2014 April School Reform News

Issue Date: 
April, 2014
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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 remove their children from the public school system could receive up to 90 percent of the state funds dedicated to the child’s public education. Funds could be put towards a variety of education services such as private school tuition, charter school tuition, special education assistance, homeschooling, tutoring, counseling, online education, or a combination of these and more.

Also in this issue:

  • A new study finds school choice increases local property values.
  • Alaska and Kansas will drop national Common Core tests and create their own.
  • The leading candidates for Georgia superintendent, on both sides of the aisle, support school choice.
  • Thousands of New Yorkers turn out to support tax-credit scholarship legislation.
  • Missouri lawmakers puzzle over what to do with kids trapped in failing St. Louis schools.
  • Wisconsin’s department of education pushes back against all attempts to limit Common Core.
  • School choice programs don’t need testing mandates for accountability.

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