About mary

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far mary has created 9 blog entries.

Arizona goes big on school choice

By |2022-06-30T14:55:43+00:00June 30th, 2022|Blog, Uncategorized|

Big choice news out of Arizona this week. The state legislature has passed and Gov. Doug Ducey is expected to sign a bill that will allow all the state’s students to take education funding to a school of their families’ choice. The bill will give all K-12 students in the state access to tax-funded ESAs—Empowerment [...]

Comments Off on Arizona goes big on school choice

Bridge week? School Choice Wisconsin questions scheduling practice

By |2022-06-23T21:43:11+00:00June 23rd, 2022|Blog, Uncategorized|

Recently we ran into a headline that piqued our interest here at School Choice Wisconsin: The four high schools in the Madison Metropolitan School District, the second-biggest district in the state, have enacted a concept called bridge week. Students who’ve earned Cs or higher were not required to come to school on June 7 or [...]

Comments Off on Bridge week? School Choice Wisconsin questions scheduling practice

Choice schools tackle pandemic-related learning loss

By |2022-07-01T12:31:13+00:00June 23rd, 2022|Blog, Uncategorized|

School Choice Wisconsin set out to see what some of our choice schools did last year and will do going forward to combat the disruptions and learning loss that followed the pandemic lockdowns. See what we found. Recent headlines, such as this story in The New York Times and this piece in The Atlantic, cite [...]

Comments Off on Choice schools tackle pandemic-related learning loss

Will SCOTUS ruling in Carson v. Makin affect Wisconsin? 

By |2022-06-23T21:45:02+00:00June 23rd, 2022|Blog, Uncategorized|

Tuesday's ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court in the Carson v. Makin case, a big win for school choice, may have implications for religious choice schools here in Wisconsin. In its ruling, the court struck down a law in the state of Maine that excluded schools providing religious instruction from a voucher program that allowed parents [...]

Comments Off on Will SCOTUS ruling in Carson v. Makin affect Wisconsin? 

SCOTUS ruling is a win for school choice

By |2022-06-23T19:46:13+00:00June 21st, 2022|Blog|

Today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to allow parents in Maine to use state funds to pay tuition for religious schools. This is an important case for the choice movement and a big win. The case was titled Carson v. Makin, No. 20-1088. See this story from The New York Times.

Comments Off on SCOTUS ruling is a win for school choice

St. Aug prep breaks ground, crime down

By |2022-06-10T19:52:38+00:00June 10th, 2022|Blog|

Some very nice news surrounding a choice school in Milwaukee this week. St. Augustine Preparatory Academy, a Milwaukee Parental Choice Program school, broke ground this week on a grade school facility on Milwaukee’s south side. The $49 million building will have room for 900 K4 to 5th grade students. The K4–12 school, expected to be [...]

Comments Off on St. Aug prep breaks ground, crime down

Report: Milwaukee choice students outperforming peers

By |2022-05-26T16:26:22+00:00May 26th, 2022|Blog|

By School Choice Wisconsin Students in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program continue to outperform their public school peers, says a new report from the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL). Proficiency rates in private choice schools were 4.6% higher in English/language arts and 4.5% higher in math on average than proficiency rates in traditional [...]

Comments Off on Report: Milwaukee choice students outperforming peers

What We’re Reading: School Choice Gathering Steam

By |2022-05-20T14:26:37+00:00May 20th, 2022|Blog|

It’s heartening to see movements for school choice gathering steam around the U.S., following the lead of School Choice Wisconsin's founders, who spearheaded the drive toward parental empowerment. If you cruise around Google News or other news aggregators, you’ll see how broad the interest in school choice is across the country. Here are a few [...]

Comments Off on What We’re Reading: School Choice Gathering Steam
Go to Top