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Archive for March 2018

Families on ESA waiting list ignored

For the third year in a row, the state legislature has level-funded the Special Needs Education Scholarship Account program leaving hundreds of children on a waiting list, waiting for another year, hoping to get a scholarship. The bill to expand the ESA program to additional students died weeks ago, but legislative leaders still had the…

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Legislation would provide military families with school choice options

Three months after expanding 529 savings accounts to primary and secondary school tuition for private school, new legislation has been introduced in Congress to expand school choice options to military families. Last week, Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) introduced the Education Savings Account for Military Families Act of 2018. This would allow children of military families to…

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Jackson families are exercising school choice

Families in Jackson, Mississippi are exercising school choice. And as is often the case, they might not even realize it. These families are just looking for the best educational setting for their children. And they do so via multiple avenues. Jacksonians attend public schools of choice, including charter schools and select-admission schools like magnet schools…

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