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Legislation easily clears first legislative hurdle, with two votes set for March 6.
In addition to school choice, GOP plan seeks changes to public school testing, teacher evaluations
Governor, Senate, and House are at odds as details of legislation emerge
Minimum teacher pay to rise from $42,000 to $44,500
Legislative maneuver delays review and discussion about specifics.
No testing requirements, anti-discrimination language, or program evaluation plan are included.
The bill would mean big changes for Indiana education, but it’s on hold till next year.
Meanwhile, state education chief says ESA program’s first test scores were disappointing.
With another battle expected over vouchers, see what legislative leaders and advocates are saying.
Leader of Tennessee school board group and a superintendent explain why they strongly denounced the updated A-F grading system and a proposed expansion of private-school vouchers.
GOP leaders are expected to file bill by Jan. 9, when the legislature reconvenes.
Lee’s plan seeks to eliminate income requirements and change who could benefit.
The pullout is the latest setback for efforts to overturn the controversial state law.
Grades will be released in December. Revised criteria mark a big change of course under a new leader.
The comments from Miguel Cardona highlight how the Pennsylvania governor’s support for private school choice puts him at odds with many Democrats.
Her book discusses the racial history of school vouchers, the more progressive arguments for school choice, the rise of charter schools, and choice advocates’ recent focus on culture war issues.
Pennsylvania’s spending for education in the state budget is still in limbo amid partisan disputes.
The state’s first choice dropped out after contract negotiations broke down.
‘Tennessee has always been a bellwether state’ for education reform, says Lizzette Gonzalez Reynolds