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August 1, 2016
One group changes its name, and another celebrates a big birthday
The Indianapolis-based group that is the nation’s foremost advocate for publicly funded private school tuition vouchers has a new name: EdChoice. That transition, announced Friday…
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.
April 14, 2016
Indiana voucher growth slows significantly
This year, 32,686 kids got vouchers to pay for tuition at private schools.
January 20, 2016
Friedman Foundation poll finds wide support for vouchers in Indiana
Even a majority of Democrats and supporters of state Superintendent Glenda Ritz said they backed school choice.
June 10, 2015
Report urges more expansion for tax credit scholarship program
The number of tax credit scholarships supporting student tuition at private schools has jumped dramatically from 559 students in 2010 to 11,067 in 2014.
February 11, 2015
Diane Ravitch takes aim at Ritz detractors on Indiana show
Diane Ravitch, a national critic of testing and accountability-based school reform, took aim at opponents of state Superintendent Glenda Ritz on a lndiana-based Internet radio talk show tonight.
November 5, 2014
Indiana sees a big jump in A-rated schools
More than half of Indiana’s schools were rated an A this year, a majority for the first time this decade.
March 1, 2014
Ravitch tangles with school reformers on Butler panel
A lively, and sometimes pointed, debate about how best to improve schools followed the premiere of a documentary developed by the West Lafayette Schools Education Foundation tonight at Butler University. Headlining the five-person panel was Diane Ravitch, the historian and one-time school reform advocate turned national spokesman against testing, school choice, test-based teacher evaluation and other proposals she says aim to privatize public schools.
February 14, 2014
Survey: Voucher parents switched for better academics, religious environment
Parents who use a program that redirects tax dollars to pay private school tuition, helping make Indiana a national hotspot for vouchers, say they wanted…
January 27, 2014
New rules helping more Indiana children use vouchers
Changes to Indiana’s voucher program that lawmakers made in 2013 helped fuel it’s dramatic growth and allow somewhat more wealthy families to access tax dollars to pay private school tuition. The Indiana Department of Education's data, released today, show 19,809 students are using vouchers this school year, more than double last year's total of 9,324. The first-year number was 3,919. Indiana's voucher program is the fastest growing in U.S. history and the nation’s second largest.
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