school choice
Opinion
Opinion: 70 years after Brown v. Board, America is still segregating students

Need an easy way to discredit something you don’t like? Easy: accuse it of being racist. That’s the strategy being employed by opponents of school choice. The Americans United for… Read More

May 17, 2024
Opinion, Public Education
Educational freedom: The overlooked answer to chronic absenteeism

(The Daily Signal) – Schools across the country are struggling to get students to show up reliably. The best estimates suggest more than 1 in 4 American students are… Read More

May 17, 2024
Public Education
Utah’s universal school choice program spilling over with applicants despite doubling budget

Utah has approved just 10,000 scholarships despite receiving over 27,000 applications for its new universal school choice program. Utah Fits All was… Read More

May 14, 2024
Public Education
‘The Parent Revolution’: How parents made school choice the hottest issue in education 

For decades, school choice simmered on the back burner, the project of a handful of policymakers and education experts. Despite their best efforts, the progress was modest, though steady. But… Read More

May 14, 2024
Public Education
New report outlines three steps to create public school choice in all 50 states

Thirteen years ago, Kelley Williams-Bolar went to jail for sending her daughters to a public school outside their residentially zoned district. Now, education reformers are trying to break down what… Read More

May 13, 2024
Christian Schools
Study suggests school choice could help mend America’s partisan divide

School choice may help students overcome the growing divisiveness observed by cultural commentators today – and do more good for the public than public education itself, a new study suggests. Read More

May 13, 2024
Public Education
Some Kansas schools support open enrollment law, others seem hostile

(The Sentinel) – The bipartisan Open Enrollment legislation signed into law in 2022 offered hope for students who are trapped by their zip code in underperforming school districts. Read More

May 9, 2024
Homeschools
Homeschooling skyrockets in Montana while public school enrollment declines

Homeschooling is gaining more popularity in Montana, even as public school enrollment falls.   According to data released by the Montana Office of Public Instruction, K-12 public… Read More

May 7, 2024
Legislation
Louisiana rejects bill to end state approval of homeschooling programs

The Louisiana House of Representatives rejected legislation to end government approval of homeschool programs, which advocates say would have made homeschooling easier for families in the Bayou State.  Rep. Beryl… Read More

May 6, 2024
Public Education
Washington charter schools have less funding, better academics than traditional public schools

It seems impossible that public education could be made cheaper without skimping on quality. But Washington’s charter schools appear to be doing just that. Charter schools are public schools –… Read More

May 3, 2024
Public Education
Florida teachers’ union blames public school decline on burgeoning charters

After a Florida school district announced it was cutting 700 positions, the local teachers’ union was quick to point the finger at charter schools. “It’s a drain on public schools… Read More

May 2, 2024
Legislation
Proposal advances to fund 55,000 on Opportunity Scholarship waiting list

(The Center Square) – Appropriation of enough money to erase a waiting list of about 55,000 for school choice is expected to be voted on soon by the full North… Read More

May 2, 2024
Public Education
‘It’s a win-win’: North Carolina awards over 3,000 additional school choice scholarships while special ed program grows nearly 30%

So many North Carolina families are asking for school choice scholarships, it’s hard for the state to keep up with the demand. The North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEAA)… Read More

May 1, 2024
Opinion
‘Systematically excluded’: How public schools still segregate based on zip codes

Seventy years ago, the Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that public schools couldn’t segregate students based on race. But public schools still… Read More

April 30, 2024
Legislation
Georgia governor signs school choice bill into law

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed a major school choice bill Tuesday, with parents, students, advocates and educators in attendance. “There is nothing more important to the continued success of our… Read More

April 25, 2024
Legislation
Alaska lawmakers seek constitutional amendment on correspondence school funding

(The Center Square) – The Alaska House Judiciary Committee will hold hearings next week on a resolution calling for a constitutional amendment regarding school correspondence funding. An Anchorage Superior Court judge struck down… Read More

April 23, 2024
Christian Schools
‘Choice lifted all boats’: Catholic school enrollment rockets in Florida on parental choice 

While traditional public school enrollment declines nationwide, Florida’s expanding school choice options have Catholic enrollment zooming in the Sunshine State. That’s according to experts at one Florida scholarship program,… Read More

April 19, 2024
Legislation
School choice notches another victory in Nebraska, continues advancing nationwide

A new school choice bill was passed in Nebraska on Thursday, focusing on low-income families. After three rounds of debate, the state’s unicameral Legislature passed LB… Read More

April 19, 2024
Legislation
Missouri school choice expansion approved by Legislature, awaits governor’s signature

The Missouri Legislature passed a school choice expansion bill which now heads to the governor’s desk. SB 727 was approved by the House 82-69 on Thursday. Read More

April 18, 2024
Public Education
‘Funding is not a silver bullet’: Alaskans want education reforms, not just more spending

Amid a contentious debate about education funding, polling reveals Alaskans care more about reforms than mere dollar increases. A March survey finds broad dissatisfaction with the… Read More

April 16, 2024