Post Tagged with: "school choice"

Kindergartner Emarie puts paint supplies away at Central Park School For Children in Durham, North Carolina. The charter school promotes a hands-on, project-based curriculum. Credit: Reema Khrais/WUNC.
Matters of Choice / North Carolina

Matters of Choice: Race, Economics and Choice in North Carolina

In North Carolina, students get their choice of charter schools, but those schools are increasingly divided by race. In this southern state where some of the nation’s most noted school desegregation battles were waged, a recent Duke University study shows that many schools are either predominantly white or predominantly minority. Reema Khrais of WUNC reports on efforts to change that trend.

Florida children participate in a rally in 2014  against the decision of a coalition of groups to sue over that state’s Tax Credit Scholarship program. Credit: Lynn Hatter, WFSU
Florida / Matters of Choice

Matters of Choice: Florida — A Hot Spot for School Choice

WFSU-FM’s Lynn Hatter takes a look at the decades-long movement that is school choice in Florida, one of the nation’s hot spots for school choice programs. While many ideas may have originated in other states, Florida has adopted them and created a massive alternative system.

Credit: Bonnie Brown/Flickr.
Alabama / Events

Alabama School Connection’s Trisha Powell Crain Talks Money, Politics, and More in Alabama Education

There’s never a shortage of stories coming from Alabama’s schools. But before the WBHM/Southern Education Desk’s “Issues and Ales” education forum Thursday evening, we wanted to shed as much light as possible on the big picture behind the headlines because — for better or worse — that backdrop always includes money and therefore politics.

Unconstitutional: Louisiana High Court Rules On Vouchers
Louisiana / School Choice / States

Unconstitutional: Louisiana High Court Rules On Vouchers

Louisiana’s Supreme Court rules the current funding mechanism for the statewide voucher program is unconstitutional.

Double Standards: High-Stakes Tests In Louisiana
Audio / Louisiana / Multimedia / School Choice

Double Standards: High-Stakes Tests In Louisiana

When Hosanna Christian Academy decided to take on nearly 300 voucher students, they knew many of them would be behind academically. But principal Josh LaSage says he really wasn’t expecting so many of the voucher students to be so far behind.

What You Need To Know: School Choice, Charter Schools And Vouchers
Resources / What You Need To Know

What You Need To Know: School Choice, Charter Schools And Vouchers

School choice, in its broadest sense, is a simple idea: that families should be able to choose what school their children attend. Educational choice takes many forms in school districts around the United States, but two types of educational options currently dominate the political debate over school choice: charter schools and vouchers.

Louisiana Supreme Court Considers Constitutionality Of Vouchers
Louisiana / School Choice

Louisiana Supreme Court Considers Constitutionality Of Vouchers

Louisiana’s Supreme Court has now heard oral arguments over the constitutionality of the law establishing a statewide voucher program.

Court Rules Funding For Louisiana Voucher Program Is Unconstitutional
Louisiana / Multimedia / School Choice / Video

Court Rules Funding For Louisiana Voucher Program Is Unconstitutional

A state court judge rules Louisiana’s voucher program is unconstitutionally funded. Governor Bobby Jindal vows to appeal.