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Aug 06

BRIEF: School Choice in the States, July 2019

LEGISLATION AND LITIGATION District of Columbia The Council of the District of Columbia completed and submitted to Congress its budget request act for the...
Jul 09

BRIEF: School Choice in the States, June 2019

LEGISLATION AND LITIGATION Florida An attorney for the state teachers’ associations (FEA) who successfully challenged Florida’s first voucher program in 2006 has indicated his...
Jun 06

BRIEF: School Choice in the States, May 2019

LEGISLATION AND LITIGATION Florida Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed SB 7070, a bill that creates a voucher program for 18,000 children from low- and...
May 07

BRIEF: School Choice in the States, April 2019

LEGISLATION AND LITIGATION Arkansas  After passing the Arkansas Senate during the last week of March, SB 539 died in the Arkansas House of Representatives...
Apr 04

BRIEF: School Choice in the States, March 2019

LEGISLATION AND LITIGATION National Indiana Rep. Jim Banks introduced the Education Savings Accounts for Military Families Act of 2019 in the U.S. House of...
Mar 06

BRIEF: School Choice in the States, February 2019

LEGISLATION AND LITIGATION Arizona The Arizona Senate Finance Committee passed SB 1395, a bill that would improve the administration of the Empowerment Scholarship Accounts...
Feb 04

BRIEF: School Choice in the States, January 2019

LEGISLATION AND LITIGATION Arizona In Arizona, legislators have filed a large number of bills that would affect the existing educational choice policies, including several...
Jan 08

BRIEF: School Choice in the States, December 2018

LEGISLATION AND LITIGATION Montana Montana Supreme Court’s struck down the state’s tax-credit scholarship program on Dec. 24, 2018. Our Vice President of Legal Affairs...
Nov 05

BRIEF: School Choice in the States, October 2018

LEGISLATION AND LITIGATION National Children receiving a better education thanks to tax-credit scholarship programs may soon see those scholarships reduced or eliminated as a...
Sep 07

BRIEF: School Choice in the States, August 2018

LEGISLATION AND LITIGATION Florida On August 20, the Florida Supreme Court issued an order for oral arguments in Citizens for Strong Schools v. Florida...
Aug 03

BRIEF: School Choice in the States, July 2018

LEGISLATION AND LITIGATION District of Columbia Washington, D.C.’s fiscal budget request to Congress was signed by Mayor Muriel Bowser. In it, the District requested...
Jul 06

BRIEF: School Choice in the States, June 2018

LEGISLATION AND LITIGATION National On June 27, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of teachers and public employees in the Janus v. AFSCME case. The...
May 04

BRIEF: School Choice in the States, April 2018

LEGISLATION AND LITIGATION   California  A proposed education savings account in the Golden State, SB 1344, failed in committee. It was granted reconsideration April...
Apr 05

BRIEF: School Choice in the States, March 2018

LEGISLATION AND LITIGATION California  California’s proposed tax-credit scholarship, AB 2480, saw amendments and was re-referred to the Standing Committee on Revenue and Taxation. The state’s...
Mar 08

BRIEF: School Choice in the States, February 2018

LEGISLATION AND LITIGATION California Lawmakers in California proposed two school choice-related bills in February. AB 2480 would create a tax-credit scholarship program for personal...
Feb 05

BRIEF: School Choice in the States, January 2018

LEGISLATION AND LITIGATION Colorado Colorado introduced SB 18-083, an income tax credit for private school tuition in the state senate. It was assigned to the...
Jan 05

BRIEF: School Choice in the States, December 2017

National As a part of its tax reform bill, Congress expanded the federal 529 college savings account program to permit withdrawals of up to...
May 29

Everything You Need to Know About Nevada’s Universal ESA Bill

At the start of 2015, our team voted Nevada the state most likely to succeed that session, and it blew away our expectations. In April 2015, the...
May 12

Montana’s Universal Tax-Credit Scholarship Bill Simplified

UPDATE – December 11, 2015  This universal tax-credit scholarship has officially been launched in Montana. For the most up-to-date information on the program, including rules...
May 12

Montana Governor Vetoes ESA for Students with Special Needs

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock vetoed HB 322 last week. The bill, which would have created an education savings account (ESA) program for students with...
Apr 07

Breaking Down Nevada’s Tax-Credit Scholarship Bill

The Friedman Foundation team predicted Nevada would be the state “Most Likely to Succeed” in creating a new school choice program this year, and...
Oct 14

Idaho Has Plenty of Private School Gems Worth Discovering

Idaho’s nickname, the Gem State, proves it has a rich history rooted in discovery and diversity. The same could be said for its future,...
Aug 14

Private, Religious Schools Have Strong Showing at Science Fair

As an alumnus of private Catholic schools, I continually am surprised by the evolving notion that religious schools are dismissive of science. Indeed, much is...
Apr 22

Governor Signs Tax-Credit Scholarships, Makes Kansas 24th School Choice State

UPDATE Governor Sam Brownback signed HB 2506 today, ushering Kansas into the school choice club with tax-credit scholarships.  Now, 24 states and the District...
Apr 09

A New Type of Private School Choice?

Is Alaska on the verge of creating another private school choice model? Two days ago, the Alaska House passed an amendment to HB 278...

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