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November 29, 2016
Trump wants states to push vouchers. Tennessee shows why that might be hard, even in red states.
The perennial battle over vouchers in Tennessee shows the choices made by lawmakers when public support isn't there.
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Updated November 23, 2016
What you should know about Betsy DeVos, Trump’s education secretary pick — and what her choice might tell us about his plans
For one, he intends to go through with his sweeping voucher plan.
September 16, 2016
Week in Review: Civil rights, white flight and the Hunger Games in Detroit schools
In this week's headlines: a new contract for Detroit teachers, more sentencings of corrupt principals, and a look at how school choice has become a form of white flight in Detroit.
September 15, 2016
Pro-voucher group gets a new name and parent organization
StudentsFirst Tennessee is now TennesseeCAN: Tennessee Campaign for Action Now.
August 19, 2016
With new name but same mission, rebranded black education advocacy group introduces itself to Memphis
The Campaign for School Equity, formerly known as Black Alliance for Educational Options, kicks off a series of community meetings.
July 27, 2016
Teachers brave heat to vent anger over ALEC’s influence on Indiana education laws
Most of their complaints focused on the state’s private school tuition voucher program.
July 15, 2016
Weekend Reads: Why affluent parents have outsized influence in diverse schools
Plus, a colorful school rating system, inside the Democratic party's education platform, what "Pokemon Go" teaches us about learning, and more in this week's must-reads.
June 28, 2016
Religious schooling is the top reason parents use vouchers, survey finds
Parents who use Indiana’s voucher program say the opportunity for their kids to get religious instruction was the most important reason they chose their current school.
May 11, 2016
Some of Brooklyn’s most sought-after middle schools will no longer see how applicants rank them
District 15 in Brooklyn is moving to a "blind ranking" system, where middle schools will not see where families listed them on their applications.
April 25, 2016
Overshadowed by TNReady, here’s what the legislature did on education this year
While a private tuition voucher bill fizzled and Gov. Haslam touted a K-12 funding increase as historic, problems with TNReady hovered over the Capitol like a cloud.
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April 24, 2016
Chalkbeat-led series wins a top prize from Indiana’s state journalism awards
Lost In Translation, a Chalkbeat-led joint project published in partnership with the Indianapolis Star and WFYI Public Media, was honored Friday by the Indiana…
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April 12, 2016
Tennessee students soon may take classes across county lines
A school choice measure allowing students to take classes from other public school districts advances in the legislature.
March 18, 2016
More incoming Denver kindergarteners, 6th graders, 9th graders get top-choice schools
However, the number of students who participated in the school choice process stayed flat.
February 11, 2016
Once considered a sure thing, vouchers fizzle in Tennessee legislature
A bill that until recently seemed assured to introduce school vouchers in Tennessee flies off the table after its chief advocate realized it wouldn't pass.
February 4, 2016
Denver Public Schools ranks first for school choice among large districts nationwide
DPS has long welcomed charter and innovation schools, and the report notes the district has carried out its unified choice process with little political rancor.
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