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redefinED roundup: Voucher talk in Texas, more parent trigger drama in California and more

Texas: State lawmakers talk vouchers and hear about expanded learning options in Louisiana and Florida (  A judge rules that a charter school support group’s concerns can stay in a lawsuit over state education funding. (Austin American Statesman)

California: A local school board won’t allow a school to be converted into a charter school, even though that’s what parents using the state’s parent trigger law wanted. (Education Week)

Florida: The superintendent of the state’s biggest school district says the educational environment is now driven by choice.  (redefinED)

Indiana: The state’s public school districts are marketing themselves with billboards and door-to-door campaigns in an effort to persuade parents to steer clear of vouchers and private schools. (Associated Press)

New Hampshire: The state’s “Blaine Amendment” becomes an issue in the race for governor. (Concord Monitor)

Michigan: A community debates as a charter school operator begins to run all of its schools. (Detroit News)

Missouri: An appeals court rules that a judge was wrong in ordering charter schools to pay millions to the Kansas City School District. (Associated Press)

Pennsylvania: A private foundation will manage 20 financially struggling Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. (Education Week)

Washington D.C.: Despite growing enrollment, charter schools are overshadowed by traditional public schools in funding and other matters. (Washington Post)

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BY reimaginED staff