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January 24, 2018
With the defeat of vouchers, Memphis Catholic leaders seek charter conversion
But whether that avenue is open depends on Shelby County Schools.
choice for most
August 10, 2017
Explore: Indiana private schools’ policies on LGBT students
How do schools in Indiana’s voucher program deal with LGBT students? Search for a school, city, or county to see their policies.
vying for vouchers
May 23, 2017
On Betsy DeVos’s budget wish list: $250M to ‘build the evidence base’ for vouchers
The funding boost aimed at justifying private-school choice programs is one way DeVos is delivering on years of advocacy for those programs.
June 28, 2016
Religious schooling is the top reason parents use vouchers, survey finds
Parents who use Indiana’s voucher program say the opportunity for their kids to get religious instruction was the most important reason they chose their current school.
February 10, 2016
Most private schools in Memphis on the fence about accepting state tuition vouchers
While Memphis would be most impacted if the state allows public funds to be used for private school tuition, many private schools are undecided if they will participate.
January 25, 2016
Chalkbeat explains what school vouchers could mean for Tennessee
Despite being debated for almost a decade in Tennessee, questions remain about the impact of proposed school vouchers. Here's what you need to know.
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January 20, 2016
School vouchers bill clears key House panel in Tennessee’s perennial legislative debate
For the first time, a proposal to provide school vouchers clears a key House subcommittee after years of being stalled.
August 13, 2015
Hannon's goal: Help parents make choices and give schools useful data
A unified enrollment system is not a unique idea, but Caitlin Hannon hopes this system will go beyond its primary goal of simply helping match up families with schools.
February 24, 2015
Big jump in voucher use for students who never tried public school
Students using the voucher program — the largest and fastest-growing of its kind in the nation — now account for 2.6 percent of Indiana's school system, up from 1.8 percent last year.
February 19, 2015
Pence hails charter schools, vouchers at school choice rally
Gov. Mike Pence told a gathering of children from charter and private schools today that education can take them where they want to go in life, as it did for his family.
September 5, 2014
Chalkbeat's complete guide to all our ISTEP coverage
Over the past month, Chalkbeat has written a dozen stories since the release of ISTEP scores and we've collected them all here to make it easy for you to fine the information you want to know.
August 26, 2014
Indianapolis private schools score high but most saw ISTEP drops
Statewide, about 43 percent of about 300 private schools did worse this year than last year. In Indianapolis, it was a majority of private schools — 55 percent — that lost ground from the prior year.
August 11, 2014
Private schools top Marion County on ISTEP, charters best IPS
Half of the 230 schools in Marion County — public, private and charter — ranked in the bottom quarter of all schools in Indiana that took the state ISTEP test last spring. Just 20 percent of of the county’s schools were even in the top half of the state for ISTEP scores, with 13 percent in the top quarter. Charter schools in Marion County outperform Indianapolis Public Schools, but not by a large margin, when it comes to where they rank statewide.
May 23, 2014
How a very unlikely school visit improved my students’ writing
Rather than turning exclusively to other private schools for insight, a Catholic school principal looked to district schools and a Brooklyn charter school teaching Greek for new models.
May 12, 2014
As Cristo Rey grows, so do student supports
Providence Cristo Rey high School in Indianapolis is a work in progress, but has learned some key lessons over seven years about how to help students with challenges to achieve academic and professional dreams some of them come in believing are only for wealthy suburban kids. It’s corporate partners, philanthropic supporters and a influx of public support through Indiana’s voucher program have also been central to the school’s effort to expand its support for students.
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