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2011-07-11 08:39:00

INDIANAPOLIS, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Indiana Department of Education (DOE) has recently released a parent application form that allows lower income families to apply for vouchers to schools that best fit their children's needs. Participating schools are prepared to work with families on the applications, and more information about the program and eligibility requirements is available at new Web sites launched by the DOE and School Choice Indiana. Interested families...

2008-08-28 03:00:48

By Thomas D. Elias For each of the past six years, it's been accurate to suggest that students entering high school take a good look around at their classmates, for about one-third of the youngsters they'd see weren't going to be around on graduation day almost four years later. That many were sure to drop out. The same warning is valid today. In all of those past years, state education officials denied that dropout rates were so high. More like 5 percent, they said at first. Later...

2008-08-23 09:00:28

Our view: Disabled, foster-care pupils shouldn't lose funding, but state must cap program amid questions about its legality An effort by some lawmakers to find money for a school voucher program that was sacrificed in the lengthy and difficult state budgeting process should raise questions about how legislative priorities are set. The programs in question began in 2006 and provided $2.5 million for vouchers to students with certain disabilities and $2.5 million for children who had been...

2008-08-20 15:01:02

A study of the new Ohio Educational Choice Scholarship (EdChoice) program's effect on public schools has found academic gains among students in designated public schools. This suggests that, far from harming students in public schools, scholarship programs like EdChoice can actually spur improvements in student learning for those students who remain in the low-performing public schools. The study, commissioned by the Indianapolis-based Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, is...

2008-08-04 12:01:14

By Vicki McClure, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla. Aug. 4--A proposed state constitutional amendment offers what sounds like a simple and painless remedy for improving public education in Florida -- require every school district to spend at least 65 percent of its money on classroom instruction. But nearly every school district already does that. The real impact of Amendment 9, which a Leon County circuit court judge will consider knocking off the fall ballot today, could be a second mandate...

2008-07-09 03:00:25

By Ferrin, Scott Ellis Hallam, Pamela R I. INTRODUCTION The State of Utah was the focus of a national education debate in 2007 after the legislature passed a universal voucher program, House Bill 148,1 by the slim margin of one vote.2 The voucher would have allowed any public school student who left public schools after January 2007 to use public funds at virtually any private school. Although a public referendum later struck down the statute by a significant sixty-two to thirty-eight...

2008-07-09 03:00:25

By Walker, Olene S It is an honor for me to welcome you to the State of Utah and to the Brigham Young University campus. I commend the J. Reuben Clark Law School, the David O. McKay School of Education, and especially Cole Durham and the staff of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies for their global efforts in providing forums for all issues relating to religious freedoms. Some may wonder about the connection between religious freedom and the Legislature's decision to issue...

2008-07-08 03:00:10

By Wolf, Patrick J I. INTRODUCTION A number of important policy questions surround school voucher initiatives. Before a new voucher program is enacted, policymakers usually want to know answers to questions such as: (1) Do voucher programs primarily serve disadvantaged students?; (2) Do parents like voucher programs?; and (3) Do students benefit academically from vouchers? The answers to these questions provide policymakers and the general public with crucial information regarding what...


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