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Illegal Immigrants Can Receive Indiana Voucher Money

An FYI from an FAQ on the Indiana Department of Education’s website: Are illegal immigrant students eligible for Choice Scholarships? Yes. Under current state law, public school corporations receive state funding for educating students who can show that they reside within the corporation’s boundaries.

Indiana's School Vouchers Cover Tuition For Parents Who Can Pay On Their Own


Among the biggest beneficiaries of Indiana’s expansive new voucher program are the parents who could have paid to send their kids to private school anyway. Jeanetta White’s four foster kids went to public school last year. By this summer, she was fed up. White, 54, wanted to enroll them in private school — and she […]

Voucher Program Schools (Still) Have Higher Test Scores Than Public Schools

170 non-public schools have signed up for Indiana’s new private and parochial school voucher program since standardized test scores were released in mid-July. But even as the pool of voucher schools has grown, state data show there hasn’t been a regression to the mean in the average voucher school ISTEP+ passage rate. Translation: Test scores […]

Indiana School Voucher Program Will Go Forward During Lawsuit

Indiana’s private and parochial school voucher program can go forward even as it faces a court challenge, an Indianapolis judge ruled Monday night. Marion Superior Court Judge Michael Keele decided not to halt the program because arguments against it — namely, the vouchers violate the separation of church and state by using public money to […]

Five Tips For Choosing A School For Your Kids

Step up to the ‘school choice’ smorgasbord, where with Indiana phasing in one of the nation’s most expansive school voucher programs and charter school options expanding (at least in urban areas), parents face a growing array of choices for where to send their kids to school. A dizzying experience? TIME’s Andrew Rotherham hopes he can orient […]

2011: The Year of School Choice?

Although their editorial dubbing 2011 “The Year of School Choice” named 13 states, the Wall Street Journal singled out the Hoosier State: School choice proponents may have had their biggest success in Indiana, where Republican Governor Mitch Daniels signed legislation that removes the charter cap, allows all universities to be charter authorizers, and creates a […]

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