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October 10, 2019
Why a candidate for governor wants to end vouchers, even though it’s politically ‘not possible’
One candidate vying for the Democratic nomination in Indiana’s governor’s race is proposing a sweeping and unlikely plan to raise teacher pay.
private school segregation
September 30, 2019
Worried about school segregation? Don’t forget private schools
While 11% of students attend private schools, those schools account for 15% of racial segregation, according to a new study.
September 23, 2019
Cory Booker now says he opposes school vouchers. But he backed D.C.’s voucher program just months ago
“The evidence has become clear that vouchers do not help — and in fact, hurt — the cause of educational equity,” Booker said in response to a candidate survey.
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Updated September 19, 2019
Tennessee fast-tracks voucher rules, but concerns resurface about testing accountability
The State Board of Education has given preliminary approval to a gamut of regulations governing the controversial program.
September 16, 2019
From school vouchers to school turnaround, here are the stories we’re focusing on this year
Here are the Tennessee education stories that we plan to cover this year.
Updated August 23, 2019
Tennessee replaces its voucher-friendly House speaker with a voucher opponent
Rep. Cameron Sexton, a Republican from Crossville, is overwhelmingly elected as the chamber's top leader.
August 20, 2019
3 out of 4 Americans support giving teachers a raise, the highest in a decade
Nearly three in four Americans think teachers should be paid more, the poll shows.
July 11, 2019
Tennessee governor promises ‘funding will be there’ for early voucher start
The legislature approved $770,000 for startup expenses this year while setting a two-year deadline to enroll students in the program.
July 11, 2019
Schwinn taps deputy with voucher experience to build Tennessee’s program
Amity Schuyler, who became deputy commissioner of Tennessee’s education department in May, is named project manager.
July 10, 2019
Tennessee’s governor wants education voucher program to launch a year ahead of deadline
The controversial new program could begin in the fall of 2020 instead of 2021.
July 1, 2019
An Indiana private school’s $500 recruitment deal reignites debate over voucher oversight
A small but growing private school in Noblesville offered a deal to its families: Get a friend to enroll at Legacy Christian School, and you'll get $500 off your tuition.
June 12, 2019
I’m a public school teacher in Memphis. Here’s why the state’s new voucher-like program worries me.
Will anyone notice if my students, who are mostly low-income, African-American and Latino, aren't getting their needs met?
June 10, 2019
Tennessee’s sweeping literacy initiative in jeopardy as funding dries up
Tennessee’s statewide network of literacy coaches is being dismantled this month and its popular summer reading program is in jeopardy.
Updated May 24, 2019
Tennessee governor signs controversial education voucher bill into law
Gov. Bill Lee quietly signed his education savings account plan into law on Friday despite calls from Democrats to hold off.
May 23, 2019
Denver to offer teens a free transit pass on their smartphones
To help boost the mobility of young people, Denver will offer 12- to 18-year-olds free transit passes usable with their smartphones this summer.
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