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9 hrs ago | KSL-TV

School voucher expansion set for legislative votes

The Arizona Legislature is poised to vote on a major expansion of a school voucher program giving parents state money to pay their children's private school tuition.

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Related Topix: Education, Arizona Government, Arizona

13 hrs ago | Knoxville News Sentinel

State voucher bill will have to wait until 2015

Despite backing from well-financed national lobbying organizations and Gov. Bill Haslam, legislation to implement a school voucher system in Tennessee is dead for another year, the bill's House sponsor said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Bill Haslam, US Governors, Education, Sports

17 hrs ago | Tallahassee Democrat

Brandon Haught: Science has a spot in voucher debates

A fiery debate over expanding the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program is attracting lots of attention in Tallahassee.

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Related Topix: Tallahassee, FL, Education, Standardized Testing

18 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

Education Insider: Audit denies reimbursement

The executive director of Zenith Academy was trying to make it right, funneling $12,425 of his own money to the charter school to resolve an accounting error.

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Related Topix: Education, Franklin County, OH, Columbus, OH

22 hrs ago | Keystonepolitics.com

#PA13: Leach endorsed by PSEA and NEA

State Senator Daylin Leach, a hopeful in the 13th congressional race, received the official support of two organizations that don't have the greatest respect for his opponent, Representative Brendan Boyle: the Pennsylvania State Education Association , but also the National Education Association .

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Related Topix: Rockledge, PA, Education

Tue Apr 15, 2014

KTAR

Bill would boost public money for private school

The Arizona Senate has given initial approval to a bill that would expand the state's school voucher program and would increase the amount in public funds a student could receive to attend private school.

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Related Topix: Education

The Leaf-Chronicle

In Tenn., school voucher bill fails for session

Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to create a program that gives parents the option to move a child from a failing public school to a private school has once again failed to pass.

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Related Topix: Bill Haslam, US Governors, Education

WMC-TV Memphis

Governor's proposal to create school voucher program fails

Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to create a school voucher program in Tennessee has failed this session.

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Related Topix: Bill Haslam, US Governors, Education, Sullivan County, TN

Education Week

Fla. House approves expansion of voucher program

Following a fierce partisan debate where legislators traded barbs and accused each other of hypocrisy, the Florida House on Friday voted in favor of expanding the state's main private school voucher program.

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Related Topix: Education, Florida, Standardized Testing

News Observer

Tillis, Berger take risky path by pressing ahead with vouchers

It really is time to stop calling those who run the N.C. General Assembly conservatives.

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Related Topix: Education, Hobgood, NC

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Chapel Hill News

Patrick Gibbons: The myth of school vouchers and racism

Many have tried to link vouchers and school choice to racism, but it can't be done without a tortured reading of the law and civil rights history.

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Related Topix: Education, US News, US Supreme Court, Education Etc.

Lebanon Democrat

15 bills to watch as state legislature tries to wrap up 2014 session

The Tennessee General Assembly is working to end its 2014 session Tuesday or Wednesday, plowing through scores of bills in the process.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Tennessee Government, Tennessee, Education, Bill Haslam, US Governors

The Miami Herald

Let state choose textbooks

School vouchers aren't the only controversial education issue being tackled by the Florida Legislature this year.

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Related Topix: Education, Education Etc., Hillsborough County, FL, Volusia County, FL

The Heritage Foundation

Over DOJ Objections, Parents Allowed to Intervene in Louisiana School Choice Case

Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit overturned a federal district court ruling in a victory for school choice in Louisiana .

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Related Topix: US News, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Education

Courthouse News Service

Parents May Intervene in School Voucher Fracas

As Louisiana's school-voucher program faces litigation to ensure its compliance with desegregation orders, a federal judge has allowed parents to intervene.

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Related Topix: Education, Education Etc., Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

Sun Apr 13, 2014

The Jackson Sun

Our View: House should approve the Haslam bill on vouchers

We urge members of the House to overcome their legislative stubbornness and approve Gov. Haslam's bill, as amended in the Senate.

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Related Topix: Education, Bill Haslam, US Governors

Anchorage Daily News

Judicial council amendment dies on Senate floor

A constitutional amendment sought by social conservatives to double the number of political appointees on the panel that nominates judges took a breath on the Senate floor Saturday, then died.

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Related Topix: Education, US News, Anchorage, AK

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Sunshine State News

Weekly Roundup: Lights Out Permanently on Gambling, Temporarily on Session

Lawmakers are turning out the lights in the Capitol next week while some celebrate Easter, others observe Passover and, with any luck, all get some R and R as the clock winds down on the 2014 legislative session.

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Related Topix: Education, Rick Scott, US Governors, Sopchoppy, FL, Niceville, FL, Fort Walton Beach, FL

KTVK Phoenix

Applications for school-voucher program soar

An aggressive media campaign and expanded eligibility helped double the number of applicants for the state's school voucher program, which allows students to use public funds for a private education.

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Related Topix: Education, Arizona

ABC15.com

Applications for school voucher program soar

The Arizona Department of Education reports it has received 2,479 enrollment applications for Arizona Empowerment Scholarship Accounts for the 2014-2015 school year.

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Related Topix: Education

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