School Reform News : Issue Archive

  • 2014 April School Reform News

    The April issue of School Reform News reports Oklahoma may become the second state to offer education savings accounts (ESAs), currently available only in Arizona. Under House Bill 3398, parents who...
  • 2014 March School Reform News

    The March issue of School Reform News reports on the challenges private schools, especially religiously affiliated schools, are confronting in the face of subsidized competition from the charter...
  • 2014 February School Reform News

    The February issue of School Reform News reports on the Obama administration’s continued efforts to monitor the state of Louisiana’s voucher program to assess whether the program alters the skin-...
  • 2014 January School Reform News

    The January issue of School Reform News reports school choice advocates in Iowa aim to expand the state’s tax-credit scholarships and develop education savings accounts (ESAs). Legislators “really...
  • 2013 December School Reform News

    The December issue of School Reform News reports the U.S. Department of Education has said states can drop their own student achievement tests in favor of piloting national Common Core tests in...
  • 2013 November School Reform News

    The November issue of School Reform News reports the Indiana school voucher program, now in its third year, has grown to be the third largest in the country, doubling participation to 20,000 students...
  • 2013 October School Reform News

    The October issue of School Reform News reports, despite 13 weeks of teachers union protests, North Carolina passed into law a state budget that makes thousands of poor children eligible for vouchers...
  • 2013 September School Reform News

    The September issue of School Reform News reports the Los Angeles Unified School District will be using a state grant to train teens to promote Obamacare to their family members. The article also...
  • 2013 June School Reform News

    The June issue of School Reform News reports Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has signed a measure expanding the Indiana voucher program to children assigned to failing public schools and special-needs...
  • 2013 May School Reform News

    The May issue of School Reform News reports the Douglas County, Colorado school district’s voucher program does not violate constitutional prohibitions against government establishing religion. Judge...
  • 2013 April School Reform News

    The April issue of School Reform News reports on a Parent Trigger measure introduced by state Rep. John DeBerry (D-Memphis). The bill, making its way through the Tennessee legislature, would allow a...
  • 2013 March School Reform News

    The March issue of School Reform News reports public officials are meeting behind closed doors in states across the country to plan implementation of new Common Core math and English language...
  • 2013 February School Reform News

    The February issue of School Reform News reports Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal took the stage at a meeting of the center-left Brookings Institution to promote school choice and competition as a...
  • 2013 January School Reform News

    The January issue of School Reform News reports that unfunded government employee pensions are gobbling many states’ education budgets, leaving governments scrambling to find money to cover pensions...
  • 2012 December School Reform News

    President Barack Obama’s re-election with no change of leadership in the House and Senate means he and Education Secretary Arne Duncan are likely to maintain current policies: multiple federal grants...
  • 2012 November School Reform News

    The November issue of School Reform News reports Texas parents’ demand for school choice is overwhelming. Matthew Barnes, executive director of the Houston-based Families Empowered, says “It’s really...
  • 2012 October School Reform News

    The October issue of School Reform News reports on a hearing before the Texas Senate Committee on Education, at which Heartland Institute President Joseph Bast and other speakers testified on school...
  • 2012 September School Reform News

    The September issue of School Reform News reports more than 10,000 students applied to attend private schools this fall under Louisiana’s statewide voucher program, five times more than State...
  • 2012 June School Reform News

    The June issue of School Reform News reports on the Tennessee legislature’s passage of a bill allowing public school teachers to explain the strengths and weaknesses of scientific theories such as...
  • 2012 May School Reform News

    The May issue of School Reform News reports Louisiana lawmakers have approved bold education reforms, including the nation’s largest voucher program and tenure changes. Also in this issue: The very...
  • 2012 April School Reform News

    The April issue of School Reform News reports that enrollment in the Milwaukee Parental Choice program – still the largest voucher program in the nation – grew 12 percent in 2011 after Gov. Scott...
  • 2012 March School Reform News

    The March issue of School Reform News reports Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has outlined long-promised education reform proposals, including the largest voucher program in the nation, altering teacher...
  • 2012 February School Reform News

    The February issue of School Reform News reports the cost of implementing the federal government's Common Core curriculum standards could cost states $30 billion or more. Also in this issue: An...
  • 2012 January School Reform News

    The January 2012 issue of School Reform News reports on the defeat of proposed education tax hikes across the country, including a 64–36 “drubbing” in Colorado. That state’s voters simply didn’t...
  • 2011 December School Reform News

    The December issue of School Reform News reports on efforts by Pennsylvania lawmakers and advocacy groups to increase school choice options available to parents and their students. Gov. Tom Corbett...