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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.

Newspaper: School Choice Could Expand to Greater Wisconsin

Posted on January 11, 2011 at 10:11 PM | Wisconsin

RACINE - If some in the state Legislature have their way, a school-choice voucher program could come to Racine Unified. Such a move could give local parents more say in their children's education by offering a publicly funded option besides Unified.

Milwaukee School Choice Students Show Higher Graduation Rates

Posted on January 10, 2011 at 10:11 PM | Wisconsin

Milwaukee—High school graduation rates in Milwaukee have risen steadily since 2003, with students in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP) more likely to receive diplomas than students in the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS).  These are the key findings in a new report by University of Minnesota Professor John Robert Warren, a national expert.