school choice

Empowerment Scholarship Accounts

Opponents file petitions to halt voucher expansion; now the fight begins – Cronkite News

Opponents of the state’s expanded Empowerment Scholarship Accounts filed more than 140,000 petition signatures Friday to temporarily halt the program that would have allowed any student in the state to use public dollars for private education. If the signatures are valid, it will be more than enough – 118,823 were required – to put the

School Choice

Arizona school districts accused of using tax dollars to oppose school choice

Photo: Beth Lewis, executive director of Save Our Schools Arizona (Matt York / AP) Arizona school districts will violate state law next week by sending representatives to a meeting where they will encourage attendees to overturn the state’s new universal school choice law, the Goldwater Institute alleges. The free-market legal nonprofit sent a letter to

Empowerment Scholarship Accounts

Governor Ducey, Parents, Kids Celebrate The Most Expansive School Choice Initiative In The Nation

Governor Doug Ducey joined families, educators and community leaders to celebrate Arizona’s successful effort to ensure every Arizona student can attend any school of their choosing. “Arizona is now the gold standard for educational freedom in America,” said Governor Ducey. “Our kids will no longer be stuck in under-performing schools. We’re unlocking their educational potential

Education

Cities face crisis as fewer kids enroll and schools shrink – Associated Press

On a recent morning inside Chalmers School of Excellence on Chicago’s West Side, five preschool and kindergarten students finished up drawings. Four staffers, including a teacher and a tutor, chatted with them about colors and shapes. The summer program offers the kind of one-on-one support parents love. But behind the scenes, Principal Romian Crockett worries

Education

Expanding Educational Opportunity- Office of Gov. Doug Ducey

As Arizona students head back to school in the days ahead, classrooms and educators will be better equipped than ever before. Per pupil spending has never been higher, school safety continues to be a high priority and the state is embarking on a whole new era of school choice. Under Governor Doug Ducey’s leadership, Arizona

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