D.C. Vouchers Are Found to Bring Lower Test Scores but Higher Safety

An Education Department study found that students who switched to private schools under the system had lower results than their peers, but found their new schools safer by a large margin.

Ohio Town’s Schools Hope to Be ‘More Than a Line Item’ in the Federal Budget

By ERICA L. GREEN April 20, 2017 VAN WERT, Ohio — Ken Amstutz’s phone did not stop buzzing long enough for him to think about what could happen in 24 hours. He was fielding questions from public officials and the national news media, keeping...

Special Ed School Vouchers May Come With Hidden Costs

By DANA GOLDSTEIN April 11, 2017 For many parents with disabled children in public school systems, the lure of the private school voucher is strong. Vouchers for special needs students have been endorsed by the Trump administration, and they are often...

Arizona Frees Money for Private Schools, Buoyed by Trump’s Voucher Push

By DANA GOLDSTEIN April 7, 2017 Gov. Doug Ducey of Arizona has signed into law sweeping changes in how state money can be used to educate students, making it easier for parents to enroll their children in private schooling at public expense. The bill, which...

School Choice Fight in Iowa May Preview the One Facing Trump

By DANA GOLDSTEIN March 21, 2017 DES MOINES — When she was shopping for a school for her daughter Alma, Mary Kakayo found a lot to like in St. Theresa Catholic, including its Catholic social justice theme, student prayer and hour of religious...