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  1. NC Appeals Court releases previously awarded private-school vouchersRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Charlotte Observer

    RALEIGH The N.C. Court of Appeals on Friday released state money that had been awarded to families to send their children to private or religious schools before a Superior Court judge declared the voucher program unconstitutional. Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood ruled in late August that a 2013 law to use public money for tuition at private and religious schools violates the North Carolina constitution.


  2. NC Court Releases Money in Halted School Voucher ProgramRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | News Max

    About 1,900 North Carolina students will be allowed to receive public money to attend private schools despite a finding by a judge that the scholarship program is unconstitutional, the state's Court of Appeals ruled on Friday. The order applies only to students who were approved for taxpayer-funded scholarships of up to $4,200 before a lower trial court blocked North Carolina's new school voucher program last month.


  3. Appeals court releases school voucher money for hundreds of NC studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago |

    Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood last month declared the Opportunity Scholarship program unconstitutional and ordered a halt to any disbursement of state funds under the program. The appellate court left that order in place for anybody who was to receive money after Hobgood's Aug. 21 ruling, but the court said the 1,878 students who had already accepted vouchers they had won in an earlier lottery should receive the money, pending the outcome of an appeal in the case.


  4. N.C. court stops part of order blocking school vouchersRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Burlington Times News

    A North Carolina appeals court has decided students approved for publicly-funded scholarships to attend private schools this fall can receive the money even as a trial court judge struck down the program as unconstitutional. The state Court of Appeals on Friday stayed part of an order last month by Judge Robert Hobgood holding funds for the Opportunity Scholarships program while the heart of the case is appealed.


  5. State education rankingsRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | Hays Daily News

    ... many states, including Kansas, essentially failing. Her group assigns scores for states allowing private school vouchers, charter schools and a "parent trigger" that permits parents to take charge of failing schools. Kansas requires charter schools ...


  6. Allen West Speaks as part of the NCPA's Hatton W. Sumners Distinguished Lecture SeriesRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Daily Policy Digest

    Allen West, retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel and former Republican House of Representatives member, spoke to an audience of more than 240 people at the Renaissance Hotel Dallas on Wednesday, September 17th, as part of the National Center for Policy Analysis' Hatton W. Sumners Distinguished Lecture Series. Allen West had many things to share with the Dallas audience, the most influential of which is his stance on charter schools and voucher programs.


  7. Indiana could be top state for school vouchersRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Indianapolis Business News

    Preliminary data from the Indiana Department of Education shows 29,437 Indiana children applied for vouchers this year.


  8. Your ViewsRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

    Today's Paper, also known as the e-Edition, is an online replica of the printed newspaper. You can view today's paper or previous issues.


  9. Protesters rally outside summit reviewing education overhaul in Tenn.Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WKRN

    Protesters rallied outside voicing their strong opinions on Common Core prior to the start of Governor Bill Haslam's summit reviewing the ongoing education overhaul in the state of Tennessee and plan for the future. Thursday's event titled "Progress of the Past, Present and Future" involves elected officials and representatives from 24 organizations focusing on K-12 and higher education.


  10. Howard Fuller memoir recounts 'warrior's life'Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

    Howard Fuller is surrounded by Milwaukee Collegiate Academy students in a pre calculus class at the school. At 73, Fuller is still deeply involved at the school on N. 29th St. and serves as the chairman of the board.


  11. Tillis feels the backdraft in the polls after the first U.S. Senate debateRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Independent Weekly

    ... North Carolina dropped to 48th in per-student funding of public schools. Meanwhile, they did fund private-school vouchers and a raft of new charter schools with little or no oversight. All this was consistent with the long history of Republican ...


  12. Sweden's 'cuddly capitalism' hits a bump? Three takeaways from electionRead the original story

    Monday Sep 15 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... has sought to remedy through reforms that include better training. Sweden has also pioneered the use of school vouchers for private schools, which some criticize as inequitable. The country remains a role model, especially in terms of access - the ...


  13. NC courts sort voucher law, students stay in classRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 15 | Education Week

    ... voucher students, he said. At least a dozen states and the District of Columbia provide state-funded school vouchers, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Court fights were common in the early stages of voucher programs in ...


  14. Child care update slated for vote - What happens if the Senate turns? - Calling all E-Rate commentsRead the original story

    Monday Sep 15 | Politico

    ... he were to take over as chairman, starting with rewriting No Child Left Behind and moving on to create more school vouchers and deregulate higher education. But roadblocks abound, from the ideological diversity of committee members to potential ...


  15. Senate chairmen in a GOP majorityRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 15 | Politico

    ... created a "national school board." His agenda includes a rewrite of No Child Left Behind, private school vouchers and cutting back regulations in higher education. He might push a bill he's introduced with Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet that would ...


  16. Under GOP, education plan could stallRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 15 | Politico

    Sen. Lamar Alexander has a plan to overhaul the education system if he becomes chairman of the Senate's education committee next year, starting with rewriting the divisive No Child Left Behind act and moving to create more school vouchers and deregulate higher education soon after. Alexander is bound to hit roadblocks even if Republicans take the Senate in November and he takes the helm of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, regardless of his skills as a lawmaker or eagerness to foster cooperation in the Senate.


  17. Worth Reading 128: Standard by sevenRead the original story

    Monday Sep 15 | What You Can Get Away With

    ... and red - Jamie K of Blood and Treasure wonders how you'd explain the Orange Order to a Chinese visitor. Are school vouchers good public policy? - Dan Carr looks at the question I raised in this post . Present and future conditional - Alex Marsh on ...


  18. Some smaller school districts say they're doingaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 14 | The Star Press

    ... said. "School choice has been touted to the extent of allowing public school dollars to fund private school vouchers. If school choice is so valuable, should parents not have options of sending students to the small school environment or the large ...


  19. NAACP orders its St. Petersburg branch to cease operationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 13 | St. Petersburg Times

    ... some hot-button activities, including a trip Sykes took to Tallahassee in August for a rally in support of school vouchers. Sykes said he attended the event as a private citizen and was not representing the NAACP. The branch also was called out for ...


  20. Wisconsin: Walker, Burke have clear contrasts on educationRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 13 | TwinCities

    Some of the starkest differences in the platforms of Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke concern education policies such as Wisconsin's nascent statewide school voucher program and the Common Core academic standards. Walker, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, faces Burke, a Madison school board member, on Nov. 4. The past three Marquette University Law School polls, including one released Aug. 27, showed the race to be nearly even with only about 5 percent of registered voters undecided.