School Choice

School Choice January 30th, 2023

Students join in the call for school choice at the Kansas capitol

(The Sentinel) – It was standing – and sitting on the floor – room-only, as some 200 students and educators from as far away as Wichita joined advocates in urging legislators to adopt School Choice in an energetic rally at the State Capitol. The state has moved toward School Choice in recent years enacting Open Enrollment and tax credits for…
School Choice January 30th, 2023

More schools eligible for Wisconsin choice program as enrollment grows

(The Center Square) – Participating schools and student enrollment are up in Wisconsin’s choice program. The state’s Department of Public Instruction on Friday released the list of schools available for the 2023-24 school year. At 339, it’s 25 more than this year. School Choice Wisconsin says the number of students enrolled at choice schools is up…
School Choice January 27th, 2023

‘Transformational’ Florida education choice bill wins approval in first legislative hearing

(reimaginED) – A bill that would extend eligibility for flexible spending accounts to all K-12 students cleared its first hurdle today on the way to becoming the largest expansion of education choice in Florida’s history. Members of the House Choice and Innovation Subcommittee voted 13-4 to move HB 1 forward to its next committee stop. Rep.…
School Choice January 26th, 2023

As school choice advances elsewhere, progress is slow in Virginia House

(The Center Square) – The Senate Committee on Education and Health voted to “pass by indefinitely” on three school choice bills by Republican lawmakers Thursday – a signal other school choice bills in the Virginia House of Delegates could face obstacles moving forward. One of the measures defeated Thursday sought to create a “Parental Choice Education Savings…
Current Events, School Choice January 26th, 2023

Utah Legislature passes school choice bill

Utah’s newest school choice legislation is on its way to the governor’s desk. After HB 215 passed the House on Friday, it sped through the Senate with little difficulty. Although several Democratic Senators proposed amendments on Wednesday related to accountability, anti-discrimination processes and transportation liability, none succeeded.  The effort to pass the bill was led by…
School Choice January 26th, 2023

‘This is going to change our life.’ How Iowans reacted to Gov. Kim Reynolds’ school choice law

Students and parents came to Iowa’s Capitol in droves to celebrate the passage of a comprehensive school choice bill.  With governor’s signature on Tuesday, Iowa become the second state after Arizona to pass a universal school choice program, The Lion reported. “We will fund students, not systems!” Gov. Kim Reynolds tweeted. “Parents, not the government, can…
School Choice January 25th, 2023

U.S. Senators unite for school choice

Several U.S. Senators advanced school choice this week with a resolution and at least two bills, demonstrating it doesn’t have to be a partisan issue. Sen. Tim Scott, R-South Carolina, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, joined forces to introduce a resolution designating Jan. 22-28, 2023 as “National School Choice Week.” “A good education is the closest…
School Choice January 25th, 2023

Universal EdChoice scholarship bill introduced in Ohio Senate

(The Center Square) – A new bill in the Ohio General Assembly would make all Ohio students eligible for the state’s EdChoice Scholarship program and significantly grow the state’s homeschool tax credit. Opponents call the plan unconstitutional and believe a current lawsuit will end what they call private school vouchers in Ohio. Sen. Sandra O’Brien, R-Ashtabula, introduced…
School Choice January 24th, 2023

Nevada governor announces historic school choice initiatives

Nevada Gov. Joe Lombardo, a Republican who ousted incumbent Gov. Steve Sisolak in November, promised Nevadans more school choice in his first State of the State address. Lombardo promised members of the Nevada Assembly gathered in Carson City that his budget would give parents and students more education choices than any budget in the state’s history. “Every…
Current Events, School Choice January 24th, 2023

Missouri Senate bill would expand school choice opportunities for families

A Missouri Senate committee heard a school choice bill which would establish tax credits for homeschool expenses and make state funds available for private education. “State government should be working for Missouri’s working families with solution-focused policies that actually make a difference in their lives,” the bill’s sponsor, Sen. Mary Elizabeth Coleman, told the Lion. “We…