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Legislation
Arkansas LEARNS education reform hits legislature

Allies of Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders filed the Arkansas LEARNS bill in the state legislature this week, the anticipated education reforms promised when Huckabee Sanders ran… Read More

February 22, 2023
Legislation
Florida Senate Education Committee approves school choice bill

(The Center Square) – The Florida Senate Education Committee approved a bill that will further expand education choice in the Sunshine State on Tuesday. Education Committee Chairman Corey Simon, R-Tallahassee,… Read More

February 22, 2023
Legislation
Arizona Senate committee OKs bill to require more ESA disclosures

(The Center Square) – The Arizona Department of Education may soon be required to create a quarterly report about the Empowerment Scholarship Account program. Senate Bill 1706 was introduced by… Read More

February 20, 2023
Legislation
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott gives school choice a shot in the arm

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced a list of emergency items for the current legislative session, including education freedom in the form of education savings accounts (ESAs). The governor’s… Read More

February 20, 2023
Legislation
Tennessee Senate approves adding Hamilton County to ESA program

(The Center Square) – A bill to add Hamilton County schools to Tennessee’s pilot education savings account program was approved by the Senate on Thursday and is scheduled to be… Read More

February 17, 2023
Culture, Legislation
Arizona parents protest Gov. Hobb’s attempt to deny school choice to 30,000 students

A group of parents will converge at the state capitol on Tuesday to protest Gov. Katie Hobbs’ proposed budget cuts to the school choice scholarship program. “We’re not… Read More

February 14, 2023
Legislation
Florida House education choice expansion bill gets Senate companion

(reimaginED) – HB 1 no longer stands alone. State Sen. Corey Simon R-Tallahassee, chair of the Senate Committee on Education PreK-12, on Friday filed SB 202, a companion bill that allows… Read More

February 14, 2023
Legislation
Half of Arizona Empowerment Scholarship Account students left public schools, latest data show

(The Center Square) – The portion of students taking advantage of Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Account program after previously attending a public school has dramatically shifted. According to the… Read More

February 14, 2023
Legislation
Kansas House committee approves ESA school choice bill

(The Sentinel) – The Kansas House of Representatives K-12 Education Budget Committee heard testimony earlier this week on House Bill 2218, which would eventually provide an education savings account (ESA) for… Read More

February 10, 2023
Legislation
Washington, Idaho, Wyoming legislatures consider education savings accounts

(The Center Square) – Three bills are currently pending in the legislatures of three western states that would allow educational savings accounts, or ESAs, for students in those states. Read More

February 10, 2023
Legislation
Bill to add Hamilton County to Tennessee ESA school voucher pilot advances

(The Center Square) – Hamilton County students might soon have access to educational savings accounts like students in Davidson and Shelby counties. Senate Bill 12 advanced through the… Read More

February 9, 2023
Legislation
Oklahoma Gov. Stitt renews support for school choice as legislation pends in state senate

In his state of the state address on Monday, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt prioritized education reform and school choice. “Parents spoke loud and clear at the ballot box… Read More

February 8, 2023
Legislation
Mothers group advocates for school choice, starts micro schools

Before you can clean a dirty fish tank, you have to relocate the fish. And for the students Janelle Wood serves, the public education system is a dirty… Read More

February 6, 2023
Opinion, Public Education
Kansas state school board member Ann Mah chooses systems over students in school choice debate

(The Sentinel) – When school officials talk about education in general or school choice in particular, their focus is almost exclusively on what is best for the school system; student… Read More

February 6, 2023
Legislation
Idaho legislator is working to overturn ‘relic’ anti-school choice amendment

An Idaho lawmaker has introduced a resolution to remove an Idaho constitutional amendment which has historically restricted school choice programs. “Article Nine, Section Five, known as the Blaine… Read More

February 2, 2023
Legislation
South Carolina Senate passes expanded school choice ESA program

The South Carolina Senate approved a bill this week granting 15,000 students access to education savings accounts (ESAs). “There will be children whose lives will be changed for… Read More

February 2, 2023
Legislation
Texas Gov. Abbott declares support for school choice

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott told parents that Texas needs to create Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) to increase parental choice in education. Such a program would put the state’s… Read More

February 1, 2023
Legislation, Opinion
Op-Ed: Iowa education reforms point to what’s next

(The Center Square) – This week, the Iowa legislature passed the Students First Act, which creates a universal Education Savings Account (ESA) program. The Students First Act will allow Iowa… Read More

Legislation
‘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… Read More

January 27, 2023
Legislation
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… Read More

January 26, 2023