The April 2006 issue of School Reform News leads with news from Florida, where 4,000 parents, students, and educators gathered at the state capitol in Tallahassee to rally in support of the state’s Opportunity Scholarship program and other school voucher offerings.
Also on page 1:
- legislation introduced last spring by U.S. Rep. Mark Green (R-WI), which would allow federal tax credits for donors to scholarship-granting organizations, is pending in Congress;
- a June ballot measure for government-funded universal pre-school is in trouble in California; and
- Philadelphia announced its Parent Volunteer Program received a $1.7 million grant from the state department of education’s Parent Involvement Program.
Also in this issue: Calif. congressman Howard McKeon takes the reins as chair of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce; Chicago has approved a virtual charter school; Georgetown University researchers will study the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program; Sen. Hillary Clinton raps school vouchers--and school choice advocate Clint Bolick raps back; plus merit pay for Florida teachers, charter schools, Google Print, and more.
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