Press Releases

A Wise Investment – Choice and Charter Dollars Generate Higher Report Card Scores

For Immediate Release May 20, 2019 Contact: Corey DeAngelis Contact: Jim Bender, School Choice Wisconsin With State Budget Decisions Near, Study Shows ROI in Education is Clear A new study by Corey DeAngelis of the Reason Foundation calculates the productivity of public dollars for three education sectors in Wisconsin. By comparing local and state [...]

By |2019-06-13T20:57:40+00:00May 20th, 2019|Press Releases|Comments Off on A Wise Investment – Choice and Charter Dollars Generate Higher Report Card Scores

JFC Budget Motion Restores Parental Options

For Immediate Release May 9, 2019 Contact: Jim Bender, School Choice Wisconsin Without surprise, Evers’ proposed changes rejected across the board Statement from Jim Bender, President of School Choice Wisconsin on the omnibus motion to remove Governor Evers’ proposed changes to the Parental Choice Programs: “When Governor Evers proposed his changes to the Parental [...]

By |2019-06-13T20:57:44+00:00May 9th, 2019|Press Releases|Comments Off on JFC Budget Motion Restores Parental Options

Racine Mailed Out Wrong Tax Information

For Immediate Release April 8, 2019 Contact: Jim Bender, School Choice Wisconsin In Taking Swipe at Choice Program, School/City Make Huge Error Statement from Jim Bender, President of School Choice Wisconsin on the confirmation that the City of Racine and the Racine Unified School District sent out flyers to taxpayers with erroneous information regarding [...]

By |2019-06-13T20:58:18+00:00April 8th, 2019|Press Releases|Comments Off on Racine Mailed Out Wrong Tax Information

Number of Schools Surges Again for Parental Choice Programs

February 1, 2019 The Wisconsin Parental Choice Program Grows to More Than 250 Schools The Department of Public Instruction released the number of participating schools in three of the four Parental Choice Programs in Wisconsin. Once again, in reaction to parental demand, schools from all over Wisconsin are entering the program. Some of the schools [...]

By |2019-02-05T20:03:29+00:00February 1st, 2019|Press Releases|Comments Off on Number of Schools Surges Again for Parental Choice Programs

Parental Choice Programs Grow To Over 40,000 Students

October 30, 2018 After Nearly Three Decades of Growth, Superintendent Evers Wants To End Programs The Department of Public Instruction released the number of students that have enrolled to participate in the Parental Choice Programs in Wisconsin. There are currently four Parental Choice Programs - The Milwaukee and Racine Programs serve those communities and [...]

By |2019-02-05T20:02:42+00:00October 30th, 2018|Press Releases|Comments Off on Parental Choice Programs Grow To Over 40,000 Students

Parental Choice Program Students Again Outperform Peers

Third consecutive year of higher ACT scores – regardless of income Data released today by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) show that again this year, students in the Parental Choice Programs are outperforming their peers on the ACT. As with all test data, a one-year snapshot has limitations but the trend of higher [...]

By |2018-10-02T18:34:01+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Press Releases|Comments Off on Parental Choice Program Students Again Outperform Peers

Rapid Growth In Schools Participating Special Needs Scholarship Program

Like Statewide Program – Schools Enter Program to Meet Parental Demand Today, the Department of Public instructions released the list of schools that have registered to participate in the Special Needs Scholarship Program(SNSP). The program was initiated in the 2016-17 school year and had enrollment restrictions removed in the last legislative session. For the [...]

By |2018-06-13T21:32:45+00:00June 13th, 2018|Press Releases|Comments Off on Rapid Growth In Schools Participating Special Needs Scholarship Program

Number of Schools Increases Again for Parental Choice Programs

The Wisconsin Parental Choice Program Grows to More Than 200 Schools The Department of Public Instruction released the number of participating schools in three of the four Parental Choice Programs in Wisconsin.  Once again, in reaction to parental demand, schools from all over Wisconsin are entering the program. Some of the schools listed below [...]

By |2018-04-12T18:03:14+00:00January 31st, 2018|Press Releases|Comments Off on Number of Schools Increases Again for Parental Choice Programs

Report Cards Released for Parental Choice Programs

Highlight - Majority of Highest Performing Schools in Milwaukee in Choice Program The first statewide report cards were issued for private schools in the Parental Choice Programs today. The data reflects the performance of the 2016-17 school year. Overall, the results showed modestly higher performance for the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP) and Racine Parental [...]

By |2018-01-31T21:00:54+00:00November 21st, 2017|Press Releases|0 Comments