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Opinion: How Choice Has Improved Florida Schools

Posted on January 13, 2011 at 07:41 PM | Florida

I’ve spent the previous two days discussing accomplishments in Jeb Bush’s tenure as Florida’s governor while highlighting that, despite Bush’s forceful leadership and insistence that high-poverty, minority children would succeed, the state has failed to implement all the systemic improvements the governor envisioned.

But one significant improvement that did occur during Bush’s first term was the creation of three publicly funded private school choice programs.

Newspaper: Christie Puts Education Front and Center in State Speech

Posted on January 12, 2011 at 10:25 PM | New Jersey

When Gov. Chris Christie announced his education reform agenda at a town hall meeting last September, it took him a few weeks to even appoint a task force, let alone take more concrete steps.

In the wake of his State of the State address yesterday, in which Christie called education reform one of his top priorities for 2011, there may be little time to even catch one’s breath before the action begins.

Newspaper: Daniels' State Speech Focuses on Education

Posted on January 12, 2011 at 10:21 PM | Indianapolis

Most of Gov. Mitch Daniels’ State of the State speech focused on education reforms, which he is seeking for the first time in his tenure as governor. Key pieces of his agenda include: expanding the number of charter schools in Indiana; giving parents up to 90 percent of the money that would have been spent on their child’s public school education in order to instead attend a private school; and letting high school students graduate in three years instead of four and giving them what would have been their senior-year tuition to spend on higher education.

Newspaper: School Choice Proposal to Get Priority in Pennsylvania

Posted on January 11, 2011 at 10:14 PM | Pennsylvania

Could parents get grants to move their students out of failing public schools?

Gov.-elect Tom Corbett made school choice one of his campaign promises. State Sens. Jeffrey Piccola and Anthony Williams wants to see that promise fulfilled before the next school year starts.