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Jan 23, 2014, 11:56 ET

U.S. voucher, school choice enrollment reaches record high

A record number of families are using taxpayer-funded programs to access private schools, according to a new Friedman Foundation for Educational...

Jan 07, 2014, 07:00 ET

Small classes, universal vouchers favored in post-election survey

Although Americans see reducing classroom sizes as a plus, smaller is not considered better when it comes to the scope of private school voucher...

Nov 13, 2013, 08:00 ET

Standardized tests not a top concern for school choice parents

 Higher standardized test scores may be a priority for many lawmakers, but in at least one state, it's not the main reason school choice...

Nov 07, 2013, 14:21 ET

Two Years After Enacting Statewide Voucher Program, Indiana Makes Dramatic Gains on National Achievement Test

Indiana Students Rank Second Overall in Educational Growth Two years after enacting the nation's most comprehensive set of education reforms,...

Oct 29, 2013, 08:00 ET

Majority of Rhode Island Democrats support school vouchers

Support for school choice programs, including vouchers, crosses political party lines, a new survey of registered Rhode Island voters found. The...

May 08, 2013, 10:46 ET

Mothers Show Strong Support for School Choice in National Survey

As Americans prepare to honor mothers this Sunday, a new poll finds that 66 percent of moms with school-age children support vouchers for all...

Apr 23, 2013, 09:09 ET

New Poll Finds Texas Voters Favor Private School Choice

 School choice may be a contentious topic in the legislature, but a new survey shows more than half of Texas voters favor increasing student...

Apr 17, 2013, 10:07 ET

New Report: Research Consistently Shows School Choice a "Win" for Kids, Public Education

As school choice continues to blossom nationwide, a new report finds that of all the "gold standard" research on children who utilize vouchers, 11...

Mar 26, 2013, 12:09 ET

Indiana Supreme Court rules school vouchers constitutional

The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice hailed today's ruling from the Indiana Supreme Court, which declared the state's school voucher...

Mar 14, 2013, 13:31 ET

Alabama governor signs private school choice legislation

Thousands of Alabama children in underperforming public schools will be afforded financial assistance to enroll in private school with Gov. Robert...

Mar 06, 2013, 11:29 ET

New Poll Shows Maine Voters Favor Private School Choice

 As Gov. Paul LePage pushes for more school choice, a new survey shows more than half of Maine voters favor policies that increase student...

Feb 28, 2013, 10:32 ET

New Study Finds 21 States Have More Non-Teaching Staff than Teachers

Twenty-one states employ more bus drivers, librarians, cafeteria workers, deputy superintendents, accountants, coaches, nurses, assistant...

Oct 24, 2012, 11:09 ET

New Study Finds Public School Employment Far Outpacing K-12 Student Enrollment

$24.3 billion in potential savings could help teachers, kids America's public schools saw a 96 percent increase in students but increased...

Sep 13, 2012, 07:00 ET

New poll shows North Carolina voters favor school choice policies

More than half of North Carolina voters support policies that would increase student access to private and charter schools, according to a new poll...

Jun 05, 2012, 08:00 ET

New Poll Shows Tennessee Voters Favor Private School Vouchers

Nearly 60 percent of Tennessee voters support school vouchers, or opportunity scholarships, according to a survey released today by the Beacon...

May 15, 2012, 07:30 ET

Arizona Governor Signs Groundbreaking School Choice Plan

 Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law yesterday the expansion of an Arizona school choice program, explicitly making children of active military...

May 09, 2012, 08:25 ET

Moms Say Kids Need School Vouchers

New Poll Shows Mothers Support Educational Choice for All Students  Just in time for Mother's Day, a new national poll of American...

Apr 18, 2012, 15:05 ET

Louisiana Governor Signs School Choice Expansion Into Law

Gov. Bobby Jindal signed into law today an expansion of Louisiana's school voucher program, making it one of the largest such programs nationwide....

Apr 05, 2012, 13:10 ET

Louisiana Governor's School Voucher Plan Clears Legislature

 Louisiana will be home to one of the nation's largest school voucher programs once Gov. Bobby Jindal signs legislation that recently passed...

Mar 19, 2012, 13:47 ET

New Poll Shows Bayou State Supports School Choice

 Sixty percent of Louisiana voters support an expansion of the state's school voucher program, with support as high as 67 percent in some New...