School Reform News : Issue Archive

  • 2011 November School Reform News

    The November issue of School Reform News reports the Obama administration has released long-promised criteria stats must meet to receive a waiver of No Child Left Behind requirements. Sen. Marco...
  • 2011 October School Reform News

    The October issue of School Reform News reports on legal challenges facing Indiana’s new voucher program, which has attracted more than 2,800 students and 250 private schools this fall, despite the...
  • September 2011 - School Reform News

    The September issue of School Reform News reports on the progress of bills in Congress aimed at reauthorizing No Child Left Behind. HR 2218, The Empowering Parents through Quality Charter Schools Act...
  • 2011 May School Reform News

    The May issue of School Reform News reports on the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in favor of the Arizona tuition tax credit scholarship program. The majority opinion, written by Justice...
  • 2011 April School Reform News

    The April issue of School Reform News reports on the U.S. House of Representatives’ late-March vote to approve a bill that would restore the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program. Also in this...
  • 2011 March School Reform News

    The March issue of School Reform News reports on efforts underway to “clean up” – reformers fear that means “repeal” – California’s landmark Parent Trigger...
  • 2011 February School Reform News

    The February issue of School Reform News reports on new Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s plan to expand the state’s trail-blazing school choice programs to cover all children, not just low-...
  • 2010 December School Reform News

    The December issue of School Reform News reports the city of Baltimore, Maryland is inching towards merit pay, adopting a new contract that would include a novel, incentive based teacher pay system....
  • 2010 October School Reform News

    The October issue of School Reform News highlights the American Legislative Exchange Council's new report card on American education. Vermont tops the states when it comes to test scores but ranks at...
  • 2010 September School Reform News

    The September issue of School Reform News leads with a report on the Obama administration’s Common Core Standards Initiative. Thirty-seven states have signed on to the national curriculum program,...
  • 2010 March School Reform News

    The March 2010 issue of School Reform News reports the new GOP governors in New Jerseyand Virginia have tapped respected school choice advocates for the top education jobs in their respective states...
  • 2010 February School Reform News

    The February issue of School Reform News reports on California’s efforts to change its state education system so as to quality for federal Race to the Top funding. Also in this issue: Texas,...
  • 2011 January School Reform News

    The January issue of School Reform News reports on the growing popularity of the Parent Trigger, an innovative school reform measure first adopted in California and now under consideration in Georgia...
  • 2009 May School Reform News: Tough Road for DC Vouchers

    The May 2009 issue of School Reform News reports the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program faces a tough reauthorization battle, forced because President Barack Obama’s Omnibus Appropriations Act...
  • 2009 March School Reform News: Milwaukee Voucher Program Under Fire

    The March 2009 issue of School Reform News opens with a report on California’s continuing budget crisis, which has some observers fearing multibillion-dollar education budget cuts. Also in this...
  • 2009 February School Reform News: Florida Celebrates Its Scholarship Program

    The February 2009 issue of School Reform News reports on a Florida rally that attracted Gov. Charlie Crist and more than 600 local dignitaries, corporate donors, and parental choice supporters...
  • January 2009 School Reform News: Rallying for School Choice

    The January 2009 issue of School Reform News leads with coverage of a pre-Election Day school choice rally in Charlotte, North Carolina that attracted more than 850 parents, children, community...
  • December 2008 School Reform News: School Choice Under Attack in Arizona

    The December 2008 issue of School Reform News reports that the “most frivolous lawsuit ever” has been filed against the state’s tuition tax credit programs. The Arizona Supreme...
  • November 2008 School Reform News: Charter Schools

    The November 2008 issue of School Reform News highlights charter schools. On page 1: * The Florida Supreme Court removed two amendments from the November 4 ballot that would have protected the state...
  • September 2008 School Reform News

    The September 2008 issue of School Reform News highlights homeschooling, charter schools, and school choice legislative efforts in California. On page 1: The No Child Left Behind Act dominated the...
  • June 2008 School Reform News

    The June 2008 issue of School Reform News reports on the decision by a Florida commission that has agreed to give voters an opportunity to pave the constitutional way for vouchers in the state. Also...
  • May 2008 School Reform News

    The May 2008 issue of School Reform News addresses from several angles a February California court decision that parents have no right to homeschool their own children. After a firestorm of criticism...
  • April 2008 School Reform News

    The April 2008 issue of School Reform News reports on experiments in Baltimore and Atlanta with merit pay ... for students. Noting the efforts are controversial, David Kirkpatrick of the U.S. Freedom...
  • March 2008 School Reform News

    The March 2008 issue of School Reform News highlights a May 12 rally that brought more than 1,100 students, parents, and educators to the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison in support of the state's...
  • February 2008 School Reform News

    The February 2008 issue of School Reform News offers a look at the presidential candidates and their positions on school choice. On page 1: Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and other dignitaries came...