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President calls on U.S. to ‘pass school choice’

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As expected, very little was said about education in the State of the Union address, & even less about DACA and school safety.

The people of Arizona say no to vouchers

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Voters across the country had good news for schools, resoundingly defeating a voucher initiative in Ariz., and electing many pro-education governors.

N.H. voucher bill passes the state House

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Vouchers are on their way in New Hampshire, as the state House comfortably approved a voucher bill earlier this month. Now it goes to the Senate.

New IL tax credit sends $36mil to private schools

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Illinoisans can apply for a new tax credit when they donate up to $1 mil to private school scholarships; the change has its critics.

DeVos graduation speech in Baltimore draws protest

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The US ed. sec. delivered a graduation speech at the U. of Baltimore Monday, but several people protested her appearance.

Emphatically, Douglas Co., Colo., condemns vouchers

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School board elections in Douglas Co., Colo., were contentious and expensive. Voucher candidates were defeated.

Over anti-LGBT policy, a school loses voucher funds

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A Lutheran school in Harford Co., Md., sacrificed state voucher funds because it has reserved the right to deny admission to LGBT students.

Hogan won’t sign ESSA plan for Maryland

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Md.'s gov. wouldn't sign off on the state board's school accountability plan, but his objections were based on the use of standardized tests.

DeVos wants US to rethink schools’ mundane malaise

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US Ed Sec'y Betsy DeVos said for too many kids, school is just a "mundane malaise" that hasn't been updated in at least 2 generations. Agree?

IL school funding resolution not all peaceful

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A compromise was reached in the IL school funding fiasco, but one provision, a voucher program, troubles some educators and politicians.