redefinED roundup: Jalen Rose’s charter school in Michigan, vouchers in Louisiana and more

Louisiana: State House passes voucher bill (New Orleans Times Picayune) with bipartisan support. (redefinED)

Michigan: Charter school started by former basketball star Jalen Rose has more applicants than openings. (MLive)

Florida: Parent trigger bill apparently died for reasons other than pros and cons of parent triggers. (Sunshine State News)

New Hampshire: State senate gives preliminary approval to tax credit scholarships, while House is scheduled to vote later this month. (

Kansas: Catholic institutions and Libertarians form alliance to back tax credit scholarship bill. (Topeka Capital-Journal)

Ohio: State lawmakers look to Florida as model for proposed tax credit scholarship program. (StateImpact Ohio)

Georgia: State schools superintendent opposes legislative proposal to expand vouchers for students with severe disabilities. (Associated Press) State voters will decide in November on a measure that would change the state constitution to allow creation of charter schools. (Associated Press)

South Carolina: State senate approves charter school expansion bill. (Associated Press) 

Maryland: Op-ed: State education department should not scrap free, private tutoring for low-income students. (Baltimore Sun)

New Mexico: Republican Gov. Susana Martinez thanks President Obama because they “speak the same language” on education reform. (Associated Press)

New York: Charter schools continue to grow in New York City, but future expansion is unclear after Mayor Bloomberg leaves office. (Associated Press)

Maine: Legislative committee votes against governor’s proposal to allow religious schools to receive public tuition dollars. (Portland Press Herald)

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BY reimaginED staff