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  1. Cristo Rey Baton Rouge High may open in May; students work at local businesses to pay tuitionRead the original story w/Photo

    43 min ago | The Advocate

    Want to persuade inner-city teenagers to enjoy school and generate enough money to pay for a college prep, Jesuit education? Simple. Put them to work.

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  2. Arizona Senate president aims to end shortest session in 50 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | KTAR

    Arizona Senate President Andy Biggs said he wants to end the 2015 legislative session by Thursday -- a target that would make it the shortest session in nearly 50 years. Biggs said Wednesday he believes the Senate and House can finish their work on the remaining bills and adjourn by that time.

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  3. Your Turn: April 2Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | MySanAntonio.com

    ... is not so much the societal need for reasonably educated citizens but rather the increasing competition school vouchers would bring to the near monopoly of one-size-fits-all public schools. Mr. Woods, why are you really against freedom of choice, ...

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  4. Arizona Senate president aims to end session Thursday nightRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By BOB CHRISTIE Associated Press PHOENIX - Arizona Senate President Andy Biggs says he's aiming to end the 2015 legislative session this week. Biggs said Wednesday he believes the Senate and House can finish their work on the remaining bills and adjourn by Thursday night.

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  5. Special-education voucher bill headed to gov.Read the original story

    9 hrs ago | Commercial Dispatch

    A bill to create school vouchers for a small percentage of special-education students is headed to Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, who plans to sign it. The Senate passed the final version of Senate Bill 2695 last week, but it was held for the possibility of more debate.

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  6. Nearly 18-hour debate about tax dollars at CapitolRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | KGNS-TV Laredo

    ... is the best way to prevent sexually transmitted diseases," said Spitzer. An amendment that would ban school vouchers for private schools was eventually withdrawn. One amendment that went through easily was from Austin Rep. Donna Howard. She wanted ...

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  7. The Brief: April 1, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Texas Tribune

    ... button issues like education evaporated before they were aired out on the floor. An anticipated fight over school vouchers failed to materialize. The Tribune's Morgan Smith reports that Corpus Christi Democrat Abel Herrero said " his amendment had ...

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  8. Amended bill would delay Tennessee school voucher planRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Education Week

    A proposal that seeks to create a school voucher program in Tennessee was amended Tuesday to delay the plan for a year, even though the measure's sponsor says it would hurt efforts to help children get a better education. The amended legislation received a favorable vote in the House Government Operations Committee on Tuesday.

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  9. School voucher bill moves through the House panelRead the original story

    20 hrs ago | Columbia Daily Herald

    Tempers flared this afternoon during a debate between Republicans and Democrats over a school voucher bill, but the measure was ultimately approved by the House Government Operations Committee. It passed on a voice vote but it appeared to have the support of all seven committee Republicans.

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  10. Texas House Avoids Voucher Vote in Budget DebateRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Texas Tribune

    The Texas House was poised to take a vote Tuesday on banning private school vouchers as it took up the state budget. But about nine hours into the budget debate, the lawmaker carrying the measure withdrew it from consideration.

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  11. Jeb's I-love-the-'90s education ideasRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    ... if some students come from abject poverty with no support at home, then rail against their schools. Talk up school vouchers and for-profit charter schools as helpless children's saviors. Jeb's son, George P. Bush, recently elected as the new land ...

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  12. Tax cuts not ignored as House works to finalize $210B budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | SFGate

    The first state budget under Republican Gov. Greg Abbott slogged toward a major vote Tuesday that inched him closer to sending hundreds more armed troopers to the Texas-Mexico border but muddled his proposed prekindergarten makeover that has underwhelmed educators. Debate over the $210 billion spending plan was on track to extend well into Tuesday night before its expected passage by the GOP-controlled Texas House .

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  13. Special-education voucher bill headed to governorRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Education Week

    A bill to create school vouchers for a small percentage of special-education students is headed to Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, who plans to sign it. The Senate passed the final version of Senate Bill 2695 last week, but it was held for the possibility of more debate.

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  14. The Legislative Boiling PotRead the original story

    Tuesday | Texas Monthly

    Some of the oddest personality and political dynamics that have filled the Capitol's melting pot in years are creating simmering frustrations and anxieties that started moving toward an angry boil as the House debated a $209.8 state budget proposal today. Budget debates always are contentious because they involve bringing home the bacon, stealing someone else's bacon or a flat-out refusal to slaughter the hog.

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  15. House Budget Debate to Tackle Hot-Button IssuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | MyHighPlains.com

    Planning to follow the Texas House's budget debate today? Better clear your schedule. The chamber is set to debate 354 amendments, which are likely to stir debate on a range of issues like abortion, gay marriage, border security, school vouchers and more.

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  16. Too Much Punishment Says NelsonRead the original story

    Tuesday | WIZM-AM La Crosse

    ... day at Logan High School, during a public meeting on the state's education budget. He argued that increasing school vouchers for families would be a 'massive entitlement' program for the state.

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  17. Tennessee school voucher bill passes SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 30 | Education Week

    Legislation that would give parents the option to move a child from a failing public school to a private school has passed the Senate. The proposal sponsored by Republican Sen. Todd Gardenhire of Chattanooga was approved 24-8 Monday.

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  18. Let the budgetary games beginRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Off the Kuff

    The House takes up the budget today, with over 300 amendments and riders queued up for votes. A couple of things to watch for as the debate goes on: Lawmakers in the Texas House will have a chance to draw a line in the sand over private school vouchers during the upcoming battle over the budget Tuesday.

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  19. It'll be a bloody day on the House floor' in Texas budget debateRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Dallas Morning News

    ... has studied all 353 amendments proposed by colleagues - some of them on hot-button issues such as abortion, school vouchers and policing of the Texas-Mexico border. He said the committee's spending blueprint balances education and other state needs ...

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  20. On Schiavo Case, Bush Treads LightlyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 29 | Wall Street Journal

    Casting himself as the "most conservative governor in Florida's history," Jeb Bush ticks off a record in office that includes tax cuts, vetoes on spending, private-school vouchers and fewer state employees. But the likely 2016 presidential candidate rarely, if ever, trumpets one of his most enduring conservative credentials: his yearslong effort to save Terri Schiavo, a severely brain-damaged woman whose husband wanted to remove life support despite her parents' objections.

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