Play Hard, Live Free: Where Wild Play Still Rules

NPR – Eric Westervelt “There are only a handful of these “wild playgrounds” in the country. They embrace the theory that free, unstructured play is vital for children and offer an antidote to the hurried lifestyles, digital distractions and...

Schools can — and should — teach more than discipline

The Seattle Times – Jerry Large “Dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline doesn’t require more information or analysis. It requires a will to change strong enough to produce sustained, effective action. Someone said that the other night at a meeting about...

Nevada is latest state to pass private school choice program

The Washington Post – Emma Brown “Nevada’s legislature has passed a law meant to help low-income students pay for private schools, making the Silver State the latest in a growing number of states to offer private school choice programs. The bill passed...

We pick the five best school choice moments of 2014

Watchdog.org – Staff Writer “In the almost twenty-five years school choice programs have existed, there’s never been a year without controversy, lawsuits and plenty of heated anti-choice rhetoric. That annual dose of sound and fury can sometimes overshadow...

Parents ask to intervene in voucher lawsuit

The Orlando Sentinel – Leslie Postal “Parents using school vouchers to send their children to private school — including an Orlando mother of three — want to intervene in a lawsuit that challenges the constitutionality of the taxpayer-funded...

Indiana Earns Top Marks in New School Voucher Ranking

Education Week – Arianna Prothero “Looking at both the design and implementation of state school-choice systems, the Center for Education Reform analyzed over two dozen voucher programs across 14 states and the District of Columbia, giving each state a...