill to expand Tennessee HOPE scholarship by $85M

(The Center Square) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed a bill on Wednesday that will expand the state’s HOPE scholarship program with an $85 million increase in… Read More

June 2, 2022
Culture, Legislation
Scott signs bill providing tax relief, education benefits for Vermont military families

(The Center Square) – Legislation pertaining to establishing education benefits for members of the military and tax relief are part of a number of bills signed by Vermont Gov. Phil… Read More

June 1, 2022
Legislation
Tennessee’s Lee faces deadline to sign state budget, HOPE scholarship expansion bills

(The Center Square) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee will decide on whether or not to sign the state budget appropriations bill, a bill expanding the state’s HOPE scholarship program and… Read More

June 1, 2022
Legislation
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis re-emphasizes his commitment to education choice

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gave the keynote address Friday at the Florida Parent Educators Association’s annual convention. DeSantis, who on Thursday signed two bills that make it easier for… Read More

June 1, 2022
Legislation
Florida moves forward on charter school reform

(reimaginED) – Charter schools in Florida will have a smoother path following Gov. Ron DeSantis’ signing on Thursday of two bills related to charter school operation. House Bill 225 requires… Read More

May 31, 2022
Legislation
Louisiana Senate Education Committee approves two education savings account bills

(The Center Square) – Two bills to create Education Savings Accounts students can use for educational expenses outside the public school system cleared the Louisiana Senate Education Committee this week. Read More

May 31, 2022
Legislation
Denver charter schools continue to outperform peers in Colorado

(The Center Square) – Charter school students in Denver had stronger learning gains in math and reading than the state average in the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years. That’s according… Read More

May 31, 2022
Legislation
The fight for school choice must continue

(reimaginED) – Perhaps more than any other year, 2022 began with education on everyone’s mind. January saw teacher’s union strikes at a time when students desperately needed schooling. March… Read More

May 30, 2022
Legislation
What’s next for Tennessee’s education savings account program?

(reimaginED) – A week after winning a key battle in a challenge to its 2019 education choice program, Tennessee officials remain unsure when the program will be able to get… Read More

May 27, 2022