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January 2, 2019
Here are the education issues we’re watching in Tennessee’s statehouse in 2019
With a new governor, a new education commissioner, and new lawmakers steering school policy, 2019 could be a big year for education in the Tennessee statehouse.
September 5, 2018
Tennessee’s Republican candidate for governor touts school choice, testing changes
There’s no silver bullet when it comes to improving education in the state, says Bill Lee, Tennessee’s Republican candidate for governor.
February 20, 2018
Rise & Shine: Tracking the players behind Muncie schools’ money woes
8 things you need to know about Indiana education AN INTRODUCTION: We promised you’d get to meet Chalkbeat’s new Indiana bureau chief, Stephanie…
December 20, 2017
A Betsy DeVos-approved tax change is meant to make private school more affordable. Here’s why it might not work
There’s reason to believe that private schools are likely to raise tuition in response.
a chalkbeat cheat sheet
Updated August 15, 2018
Do school vouchers ‘work’? As the debate heats up, here’s what research really says
Do vouchers raise test scores or lower them? Do they damage public schools or push them to improve? Here's your cheat sheet to the big questions about school vouchers.
April 10, 2017
A quiet change in Indiana law could mean a bigger voucher program — and a wild ride for families
During the first 24 years of the Milwaukee voucher program, 121 new private schools opened and nearly 70 percent of those schools later closed.
December 21, 2016
Education candidate Josh Thompson challenging de Blasio with long-shot bid for mayor
Thompson supports school vouchers, charter schools and merit pay for educators -- all contentious issues in New York City, where the teachers union is famously strong.
vying for vouchers
November 29, 2016
Could Donald Trump’s school voucher bonanza become a reality in New York City?
"It’s actually more of a threat than most people think."
April 14, 2016
Indiana voucher growth slows significantly
This year, 32,686 kids got vouchers to pay for tuition at private schools.
February 9, 2016
Ritz: Indiana shouldn't expand its voucher program
About 33,000 students in the state currently receive them.
January 28, 2016
Want to keep school vouchers out of Tennessee? You’re too late
While the legislature is engulfed in debate over whether to create a school voucher system, the state already has a voucher law being implemented for disabled students.
January 25, 2016
Chalkbeat explains what school vouchers could mean for Tennessee
Despite being debated for almost a decade in Tennessee, questions remain about the impact of proposed school vouchers. Here's what you need to know.
April 15, 2014
Tennessee voucher bill removed from House calendar after Senate approval
A bill that would establish school vouchers in Tennessee has likely met its demise in the state’s House of Representatives, not long after the state’s…
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