School Choice

School Choice August 11th, 2022

School choice initiative clears signature hurdle for November ballot in Michigan

(The Center Square) – Let MI Kids Learn filed more than 520,000 signatures with the Michigan Bureau of Elections to put an education choice initiative on this November’s general election ballot. If the ballot initiative is approved by voters, the Michigan legislature can approve the initiative immediately. Previously, both the state House and Senate passed the bill similar…
General Education, School Choice August 10th, 2022

Education funding measure fails to make Colorado ballot

(The Center Square) – A measure that proposed increasing Colorado public education funding by $980 million won’t appear on the November ballot after supporters failed to submit signatures by the state’s deadline on Monday. Initiative 63 would have allocated one-third of 1% of income tax revenue “to be used for attracting, retaining, and compensating teachers and student support professionals.”…
General Education, School Choice August 8th, 2022

Judicial panel rules that Tennessee education savings account program can move forward

(The Center Square) – A Tennessee trial court ruled Friday that Tennessee’s Education Scholarship Program can move forward. A three-judge panel heard arguments earlier in the day from the American Civil Liberties Union and Southern Poverty Law Center. The two groups had asked the court to deliver an injunction against the pilot program. “The Plaintiffs have failed to…
Higher Education, School Choice August 8th, 2022

Virginia colleges, universities eager to establish K-12 lab schools

(The Center Square) – Higher education institutions from across Virginia have begun the initial planning stages to establish K-12 lab schools as they await guidance from the Virginia Department of Education. More than 30 schools have expressed interest in creating lab schools, which would be public schools run by colleges, universities or other higher education institutions.…
School Choice August 5th, 2022

WV AG wants Supreme Court to let school choice program go into effect

(The Center Square) – After a West Virginia school choice scholarship program was halted by the courts, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is taking the fight to the Supreme Court of Appeals. A lower court issued an injunction to prevent West Virginia from implementing the Hope Scholarship Act and an appeals court upheld that injunction. The attorney…
School Choice August 4th, 2022

More than 3,000 West Virginia students could miss out on school choice program

(The Center Square) – More than 3,000 West Virginia students could miss out on a school choice scholarship following a court ruling that failed to pause an injunction against the program. The state’s Intermediate Court of Appeals refused to grant the state’s motion to pause an injunction from a lower court, which forces the state to…
School Choice August 1st, 2022

Ted Cruz to headline school choice event in Nevada

(The Center Square) – Texas Republican Ted Cruz is coming to Las Vegas. The Club for Growth announced Friday that Cruz would speak at the second annual School Freedom Forum on Aug. 10. The convention will likely be part victory lap and part call to action for school choice supporters. Several states have enacted laws in…
General Education, School Choice July 29th, 2022

Can an old case from Florida stop voucher expansion?

(reimaginED) – School choice opponents in West Virginia recently turned to an unlikely place for help stopping school vouchers: Florida. With the U.S. Supreme Court slamming the door shut on opponents seeking to defeat school vouchers on First Amendment and state “Blaine Amendment” grounds, Florida’s notorious Bush v. Holmes case offers the only remaining avenue. In…
Public Education, School Choice July 28th, 2022

Alaska AG’s office: Public school funds cannot pay private school tuition

(The Center Square) – Public school funds can be used for a limited amount of private educational services but cannot be used to pay for full-private school tuition, according to an opinion by the Alaska Department of Law. The 19-page opinion written by Deputy Attorney General Cori Mills said the use of public funds to pay for…
School Choice July 26th, 2022

School choice in rural Florida is growing

(reimaginED) – Liberty County is half covered by a national forest. It’s wall-to-wall pine trees. Its only incorporated city has 996 people, and they’re outnumbered by bears. Even here, though, school choice has taken root. Four years ago, a tight-knit family of educators who worked in local public schools for generations opened Gold Star Private Academy.…