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  • Will the Supreme Court strike down bigoted state constitutional rules?

    Will the Supreme Court strike down bigoted state constitutional rules?0

    • January 12, 2020

    [T]he history of anti-sectarian clauses shows that “sectarian” is not a synonym for “religious” and anti-sectarian clauses were not designed merely to discriminate against religion. Instead, they were designed to discriminate in favor of some religions and against others.

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  • 2019 School Board Candidate Briefing Materials

    2019 School Board Candidate Briefing Materials0

    • October 8, 2019

    One of the Education Policy Center’s primary goals is to educate local education leaders about important education policy issues, thereby equipping them to make smart, well-informed decisions in their school districts. As part of that effort, the Education Policy Center staff provide biennial education policy briefings to all interested school board candidates, regardless of political

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  • How Federal Programs Support Private K-12 Students and Teachers

    How Federal Programs Support Private K-12 Students and Teachers0

    • March 14, 2019

    Despite the widely held misconception that private schools are barred from all forms of taxpayer-funded support, the federal government has long recognized the need to support nonpublic school students and staff nationwide. Federal law requires that these schools have access to a number of federally funded “equitable services” through their local school districts. There are

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  • Paradox Valley Charter School: Twenty Years On, Choice Survives

    Paradox Valley Charter School: Twenty Years On, Choice Survives0

    • February 20, 2019

    Colorado rural charter schools make up approximately 14% of all charter schools statewide. The challenges rural school districts face are frequent topics of discussion in education policy circles, such as: funding, facilities, and a shortage of teachers. Rural charter schools often face the same challenges as their authorizing public school district. These charter schools also

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  • Educational opportunity is a family-wide benefit

    Educational opportunity is a family-wide benefit0

    • June 4, 2018

    How does expanded educational opportunity impact families in terms of expectations, habits, and aspirations? This central question too often gets lost in purely data-driven debates about private school choice programs. Given the early evidence, perhaps it is time to change that. Longstanding public policy debates often begin to take on a strange feeling of deja

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  • Montana high court set to rule on state’s discrimination against religious schools

    Montana high court set to rule on state’s discrimination against religious schools0

    • March 27, 2018

    The ignominious death of a critical educational choice case at the hands of a newly elected school board majority in Colorado dealt a serious blow to disadvantaged students nationwide. However, the debate about Blaine Amendments goes on. Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, a similar case in Montana, will get its day in court on

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