MO Lawmaker Proposes No Spanking in Schools

Reprinted from the Post-Tribune JEFFERSON CITY • Through 13 years of teaching, Jennifer Kavanaugh never dreamed of hitting a child — not even once. Kavanaugh, now a fifth-grade teacher at St. Margaret of Scotland School in St. Louis, previously taught …

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AZ Senate Votes to Expand Voucher Program

Reprinted form the Arizona Capitol Times Up to 120,000 more youngsters living in low-income neighborhoods could soon qualify for taxpayer funded tuition to private and parochial schools. On a voice vote Wednesday the Senate approved legislation to expand the voucher-like …

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Louisiana Bill Offers More School Choice

Reprinted from The Times-Picayune Louisiana students at poor-performing public schools could have the possibility of switching to higher-performing schools, under a bill that received the unanimous support Wednesday of the Senate. Sen. Ben Nevers, D-Bogalusa, said he proposed the measure …

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OK Senate Approves 3rd Grade Reading Bill

Reprinted from Tulsa World OKLAHOMA CITY — The Senate passed a measure Wednesday designed to give students who can't pass a third-grade reading test more options for promotion to the next grade. House Bill 2625, by Rep. Katie Henke, R-Tulsa, and …

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IL Bill: Limit Suspensions, End Student Fines

Reprinted from the Chicago Tribune In the midst of national efforts to promote disciplinary policies that keep children in the classroom, legislation that would limit the length of suspensions for all but the most serious infractions and put an end …

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Vermont Debates School Choice

Reprinted from the Times Argus MONTPELIER — School choice was a dominant theme Tuesday as a bill that would consolidate the state’s school districts continued to make its way through the Vermont House. Tuesday morning, the House Committee on Education …

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NJ Lawmaker Afraid of Sport Powerhouses

Reprinted from the Asbury Park Press The days of high school sports teams benefiting from the state’s Interdistrict Public School Choice Program Act may be numbered. Assemblyman John Burzichelli, D-Gloucester, said he will introduce legislation later this month that requires …

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Another Attempt to Slow ME Virtual Charters

Reprinted from the Bangor Daily News AUGUSTA, Maine — Another attempt to slow down virtual public charter schools in Maine took a step toward enactment on Monday. The House of Representatives voted 91-56 in favor of LD 995, An Act …

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Tennessee Voucher Plan Faces Big Test

Reprinted from The Tennessean A multiyear push to let some Tennessee parents use public funds to send their kids to private schools may be back to square one next session unless there’s a last-minute approval this week. The Tennessee Senate …

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NC Legislators: We Will Fight for Vouchers

Reprinted from the News & Observer House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate leader Phil Berger say they will ask the state Supreme Court to remove a freeze on the state voucher program so parents can use the $10 million the …

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